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Helen Mirra 



EXHIBITIONS AT
GALERIE NORDENHAKE

Berlin, January 2016
Stockholm, August 2015
Stockholm, May 2011
Stockholm, February 2008

Helen Mirra

Image No. 1 of Helen Mirra

Waulked Triangle, 2015, undyed wool from two black sheep, strand of wool dyed with hydnellum caeruleum, cork, cedar, 74 x 86 cm

Image No. 2 of Helen Mirra

Hourly directional field recordings, Monte Orlando, 6 May, 2011, oil on linen, 155 x 155 cm

Image No. 3 of Helen Mirra

Hourly directional field recordings, Gravagna, 11 May, 2011, oil on linen, 155 x 155 cm

Image No. 4 of Helen Mirra

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

Image No. 5 of Helen Mirra

Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa(detail)

Image No. 6 of Helen Mirra

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

Image No. 7 of Helen Mirra

Field Index, Emilia Romagna, 2011, ink on paper, 42 index cards, each 10.3 x 14.7 cm (detail)

Image No. 8 of Helen Mirra

Metamorphosed, 2007, cotton (shirts), serpentinite rock with hematite, casein-painted magnesite and chlorite, 10 x 23 x 30 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 Rochester, New York in 1970 and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A fifteen year survey (1996-2010) of her work was presented at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal in 2014. Recent solo exhibitions include Hourly Directional at Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study and with Ernst Karel at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (both Cambridge MA); and gehend (Field Recordings 1-3), which was held at three venues: Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and Bonner Kunstverein. Other solo institutional exhibitions include The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2015 she participated in the Havana Biennial with a month-long walking project. She has also participated in the 50th Venice Biennial (2003) and the 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012). Recent publications are the book gehend (argobooks, 2013), the three-ring binder Edge Habitat Materials (Whitewalls, 2014), the CD Maps of Parallels 41 N and 49 N with Ernst Karel (Shhpuma, 2014), and the LP Kwangsi-Quail with Fred Frith (Shhpuma, 2015). Her most recent exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake took place in 2016 and was a collaboration between Mirra and the artist Allyson Strafella. Mirra has been awarded various fellowships and residencies, including the DAAD in Berlin, OCA in Oslo, and IASPIS in Stockholm.