Mike Bianco is an artist, curator, researcher, activist, and beekeeper.
Bianco’s practice is often manifested in socially engaged art, with an emphasis on issues of politics, environment, sustainability, community activism, energy decline, and the impending 'century of crisis'. Bianco has exhibited his work internationally with institutions that range from the Texas Biennial in the United States to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Bianco received his BA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Alfred University (2004), an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts (2007), an MFA in Art & Design from the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan (2015), and is currently a PhD candidate in the labs of SymbioticA and CIBER at the University of Western Australia. Bianco is also an alumnus of the prestigious Dow Sustainability Fellowship, and the only participant to have ever represented the fields of Art & Design.