Michael Takeo Magruder

Michael Takeo Magruder (b.1974, US/UK, www.takeo.org) is a visual artist and researcher whose practice utilises Information Age technologies and systems to examine our networked, media-rich world. His art has been shown in over 300 exhibitions in 35 countries, and has received extensive support within the UK, US and EU. Michael’s recent projects include Imaginary Cities – a solo exhibition creatively exploring digital maps drawn from the British Library’s One Million Images from Scanned Books collection on Flickr Commons. He is the first ever artist-in-residence at the UK National Archives where he is reflecting upon the institution’s ongoing digital transformation and what constitutes an archive in the 21st century. At present, Michael is virtual artist-in-residence at the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion in Washington, DC where he is investigating social and ethical issues surrounding the current Covid-19 crisis.