Michele Laird is an arts journalist living in Switzerland who writes in English or in French. She has lived in nine countries, including Iran and Egypt.
Following a degree in journalism, she became an international arts administrator in Paris, New York and London:
VISUAL ARTS at Alexandre Iolas gallery (Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle and Max Ernst) , Robert Delpire, the photo editor in Paris (Duane Michals, André Kertsz).
PERFORMING ARTS with Artservices (Bob Wilson, Merce Cunningham, Lucinda Childs) and the French Foreign Ministry’s department of cultural affairs (organizing tours for Ariane Mnouchkine, Patrice Chéreau, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Jérôme Savary et le Grand Magic Circus), Peter Brook in Paris and New York (to assist with the production of “Carmen”), Riverside Studios in London (Dario Fo, Samuel Beckett, Gavin Bryers).
MUSIC as assistant director of the 1983-85 landmark Mahler, Vienna and the Twentieth Century Festival with Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Since living in Switzerland, she has written extensively on digital transformations, education and the arts for http://www.swisster.ch, a former online newspaper from Switzerland’s largest publishing house, http://www.swissinfo.ch, the international service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, FHH Journal, the foundation of high horology, Time Out Switzerland and Bon pour la Tête, an editor-free online publication.
Michele is the author of a book separated by two languages, THE RIVER OF TIME in English and LE PAON ETRANGLE in French.