Michele Beck


Public bio

Michele Beck is a visual artist who works with video and performance, creating projects that take the form of multi-channel video/sound installation and experimental documentary. Her work explores movement as a form of communication and investigates how the meaning of dance can be transformed through context, displacement, fusion and/ or appropriation. Presently, Beck is working on a feature length documentary about recent trends in pole dancing.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including: The ICA in London, The Art Museum at the University of Texas Museum, Galerie Chez Valentin in Paris, The Bronx Museum, The Queens Museum, PS122, San Francisco Cameraworks, Sound Art Museum in Rome, Elizabeth Foundation, Gallery Korea, Recontre Internationales, Paris, Inport Video-Performance Festival in Estonia, LA Freewaves and the Kassler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest in Kasel, Germany. She is a recipient of grants from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as multiple residencies at Yaddo.