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Michael Dudeck
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Michael Dudeck

Michael Dudeck (b. 1984, Canada) lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada. Dudeck is an artist and cultural engineer whose work spans multiple media and forms, including performance art, video/film, drawing, sculpture, web-projects, publications, text-work, and installation. Dudeck was an Intern at the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and two months as the Shaman-In-Residence for Marina Abramović’s large scale performance retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. His work involves inventing his own queer religion and presents aspects of that religion in installations, rituals, performances, video works, and publications. This religion re-imagines mythic and religious symbology from a queer perspective. Dudeck has attempted to allow for this alternate religion and prehistory to inhabit a state of flux : constantly changing parameters and dimensions in relation to the culture. He has undergone durational vows of silence (VOWS at The Watermill Center, New York and Gallery Connection, Fredericton, Canada), had solo exhibitions at multiple institutions including Parthenogenesis and Messiah at Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, and Amygdala at Aceartinc, Winnipeg, as well as group exhibitions at John Connelly Presents, New York; The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada; and participated in performance festivals in Edmonton, Canada and Chicago. He is a Summer Fellow in September 2013 at the Insel Hombroich, Germany, and the 2013 recipient of the Brucebo Foundation European Travel Scholarship. In 2014 he is artist in residence at Union Theological Seminary, in New York, and is in the final stages of completing an Individualized Master’s Degree at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada.