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Michael Elion (b.1975) is an artist/architect. He obtained his architecture degrees at the University of Cape Town and the Architectural Association (AA) in London, and a Master of Philosophy (aesthetics) in Paris. He has worked with world renowned architects and artists in Paris (Xavier Veilhan), (Pierre Huyghe), Rome (Massimiliano Fuksas) and Berlin (Daniel Libeskind) and has produced giant artworks that engage with the urban environment. In 2014 he was featured on the South African national stamp and he created Perceiving Freedom, a sculptural tribute to Nelson Mandela on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town. He is also the founder of The Secret Love Project a collaborative artwork designed to spread love in the world - it is also a non-profit company that supports over 60 homeless people in Cape Town. His artworks are an extension of his interest and studies in aesthetics and visual perception.

Xavier Veilhan (Paris)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris, Miami)
• Sebastien Tellier

Pierre Huyghe (Paris) Project

Daniel Libeskind (Berlin)

Massimiliano Fuksas (Rome)

PhD (2004-07) Université Paris VIII Vincennes - Saint-Denis (& Oxford) [discontinued]
MPhil (2004) Université Paris VIII Vincennes - Saint-Denis
CEAA (2004) École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette
RIBA 2 (2003) Architectural Association (London)
RIBA 1 (2001) Architectural Association (London)
BAS (1998) University of Cape Town