Born Iowa City, Iowa 1967
He lives and work in Brooklyn, NY
Michael Sarff’s examinations of participatory culture, the economics of art, digital materials, and the institutional art world take the form of web sites, installations, sculptures, and performance. His work may be seen at http://tinjail.com Michael, working under the name M.River, is also one half of the collaboration MTAA - http://mteww.com
Sarff has presented artworks and performances at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, New York city; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; The Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine, CA, The Getty Center in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
International exhibitions include the Seoul Net & Film Festival in Korea and Videozone2 - The 2nd International Video Art Biennial in Israel. Michael has earned grants and awards from the Creative Capital Foundation, Rhizome.org, Eyebeam and New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc.