Michael Sven Meier (*1992 in Erlangen, Germany) is a media artist and theorist. After graduating his studies in Fine Arts in Nürnberg, Vienna and Berlin, he is now pursuing his Master’s degree in Media Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2016 he is a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation („Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“). He lives and works in Berlin.


2019 – now Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Media Studies (M.A.)
2013 – 2018 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Fine Arts, Prof. Heike Baranowsky
2017 – 2018 Universität der Künste Berlin, Art and Media
2016 – 2017 Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Contextual Painting, Prof. Ashley Hans Scheirl
2016 – 2017 Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Art Theory, Prof. Dr. Helmut Draxler


2019/07 „Aperto“ (curated by Kasper König), Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy (group show)
2018/10 „Un_Becoming“, SomoS, Berlin (group show)
2018/10 „A relatively simple ritual“, Absolvent_Innen Ausstellung, Akademie der Bildenen Künste Nürnberg
2017/12 „Current Situation“, Zwinglikirche, Berlin (group show)
2016/07 „stand by/e“, Edel Extra, Nürnberg (solo show)
2015/07 „There Must Be Something“, Nürnberg (group show)
2014/12 „Violet“, Nürnberg Central Station (solo show)
2014/08 „areal17“, Freiraumgalerie Halle (Saale) (group show, catalogue)
2014/05 „Die offene Seite“, Wiensowski & Harbord Berlin (group show, artist’s edition)

prizes and scholarships

2019 Residency „Corso Superiore di Arti Visive – Artist Research Laboratory“ (with Nora Schultz, Ei Arakawa and Kasper König), Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
2018 Shortlist German Federal Prize for Art Students („Bundespreis für Kunststudierende“), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
2016 Study-abroad scholarship for the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2016 Erasmus+ scholarship for the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2016 Scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (juried by Ulf Aminde, Tatjana Doll, Elger Esser, Jeanne Faust, Tamara Grcic, Marcel Odenbach, Nasan Tur)
2015 Class Prize of Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg


2018 Absolvent_Innen, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
2018 Benita Böhm: Academy in Space,, October 19
2017 The Catastrophic Body. in: Crisis As Form. Die Angewandte, Wien. Extracts re-published In: Springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Issue 2/2017, Wien
2016 After the Anteroom. Artist’s book. Self-published, Nürnberg
2016 Eleonora Meinhardt: Nürnberger Kunstgriff,, July 29