Karin Michalski

works as filmmaker, artist and film- and videoart curator and lecturer in Berlin. She studied Film Directing and Production (creative producing) at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) as well as Journalism, Political and Educational Science at the Universities in Mainz and Berlin. With her films and videos such as i.e. working on it (50 min., 2008, Co-Director: Sabina Baumann), Monika M. (15 min., 2004), Pashke and Sofia (30 min., 2003) and women videoletters – a second text on war and globalization (80 min., 2004, International group video project) she has been invited to numerous festivals and exhibitions. Since 2001 she has been organising the queer-feminist Film and Video Art Program series clipclub (in collaboration with Renate Lorenz and other curators) and she works as Film and Video Art Curator, creating programs for art institutions, festivals and conferences. In 2011 she edited the art fanzine FEELING BAD – queer pleasures, art & politics with contributions by Ann Cvetkovich, Sabina Baumann, Renate Lorenz, K8 Hardy, and Dafne Boggeri (the title refers to Ann Cvetkovich’s term „feeling bad“ in: An Archive of Feelings,Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures, Duke University Press, 2003).

Scholarships & Prizes (selection)
Stipendien & Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)

Bird’s Eye View Women’s Film Festival, London 2005
LBC Award for the Most promising Newcomer in International Documentary

- 2007 ‚Projektförderung’, Goldrausch/Berlin, for the film ‚working on it’
- 2006 ‚Filmförderung’, Bundesamt für Kultur BAK, for the film ‚working on it’
- 2006 ‚Künstlerinnenförderung’, Senat Berlin, for the curated film and video
art program series ‚normal work’ in the exhibition ‚normal love’ at the
Künstlerhaus Bethanien
- 2006 ‚Projektförderung’, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, for the curated film
and video art program series ‚normal work’ in the exhibition ‚normal love’ at the
Künstlerhaus Bethanien
- 2005 ‚Filmförderung’, Zürcher Filmstiftung, for the film ‚working on it’

http://www.karinmichalski.de/


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