Mirjam Kroker, planetary citizen with an academic background in Fine Arts/Culture and Social Anthropology, is interested in things that she really likes or cares about and also in the process of acquiring, producing, co-producing, adapting, inhabiting, transferring, integrating, reflecting and disseminating different forms of knowing and information, she approaches art-making as situated practice and therefore travels and works at various sites, and approaches sometimes research collaboratively and seeks to work beyond disciplines.
Interested in embodied criticality she questions what can be grasped, the possible agency of a work and the context in which she places it.
Her work has been recognized through various grants and fellowships such as IFA research grant, Austrian Research Society ÖFG, Saxon Scholarship Program, STEP BEYOND travel grant, among others, and supported through international artist-in-residence programs such as cultureland nl, Amsterdam and Örö Island Residency, Finland.
Her way of working is multimodal, research-based and extends from sonic recordings, document drawings, video sequences and objects, to working environments and spatial narratives. With a tendency for conceptual ideas and imaginative thinking she addresses artworks as dispositives to think with all being and the potential to reconfigure small details of reality.
The collaborative efforts of on/off collaboration that she cofounded as a member, to seek to work together beyond geographical limitations while being situated in disparate geographical location were made accessible for a wider public audience by the invitation from the Museums Casa del LAGO in Mexico City in 2016.
Her work was awarded with the Federal Art Prize „Bunderspreis für Kunststudierende“ and the Caspar David Friedrich Prize 2019. Currently, she is receiving a Saxon state scholarship for a period of 2 years.