Michael Blum


Michael Blum, born in Jerusalem in 1966, is a Montreal-based artist. Following studies in history at Université Paris I and photography at the École nationale de la photographie in Arles, France, he developed an art practice—comprising videos, books and installations—that aims at critically re-reading the production of culture and history. His work encompasses several exhibitions presented in such venues as the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon (2012); the New Museum, New York (2009); the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2008); Mobile Art Production, Stockholm (2007); and as part of the 9th Istanbul Biennale (2005). He has completed several residencies including at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff; the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam; ISCP in New York; IASPIS in Stockholm; and Very Real Time, in Cape Town. His book works include Monument to the Birth of the 20th Century and La dernière brève, published by Revolver-Archiv für aktuelle Kunst in 2005. Michael Blum has been a professor at the UQAM School of Visual and Media Arts since 2010.



Michael Blum. War and Peace
2014.02.07 - 04.12

War and Peace, Blum’s latest solo exhibition, comprises an installation and film that recount infamous French criminal Jacques Mesrine’s time on the run in Canada in the late 1960s…

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