Michael G. Birchall is a curator, writer and PhD candidate in Art, Critique & Social Practice at the University of Wolverhampton where he is researching the role of the curator as a producer in socially engaged practices. He has held curatorial appointments at The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. His texts were published in Frieze, Frieze d/e, thisistomorrow, C-Magazine, Modern Painters and various monographs and catalogues. Michael's recent curatorial projects include Wie geht's dir Stuttgart?/How are you doing Stuttgart? - at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.  Since 2012, he has been lecturing on the Curating Program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and is co-publisher of the journal OnCurating. Forthcoming projects include: Exhibiting the Social at the ERC in Liverpool, and together with the Zurich Kunsthalle, They Printed It! Invitation cards, press releases, inserts and other forms of artistic (self-) marketing. He lives and works in Berlin.