About the Artist

Michelle Xen

Michelle is a Queensland College of Art graduate, holding a Bachelor of Visual Art in Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Research in interdisciplinary practice from the Queensland University of Technology. As a visual artist, she was awarded the QAGOMA’s Melville Haysom Art Scholarship, which saw the development of the hybrid video painting and sound installation Billboard Communicative. Xen went on to develop a multidisciplinary practice oscillating between visual art, pop music, and the boundaries of performance. Her body of works sits within a spectrum from the contemporary visual art world the independent music industry, to a range of hybrid spaces associated with contemporary experimental sound and performance.
She has exhibited with galleries throughout Australia, including Metro Arts, QUT Art Museum, Boxcopy, Level, Inbetween Spaces and Frank Moran Gallery. Her public art practice has seen site-specific projects developed for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, the Urban Easels billboards, and Kick Off Video Art at Metricon Stadium. Recently, she developed the hybrid collaborative project LUMEN BODY with animator Paul Van Opdenbosch, choreographer Elise May and the Expressions Dance Company ensemble of dancers. LUMEN BODY was installed at the Brisbane Powerhouse and incorporated site-specific objects, projection, sound performance, and motion capture. Xen has developed projects funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and Creative Sparks.

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