Aleksandra Mir

Born 1967 Lubin, Poland
Citizen of Sweden and USA


2010- London, UK
2005-10 Palermo, IT
2004 Perros Negros, Mexico City, MX
2003 Ringier, Zurich, CH
2002 Sydney Biennale, Sydney, AU
2001 CCAC Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
2001 Delfina Studio Trust, London, UK
1998 CCA, Glasgow, UK
1989-05 New York City, USA
1974-89 Partille, SWE
1972-74 Lund, SWE
1967-72 Lubin, PL

Solo projects and shows

2015 Antarctica: A Play, Playgoers Society, Dartington Hall, Devon
2014 Drawing Room, Drawing Room, London
Tour the Darker side of Worcester, Movement, Worcester
2013 Discoteca, Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome
The Space Age, M - Museum Leuven, Leuven
Visionaries of St.Pauli, Betongalerie, Hamburg
The Meaning of Flowers, Gavlak Palm Beach
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, New York
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, Lisbon
White House, Mary Boone Gallery, New York New York
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, New York
Newsroom 1986-2000, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
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, New York
Mouvement Organisé, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
2005 WELCOME Sometimes, Greengrassi Gallery, London
Aeropuerto, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona
Baloise Art Prize: Aleksandra Mir - The Big Umbrella, 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, New York
NEW DESIGNS: Birth, Death and Abortion, Andrew Roth Inc, New York
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, New York
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, New York
The Big Umbrella (Paris), Jousse enterprise, Paris
Naming Tokyo (part II), Swiss Institute, New York
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, New York
2002 Daily News, Gavin Browns enterprise, NYC / Greengrassi, London
Living & Loving #1—The Biography of D. C., Cubitt, London
Pink Tank, Cubitt, London
HELLO Bern, Galeria Francesca Pia, Bern
2001 HELLO NYC, Gavin Browns enterprise, New York
2000 TOP SECRET, Kaffibarinn, Reykjavik
1999 Conspiracy Night, Swiss Institute, New York
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, New York
1997 Pick Up (oh baby!), Lyd/Galerie, Copenhagen
Fashion Hats, Window on Broadway, The New Museum of Contemporary Art/Fashion Hats, New York
1995 Life is Sweet in Sweden, Trixter, Gothenburg

Group shows

2016 Freundschaftsspiel, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
OCD: A collection of one's own, MUSAC, León
Your Body is a Battleground, Personal PAC, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago
Father Figures Are Hard to Find, nGbK Kunstverein, Berlin
LSD, Rob Tufnell, London
Keep Abortion Legal, Printed Matter, NYC
2015 The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction, The Kitchen, NYC
KOSMICA, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
Magnetism, Hazelwood House, Sligo
Collecting Lines: Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Villa Flora, Winterthur
Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
TUTTOVERO, GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino / Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea / Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo / Fondazione Merz, Turin
Master Drawings: 100 Years of the Prints and Drawings Collection, Kunsthaus Zurich
An Earthquake at the Racetracks, Museo de la Cuidad, Santiago de Querétaro
2014 Manifest Intention: Drawing in all its Forms, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli-Turin
Hypothèse de l’impact géant, Le Carreau and Visages du Monde, Cergy
Höhenrausch - Moving Space, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz
In the Beginning / End States, Sgobarti Projects, NYC
COPIED, Andrew Roth Gallery, NYC
They used to call it the Moon, BALTIC, Gateshead
They used to call it the Moon, BALTIC39, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resonance (s), Maison Particulière, Brussels
Who Shall Deliver Us From The Greeks and Romans?, Galeri Mana, Istanbul
Presència de Galeria Joan Prats, Galeria Joan Prats, Poblenou, Barcelona
Social Goth, Scandinavian Institute, New York
International Women's Day, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
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
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, New York
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, New York
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
The End, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Entrance Strategies, SF MoMA, San Francisco
2008 Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, The New School for Design, New York
Making a Scene, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
God is Design, Galpao Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo
The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 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, 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, New York
Disco Coppertone, Megaron OLP, Piraeus
The Shapes of Space - Part IV, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Detourism, Orchard, New York
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, New York
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, New York
My Way, Jousse Entreprise, Paris
2005 GuestRoom #2, Museum Heit Domein, Sittard
Organized Movement, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
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, New York
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, Prague
Someone somewhere is furiously traveling towards you, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Largo Alcance, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona
Social Democracy Revisited, Apexart, New York
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York
Trade, White Columns, New York
Social Democracy Revisited, Apexart, New York
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, New York
Never Never Landscape, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Funky Lessons, Buero Friedrich, Berlin; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Exhibition 13, Champion Fine Art, New York
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
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
Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London
Whitney Biennial 2004, New York
State of Play, Serpentine gallery, London
Le Proche et le Lointain, Domaine de Kerguehennec, CAC, Kerguehennec
2003 The Outlaw Series 2003, New York
The World, Jousse enterprise, Paris
The World, Gallery speak for, Tokyo
Sandwiched, Jacob Fabricius, New York
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, New York
Ill Communication, DCA, Dundee
The 20th Anniversary Show, Gavin Browns enterprise, New York
2002 Actualites, Le Rectangle, Lyon
The World (may be) Fantastic, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
COPY, Roth Horowitz gallery, New York
5th Anniversary show, Jousse Entreprise, Paris
2001 How wonderful that the world exists!, CCAS, San Francisco
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, New York
1998 Oriental Nights, Gavin Browns enterprise, New York
Slipstream, Center of Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Momentum, Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss
1996 Update, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde
Update, Copenhagen

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 original members were Aleksandra Mir, Christian Holstad, Sigrun Hrolfsdottir, Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom. M.I.M.E. was also open to a great variety of guest mimes who consciously or not entered our performances.

2002 M.I.M.E. Reunited, Paris
2001 The first M.I.M.E. movie, New York
M.i.m.e.w.a.v.e!!!!!, Niagra bar, New York
2000 Turn off the lights M.I.M.E., Public Access TV, New York
Nightlife M.I.M.E., Gavin Browns enterprise, New York
The second M.I.M.E. Swim, Asser Levy Public Pool, New York.
M.I.M.E., The Zoo and Rose Garden, Prospect Park, New York
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, New York
Fleetweek M.I.M.E., Times Square, New York

Proposed, unrealized or cancelled projects

2014 Jokes about Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Abingdon School, Oxfordshire
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 Cookies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
2009 Gym, Inhotim, Instituto de Arte Contemporânea e Jardim Botânico, Brumadinho
2008 Plane Landing in Sicily, Fondazione GOCA, Assessorato al Turismo della Regione Siciliana, Sicily
Plane Landing in Lisbon, Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon
2007 Drowning London, Artichoke, London
2006 Drowning London, Southbank Centre, London
2004 Hello Whitney, Whitney Museum, New York
Narvik Superstars, Narvik Kommune, Narvik
2003 Seven, ICA, London
2001 Wildflower Meadow, Rebuilding the Gorbals Partnership, Glasgow
2000 Top Secret, Kaffebarinn, Reykjavik
1999 M.I.M.E Opera, PS1, New York
1998 Stonehenge II, Artangel/Times open commission, London
1997 Cityforest, Public Art Fund, New York
Skyscraper, Public Art Fund, New York


2012 The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg (Jury Chair), Copenhagen
2007 Donna / Woman, Laboratorio Saccardi, Francesco Pantaleone Art Contemporanea, Palermo
2002 The Gareth James - Gareth Jones show, private house, Bethnal Green, London

Talks and Teaching

2015 Royal College of Art, London
The School of the Arts, Northampton University
Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies, University of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
UK Space Conference, Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool
International Space University, Strasbourg
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
2014 Royal College of Art, London
Drawing Room, London
Ringier Pressehouse, Zurich
Christies Education, London
2013 School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
2012 Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Wide Open School, Hayward gallery, London
2011 Slade School of Art, London
FirstSite, Colchester
Mercer Union, Toronto
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, New York
Roski School of Fine Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2005 Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum Museum, New York
TICA, The School of the Art Institute of 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, New York
Slade School of Art, University of London
2003 Arnolfini, Bristol
2002 Columbia School of Art, New York
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

Formal education

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