Helen Mirra

Helen Mirra nasce nel 1970 a Rochester, New York. Vive a Cambridge, Massachusetts.


M.F.A. in Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 1996

B.A. in Studio Art and Contemporary Art History, Bennington College, Vermont, May 1991


Instance the Determination, public project, University of Chicago, IL

Helen Mirra & Alison Knowles, Unimedia Modern, and Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa

Helen Mirra, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont

Quarry, Nordenhake, Stockholm, SE

Grotesk Gegend, Alte Fabrik (Gebert Stiftung für Kultur), Rapperswil, CH*

Waldau, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, D

Break camp, Peter Freeman, New York

Cloud, the, 3, DAAD Galerie, Berlin*

Käuzchensteig, Galerie Nelson, Paris, F

PIAC (Piattaforma internazionale arte contemporanea) Ragusa, I

Laws of clash, 247, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

Sudden and creeping violence, Dallas Museum of Art: Concentrations 45, TX*

Miscellaneous papers, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, D

Hewn third, Peter Freeman, New York

65 instants, Matrix: UC Berkeley Art Museum, CA*

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, GB

Arrow, DYG Projects, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

48°N, Backdrop, (with Gaylen Gerber) Michael Hall Galerie, Vienna, A

Nicola Sacco, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milano, I

Declining IntervalLands, Whitney Museum of American Art: Contemporary Series,New York*

Miller’s Views, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Art Statements, Art 32 Basel, CH

Sky-wreck, The Renaissance Society, Chicago*

beforsten, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, D

Latitude Lines and Railroad Ties, Gasser & Grunert, New York

Chicago Project Room, Chicago

Rx (project space), Chicago

Chicago Project Room, Chicago

1996 Here But Not Here, (With Charles Goldman) Gallery 400, Chicago


Observing beast, time, evolution: Kunst und Naturwissenschaft, Kunstverein Hildesheim and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, D

Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert, Paris

Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in/über Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe, D

Italia Italie Italien Italy Wlochy, Museo ARCOS, Benevento Italy

Drawing a Tiger, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin

Marta schweigt. Garde le silence, le silence te gardera, MARTa Herford, D*

No Context (Gardar Eide Einarsson, Sean Landers, Darren Bader, Helen Mirra, Hiroshi

Teshigawara), Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Art & Language, Stephanie Brooks, Helen Mirra, and Ian Wilson, Peter Blum, New York

Dump, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, N*

Place of the Transcommon, Inova (Institute for Visual Art), Milwaukee*

Art Unlimited, Art 37 Basel, CH*

Planting the tele, Mary Mary, Glasgow*

Into a Journey, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, D

Helen Mirra, Sharon Harper, Carpenter Center, Harvard Unversity, Cambridge MA

Sonambiente, festival für hören und sehen, Berlin*

Spectrum, Galerie Lelong, New York

The Plain of Heaven, curated by Peter Eleey, at the end of the High Line, New York*

Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates”, White Columns, New York*

Set (Helen Mirra, Lisa Lapinski, Yuki Kimura) Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Variations on the Picturesque, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario Canada*

Tropical Abstraction, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, ND

Material as Metaphor (Beuys, Balka, Kiaer, Manders, Mirra) Tanya Bonakdar,New York

Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute. Kunstverein Hamburg, D*

Black Friday: Exercises in Hermetics, Galerie Kamm, Berlin. organized by Christoph Keller*

Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Delays and Revolutions, 50th Venice Biennale (italian pavilion)*

Paper Sculpture, Sculpture Center, New York. travelling*

Subject Index, The Pond, Chicago

Going A Journey, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC

There’s no land but the land, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, D

Land, Land (with Rivane Neunschwander and Katya Strunz) Kunsthalle Basel, CH*

Art Projects, Art Basel: Miami. curated by James Rondeau

Here and now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago*

Zusammenhänge herstellen, Kunstverein Hamburg*

Sound Canopy, sound installation. supported by Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Public Radio (Cargnelli, Penker and Szely), KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia

Sudden Glory, CCAC Institute, San Francisco*

Tirana Biennial 1, Albania*

Fresh, New Museum, New York

untitled 654321, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense

Contextual, Chicago Cultural Center*

Making the Making, Apex Art, New York

Seems, Block Museum, Chicago*

Age of Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Sound, Video, Film, Donald Young, Chicago

Static, Grand Central Arts, Santa Ana, California

You Smile and I Am Rubbing My Eyes, Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen

The Stroke, Exit Art/The First World, New York

Trance, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pandemonium, London Electronic Arts, London

Video & Film, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Some Kind of Heaven, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, D, and South London Gallery, GB*

Up Close, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Found Footage, Gasser & Grunert, Cologne, D

Persona, The Renaissance Society, Chicago and Kunsthalle Basel, CH*


Arrow, video projection/sound including subwoofer, 28min., 2002

81°N, 16mm film, color, silent, 11min., 2001

52°N, 16mm film, color, silent, 11min., 1999

Songs 1-9, b&w video, single channel, silent, continuous loops, 1998

Third, b&w video projection with live sound, 45min., 1998

untitled film, color, silent, 1min., 1996

Schlafbau, b&w video projection, sound, 13min, 1996

I, Bear, color video, sound, 6min., 1995

The Ballad of Myra Furrow, b&w video, sound, 5min., 1994

Cloud, the, 3, afterword by Lyn Hejinian. Christoph Keller Editions, 2007

Helen Mirra im Grunewald, essay by Friedrich Meschede. DAAD Berlin, 2006

Sky-wreck, texts by Hamza Walker, Ben Marcus, Jen Bervin. The Renaissance Society, 2002

Names & Poems. Whitewalls, 1999

Alow. Herkimer, 1999

with Fred Frith: Quangsi – Quail (forthcoming)

with Ernst Karel: Maps of Parallels 41° & 49°N (forthcoming)

Field Geometry. Explain:, 2000

Along, Below. Herkimer, 1999

Stowaway (Herkimer, 1996)


IASPIS, Stockholm, SE, 2010

Stiftung Laurenz Haus, Basel, CH, 2008-09

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue (Boston), 2007

International Studio Program, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, summer 2007

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Kunstlerprogramm, Berlin, 2005-06

Alpert Ucross Residency Award, 2004

Artist-in-residence, Center for Book Arts, Mills College, Oakland CA, March 2004

Artist-in-residence, Consortium of the Arts, University of California at Berkeley, 2003

Driehaus Individual Artist Award, 2001

Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, 1999

Macdowell Residency, 1998

Jessica Holt Award, University of Illinois, 1996

University Fellowship, University of Illinois, 1995-96