Michael Schwab

about the author

Michael Schwab is an artist and artistic researcher who interrogates post-conceptual uses of technology in a variety of media including photography, drawing, printmaking, and installation art. He holds a PhD in photography from the Royal College of Art, London, that focuses on post-conceptual post-photography and artistic research methodology. He is tutor at the Zurich University of the Arts as well as a research fellow at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Currently, he is senior researcher in the ERC-funded research project “MusicExperiment21” and joint project-leader of “Transpositions,” a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund. He is co-initiator and Editor-in-Chief of JAR, the Journal for Artistic Research. Recent publications include Experimental Systems: Future Knowledge in Artistic Research (Leuven University Press, 2013) and The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia (together with Henk Borgdorff; Leiden, 2014)

info & contact


Helsinki University of the Arts, FI
Zurich University of the Arts, CH
Orpheus Institute, Ghent, BE
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT


michael.schwab [AT] orpheusinstituut.be




(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: epistemic things, graphematic space, installation, technical objects, virtual/virtuality

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Nietzsche 6+1: The Weight of Music
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )