MIRZA, Haroon

Haroon Mirza

Series: Evening Lecture
Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 63 mins

Haroon Mirza will talk through his practice and its links with architecture. Discussing the chambers and pavilions constructed for recent projects.

Haroon Mirza has won international acclaim for installations that test the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. He combines a variety of readymade and time based material to create audio compositions, which are often realised as performances, site-specific installations and kinetic sculptures.

Haroon Mirza was born in London in 1977 where he lives and works. He has a BA in Painting from Winchester School of Art, an MA in Design Critical Practice and Theory from Goldsmiths College (2006) and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2007). Solo exhibitions include Haroon Mirza/hrm199 Ltd. at  Museum Tinguely, Basel (2015), The Light Hours, Villa Savoye, Poissy, Are Jee Be? at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Random Access Recall at Le Grande Café, St. Nazaire (2014), The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK (2013) and The New Museum, New York (2012). His work was included in the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, China (2012) and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), where he was awarded the Silver Lion. Among other awards he won the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize and Zurich Art Prize in 2014, the DAIWA Foundation Art Prize in 2012 and the Northern Art Prize in 2011. He is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.


Image caption: Installation view at Museum Tinguely, Basel, (c) 2015 Museum Tinguely, Basel; photo: Bettina Matthiessen

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