Michael Connor is a New York-based writer and curator with a focus on artists’ responses to cinema and new technologies. His past projects as curator include: ‘Wild Sky’, which explores contemporary perceptual regimes through artists’ images of the sun and cosmos; ‘Screen Worlds’, a permanent exhibition at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia; ‘Essential Cinema’, the opening exhibition at the Toronto Film Festival’s new venue; ‘The New Normal,’ a touring exhibition of artworks that used private information as raw material and subject matter.
Connor previously worked as Curator at FACT, Liverpool and Head of Exhibitions at BFI Southbank in London. While at the BFI, he developed an interactive moving image archive designed by Adjaye/Associates as well as a gallery dedicated to artists’ film, video, and new media. From 2002 to 2005, Connor worked as a curator at FACT in Liverpool.