Mike Sperlinger

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts


City, Country:

London, United Kingdom


2013, 2014, 2015


Apr 2016 - Aug 2016

Born 1977 in London/Great Britain.

Mike Sperlinger currently lives and works in London/Great Britain. He studied English literature at the University of Sussex, Brighton/UK (1999) and aesthetics & art theory at Middlesex University, London (2001). In 2006/2007 he was a Helena Rubinstein curatorial fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, NY/USA.

He is co-founder and assistant director of LUX (since 2002), an agency for artists working with the moving image which holds the largest collection of films and videos by artists in Europe.

Mike Sperlinger has written for several magazines and journals including Art Monthly, Afterall, Frieze and Radical Philosophy, as well as numerous exhibition catalogs. He is the editor of two books: Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art (Rachmaninoffs, 2005) and Kinomuseum: Towards An Artists’ Cinema (Walther Koenig, 2008).

He recently curated the exhibition Marianne Wex: »Female« and »Male« Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures, Badischer Kunstverein (2012), which was the first large-scale exhibition of Wex’s photographic collages in Germany since the 1970s.