Citizen of Sweden and USA
Aleksandra Mir Swedish-American Citizen, born in Poland, raised in Sweden, educated in NYC and currently living in Palermo, Sicily. Aleksandra studied Media, Communications, Fine Art and Cultural Anthropology and her art merges all these disciplines. She has been involved with over 150 international exhibitions and public commissions since 1996 including the Biennale of Sydney, the Whitney Biennial, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Aleksandra Mir interview
In 1999 on a Dutch beach, Aleksandra Mir constructed a lunar landscape out of sand, erected an American flag on the highest peak, and declared herself “The First Woman on the Moon.” The year before, in Norway, Mir teamed up with a local unemployment agency and showed a series of Hollywood disaster films, running them only during work hours, for the city’s unemployed…
Aleksandra Mir’s multivalent and hugely entertaining ‘News Room 1986–2000’ found much to say about ubiquitous tabloids and the distinctive voice in which they speak. The idea behind the project was straightforward enough: Mir had copies made of every Daily News and Post front page between 1986 and 2000 and organized hundreds of headlines from her archive into various thematic categories…