Michael Day: Artists’ Curriculum Vitae

Lives and works in Sheffield, UK.

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2014 – date

Sheffield Hallam University


Sheffield Hallam University
MA in Fine Art (Distinction)


Newport School of Art and Design
BA(Hons) Interactive Arts

Affect & Social Media Conference, University of East London, London.
, Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance, St Ann’s Building, Rotherham.


Testing Testing, SIA Gallery, Sheffield
Northern Light,
SIA Gallery, Sheffield
Concrete Utopia
, Sheffield Fringe, Bloc Projects, Sheffield


Sluice__2015, Oxo Tower Wharf, London.
Liverpool Artists Book Fair,
Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool.
London Art Book Fair
, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Manchester Artist’s Book Fair, Holden Gallery, Manchester.
Terminus, The Scottish Queen, Sheffield.
The Hepworth Print Fair, The Hepworth, Wakefield.
Pages International Artists Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds.


In The City, Hanover Project, Preston.
Sheffield Bazaar, Festival of the Mind, Castle House, Sheffield.
Possession (2), Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry.
Deadpan Exchange VIII, Casa Mauud, Mexico City.


Majestic Studios Launch Event, Stoke-On-Trent.
Video Festival, Hanover Project, Preston.
Nástupište Postcard Exchange, Topoľčany, Slovakia.
Possession (1), Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Thailand.


Outcasting: 4th Wall, Cardiff Contemporary, Cardiff.
The Manchester Contemporary
, Spinningfields, Manchester.
The View From Here, Cooke’s Studios, Barrow-in-Furness.
Nothing Ever Happens, OSR Projects, Yeovil.
Overworlds and Underworlds, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds.
Loopholes, South Square Gallery, Bradford. (Solo show)
, Bloc Projects, Sheffield. (Solo show)
Lightworks Festival, Grimsby Minster, Grimsby.


Michael Day & Nikola Uzunovski, Babel Art Space, Trondheim.
Assembly 11: Last Requests, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
Morph Plinth, Mother Studios, Hackney Wicked, London.
Ever Remote, Crescent Arts, Scarborough.
Ever Remote, Site Gallery, Sheffield.
Off Duty, The Burlington Fine Arts Club, Manchester.
Th’Owd Towser, Holmfirth Arts Festival, Holmfirth.
We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester.
Ever Remote, South Square Gallery, Bradford.
Prism 8, Orchard Centre, Sheffield.


Digital Media Labs Exhibition, 11 Humber St, Hull.
Assembly 10: Correspondence, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
Light Night Leeds, Millennium Square Big Screen, Leeds.
Örebro International Video Art Festival, Örebro, Sweden.
Film & Food
, HAL25, Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Sonic Art Juke Box, Sound Fjord gallery and website, London.
Still Moving, Stuffinablank, online project, Barcelona.
Cu, FutureEverything, Manchester.
Host 9.5, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.


Art In Unusual Spaces, 42 New Briggate Gallery, Leeds.
Piksel 09, Galleri 3,14, Bergen, Norway.
Soup & Cinema, Project Space Leeds, Leeds.
A24D, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
Host 9: Otherliness, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne.
17 Days, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, USA.
Filter, Add-Art, Online project based at Eyebeam, New York, USA. (Solo show)


Intermittent, offsite location in Durham city centre.
Sound:Space 2008, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
17 Days, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, USA.
If You Build It, They Will Come, g39, Cardiff.
World One Minutes, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China.
You’ve Got Some Explaining To Do, Common Room and BBC Big Screen, Millennium Square, Leeds.
Host 07: Home Disco, Nouvelles Images – 25ème Festival International du 1er Film, Annonay, France.
Yes / No / Other Options*, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (Host Artists Group).


Host 07: Home Disco, Colarte Gallery, Santander, Spain.
Host 07: Home Disco, DI@metro, Mexico City, Mexico.
A Little Bit Goes A Long Way, Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Host 07: Home Disco, Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Powerpointism, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
Hand Dance, Improvisation Continuums Conference, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff.
Cof Y Corff / Muscle Memory, Royal Opera House 2, London. Collaboration with Eddie Ladd.


World One Minutes, Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
World One Minutes, Biz-Art Gallery, Shanghai, China, as part of the Shanghai Fringe Festival.
Wild Dog 4, The Space, London.
Jeez, Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
37 Seconds, BBC Big Screen Liverpool, Clayton Square, Liverpool.
Le Festival: Nouvelle Images, Le Festival International du Premier Film, Annonay, France.


SightSonic International Digital Arts Festival, St John’s College, York.
Transit, Timebase Gallery, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull. (Solo show)
Host 4: Cinema, Side Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.
OutVideo Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia.


June–August 2012

Digital Cumbria Residency
Signal Films, Barrow-in-Furness

Emerging Artists’ Residency and Commission, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, February 2005.

November–December 2011

Guest Artist Residency
Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

October 2010

Digital Media Lab Residency

First iteration of the Digital Media Labs residency.

October 2009

LabCulture Residency
PVA Medialab, Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

February 2005

Emerging Artists’ Residency and Commission
Hull Time Based Arts, Hull
Curated Exhibitions



The Red-Headed League (Publication, 13 artists), Nov 2012
Off Duty (Gallery suite, 4 artists), Jul 2011


Host Artists Group (HAG)

Host 8: Observatory (Installation, 21 artists), Feb 2008
Host 7: Home Disco (Touring screening and DVD, 18 artists), Aug 2007
Host 6: Beauty (Publication, The Sheffield Pavilion, 16 artists), May 2007
Host 5: Incidentals (Exhibition, 5 artists), Nov 2004
Host 4: Cinema (Touring screening and DVD, 36 artists), Sep 2004
Host 3: Slow Wave Sleep (Offsite project, 5 artists), Feb 2004

Awards and Commissions

Invisible Layers, Tinsley Art Project commission, 2015
Camera Obscura, Festival Of The Mind commission, 2014
Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship Award, Sheffield Hallam University, 2014
Relays 11 & 12, private commission, 2012
Lightworks Animation Commission, 2012
Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award, 2011
Staffordshire University I-ACT Research Award, 2011
British Council Grant, 2007


November 2016

Testing, Testing: Dialogue
Sheffield Hallam University Art & Design Research Centre, ISBN 978-1-84387-402-7

Co-edited volume.

July 2016

Testing, Testing: Prologue
Sheffield Hallam University Art & Design Research Centre, ISBN 978-1-84387-399-0

Co-edited volume.

Aug 2015

Airplane Mode, The Good Reader: The Editions II
Book, ISBN 978-1-91055-15-1

Acquired by Tate Britain for its book collection, March 2016.

Dec 2014

In The City: International Artists Exploring Perceptions of the City on a Global Scale
Published by Victoria Lucas / UCLAN, ISBN 9780993036217


Possession (1) Catalogue
Published by Brian Curtin and Steve Dutton with the support of Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre

pp 26–27

May 2013

It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward
Book, ISBN 978-0-956495-21-1

May 2012

Spring/Summer 2012, Vol 3. Issue 1, ISSN 2049-9507

Interview, p.77

Aug 2011

Journal, ISSN 2047-8739

May 2009

Host 9: Otherliness
Audio CD

Jun 2008

Transmission: Host
Artwords Press, ISBN 9781906441241


World One Minutes: Video & Literature
Veenman Publishers, Rotterdam, ISBN 9789086901913


Aug 2007

Host 7: Home Disco

Jun 2007

The Sheffield Pavilion 2007
Cornerhouse Publications, Book & DVD, ISBN 9781899926862