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Michael Connor

Adjunct, Class of


Courses Taught: Art of the Archive
Participatory Art & Media
Storage Wars and Data Dumps: Narrating Digital Archives
Who Owns Digital Social Memory? Web Archiving and its Discontents

Michael Connor is a New York-based curator and media historian. In September 2009, Connor founded Marian Spore, a 16,000 square foot accumulative museum of contemporary art in Industry City, Brooklyn. Connor also acted as co-curator of 'Screen Worlds', a permanent exhibition that explores screen culture in all its forms, which opened in September 2009 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. His 2008 exhibition The New Normal, exploring the theme of privacy in artists' work, is currently touring through Independent Curators International. Previously, Connor worked as Head of Exhibitions at BFI Southbank in London. While there, he established a new gallery dedicated to artists' film, video, and new media, as well as an interactive moving image archive known as the Mediatheque. Connor's next project, the inaugural exhibition at the Toronto Film Festival's new venue, opens in September 2010.