Lives and works in Berlin

Miriam Kilali attained her Master of Arts in “Art in Context” at UdK Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts) after completing a degree course in Fine Arts at UdK Berlin and the KHB (Kunsthochschule Berlin).

Kilali realises installations in public spaces as well as photographic works and participatory projects. Her work in the public sphere often deals with everyday issues. Miriam Kilali's work has been shown in a lot of national and international exhibitions. She also lectures at universities and congresses.

Little big changes
I make art to do more than simply provoke, increase awareness and sensitise. My art impacts thought patterns, breaking long-static structures and challenging how traditional images are perceived. This sort of art proves that change is possible by intervention, often when least expected. My motivation stems from the realisation that art has to intervene, move and change the status quo. This sort of art is, initially, a micro-structural one. I invite audiences on my invitations to “feel free to imitate”!


in recent years

Projects
2013

Wealth 3 – New York City Rescue Mission, The Most Beautiful Soup Kitchen in the World, NYC
2012
La fontaine, project in public spaces, Gronau-Enschede
€urenco, project in public spaces, Kulturregion Münsterland
2011

Experimental Universe, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen foundation
2009/10
ON AIR sound installation in public spaces, central Mainz
Scopingus 2010, the first ever artist-given prize, Grüne Meile, NRW
Science and Art site-specific project, KWW, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2007/08
Wealth 2 – Haus Schöneweide, The Most Beautiful Homeless Shelter in the World 2, Berlin
2006
Cecilia - video-film project in Moscow, Tunis, Venice and New York
2004/05
Wealth 1 – Hotel Marfino, The Most Beautiful Homeless Shelter in the World, Moscow


Exhibitions
2013
trilogy, documenta-Halle, Kassel
2012

Wohnung gut - alles gut? (Apartment well - everything is good?), Pirckheimer-Haus, Nürnberg

2011
Le Pigeon Voyageur, domitia EU, Strasbourg
Freiraum (free space), Osnabrück
2009/10
Gabriele-Münter-Prize exhibition, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Frauenmuseum, Bonn
ON AIR documentary video film, KunstRaumRhein, Basel
Armut, Reichtum, Kunst (poverty, wealth, art) Weser5, Frankfurt/Main
Reich Sein (being rich), Künstlerverein Walkmühle e.V., Wiesbaden
2007/08
Kunst trotz(t) Armut (art inspite of/despite poverty), travelling exhibition, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig…
Impressions 5 and on the road again 2, Gallery 0 41, Moscow
2006
Georgia on my mind, photo project, Tbilissi
Arme habt ihr alle Zeit (dime-a-dozen poor), Kongresszentrum Forum, Berlin
Impressions 3 + 4 and on the road again, Gallery 0 41, Moscow
2004/05
Downtown, little privacy, wow! Center 1-20, Moscow
Impressions 1 + 2, Gallery 0 41, Moscow


Scholarships / Residencies
2012
Project residency, art foundation Enschede-Gronau
2011

Artist-in-residence, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop
Project residency, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen foundation
2010
Project residency Grüne Meile – Ab in die Mitte, Nordrhein-Westfalen
2009
Artist-in-residence, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen foundation
1999
Artist-in-residence, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow


Prizes, Awards and Grants
2009
Land of Ideas 2009
2008
Project grant from the Berlin Senat
Mission Sustainability Prize
2007
Innovatio-Prize 2007
Project grant, Diakonisches Werk Berlin
2006
Land of Ideas 2006
2004/05
Project grant, St. Andrew’s Society of Russia


Publications (Selection)
2012
Public Space and Homelessness, catalogue, Cité du design
Von wegen nix zu machen, Kiepenhauer & Witsch Verlag
Ahrenshooper Seiten, Katalog Künstlerhaus Lukas
2011

Freiräume (Free space), University Osnabrück
Kunstforum international
2010
Gabriele-Münter-Prize 2010, pioneer, exhibition catalogue
The Universe Next Door, KWW-Kunst-Wissenschaft-Wirtschaft (art-science-business), Schöppingen
2009
Louis, Living in the City, Licht Leben Architektur, Roma
Arme habt ihr allezeit II (dime-a-dozen poor), exhibition catalogue, edition*chrismon
2008
vis.à.vis berlin, Wohnen, Architektur, Kunst (magazine)
Kunst trotz(t) Armut II (art inspite of/despite poverty), edition*chrismon
2007
Kunst trotz(t) Armut (art inspite of/despite poverty), edition*chrismon
2006
Arme habt ihr allezeit (dime-a-dozen poor), exhibition catalogue, edition*chrismon
2005
iFotoVideo, Magazine for Fine Art Photography, Prague
1999
Interim, exhibition catalogue, Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow


Education
2000/03
Master of Arts / Art in Context, at UdK Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts)
1994/2000
Degree in fine arts at UdK Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts) and KHB (Kunsthochschule Berlin)

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