Michael Czerwinski

Michael Czerwinski graduated with a first class honours degree in three dimensional design from Camberwell College of Arts in 1992, Michael has had a diverse career that includes a wide folio of lecturing, curating, project management, writing and exhibiting.

For 15 years he drew inspiration for his own drawing, sculpture and performance art from the famous Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras International. With confident insistence he made himself artists in residence in this vast derelict Neo gothic central London building, eventually running it as an arts venue before the Eurostar development absorbed the site. In this time he used this unique venue to host multidisciplinary exhibitions and happenings as well as partnering with London Open House to involve as many people as possible. In the four years towards the end of this period he developed events and access strategies that brought over 100,000 people through the doors, re-establishing this long forgotten architectural gem as a major London landmark.

His curating has continued with a number of major alternative arts scene group shows featuring the work of such people as Richard Slee (Jerwwod prize winner), Andrew Logan (infamous host of the party where the Sex Pistols first performed), and Margaret Calvert (designer responsible for now world copied motor way and street signage).

For the past four years Michael has worked at the Design Museum developing the public programme. This has included working with names such as Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Ron Arad, John Maeda, Hussein Chalayan, Campana Brothers and Stefan Siegmaster.

In the past two years he has become increasingly sought by the British press as a design commentator with mention in the Guardian, Guardian Review, Independent, Saturday Independent, and the Telegraph.

Recent publications include a series of three books for the Design Museum, 50 Dresses, 50 Shoes, 50 Chairs that changed the world. These have received international acclaim and the first two titles are about to be printed in their third edition.