Michael James Becker (b. St. Louis) is an artist researching the ways that computation and digital technologies affect poetry, performance, and cultural politics.

His work has been presented in public and independent art spaces in the United States and abroad, including the Opera House Palace of Arts, Cairo, Other Places Art Fair, San Pedro, and the Broad Art Center, UCLA. As a cofounder of the artist group 65ETICA, he helped to curate and produce a multimedia rooftop exhibition in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong in 2015 which explored themes of governance, collectivity, and political upheaval in the region. His work and collaborative projects have been featured in print and online in media outlets such as Hyperallergic, Complex, Curate LA,The Daily Bruin, Beating Lights, and Alive Magazine.

Becker has also worked as a design consultant and arts administrator in the U.S. and internationally, including a one month design residency at Star Dragon Films in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.

He earned his B.A. from the Design | Media Arts program at UCLA in 2017, and is currently an MFA Candidate in Digital Arts + New Media at UC Santa Cruz.

Contact: mjbecker14@gmail.com | @mjamesbecker