Micheal Do is a curator, programmer and writer working across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. His curatorial focus lies in developing thematic and immersive exhibitions that extrapolate research and artistic practices into contemporary contexts. He is curator of the Projects section at Auckland Art Fair and is developing the exhibition, space as substance, for the 2020 iteration of the fair. Recently, his exhibition Soft Core, exploring soft and inflatable sculptures developed for Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, concluded its tour of twelve regional and rural galleries throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland from 2016 – 2019. Prior to this, he held the roles of Producer of Creative Programs at The Red Room Company, Exhibition Manager at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Exhibitions Manager at Liverpool City Council Library, and Programs Officer at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Micheal has curated Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu (2017) and The Invisible Hand (2019) for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and among other exhibitions curated 5X5: The Artist and The Patron (2018), a survey of 5 artist/collector relationships for Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. He was the 2018 recipient of The Freedman Foundation’s Travelling Scholarship for Curators and the recipient Museums and Galleries NSW Artist and Curator Residency Grant in 2016. His writing appears in publications including 4A Papers, Art Collector Australia, Art Monthly, Australia, Art Review Asia and 10 Magazine, along with artists’ catalogues.
Image: Kai Waiskowski