Haroon Mirza

Born:
1977
Residence:
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Trust:
APT London
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  • There are plenty of strange encounters with exotic creatures in Shezad Dawood's latest films, be they blue-faced sea people or moustachioed silent movie villains. The former are the focus of the British artist's latest offering

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  • The Contemporary Art Society has unveiled further lots that are to be auctioned at their Annual Fundraising Gala on 11 March 2014. These include an editioned work from 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, created especially for the gala, as well as a photographic work from 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price.

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  • Art & Language, Tony Cragg, Angela de la Cruz, Richard Deacon, Ceal Floyer, Ryan Gander, Shirazeh Houshiary, Peter Joseph, Anish Kapoor, John Latham,

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  • Mirza’s contribution to the art prize was a sculptural installation which, according to judges, uses "immediate and surprising sights and sounds"

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  • In a building that has variously been a pub, a factory and offices in Sheffield's Devonshire quarter, 15 young artists have put on a group exhibition.

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  • An audio sculpture named after a mythological Greek island where wailing sirens enticed hapless sailors to a gristly death has won

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  • It does not seem like only a year ago that Haroon Mirza picked up the 2011 Northern Art Prize. Major shows at Lisson Gallery, Camden Arts Centre

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  • Art Sheffield is a biennale and, in the two years since their last campaign, the exuberant team behind the steel city’s Contemporary Art Forum have

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  • Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth Art Gallery, The Walker Art Gallery, Victoria Gallery and the Grundy Art Gallery announced their collaborative

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  • In celebration of the reopening of Tate Britain, Tate Etc. invited a selection of artists from around the world to choose a favoured work from

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  • The recipient of the Silver Lion Award at the 54th Venice Biennale and the 2012 Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, Haroon Mirza is fascinated

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  • Venice’s canals impose an odd sort of leveling on one’s sense of history here: time moves only upwards (new spires, new façades, higher doorways to beat the acqua alta), never down.

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  • The title of the Lisson Gallery’s new show, Nostalgic for the Future, could sum up the gallery’s whole raison d’être. From its inception in 1967, the Lisson has championed

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  • It’s hard enough to tune out the pervasive chatter, noisy restaurants and toddler tantrums at the congested Museum of Modern Art -- New York City’s Ma

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  • North England's answer to the Turner prize was won tonight by the installation specialist Haroon Mirza.

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  • British artist Haroon Mirza wants to hear light; he wants to see sound. The winner of the 2011 Venice Biennale’s Silver Lion makes his New York

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  • Forget the flashy yachts and fashionable artists – it's the archaic, awkward national pavilions that lend Venice its charisma

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  • Alastair Sooke selects his pick of the emerging artists of 2011

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  • Haroon Mirza is an artist who scours junk shops for items to use in his exhibitions, but his work has a firm philosophy on Islam.

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  • Lisson Gallery presents the first London solo exhibition by Haroon Mirza, on view from Feb. 15th through Mar. 19th. Working with video, sculpture,

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  • This September the seventh annual Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction returns to London.

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  • Four contrasting artists took centre stage in Leeds today as this year’s finalists battle it out for the £16,500 Northern Art Prize

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  • Make a visit to a gallery exhibition in 2013 your New Year Resolution. Richard Moss takes a look at some of the top UK art exhibitions beyond London in 2013.

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  • From a room that replays the sound of ants crossing a copper plate to conversing speaker circles, Mirza's Lisson Gallery show is a riveting sonic

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  • If art is something that you want to feel comfortable with in your home, then Haroon Mirza is probably not your man.

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  • A semi-circle of DJ decks dominates the space in Haroon Mirza's studio, but the records they play won't be vinyl. Made from paper, bits of wood

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  • In his first UK solo exhibition, Silver Lion Award winner of last year’s Venice Biennale, Haroon Mirza unfolds the map of an uncharted soundscape

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  • While the arts may be struggling in many parts of the world in the face of reduced resources, the Venice Biennale seems immune to the economic downturn.

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  • Each year, Bidoun Projects presents a series of new video programs with the aim of exploring various thematic concerns and highlighting video art

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  • If you've spent January hibernating, now may be the time to revive your senses with some art. We pick shows from around the UK and it's a busy month..

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1977 in London, United Kingdom, Haroon Mirza lives and works in London and Sheffield. Using video, sound and found objects, Mirza creates complex audio-visual installations assembled out of old furniture, electronic equipment and various light sources, ranging from led signboards to Christmas garlands. His work couples and uncouples visual and acoustic material, establishing a series of aesthetic correspondences between different cultural and ideological sources mediated through technological means. Much of Mirza’s practice is engaged in structuring noise into patterns in order to transform the reception of sound from an experience characterized by hearing to one defined by listening. His work Adhãn (2009) translates the opening bars of a Cat Stevens song into a relay that animates different parts of a modular installation: a flickering desk lamp, a glass cube collecting condensation, an old radio tuning in and out and a video loop of a cello extract.

Haroon Mirza has recently presented solo exhibitions at Mother's Tankstation, Dublin (2010) and A-Foundation, Liverpool (2009). His work has has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Art Sheffield 10, Sheffield (2010), “For the Birds” at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2010), “The Sheffield Pavilion” at the 11th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2009), “Lisson Presents (3)” at Lisson Gallery, London (2009), “Stage Fright” (with Laura Buckly & Dave Maclean) at Rokeby, London (2009), “Contested Ground” at 176, London (2009), “New Contemporaries”, the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, touring to London (2008), “Cabaret Futura” at Cell Project Space, London (2008), “How We May Be”, Late at Tate at Tate Britain, London (2007) and “REGELEI” at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2006). He was short-listed for the Mercury Music & Art Prize (2005) and for the Northern Art Prize (2010).

Haroon Mirza is represented by Lisson Gallery, London. 


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