b. 1985 Scunthorpe, UK.
Lives and works in London, UK.
British artist Michael Burkitt is determined to create a masterpiece, at least once. He says he is "in search of a new form".
Until he finds it he offers objects, images, sounds, instructions, performances and stories; encouraging collectors and curators to welcome institutional critique to bait the hunt.
Believing that "Art is the propaganda of freedom"
Burkitt has an affection for movable material; exploring our obsession with efficiency in humorous, laborious and failing processes. His work is always context specific,
site-responsive and connected to an audience.
Burkitt encourages agility in his work embracing the live and unrecorded stories it creates; questioning our commitment to collaboration, relationships with artwork,
artists and each other.
2009 MA Contemporary Art Practice Leeds Beckett University
2006 Hogeskool Voor De Kunsten Utrecht, NL.
2004 Foundation Leeds College of Art and Design
2016 GENERATION, 19.06.2016. London
2015 *Things Michael Burkitt has made and the final event at his gallery, 3irty2wo, Scunthorpe,
2009 MICHAEL BURKITT UNIVERSITY (2009) H Block, Leeds
2008 BREAK THROUGH, MXXXII, Leeds.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2012 Young British Art II, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, CH
2011 Young British Art, Limoncello, London
2010 NO SOUL FOR SALE Tate Modern, London
2011 shortlisted Woolgather Art Prize
2015 21,188, Camberwell, Camberwell Green, London