Conceptual and anarchist in spirit, the art practice of Michael Eddy spans various disciplines and mediums, such as writing, video, performance, drawing, and exhibition curation. Using a DIY ethic and craft production, he critically explores the notions of autonomy, experience, and values in the modern world.
More recently, Eddy has been examining economic, cultural, and political liberalism through his work. Drawing inspiration from medieval wood engravings and contemporary political cartoons, he has been developing an iconography with a raw aesthetic that features the life of images and objects.
Hélène Couture Capital is the generous sponsor of Michael Eddy’s studio for 2021. The artist's studio was sponsored by the generous support of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation in 2019.
Eddy holds a M.F.A from the Staedelschule Frankfurt (DE) and a B.F.A (Interdisciplinary) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) in Halifax. He participated in many residencies in Canada, Italy, China and Japan. He has been working in collaboration with Knowles Eddy Knowles (since 2004) and co-organized the HomeShop space and collaboration in Beijing (2010-2013). His texts were published in many catalogues and magazines, including Esse arts+opinions and Peripheral Review.
Everything Merges, Emerges, then Fades Again, Group show, Fonderie Darling (Place Publique), Montreal
Crépuscule Blanc, solo show, Presse Papier, Trois-Rivières, QC
Je suis, Fonderie Darling
Credos, a series of micro-exhibitions on a table curated by Michael Eddy, Verticale centre d’artistes, Laval (QC)
Instructions from the Readymade Institution, PARC, Sapporo (JP)
Inhale Exile pt2 (mein Anderer Vater...), in collaboration with Knowles Eddy Knowles, Husslehof, Frankfurt (DE)
Ailleurs en Folie, in collaboration with Knowles Eddy Knowles, Mons Capitale Européenne de la Culture, Mons (BE)