Michelle O’Higgins (she/her, b.1997) is an interdisciplinary designer and writer currently based in Berlin.

Through installation, film, code and performance she is interested in investigating high-tech systems with lo-fi tools and materials as well as the body. She is especially drawn to moments of repetition, rut and redundancy as a reaction to the expectations of relentless forward progress that we have of technology, ourselves and society as a whole.

Michelle’s work often circles back to investigate our western relationships with time and aims towards inciting more mystic encounters with, in and outside of the clock, tinkering with DIY and witchy ways of traveling time.

She shares a collaborative practise with Stan Bidston Casey and together they make work about the future of work, influencer culture and artificial intelligence, attempting to turn algorithms inside out and reveal the flesh and messy bits inside technology.



Artist in Residance, Superfluous, London. April-June 2021

Artist in Residance, Cel de Nord, online. March 2021

Assistant Producer, Studio ANRK. February 2021-current

Studio Assistant, School of Machines, Making and Make Believe, Berlin. October 2020-current

Freelance Illustrator, RCKT, Berlin. Sept 2020 - current

Participant, Making Futures Schol, Raumlabour, Berlin. July 2019

Participant, School for Civic Action, Public Works, London. Summer 2019 

Copywriter and Design Intern, Arvid & Marie. Summer 2019

Studio Assistant, Output Arts, London. Summer 2019

Set Designer, Lewisham Youth Theatre. Summer 2018

Freelance Art Director, Balenciaga, London. 2018

Freelance Videographer,  2018-2020


Bodies of Work, Superfluous Gallery, London. April 2021

AnoyxCreatives, LondonAugust 2020

Hey Look, Something is Happening, BA Design Graduation Show, Online.July 2020

Themselves Warehouse Exhibition, London. April 2019

Talks / Workshops 

Meme Making Workshop, Superfluous Gallery, London. June 2021

CV Workshop, Superfluous Gallery, London. May 2021

The Fourth Dimension and How to Get There, Five Bells, London. April 2020

Speaker at Challenging the Work Society Summit by Autonomy, 2019 

BA Design, Goldsmiths University of London, 1st Class Hons2017-2020

Art Foundation Diploma, Central Saint Martins, UAL, Distinction, 2016-2017