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Helen Mirra 



EXHIBITIONS AT
GALERIE NORDENHAKE

Stockholm, May 2011
Stockholm, February 2008

Helen Mirra

Image No. 1 of Helen Mirra

Hourly directional field recordings, Monte Orlando, 6 May, oil on linen, 155 x 155 cm

Image No. 2 of Helen Mirra

Hourly directional field recordings, Gravagna, 11 May, oil on linen, 155 x 155 cm

Image No. 3 of Helen Mirra

Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa, 2012, ink on cotton, seven sections, each 16mm x 1 m

Image No. 4 of Helen Mirra

Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa(detail)

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Field Index, Emilia Romagna, installation view, Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm

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Field Index, Emilia Romagna, ink on paper, 42 index cards, each 10.3 x 14.7 cm (detail)

Image No. 7 of Helen Mirra

Metamorphosed, 2007, cotton (shirts), serpentinite rock with hematite, casein-painted magnesite and chlorite, 10 x 23 x 30 cm

Image No. 8 of Helen Mirra

Mantle, 2007, cotton (cordoroy shirt), serpentinite rock with hematite, casein-painted magnesite, and Lilidea S. Lat or Buellia lichen, 15 x 25 x 37 cm

Image No. 9 of Helen Mirra

Sidewalk cover, 1998, cotton, 152.4 x 1219.2 cm, installation view (installation view, Edge Habitat, Culturgest)

Image No. 10 of Helen Mirra

Dryas octopetala & Dryas octopetala, Poa flexuosa & Trifolium pratense, (Erigeron uniflorus & Vaccinium myrtillus), 2007, 29.5 x 48.5 x 4.2 cm

Image No. 11 of Helen Mirra

Salix lapponum & Salix lapponum, (Downy willow & Downy willow), Salix lapponum & Antennaria dioica, (Downy willow & Cat’s paw), 2007, 29.5 x 48.5 x 4.2 cm

Image No. 12 of Helen Mirra

Herbarium constituents, 1-16, installation view, 2007, pressed vascular plants, Each 29.5 x 48.5 x 4.2 cm

Helen Mirra was born in 1970 in Rochester, New York. Mirra completed her MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996, and has received awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and Artadia: the Fund for Art and Dialogue. She was also a guest of the DAAD Kunstlerprogramm in Berlin in 2005-2006. Her solo exhibitions have taken place at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Renaissance Society, Chicago, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, and the Dallas Art Museum, among others. Recent projects include the large-scale public project "Instance the Determination," which indexes works by John Dewey and Jane Addams, at the University of Chicago through 2009, and the book Cloud, the, 3, published by JRP Ringier/Christoph Keller Editions. She will be an artist-in-residence at IASPIS in Stockholm in 2009. Mirra is an Associate Professor at Harvard University, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.