Michael Fliri was born in 1978 in Schlanders, South Tyrol, Italy. From 1999 to 2006 he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany and at the Academy of Arts in Bergen, Norway. He combines elements of performance, video, photography and sculpture. A central theme of his performances is the "metamorphosis" that Fliri, as the protagonist, performs on himself in different ways. In doing so, he sometimes involves the surroundings in the transformation. The results, which he documents on video, usually escape logic in an ironic way. Solo exhibitions by the artist have taken place at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Madrid (2021), the Franzensfeste Fortress, Fortezza, South Tyrol, Italy (2019); RLB Atelier Lienz, Lienz, Austria (2018); Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium (2017); Wendy Norris Gallery, San Francisco, USA (2016); Museum of Modern Art (MAC), Lissone, Italy (2013); Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany (2014); at Centro Pecci in Prato and Museion, Bolzano, both Italy (2011). In 2009, the artist participated in the 3rd Moscow Biennale. After residencies in New York and Paris, Michael Fliri lives and works in Taufers im Münstertal, Italy, in Zurich, Switzerland and Austria.