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Michael Helland US

Working at the crossroads of theatrical presentation, exhibition-based contexts, and public art modalities, Michael Helland makes creative interventions aimed to foster social connectivity and help communities face the dark uncertainty of the future. His research-in-action RECESS (Ritual Experience Concept Event Spa Show) was awarded a Flemish research grant, resulting in an immersive performance at Abrons Arts Center in New York, a pop-up urban sanctuary at ZSenne art lab in Brussels, and a series of workshops featured at Gropius Bau in Berlin. Helland has appeared in the works of Maria Hassabi, Christian Bakalov, Isabel Lewis, Tino Sehgal, Daniel Linehan, Heather Kravas, Xavier Le Roy, Eleanor Bauer, and Marina Abramović, among others.

In 2019 he facilitated the Temporary Body Worker Union at Workspacebrussels and graduated from the Conscious Living yoga teacher training program at Yyoga in Brussels. Helland holds degrees in Dance and in Community, Environment, and Planning from the University of Washington in Seattle.