Michael Blum 
Based in Montreal

 
BIOGRAPHY

1966 Born Jerusalem
1988 MA in History, University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne/F
1992 Graduated from Ecole Nationale de la Photographie, Arles/F
2000-01 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam/NL
2010-     Professor, Ecole des arts visuels et mediatiques, UQAM, Montreal/CA




EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2016
Le grand balcon, La biennale de Montreal/CA
Transaction, Sonsbeek '16, Arnhem/NL
Marx en scène, Le Bal, Paris/F
Au fil de l'histoire, Diagonale, Montreal/CA

2015
Welten in Widerspruch, Zonen der Globalisierung, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck/A
Gimme Shelter, Forts and Fictions in the Lowlands, Fort Asperen/NL
Palazzo Chupi, Optica, Montreal/CA

2014
Kunst/Geschichten, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg/A
Notre Histoire || Our History, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal/CA
War and Peace, VOX centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal/CA
Quatre investigations, Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal/CA
Project 35 Vol. 2, Independent Curators International, touring

2013
Histories, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon/IL
Social Design, Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem/CZ
Project 35 Vol. 2, Independent Curators International, touring
Pacific Sun - A Digressive Investigation, lecture-performance, DHC, Montreal/CA

2012
Das öffentliche Bild, Museum der Moderne-Rupertinum, Salzburg/A
History Lessons, Museum moderner Kunst-Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna/A
Surplus Authors, Witte de With, Rotterdam/NL
Project 35 Vol. 2, Independent Curators International, touring
Turbo Sculpture, SPACE, London/UK (with Aleksandra Domanović)
Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible!, MESS Festival, Sarajevo/BiH
Where to?, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon/IL
Sauter le pas, La nuit de l'instant, Marseille/F
Contre l'histoire, Fri-Art, Fribourg/CH
Seid realistisch, fordert das Unmoegliche!, rotor, Graz/A

2011
Beyond the Truth, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana/SLO
Evento, Bordeaux/F
Parabola Artfilmfest, Stockholm/SE
La video, un art, une histoire, Singapore Art Museum/SG
Festival Über Lebenskunst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin/D
Der taegliche Aufstand / The Daily Uprising, rotor - association for contemporary art, Graz/A
Rythmic Exercises, BWA SOKOL, Nowy Sacz/PL
All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD, Derby/UK
An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, Cabinet, New York & Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA/US
Oriental Dream, 10m2, Sarajevo/BiH (with Damir Niksic)

2010
Blind Dates, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
Selected Works from the Centre Pompidou's New Media Collection, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art/IL
Les Grands Corpus: Michael Blum, Aurelien Froment, Adrian Paci, Liu Wei, Musee d'art contemporain, Montreal/CA
Ciao Ghatoul, Chateau de Chateaubriant/F
L'esthetique des frontieres, Bonlieu scene nationale, Annecy/F

2009
The Imposter, Mobile Archive, Art in General, New York
OK. VIDEO: COMEDY - 4th Jakarta International Video Festival, Jakarta/IND
Place Beyond Borders, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella/I
Re-Figurative Ordering, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles/US
Windows Upon Oceans, 8th Baltic Biennial, Szczecin/PL
Anzengruber Biennale, Cafe Anzengruber, Vienna/A
In Practice Summer 09, Sculpture Center, New York
Gets Under the Skin, CCS Bard College / Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Financial District, ISCP, New York
New York, Forum des Images, Paris/F
Dis-Ease, South African National Gallery, Cape Town/SA
Se permuta, Museo de arte contemporaneo, Oaxaca/MEX
Branded and On Display, Salt Lake City Art Center, UT/US
Because It's Like This Now, It Won't Stay That Way, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok/PL
Exodus 2048, Museum as Hub, The New Museum, New York



2008 
Questioning History, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam/NL
Never Looked Better, Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv/IL
Ciao Ghatoul, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou/F
Land of Human Rights: At the Limit of the Thinkable, Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem/CZ
Artists as Publishers, The Center for Book Arts, New York
Dis-Ease, Bank Gallery, Durban/SA
Artkino, AK28, Stockholm/SE
Just Arrived, The Grand Chelsea, New York
True (Hi)stories of Work, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection at the Centre of Contemporary Art "Znaki Czasu", Torun/PL
Branded and On Display, SMoCA, Phoenix, AZ/US
Be(com)ing Dutch, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven/NL
Data Recovery, GAMeC, Bergamo/I
Open Studios, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
Festival international de film et video de creation, Beyrouth/LB
Se Permuta, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City/MEX
Diagonale, Austrian Film Festival, Graz/A
Land of Human Rights: An der Grenze des Denkbaren, <rotor>, Graz/A
Conspire!, Transmediale, Berlin/DE
Branded and On Display, Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA./US

2007
Transforming Memory - The Politics of Images, Galerija Nadezda Petrovic, Cacak/ SRB
Branded and On Display, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS./US
OK video Militia, 3rd Jakarta International Video Festival, Jakarta/IND
Revolution Is Not A Garden Party, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb/HR
Cape Town - Stockholm (On Thembo Mjobo), Mobile Art Production, Stockholm/SE 
Choix d'artistes, Institut Neerlandais, Paris/F
Panorama der Arbeit, Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau/CH
Revolution Is Not A Garden Party, Norwich Gallery, Norwich/UK
Revolution Is Not A Garden Party, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester/UK
Branded and On Display, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL./US
World Factory, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA./US

2006
Work [w3:k], Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast/N.IRL
Revolution Is Not A Garden Party, Trafo Gallery, Budapest/H
Make Everything New, A Project on Communism, Bookworks, London/UK & Project Arts Center, Dublin/IRL
No Space Is Innocent, Forum Stadtpark / Steirischer Herbst, Graz/A
L'usage du monde, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Rijeka/HR
Einmal Empire und Zurueck, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster/DE
The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens/GR
The Monument To The Birth Of The 20th Century (For Nikola Tesla), Galerija Nova, Zagreb/HR 
Human Game, Fondazione Pitti, Florence/I

Art in the service of lefties ?, Kronika, Bytom/PL
Geschichte(n) vor Ort, Public Art Vienna/A
Trajectories, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga/LV
Work [w3:k], Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork/IRL
Passages en ville, Festival Photo et Video, Biarritz/F
Mercury in Retrograde, De Appel, Amsterdam/NL
Normalization, Rooseum, Malmo/SE
Storytellers, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa/IL
Capital (It Fails Us Now), Kunstihoone, Tallinn/EST

2005
3rd Tirana Biennial, Tirana/AL
Superstars, Kunsthalle, Vienna/A
Capital (It Fails Us Now), UKS, Oslo/N
K.O video art festival, Durban/SA
9th Istanbul Biennial/TR
Arbeit, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck/A
Suburbia Without Borders, billboard project, Clockshop, Los Angeles/US
17 Aandbloem Street, Mess Hall, Chicago/US
Video Lounge Mobile, artprocess, Paris/F
Zero Interest / Interessi Zero, Galleria civica de Arte Contemporanea, Trento/I
Just do it!, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz/A
Greatest Hits, ruangrupa, Jakarta/IND

2004
Video & Apres, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris (w. Ursula Biemann)/F
La derniere breve, Centre d'art de la synagogue de Delme, Delme/F 
La Republique de la Salicorne, collab. w. Philippe Lepeut & Lycee Agricole pupils, Chateau-Salins/F
The Monument to the Birth of the 20th Century, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz/A
Social Affairs!, The Ministery of Social Affairs, Den Haag/NL
Terminal 5, JFK Airport, New York/US
Dazibao, Nuit Blanche, Paris/F
Les Rencontres cinema et video, Nice/F
Micro-cinema, Rooseum, Malmö/SE
One in a Million: Economies of the Self in Everyday Urban Life, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York/US
Heimat_nicht, Sendung ohne Sender, Kunsthalle project space, Vienna/A


2003
10e Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement, Geneva/CH
24/7: Wilno - Nueva York (Visa Para), Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius/LT
OK video, Jakarta video art festival, ruangrupa /Galeri Nasional Indonesia
Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA./US
Rooseum Universal Studios, Rooseum, Malmö/SE
Critique is not enough, Shedhalle, Zurich/CH
17 Aandbloem Street, Very Real Time, Cape Town/SA
potlatch.doc, distribution in waiting rooms worldwide, on-going


2002
400 jaar zonder graaf, den heb je lang gezwegen (400 years without a grave is a long time to shut up), OostIndisch Huis, Amsterdam/NL
Rabu Video Club, ruangrupa, Jakarta/IND
Kunstkanaal, Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Den Haag/NL
Video lounge, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre-Georges-Pompidou, Paris/F
Bingo, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/F
Primetime declassement film festival, b_books, Berlin/D
La nuova agora, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella/I
Institut Français d'Architecture, Paris/F
Alien, Austrian Institute, Rome/I
tele-journeys, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA./US
BIG biennial, Torino/I
Non-Places, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt-am-Main/D

2001
CBK / TENT., Rotterdam/NL
Open ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam/NL
Salto 1 TV, Amsterdam/NL
Going places, Smart project space, Amsterdam/NL
Den-city, Eme3 / CCCB, Barcelona/ES
Hamburger Kammerkunstverein, Hamburg/D
58 films cash, Musée d'art contemporain, Marseille/F
Take Two / Reprise, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa/CND
Free Speech TV, broadcast/US
Festival internacional de musica contemporanea, Bogota/COL
Park 4DTV, Amsterdam/NL


2000
Homo Oeconomicus, Stanley-Picker Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames/UK
The Language Course, collaboration with Carlos Amorales & NGO El Caracol, Mexico DF/MEX
Der Standard / Museum in Progress, Vienna/A, 30.11
Public Inventions and Interventions, Temporary Services, Chicago/US
Open studios, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam/NL
I.C.I., W139, Amsterdam/NL
Viper Festival, Basel/CH
6e Videogrammes, Marseille/F
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/NL
Videoszene Paris, Konstruirte Wirklichkeit, Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht/NL
Crash, Sidestreet magazine, Los Angeles/US
Contribution to Simon Morris' Bibliomania, www.bibliomania.org.uk

1999
Videoszene Paris, Konstruirte Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle, Basel/CH
Videoszene Paris, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Warth/CH
28e festival du nouveau cinéma et des nouveaux medias, Montreal/CND
Rentree, Stanley-Picker Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames/UK
Ipso Facto, Nantes/F
Bandits-Mages, Bourges/F
Visions Underground, Stalingrad metro station, Paris/F
13, rue Marcel Duchamp, Paris/F
But is it politics ?, website by Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber www.lot.or.at/politics/index.htm
V Tape, Toronto/CND

1998
Vacance, Venividi / Shopping center, Ivry-sur-Seine/F
Tales Of Britain, Espace Culturel François Mitterand, Beauvais/F
Une histoire de circonstances, Le Lieu, Lorient/F
Librairie Florence Loewy, Paris-Photo fair/F
Glassbox Open, Glassbox, Paris/F
The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff/CND
Disquieting Strangeness, Center for Freudian Analysis & Research, London/UK
Videochroniques, Marseille/F

1997
La salle des temps perdus, Le Grand Wazoo, Amiens/F
C'est la vie, Au Rendez-Vous des Clowns / Galerie Elisabeth Valleix, Paris/F
Un rude hiver, Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais/F (w. Vito Acconci)
Happy Hour, Galerie Elisabeth Valleix, FIAC, Paris/F
Venividi, SAGA, Paris/F
Sous le manteau, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/F
N° 5, Casa Factori (Marseille), public posting in Marseille, Paris, Leipzig, Casablanca

1996
De deux choses l'une, Le Grand Wazoo, Amiens/F
Virtual Actions, icono.org
Les cent jours d'art contemporain, CIAC, Montreal/CND
Marche de Noel, 81 rue Albert, Paris/F
9e Instants Video, Manosque/F
Thes Video / La Revue Eclair / Galerie EOF, Paris/F

1995
Le couvert est mis, Zoo Galerie, Nantes/F
Voisins et amis, A l'Ecart, Montreuil/F

 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum der Moderne, Salzburg/A
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam/NL
Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris/F
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris/F

 
GRANTS, PRIZES, COMMISSIONS

2014   Nomination for Follow Fluxus Grant, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden/D
2008   Nomination for Transmediale prize, Berlin/DE
2004-06 Bundeskanzleramt, Vienna/A
2002  Commission from the Amsterdams fonds voor de kunst, Amsterdam/NL
          Minimum Prize, menzione speziale, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella/I
2001  The Ministry of Culture, Education & Science/NL, AFAA-DAP/F
2000  Stichting Schürmann-Krant, Amsterdam/NL
1999  Prix du FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris/F
1998  DRAC IdF, Ministère de la culture/F
1994  City of Paris ; DRAC IdF, Ministère de la culture/F
1993  Research grant, Mission du Patrimoine Photographique, Paris/F

 
RESIDENCIES
 
2014  Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal/CA
2010  Ruangrupa, Jakarta/IND
2009  New York Photo Studio, BMUKK/A
2008  Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev/UA
         International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York/US
2007  The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon/IL
2005  Austrian studio, Chicago/US
         Rooseum, Malmo / IASPIS, Stockholm/SE
2004  Centre d'art de la synagogue de Delme/F
          O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz/A
2003  Very Real Time, Cape Town/SA
2002  Maison Descartes, Amsterdam/NL
2000-01  Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam/NL
2001  Ruangrupa, Jakarta/IND
2000  Los Mutantes, Mexico City/MEX
1998  The Long March: Trot, Trot, Mao, Meow, The Banff Center for the Arts, Banff/CND
1997  Glasgow School of Art/UK

 
LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, TEACHING

2011   
Alexander Kluge, Histoire et cinema, Universite de Montreal
Alternative Histories, Art Papers Live!, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA/US
Programmer of Alexander Kluge’s News from the Ideological Antiquity. Marx - Eisenstein - Das Kapital,
Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal (w. Barbara Clausen)
Dear Tom, David Roberts Arts Foundation, London
The Compulsive Browse symposium, Concordia University, Montreal

2010
Guest Professorship, Ecole des arts visuels et mediatiques, UQAM, Montreal/CA (2010-11)
Beyond Gender. Feminism as Criticism in Contemporary Art, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest/HU
Sneakerscapes, Musee d'art contemporain, Montreal/CA
Intervenants culturels internationaux, UQAM, Montreal/CA
Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Vienna/A


2009
Branding, De-Branding, Re-Branding, in Potential Stadt workshop, Hochschule der Künste, Zurich/CH
Hypertextuality of Urban Space, Shadow Casters, Zagreb/HR
Michael Blum in conversation with Regine Basha, New Museum, New York

2008
Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev/UA
BYO lunch lecture, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA/US
2007
Tradition, Modernity, Crisis, Nostalgia (On 1967), Semiotics in Art and Architecture, Technical University, Vienna/A (semester course)
Monuments, Konsthogskolan, Stockholm/SE (lecture)
Norwich Arts Center, Norwich/UK (lecture)
The Indestructible Ruins of Utopia, SocialEast seminar, Manchester Art Gallery/UK (lecture)


2006
Artistic explorations in cultural memory, Faculty of creative and performing arts, Leiden University/NL (seminar)
The Myth of Origin, Art radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik/HR (lecture)
The Myth of Origin, Galerija Nova, Zagreb/HR (lecture)
Wandering Marxwards, NOASS, Riga/LV (presentation)
Traces Between Fact and Fiction, MIT Visual Arts Program, Cambridge MA./US (w. Barbara Clausen)
About a context-constructivist approach to curating, Close Connections/Amsterdam Art Fair/NL  (intervention)
What Mean These Stones ?, Loods6/De Appel, Amsterdam/NL (panel)
Negotiating Memory, The New European Landscape and The Jewish Experience, Moderna Museet, Stockholm/SE (congress)
Dispositifs artistiques, dispositifs de pensée, College International de Philosophie/ENSBA, Paris/F (seminar)
Brands als neue Religion ?, Kunsthalle, Vienna/A (panel)
For a Productive Practice of Failure, Signal Gallery, Malmo/SE (lecture)
Three Monuments, New Media Dpt, Royal Art Academy, Copenhagen/DK (presentation)

2005
Three Monuments, Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Vienna/A (presentation)
A Tribute to Safiye Behar, Dpt of Walls and Space, Royal Art Academy, Copenhagen/DK (presentation)
Mock-doc. Strategies to undermine the documentary, Art Academy, Malmo/SE (workshop)
Trajectories, Latvian center for contemporary art, Riga/LV (panel)
Mess Hall, Chicago/US (presentation)
Another History (Travelogues and Monuments), French Inst./Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul/TR (lecture)
The Monument to the Birth of the 20th Century, Secession, Vienna/A (w. Stella Rollig) (presentation)

2003 
Filesharer values - Ökonomien des Austauschs, Interfiction X, Kassel/D (symposium)
Michaelis Art School, University of Cape Town/SA (presentation)
Power of Representation, Representation of Power, NIFCA, Helsinki/FIN (conference)
From Marx to my sneakers, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna/A (presentation)

2002
tele-journeys, MIT Visual Arts Program, Cambridge, MA./US (panel)
Ecole Gabriel Leroy, Melun / Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France/F (workshop)

2001
Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella/I (presentation)
ruangrupa, Jakarta/IND (presentation)
De Verschijning, Tilburg/NL (panel)

2000
MK2 Project Cafe, Paris/F (presentation)
Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes/F (lecture)
Midway Studios, University of Chicago/US (presentation)

1999
Depot, Vienna/A (presentation)
Telerama, Ecole superieure des Beaux-Arts, Tours/F (workshop)
Ecole Pierre-Mendès-France, Créteil / Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France/F (workshop)

1998
Centre culturel, Beauvais/F (workshop)
The Banff Center for the Arts, Banff/CND (presentation)

1997
The Network, Glasgow School of Art/UK (lecture)
The Network, Art College, Hallam University, Sheffield/UK (lecture)
The Network, Faculty of Art and Design, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames/UK (lecture)
The Network, University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne/UK (lecture & workshop)

1996 The Network, Ecole d'Architecture, Versailles/F (lecture)

1992 Classe Arc-en-Ciel, ENP, Arles/F (workshop)

 
WRITINGS, RESEARCH

2003
Research in photo-archives throughout Austria for Im Rausch der Dinge, Fotomuseum Winterthur/CH, 2004-05, in collaboration with Barbara Clausen.

2000
Trece Respuestas, La Revista del CGAC 0, Santiago de Compostela/ES

1996
Historical research on industrial photography, 19th & 20th century, Schneider, L'histoire en force, Editions de Monza, Paris/F

1992-93
Research grant from the Mission du Patrimoine Photographique, Paris/F :
«Le role des ecrivains, poetes, critiques et historiens sur les expositions de photographie en France au XXe siecle»

1992
Series of interviews with Jean-Louis Déotte (philosopher), Michel Nuridsany (critic), Gilles Dusein
(gallerist and expert in ancient photography), Christian Milovanoff (artist), Mission du Patrimoine Photographique
and with Florence Paradeis (artist), catalogue FRAC Limousin/F
Diploma work at the ENP, Arles : «10 x 3 conceptions du multiple»,
based on serial aspects of literature and visual arts

1988
Thesis in history : «La perception de l'Allemagne en France au XVIIIe siècle a travers le 'Journal des Savants'», University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne/F

 
BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Out of the Bush Garden, Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Antiga Edizioni/I
Martijn Brugman, Theo, in De Gelderlander, Arnhem/NL, Sat. June 4

2015
Emily Falvey in Canadian Art, Winter 2015, p. 150
Jean-Philippe Uzel in esse, arts + opinions, #83, Winter 2015, p.60-63
News from Ideological Antiquity. Conversation with Michael Blum and Barbara Clausen in James Marc Leger, Drive In Cinema, Intellect Press & The Univ. of Chicago Press, Liverpool/Chicago

2014
Nicolas Mavrikakis, Culture cherche pays ou pays cherche culture ?, Le Devoir, Sept. 6
John Pohl, A Warped Reflection of Identity, The Gazette, Montreal, Sept. 6
Jens Hoffmann, Show Time. The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson

2013
Jaimey Hamilton, Uncommon Goods: Global Dimensions of the Readymade, Intellect Press, distr. through U. of Chicago Press

2012       
News from Ideological Antiquity. Marc Léger in conversation with Michael Blum and Barbara Clausen in Fuse Magazine # 35-4
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility, in catalogue More Real. Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Art & SITE Santa Fe/US
Glenn Lowry, Making History:Some Thoughts on Contemporary Art and the Middle East,  in catalogue More Real. Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Art & SITE Santa Fe/US


2009
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility, in October # 129 (summer 09), MIT Press
Michelle Grabner, On Bullshit, Lies, Truthiness, and Parafiction, in X-TRA, vol 11 # 3
Nathan Burstein, Divergent Reactions, The Jerusalem Post, 28.04
Bradford Winters, Exodus 2048, Image Journal/US, 15.04
Ali Kamel, Construcoes, Jornal O Globo/BR
Jaisal Noor, Artists Juxtapose a World of Dispossession, The Indypendent/NY, 27.02
Robin Cembalest, Here and There - A 'Galutian' Manifesto, Nextbook.org, 24.02
Yham Hameiri, Tel Aviv al ha-Hudson, Haaretz/IL, 06.02
Miguel Amado, Critics Picks, Artforum.com

2008
Art Monthly # 320, October
Marieke Luiten-van Meijeren, Rauw cynisme, Reformatorisch Dagblad/NL, 23.06
Arend Evenhuis, Waar waren we ook al weer gebleven, Trouw/NL, 31.05
Vluchtelingen in toren Van Abbemuseum, Eindhovens Dagblad/NL, 22.05
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Make Believe: Socially-Engaged Art and the Aesthetics of the Plausible, in Talking With Your Mouth Full: New Language for Socially Engaged Art, Green Lantern Press, Chicago/US
Des-Orientation / Dis-orientation, Design2 context, Lars Müller Verlag, Zurich/CH
Övül Durmusoglu in Data Recovery catalogue, GAMeC, Bergamo/IT
Jonathan T. D. Neil, Critical Mash: Making the Rounds at the ISCP, Art Review, Feb.


2007
Istiklal Allee insert in Derive # 28, Vienna/A
Miklos Erhardt, The Three Failures in Revolution Is Not A Garden Party catalogue, MMU, Manchester/UK 
Katrin Steffen, The Three Philosophers in New Media Catalogue, MNAM-Centre G. Pompidou, Paris/F
2006
Jennifer Higgie, The Grand Promenade review, Frieze # 103
Douglas Heingartner, Mercury in Retrograde review, Frieze # 100
Interview with Defne Ayas, De Appel, Amsterdam/NL (published in Turkish as Michael Blum ile Lippmann, Rosenthal & Co. Üzerine Söylefli, art-ist, Istanbul/TR)
Larisa Dryansky, Homo Oeconomicus in cat. Festival Photo et Video, Biarritz/F
Viestarts Gailitis, Triskarsa izgasanas, Diena/LV, May 25 
Elena Crippa, Michael Blum, A Tribute to Safiye Behar, e-cart/RO, #7
Marinus de Ruiter, The Uncovering and Reconstruction of a Nazi Looting Bank, Amsterdam Weekly/NL, Apr. 6
Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Address Unknown, Texte zur Kunst/D # 61
Wandering Marxwards in Mister Motley, Amsterdam/NL # 9
Holly Willis, Atomic Billboards, LA Weekly/US, Jan. 18
November Paynter, A lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of consciousness, Artl!ies/TX, US # 49
Nusret Polat, Interview with Michael Blum in PLATO/TR # 2
Chantal Pontbriand, 9e biennale d'Istanbul, Parachute/CA # 121
Art Papers/US, January-February (cover)

2005
Heike Eipeldauer, Global Players, Logokultur und Brand Religion in Superstars catalogue, Kunsthalle Vienna/A
Eleanor Heartney, Report from Istanbul, Art in America, December
Arden Reed, Art and politics at the Crossroads, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 11
Susanne Boecker, Alles richtig gemacht, diesmal ?, Kunstforum/D # 178, Nov 05-Jan 06
Christian Rattemeyer, A Letter From Istanbul, Domus # 886, Nov.
Berenice Bailly, A la biennale d'Istanbul, l'art interroge les frontieres de l'Occident, Le Monde/F, 16.10
Margit Zuckriegl, Das Bild der Wirklichkeit, Salzburger Nachrichten/A, 23.09
Suzanne Fowler, Istanbul’s Biennial: A Study in Living, The Wall Street Journal Europe, 16.09
Ingo Arend, Die Schwerkraft der Moderne, Freitag #38, Berlin/D
Mahmut Hamsici, Ataturk'un sevgilisi Safiye, Radikal, Istanbul/TR, 28.08
Julide Karahan, Bienal’den sonra tarih yeniden yazilabilir!, Zaman, Istanbul/TR, 05.09
Esra Sarigedik in 9th Istanbul Biennial catalogue
Alice Motard, Portrait de l'artiste en touriste, ESSE #54, Montréal/CND
Work. Art in Progress. Galleria civica de arte contemporanea, Trento/I

2004  
Stella Rollig, Stich ins Herz der Linzer Finsternis, WOZ-die Wochenzeitung, Zürich/CH, Maerz
Staff writer, Le tour du monde de la breve, Le Republicain Lorrain, Metz/F, 11.06
Shifting Map. Artists' platforms and strategies for cultural diversity, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam/NL
Iain Louw in Very Real Time publication, Cape Town/SA

2003
Charles Esche in Cream 3, Phaidon Press, London
Lin Sampson, Talking with the Black Noise guys, The Sunday Times/SA, 30.11
Lauren Shantall, Very Real Time, Art South Africa, December
Bill Arning, e-catalogue Influence, Anxiety & Gratitude, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambrige, Ma./US
Seno Joko Suyono, Gerilya Melawan TV, Tempo, Jakarta/IND, 20.07

2002
Anne Bonnin, Bingo, Art Press/F # 285, December, p. 79-80
Philippe Dagen, Sous le signe du kitsch, Le Monde/F, 15-16 Sept, p. 21
Cate McQuaid, At MIT, 'tele-journeys' to the center of globalism, Boston Sunday Globe/US, 26.O5
Jens Hoffmann, Passing Silhouettes, tele-journeys catalogue, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Ma.
Giuseppe Culicchia, BIG 2002, l'arte di stupire, La Stampa/I, 27.04
Verena Kuni, Frieze #67
Elke Buhr, Im Transitraum, Frankfurter Rundschau/D, 12.03
R. Schmitz, Es dreht sich das Drehkreuz, als wär's ein Karussell, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung/D, 03.04

2001
Sacha Bronwasser, Op hol geslagen legioen in vloeibaar zand, De Volkskrant/NL, 30.11
M. Groot, Kunstenaars Rijksakademie tonen eigen werk, Noordhollandse Dagblad/NL, 30.11
Silent Zones - on globalization and cultural interaction, RABK, Amsterdam/NL, p. 64-67
Sylvie Fortin, Take Two catalogue, Ottawa Art Gallery/CND

2000
Food for thought, ArchiNed/NL, 20 Nov - www.ArchiNed.nl
Anita de Groot, Wandering Marxwards, World Wide Video Festival catalogue, Amsterdam/NL

1999
Emmanuelle Lequeux in Aden/F, n° 70, 31 March
Pierre Giquel, Des rencontres imprévisibles, Ouest-France/F, 9 April
L'image, le monde, Liege/BE, n° 1

1998
Eric de Saint-Fare, Les Contes de Monsieur Blum, DDO (F/BE/UK), n° 33, July

1997
L'atelier, François Mitaine, Radio FG, Paris/F, 16 March
Anaid Demir, L'art fait le lit de la mode, Technikart/F, March
Thuy-Diep Nguyen, Sous le manteau, Le journal des expositions/F, April
Realite virtuelle : quel oxymoron !, self-interview in Oui, Icono, Paris/F, n°2
Michael Blum a la recherche du temps perdu, Le courrier picard, Amiens/F, Jan. 22