Aleksandra Mir

Born 1967, Lubin, Poland. Citizen of Sweden and USA.

Lives in London.

http://www.aleksandramir.info/

Formal Education

1994-96 Cultural Anthropology, The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, NYC. 1989-92 Media Arts, BFA, School of Visual Arts, NYC. 1986-87 Communication & Media studies, Schillerska/Gothenburg University, Gothenburg.

Solo projects and shows

2013

The Age Space, curated by Eva Wittocx, M- Museum Leuven, Belgium

Discoteca, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome Visionaries of St. Pauli, Betongalerie, Hamburg

2012

Justice, Triple A, Los Angeles Local Library, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona

La 600, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome

Freddie on the Plinth, White Cubicle, George and Dragon Public House, London

2011

The Seduction of Galileo Galilei, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Dessins, Laurent Godin, Paris

The Seduction of Galileo Galilei, Mercer Union, Toronto.

2010

The Dream and The Promise, Gavlak, Palm Beach.

Il Sogno e la Promessa, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome.

2009

The Dream and The Promise, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona.

The How Not To Cookbook, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

Triumph, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.

Plane Landing – Photography, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris.

2008

Mandalas and Incense holders, Lisboa20 – Arte Contemporanea, Lisboa.

White House, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

Plane Landing, Tuileries, Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel, organized by Laurent Godin, Paris.

Plane Landing, Zurich Airport, organized by Kunsthaus, Zurich.

2007

A Retrospective of Printed Matter, Printed Matter, Inc, NYC.

Newsroom 1986-2000, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

Sicilian Pavilion, Palermo / Venice.

2006

Gravity: The Eternal Countdown, ICA, London.

Organized Movement – A video diary, The Power Plant, Toronto.

The Meaning of Flowers, Gavlak, Art Basel Miami Beach.

Gravity, Space Soon, Arts Catalyst, The Roundhouse, London.

Switzerland and Other Islands, Kunsthaus Zurich.

Living & Loving #3—The Biography of Mitchell Wright, White Columns, NYC.

Mouvement Organisé, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris.

2005

WELCOME Sometimes, Greengrassi Gallery, London.

Aeropuerto, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona.

Baloise Art Prize: Aleksandra Mir – The Big Umbrell, SMAK, Ghent.

The World from Above, Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporanea, Lisboa.

Organized Movement, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.

The Most Beautiful Thing Today, White Columns, NYC

NEW DESIGNS: Birth, Death and Abortion, Andrew Roth Inc, NYC.

Love Stories, Fundacion NMAC, Montenmedio.

Narvik Superstars, Kunst I Nordland, Narvik.

2004

Living & Loving #2—The Biography of Zoe Stillpass, Frieze Art Fair, London.

The Big Umbrella (NYC), PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NYC

The Big Umbrella (Copenhagen/Dresden), Statements, Basel.

The World from Above, greengrassi, London.

Naming Tokyo (part III), ICA, Philadelphia.

2003

Happy Holidays, The Wrong gallery, NYC.

The Big Umbrella (Paris), Jousse enterprise, Paris.

Naming Tokyo (part II), Swiss Institute, NYC.

Plane Landing, Compton Verney House Trust, Warwickshire.

Welcome back to Earth, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St Gallen.

HELLO Ringier, Ringier annual report, Zurich.

Corporate Mentality, Lukas & Sternberg, NYC.

2002

Daily News, Gavin Browns enterprise, NYC / Greengrassi, London.

Living & Loving #1—The Biography of Donald Cappy, Cubitt, London. Pink Tank, Cubitt, London.

HELLO Bern, Galeria Francesca Pia, Bern.

2001

HELLO NYC, Gavin Browns enterprise, NYC.

2000

TOP SECRET, Kaffibarinn, Reykjavik.

1999

Conspiracy Night, Swiss Institute, NYC.

First Woman on the Moon, Casco Projects, Utrecht. Garlands for people, The kitchen of Dorota and Feliks Puchlik, Sävedalen. Garlands for people, The country home of Maria and Martin Ståhl, Stora Askerön.

1998

Bingo Blues,Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

CityForest (prototype), Tompkins Square Park, NYC.

1997

Pick Up (oh baby!), Lyd/Galerie, Copenhagen.

Fashion Hats, Window on Broadway, The New Museum of Contemporary Art/Fashion Hats, NYC.

1995

Life is Sweet in Sweden, Trixter, Gothenburg.

Group shows

2013

Party with us – 10 years after, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo

Reading List: Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library, The MoMA Library, New York

Energy & Process, Tate Modern Collection Displays, London

Welcome, bull mengers, Laven

Souvenir, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery/td>

9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre Monuments, Lismore Castle, Waterford

Witnessing the Wilderness, Wimbledon Art Space, London

Dreams of Reason, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun

Paperwork: A brief history of Artist’s Scrapbooks, Roth, New York

2012

Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport, South London Gallery, London

Rest in Press, LiMAC, Lima

ArtandPress, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

Situation(s) [48°47'34" N / 2°23'14" E], MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine Art Parcours, Art Basel, Basel

Cafe & Films, Elaine MGK, Basel

The Big Scale, Site Festival, Index Gallery, Stroud

The Artists’ Postcard Show, Spike Island, Bristol

Lugares en Perdida, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Huarte, Huarte

Revisitations: Saatchi Gallery returns to Ipswich Art School, Ipswich Art School, Ipswich

ArtandPress, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

Print/Out, MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The long night of Transformation, Haus am Lutzowplatzt Kulturzentrum Berlin eV., Berlin

In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, ICA, London

Campaign, C24 Gallery, New York

2011

Camulodunum, Firstsite, Colchester

Playing The City 3, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Once Upon a Time, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

Now My Garden is Gone, Joan Prats, Barcelona

Paperwork, Laurent Godin, Paris

Laboratory of The Future, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

Cool videos for a hot Florida Summer, Gavlak, Palm Beach

The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary, Alcoitao

With Food in Mind, Center for Book Arts, New York

Space: About a Dream, Kunsthalle, Wien

The Luxury of Dirt, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Aphasic Disturbance, Chelsea Space, London

2010

Singular Visions, Whitney Museum, New York

Plus Ultra, MACRO Testaccio, Rome

Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, Gavlak, Palm Beach

Born in Dystopia, Rosenblum Collection, Paris

The Last Newspaper, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Italian Journey, Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive Contemporanee, Pistoia

Metropolis, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands

In the backyards of kings, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki

Tumult, The Muncipality of Guldborgsund, Nykøbing

Retro-Retro Tech, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

Endless Bummer / Surf Elsewhere, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Christmas in July, Yvon Lambert, New York

IN BOOK: Archives/actions in the contemporary artist’s book, Biblioteca di Palazzo Mauri, Spoleto

Natural Renditions, Marlborough Gallery, Inc, New York

Glück Happens, Städtische Galerie, Erlangen

Nosotras, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

Face Your Demons, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm

Horizont, Galeria Miguel Nabinho, Lisboa

The Traveling Show, Fundación Jumex, Mexico City

Intervention in Printed Matter, Roth, New York

A New Breed, Exit Art, New York

Unbound Thoughts, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe

Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York

Star City: The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Catch Me. Grasping Speed, Kunsthaus, Graz

Things That Only an Artist Can Do, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Vigo

You Can Heal Your Life!, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles

2009

GAGARIN The Artists in their Own Words, S.M.A.K., Gent.

Dance in My Experience, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf. Fleuves, cneai, Chatou.

A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

Deceitful Moon, Southbank Centre, London.

LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; P.S.1, Long Island City.

Vague Terrain: Analogues of Place in Contemporary Photography, The FLAG Art Foundation, NYC.

Making Worlds, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Deep Green, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen,

This is Not America, El Descanso del Guerrero, Toa Baja.

Shifting Identities. (Swiss) Art Now, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius. Kosmos.

New Photography from Space, Stadhaus, Ulm.

The Chance Encounter, South Australian School of Art, Adelaide.

Art vs. Starlight: Sight-Specific, Play Circle Theater, Madison.

Weltraum als Fluchtlinie, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg. T

he End, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Entrance Strategies, SF MoMA, San Francisco.

2008

Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, The New School for Design, NYC.

Making a Scene, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples.

Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.

God is Design, Galpao Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo.

The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Galleries, San Francisco.

Italia Italie Italien Italy Wlochy, Museo Arcos, Benevento.

2007

The Big Easy, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar.

Stardust ou la dernière frontière, MAC/VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-seine. Come

Come into my world, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão.

USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. PAWNSHOP,

e-flux, NYC. Disco Coppertone, Megaron OLP, Piraeus.

The Shapes of Space – Part IV, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC.

Detourism, Orchard, NYC.

Beauty is in the Street, Mason Gross Galleries/Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

2006

New York, Interrupted, PKM Gallery, Beijing.

Labyrinth, Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba.

Bunch Alliance and Dissolve, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.

Fantastic Politics, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo.

USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Upstate, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

Aleksandra Mir & Robert Orchardson, Bournville Centre for Visual Arts, Birmingham.

Space Is The Place, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland.

The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

Motion on Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts Ltd, London.

Nothing But Pleasure, BAWAG Foundation, Wien.

Empieza el Juego, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Miss America, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles.

Yankee Doodle, Hillside Plaza, Tokyo.

Art For Our Sake!, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Opere Su Carta, Studio Guenzani, Milan.

Hiding In The Light, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

My Way, Jousse Entreprise, Paris.

2005

GuestRoom #2, Museum Heit Domein, Sittard.

Organized Movement, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC.

Return To Space, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

Encore, Istanbul Foundation for Cultural and Arts, Istanbul.

A Lucky Strike: Kunst findet Stadt, GAK, Bremen.

Bonds of Love, John Connelly Presents, NYC.

The Gesture. A Visual Library in Progress, Oxymoron, Athens.

Quarter, Florence. Merit Badge, 445 Old State Road 82, Craryville.

Publish and be Damned, Outpost gallery, Norfolk.

LOT, Bristol; Display, Praha.

Someone somewhere is furiously traveling towards you, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Largo Alcance, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Bracelona.

Social Democracy Revisited, Apexart, NYC.

Post No Bills, White Columns, NYC. Trade.

Social Democracy Revisited, Apexart, NYC.

Monuments for the USA, CCAC Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

Tea and video art, Locus, Athens.

2004

Vacation: projection series 7, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.

The exhibition Coalesce: Mingle Mangle, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo.

Communism, Project Art Space, Dublin.

Che and Apple, Le Magasin, Grenoble.

Terminal 5, JFK Airport, NYC.

Never Never Landscape, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin.

Funky Lessons, Buero Friedrich, Berlin;

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.

Exhibition 13, Champion Fine Art, NYC.

California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, NYC.

Localismos, Perros Negros, Mexico City.

The Drawing Project, Vamiali’s, Athens.

Detox, The Murmanx connection, Grenselandsmuseet, Kirkenes.

Socle du Monde Biennial 2004, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning.

Nuclear War, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden.

World Watchers, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden.

Untitled (Visione, Esistenza, Resistenza), Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea,Torino.

Voltaire, London. Whitney Biennial 2004, NYC.

State of Play, Serpentine gallery, London.

Le Proche et le Lointain, Domaine de Kerguehennec, CAC, Kerguehennec.

2003

The Outlaw Series 2003, NYC.

The World, Jousse enterprise, Paris.

The World, Gallery speak for, Tokyo.

Sandwiched, Jacob Fabricius, NYC.

24/7: Wilno-Nueva York, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.

Publicness, w. Jens Haaning & Matthieu Laurette, ICA, London.

Overexposed, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona.

La crise économique, Jousse enterprise, Paris.

GNS (Global Navigation System), Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Sharjah International Biennial 6, Sharjah Art Museums, Sharjah.

It doesnt matter what you know, because this is real life, GBE, NYC.

Ill Communication, DCA, Dundee.

The 20th Anniversary Show, Gavin Browns enterprise, NYC.

2002

Actualites, Le Rectangle, Lyon.

The World (may be) Fantastic, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney.

COPY, Roth Horowitz gallery, NYC.

5th Anniversary show, Jousse Entreprise, Paris.

2001

How wonderful that the world exists!, CCAS, SF.

2000

Pyramids of Mars, Curve Gallery, Barbican Art Center, London.

Pyramids of Mars, Trapholt Art Museum, Trapholt.

Pyramids of Mars, Fruitmarket gallery, Edinburgh.

FLAKK, or that extraordinary sensation of being abroad even when at home, The Nordic House, Reykjavik.

Fuori Uso, Pescara.

Democracy!, Royal College of Art, London.

Viva Maria III, Gallery Karin Guenther, Hamburg.

1999

Empires without States, Swiss Institute, NYC.

1998

Oriental Nights, Gavin Browns enterprise, NYC.

Slipstream, Center of Contemporary Art, Glasgow.

Momentum, Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss.

1996

Update, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde.

Talks & Teaching

2011

Slade School of Art, London.

FirstSite, Colchester.

Mercer Union, Toronto.

Update, Copenhagen.

2010

Sculpture Unlimited, Kunstuniversitat Linz. Martha Stewart Living Radio, NYC.

Frieze Talks, London.

Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main.

Fondazione Sambuca, Palermo.

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham.

2009

Roski School of Fine Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

2008

Saatchi Gallery, London.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo.

2006

Columbia School of Art, NYC.

Roski School of Fine Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

2005

Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum Museum, NYC.

TICA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

2004

Funky Lessons at Münzsalon, a conversation with Jörg Heiser, Berlin.

Cine y casi cine, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid.

ICA, Ramp Revisited: A Conversation on Commissions, Philadelphia.

Frieze Art Fair / Trafalgar Hotel, London.

School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Slade School of Art, University of London, London.

2003

Arnolfini, Bristol.

ICA, Philadelphia.

2002

Columbia School of Art, NYC.

School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Sydney College of Art, Sydney.

California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco.

2001

Helsinki Art Academy, Helsinki.

2000

Royal College of Art, London.

1999

Valand School of Art, Gothenburg.

Casco Projects, Utrecht.

1998 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

The Proto Academy, Edinburgh.

Remarks on Interventive Tendencies, DCA, Copenhagen.

Beyond Modernism and Postmodernism: A New Cultural Role for Art?, CCA in Helsinki, Moss.

Residencies

2010

London

2005-2010

Palermo

2004

Perros Negros, Mexico City.

2003

Ringier, Zurich.

2002

Sydney Biennale, Sydney.

2001

CCAC Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

2001

Delfina Studio Trust, London.

1998 CCAC, Glasgow.

1989-05

NYC, USA.

Collective work

Original member of M.I.M.E., a NY-based collective that aimed at revitalizing the art form of Mime through appearances in private and public space. Founded in 1999, the other original members included Christian Holstad, Sigrun Hrolfsdottir, Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom. M.I.M.E. has not performed together since 2002, but you never know.

2002

M.I.M.E. Reunited, Paris.

2001

The first M.I.M.E. movie, NYC. M.i.m.e.w.a.v.e!!!!!, Niagra bar, NYC.

2000

Turn off the lights M.I.M.E., Public Access TV, NYC. Nightlife M.I.M.E., Gavin Browns enterprise, NYC. The second M.I.M.E. Swim, Asser Levy Public Pool, NYC. M.I.M.E., The Zoo and Rose Garden, Prospect Park, NYC.

1999

Iceland M.I.M.E.,Kóngshakki, Snefellsnes. Drunk M.I.M.E., Local bar, Utrecht. The M.I.M.E. Swim, Krommerin Public Bath, Utrecht. Supermarket M.I.M.E., Key Foods, Avenue A, NYC. Fleetweek M.I.M.E., Times Square, NYC.

Proposed and Cancelled work

2013

Plane Landing Moscow, 0 Performance, Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art

2012

The Dream and The Promise, Getting off the Planet, Santa Fe Art Institute 2011 Striptease, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin Fat Coockies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (canceled) 2010 Drowning London, London (proposed)

2004

Hello – from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to Whitney Houston, Whitney Biennial, NYC. 2001 Wildflower Meadow, Rebuilding the Gorbals Partnership, Glasgow.

2000

Cityforest, Public Art Fund, NYC.

Curatorial

2007

Donna / Woman, Laboratorio Saccardi, Francesco Pantaleone Art Contemporanea, Palermo. 2002 The Gareth James – Gareth Jones show, a cross atlantic extravaganza, private house, Bethnal Greene, London.