born 1985, london, uk
lives and works in london



2009 - 2012 royal academy schools, postgraduate diploma fine art
2004 - 2008 slade school of fine art, university college london, ba (hons) fine art
2003 - 2004 chelsea college of art and design, london, diploma in foundation studies (art & design)


residencies / awards:

2012 prince of wales bursary for the arts, british school at athens
2010 short residency at spurt, source atelier d’art, encausse les thermes
2009 short residency at sculpture studio, chapter gallery, cardiff
2008 - 2009 six month graduate residency at allenheads contemporary arts, northumberland, funded by northern cultural skills partnership


press / publications:

frieze. issue 141 september 2011; 20th aniversary issue, 20/20
aurora edition 2 dvd, published 2008 in uk by aurora
introducing. issue 9, alexa kusbar in conversation with katy kirbach and sophie michael


solo exhibitions


intra-spectral, the gallery at idea store whitechapel, london
astrid colours, fold gallery, london


group exhibitions / screenings / performances:


connecting principle event 12: set and setting, newcastle university, curated by toby lloyd
young london 2012, v22, london

competition 1: to the skies!, 8th 25fps international experimental film and video festival, zagreb
black + white + colour, pop up exhibition as part of london design festival, curated by emma kalkhoven
living room cinema presents: employment of time, scratch nights film screening, mk gallery, milton keynes, curated by pernille leggat ramfelt
experimental shorts, 61st melbourne international film festival, melbourne
marlybone project film screening session as part of communal knowledge, the showroom, london, programmed by lily hall and laura smith
the lounge, the book, the routine, performance hosted by royal academy schools and waterstones, waterstones picadilly, london

ra schools show 2012,
royal academy schools, london
latent cinema, performance curated by jason dungan as part of invites artists' presentations,
zabludowicz collection, london
gallery vela, london, curated by eddie peake
scratch nights; 16mm film screening, mk gallery, milton keynes

switch, baltic 39, newcastle upon tyne, selected by phyllida barlow

analogue recurring screening
, lo & behold gallery, london
hidde van seggelen gallery, london, curated by richard bevan and damian taylor
chromotherapeutic strips,
international film festival rotterdam, the netherlands


culture lab onsite; a past merely overlaid with presentness, newcastle university, newcastle upon tyne
alternative visions; space is the place: recent avant garde shorts
, pacific film archive,
san francisco
byob // multi channel - london
, programmed by the composing rooms, rich mix cinema, london
video takeaway programmed by come to ours, plymouth
wavelengths 1: analogue arcadia, 36th toronto international film festival 2011, toronto
descent into the maelstrom, the monkey cage gallery, ramsgate
to what earth does this sweet cold belong?, early monthly segments screening #27 co-presented with the power plant, toronto
sirdar road, 19 sirdar road, london, curated by josephine callaghan and karina joseph
premiums 2011, royal academy schools interim show, royal academy, london
i love my crazy friends, 53 cheverell house, london

point of address; outpost members show 2010, selected by peter suchin, outpost gallery, norwich
spurt, source atelier d’art, encausse les thermes, france
re:animate, oriel davies open 2010, oriel davies gallery, newtown, wales
microperformance at the agency, london, curated by rebecca birch (collaborative performance with Revati Mann)
umbraculum, 99 clerkenwell road, a camden council pop-up shop scheme curated by caravan projects, london
being is what it is, 38 elderfield road, curated by matthew richardson, london
resist & shine, katy kirbach with sophie michael, presented by liangwest in collaboration with alexa kusber, the east room, london
salon video art prize 2010, matt roberts arts, london
visuals for beats in abundance, southwark playhouse, london
brief encounters buenos aires screening, buenos aires

outpost members screening, norwich arts centre, as part of aurora 2009: common ground, norwich, curated by adam pugh
phlizz, acme studios, london, curated by revati mann
visuals for a million blue, the boogaloo pub, london
a-brassive, brass: durham international festival 2009, durham town hall, durham
exploring nostalgia: the allenheads experience, allenheads contemporary arts, northumberland, curated by hannah marsden
aurora 2009 tour: chapter gallery, cardiff; tyneside cinema, newcastle upon tyne; cca, glasgow; norwich arts centre, norwich; black box café, belfast; arnolfini, bristol

life work art 08 screening, star and shadow cinema, newcastle upon tyne
hannah marsden and sophie michael, aca shop and heritage centre, allenheads contemporary arts, northumberland
open studio, aca shop, allenheads contemporary arts, northumberland
aurora 2008: the infinite measure, cinema city, norwich, directed by adam pugh
slade shows, slade degree show, slade school of fine art, london

2006 - 2007
everlasting materiality
, curated by caravan projects, ada street gallery, london
ready to eat jumbo shrimp, curated by introducing, slade research centre, london
big painting project, slade Research Centre, London                       
price, as-da! gallery, london
what a way to make a living, the waiting rooms, palmers green railway station, london




artist talk, british school in athens
visiting artist, ma fine art department of northumbria university


visiting artist, ba photography department of university of kingston
visiting artist, ba fine art department of university for the creative arts farnham


visiting artist, core arts, london


visiting artist, ba sculpture department of university wales in cardiff
artist talk, at allenheads contemporary arts for ba sculpture department of newcastle university of the arts