Mikhael is a recent recipient of a grant by Pop Culture Collaborative and in 2018 completed her commission on POSTNATION [a new immersive experience around immigration and cities]. She was also awarded the International Sacatar Fellowship in Brazil in 2018.

Mikhael is deeply passionate about the intersection of art and artists with the complex needs of our culture today.  She has created work around abortion rights, reusable energy, veterans, international drug policy, immigration, and civil rights. 


In 2017, Mikhael Tara Garver was part of the team behind the Women's March in Washington DC. She also designed the #NOBAN Human banner in Battery Park, New York. After a call to action over social media, New Yorkers from around the city showed up at Battery Park. Garver directed them in the activation protesting the newest Muslim ban. Each letter made up of volunteers holding up flags from each country banned entry to the United States.  Garver was the creative director of the installation in collaboration with the Women's March and Drone artist Bryan Dumas www.bdumasonline.com


As artists we get to make worlds that reflect the word we see and the world we want.  I want a world that faces our ugliness with grace, courage and beauty.  So I find myself drawn to this work. - MTG