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Michael Portnoy
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Michael Portnoy

Michael Portnoy (1971, US) has a background in dance and stand-up comedy, but switched camps to the eld of visual arts around 2006. His performance-based practice is realized in a variety of media, from participatory instal- lation and sculpture, to video, painting, writing, theater and curation.

He has presented internationally in museums, art galleries, theaters and music halls, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015 & 2010); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014); Cricoteka, Krakow (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); The Kitchen, New York (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2011); Taipei Biennial (2010); De Appel, Amsterdam (2014 & 2010); Performa 07, 09, and 11 Biennial, New York; Kadist Foundation, Paris (2009); Kunst- verein, Amsterdam (2009); SculptureCenter, New York (2008); Kunsthalle Basel (2008); and Art Unlimited Basel (2007). His first book, Script Opposition in Late-Model Carrot Jokes, was published in 2011 and he is a visiting lecturer at Malmö Art Academy.