vita

Mirjam Kroker, 1982 

(nomadically based,  currently between Madrid <—> Dresden)

STUDIES

2016-2017: Fine Arts, University of Antonio Nebrija, Madrid, Spain

since 2014: Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, HfBK, Dresden, Germany

2004-20011: Cultural- and Social Anthropology (diploma), University of Vienna, Austria

2008: Integrative Conflict Transformation and Peace-building, IICP, Vienna, Austria

2003-2004: Ethnology, Eberhardt Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

GRANTS

2019: Caspar-David-Friedrich-Preis

2018: STEP Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation

2013: IFA research grant, Institute for Foreign Relation

2012: Publication-grant, ÖFG Austrian Research Association

2012: Grant by Volkswagenstiftung for seminar Critical Scenography, art exhibitions in the 21st century, during Documenta 13, Art Academy Kassel, Germany

GRANTED RESIDENCIES

2018: Örö Residency, Finland

2018: Kökar Residency, Finland

PLACES OF TRAVEL-RESEARCH AND/OR VISITING

2002- up to the present: Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Philippines, India, FranceItaly, SlovakiaHungary, Croatia, England, Italy, Austria, Swiss, Colombia, Ukraine, Mexico, Spain, Finland

SELECTED PROJECTS including EXHIBITIONS

2018: EXISTENZ (group-show), Oktogon HfbK Dresden, Germany

2018: Shelter (group-show), HfbK Dresden, Germany

2017: Remembering the Future (group-show), HfbK Galerie, Germany

2016: Juego Puro/Pure Game, exhibition with ON/OFF Collaboration, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico

Unsolved Equations Do also Exist, exhibition in collaboration with Juan Toro, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England

2014-until present: ON/OFF collaboration, Play&Game, transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration, online, in collaboration with Carolina Alba (Mexico City); Jimena Mendizabal (Amsterdam), Alejandro Orozco,(Mexico City), Juan Toro (until 2015), in urban context (Berlin/Dresden/Madrid, Mexico City, Amsterdam), virtual space

2014- 2013: [~] Archive Flaneur, Art and Research project in collaboration with Juan Toro, Berlin, Lviv, Kiev, Ukraine

Exhibition, Postcards and Beyond, in collaboration with Juan Toro, IDBA, Cali, Colombia

Poiesis and other Languages in Contemporary Aesthetic in Colombia, research project, Cali, Medellin, Bogota, Colombia

2013: Escenarios de Mujer, group show, Galeria Luz y Oficios. Habana, Cuba

2012: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, exhibition in collaboration with Juan Toro, PzÄ, Berlin, Germany

Co-Founder of an Art and Theory Project: Projects for Contemporary Aesthetic, PzÄ, Berlin, Germany

2007: The Many Faces of Africa, solo exhibition, Phonetic Art, Club OST, Vienna, Austria

2006: Face-Paintings,  solo exhibition Phonetic Art, Club OST, Vienna, Austria

PUBLICATIONS of ARTICLES AND BOOKS

2017: Music as Organisatori_al Principle. In: DOCUMNT 1, Spring, Berlin, Germany

2016: Collectivity as a figure of thought. In: Catalog of the Exhibition, ON/OFF Collectivity and Collaboration, Mexico City, Mexico

2016: RED COLUMN, Nr.3, Vol.1, June. A Fan Publication of Art, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Eds. Mirjam Kroker & Juan Toro. Published by Projekte für Zeitgenössische Ästhetik in cooperation with Museum Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico

2014: Red COLUMN, Nr. 2. Vol. 1, October. A Fan Publication of Art,Philosophy and Aesthetics, Eds. Mirjam Kroker & Juan Toro. Published by Projekte für Zeitgenössische Ästhetik, Berlin, Germany

2013: WELTWÄRTIGE KÜNSTLER_WEGE Im Kontext der Diskurse über zeitgenössische Kunst aus Afrika, der afrikanischen Diaspora und der Globalisierung visueller Kunst (LIT Verlag), Berlin, Germany, ISBN: 9783643504760

LECTURES/TALKS

2012: CONTEMPORARY ART of AUST[ria][af]RICA. Notes on ‚ARTIST_TRAILS TOWARDS THE WORLD, Institute for Art History, University FU, Berlin, Germany

Artist talk & Video intervention with Mara Niang, DEPOT, Place for Art and Discussion, Vienna, Austria

MEMBER and COFOUNDER

since 2014: On/Off collaboration https://onoffcollaboration.com/Information

since 2012: Projekte für Zeitgenössische Ästhetik http://zeitgenoessischeaesthetik.de/