Installation view "Helen Mirra. Nueve años caminando en las laderas/Nine Years of Slope Walking" MAZ, Museo de arte de Zapopan, Mexico, 2020/2021, photo: Itzel Hernández

Helen Mirra

Helen Mirra was born in Rochester, New York in 1970 and lives in Muir Beach, CA. In 2015 she participated in the 12th Havana Biennial with a month-long walking project. She also participated in the 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012) and the 50th Venice Biennial (2003). A fifteen year survey (1996-2010) of her work was presented at Culturgest in Lisbon in 2014. Major exhibitions include “Acts for placing woolen and linen” at Cample Line (2020), Thornhill SCT; “No Horizon” at the Berkeley Art Museum (2019); “Gehen, weben/Caminare, tessere” at Kunst Meran/Merano Arte (2017); “Hourly Directional” at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and with Ernst Karel at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (both Cambridge MA and in 2014); “gehend (Field Recordings 1-3)”, which was held at three venues: Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich (2012), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and Bonner Kunstverein (both 2011), “65 Instants” at the Berkeley Art Museum (2003), “Declining Interval Lands” at the Whitney Museum in New York (2002); and “Sky-wreck” at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2001). Mirra has been awarded various fellowships and residencies, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2020), OCA in Oslo (2007/08), DAAD in Berlin (2005/2006), and IASPIS in Stockholm (2011).

Installation view "ĉielarka aktivec’", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, 2020

Index card, 2020, Ink on paper, 15.3 x 10.2 cm

Installation view "ĉielarka aktivec’", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, 2020

Novembro, 2019, undyed wool, 84.5 x 59.5 x 1 cm

Novembro, 2019, detail

Julio, 2019, Linen, 79 x 56 x 3 cm

Majo, 2020, Linen, wool, 87 x 53 x 1 cm

Majo, 2020, Detail

Installation view "ĉielarka aktivec’", Berlin 2020

Oktobro, fire basket, for Marjetica Potrč, 2019, Linen and mushroom-dyed wool, 39 x 50 x 2 cm |

Installation view "Nueve años caminando en las laderas", Galerie Nordenhake Mexico City , 2018

Installation View "*", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm, 2018

Installation view "Helen Mirra – Allyson Strafella", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, 2016

Grayish green, rhubarb-dyed blue-green, yellow-green, lichen-dyed light brown, 2015, linen and wool on linen, 70 x 39.5 cm

Medium saxon blue, dark blue, 2015, linen and wool on linen, 91 x 43 cm

Installation view "Helen Mirra", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2015

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

Installation view "Helen Mirra", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2015

Walking comma, 02 October, Cortina, 2013, black and white photograph and text, framed, 28 x 43 cm

Installation View "Edge Habitat" Culturgest, Lisbon 2014

Installation View "Edge Habitat" Culturgest, Lisbon 2014

Grey/G, 2004, ink on cotton, 1.6 x 255 cm, Detail

Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa, 2012, detail

Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa, 2012, ink on cotton, 7 sections, each 16 mm x 1 mm

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

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

Phyllodoce caerulea & Achillea millefolium (Blue heath & Yarrow), 2007, pressed vascular plants, 29,5 x 48,5 cm

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

Installation view "Helen Mirra – Edge Habitat", Culturgest, Lisbon 2014 (exhibition), Sidewalk cover, 1998