Michael Dudeck is an artist and cultural engineer who decodes dominant cultural mythologies and re-codes them into contemporary fictions. His work is divided into four streams : The Religion Virus [an invented queer religion and prehistory], Punc Arkæology [a pedagogical software system] Crytical Mythopoesis [crypto-fictional meta-mythologies] and The Museum of Artificial Histories [an imaginary institution housing artifacts and alternate information systems]. 

He has performed, exhibited, and lectured internationally including: Center for Performance Research, The Watermill Center, John Connelly Presents, Parade Ground and Union Theological Seminary [New York], Pari Nadimi Gallery, Videofag and Progress Festival [Toronto], The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Aceartinc., Platform Center, and Plug IN ICA [Winnipeg], DeFibrillator [Chicago], Neutral Ground [Regina], Latitude 53 [Edmonton], Insel Hombroich [Neuss, Germany], The Brucebo Museum [Visby, Sweden] and The Venice International Festival of Experimental Cinema and Performance Art [Venice, Italy].

His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Globe and MailCanadian ArtBorder CrossingsView on Canadian Art, and is included in the publications The Younger than Jesus Artist Directory [Phaidon], The Artist is Present [Moma] and Queer Spirits [Creative Time]. He has published two artist monographs Parthenogenesis [2009] and Religion [2012] and his third, a large-scale graphic novel The Artificial Mother will be released in Fall 2016. He is the recipient of numerous grants, scholarships and awards, and In 2014 he was both longlisted for the prestigious Canadian Sobey Award, and listed as one of ARTINFO Canada’s Top 30 Under 30.