Michiel Vandevelde studied dance and choreography at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels. He is active as a choreographer, curator, writer and editor. As a curator he is currently connected to Arts Centre DE SINGEL (Antwerp, BE). Previously, as a freelancer he worked for Extra City Kunsthal, Het Bos, Bâtard festival, Precarious Pavilions. Vandevelde's artistic work is presented and supported throughout Europe by Münchner Kammerspiele, Kaaitheater, Concertgebouw Brugge/Dans in Brugge, Platform-K, PACT Zollverein, Wiener Festwochen, steirischer herbst, STUK, Viernulvier, Theater Neumarkt, among others. From 2017 to 2021 Michiel Vandevelde was artist in residence at Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE). In 2021-2022 Vandevelde was Creative Ambassador of the city of Leuven (BE).
In his work he investigates the elements that constitute or obstruct the contemporary public sphere. He explores which other social, economic and cultural alternatives we can imagine in order to question, challenge and transform dominant logics and ways of organizing. He has been developing a variety of projects both in public space and in (performing) arts institutions.