Haroon Mirza

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Haroon Mirza
Born 1977
Nationality British
Education Chelsea College of Art and Design, Goldsmiths, University of London
Spouse(s) Gaia Fugazza
Awards Zurich Art Prize, 2014,[1]
DAIWA Art Prize 2012,[2]
The Silver Lion for Most Promising Artist, 54th Venice Biennale, Illuminations, 2011,[3]
Northern Art Prize, 2010[4]

Haroon Mirza (born 1977, London) is an artist, best known for sculptural installations that generate audio compositions.[5]

Projects and exhibitions[edit]

Mirza holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, and an MA in Design, Critical Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London.

He has collaborated with the actor, musician, writer and curator Richard Strange on two major works, "A Sleek Dry Yell", a sound and performance piece created with texts and performance by Strange, which was subsequently bought by The Contemporary Art Society and is currently touring regional galleries, and "The Last Tape" which features unrecorded lyrics by Ian Curtis of Joy Division, which Strange performs in the style of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Mirza and Strange showed this work at New Territories, The International Festival of Live Art in Glasgow in 2011 and at Chisenhale Gallery, London and the Vivid Gallery, Birmingham.

Lisson Gallery hosted Mirza's solo show in early 2011,[6] In the same year his work was also displayed at the 54th Venice Biennial,[7] as well as in the British Art Show 7.[8]

In 2011 Mirza was also involved in An Echo Button a project for Performa Biennial with artists Ed Atkins and James Richards In which they temporarily took over the large screens in Times Square.[9][10]

Mirza also had another solo show called I saw square triangle sine at Camden Arts Centre, London in 2011, which will tour to Spike Island, Bristol in 2012 and The Hepworth Wakefield in 2013.[11]

Mirza participated in "ROUNDTABLE": The 9th Gwangju Biennale, which took place from 7 September to 11 November 2012 in Gwangju, Korea.

Mizra's work is included in "Soundings: A Contemporary Score", which is at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City from 10 August until 3 November 2013.[12]


Mirza was awarded the Northern Art Prize in 2010.[13] He received the Silver Lion Award in 2011, at the 54th Venice Biennale Illuminations.[14] He received the DAIWA Art Prize in 2012,[15] and the Zurich Art Prize in 2014.[16]


  1. ^ http://www.hauskonstruktiv.ch/en/ausstellungen/zurich-art-prize.html
  2. ^ http://www.dajf.org.uk/news/haroon-mirza-awarded-daiwa-foundation-art-prize-2012
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdA2bP4U35c
  4. ^ http://www.northernartprize.org.uk/ourblog/haroon-mirza-wins-the-fourth-northern-art-prize
  5. ^ https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=haroon+mirza&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=jTbUUqnJOo7B7AbV_IHABw
  6. ^ http://www.lissongallery.com/#/exhibitions/2011-02-15_haroon-mirza/
  7. ^ "La Biennale: Haroon Mirza - Swide Magazine". Swide.com. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ Skye Sherwin (March 18, 2011). "Artist of the week 130: Haroon Mirza | Art and design | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ Perry Garvin Studio · http://perrygarvin.com · studio@perrygarvin.com. "Performa 11 · Event · Ed Atkins, Haroon Mirza, and James Richards". 11.performa-arts.org. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ "An Echo Button - Exhibitions". Zabludowicz Collection. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Haroon Mirza - I saw square triangle sine". Camden Arts Centre. October 7, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1379
  13. ^ "Haroon Mirza wins the fourth Northern Art Prize Northern Art Prize". Northernartprize.org.uk. January 21, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  14. ^ Martin Wainwright (January 20, 2011). "Haroon Mirza scoops Northern Art prize | Art and design | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  15. ^ http://www.dajf.org.uk/news/haroon-mirza-awarded-daiwa-foundation-art-prize-2012
  16. ^ http://www.hauskonstruktiv.ch/en/ausstellungen/zurich-art-prize.html

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