biography

le journal d'un usager de l'espace

mira sanders




Lectures (selection)


2019 'A Voyage into the Moon - chapter
   2: Overture', public presentation of a
   vinyl (sound work), in collaboration
   with Cédric Noël
   Argos - art and media centre, Brussels -
   BE


2018 'Naviguer dans la Vallée Dorée le   

       long d’un saumon au crâne tondu

       et des petits ânes comiques',

       colloque Portrait de l'artiste en   

       cartographe, ENSA Limoges - FR

       'Substance Data', symposium

       From Performance to Action and   

       Back Again, Museum M, Leuven -

       BE

2017 'on the (im)possibility to form an

idea of limits'

Periferia Festival, Public School for Architecture - Brussels - BE

2015 'Dessiner un temps'

         ISELP - Brussels - BE

2014  'The Mental Masonry Lab

          LaCambre - Brussels - BE



Awards


2017 Inland Voyages in An Inland     

       Voyage awarded as best

       exhibition 2016, AICA Belgium

2007 Young Belgian Art Award,

        BOZAR, Brussels, ING award



Screenings

       

2018 Film 'Objet Perdus Trouvés'

  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2018 - CH
  • Alcine 48 - ES
  • Torino Film Festival 2018 - IT
  • Watch Docs 2018 - PL
  • FIFA Montréal - CA




Mira Sanders (b. 1973) studied Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas Brussels and is lector/ researcher at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels/Ghent. Her oeuvre consists of video works, drawings and installations, in which a constant quest emerges for the places, people and stories they contain. Mira Sanders’ current work focuses on the positioning of objects, people or events in physical spaces and on the actual terrain. Her visual language consists of meticulous lines, markings, borders, routes, maps, plans and drawings that describe, read spaces, and outline imaginary journeys in an attempt to surpass the limits of language. In the grey zone between architecture and city planning she explores the notion of “public” space: its physical limits, narratives that contribute to its formation, or its configuration in time. In 2007 she was one of the laureates of the Young Belgian Painting Award. Her work has been shown, among other places, Galerie VidalCuglietta (Brussels), Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), ARGOS centre for art and media (Brussels), MDAC Rochechouart (Rochechouart), BOZAR (Brussels), deSingel (Antwerp), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Deurle), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Huize Frankendael (Amsterdam) and CEAC (Xiamen).

Mira Sanders obtained her PhD in the arts Over de (on)mogelijkheid om een beeld te vormen van limieten (About the (Im) possibility to Form an Idea of Limits) in 2017.


Solo exhibitions  (selection) 


2018 'Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage',

        Musée d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart - FR

2017 'Along the Sides Along'',

         Netwerk centrum voor hedendaagse kunst - Aalst - BE

2016 'Inland voyages in an inland voyage'

         ARGOS centre for art and media - Brussels - BE

2015 'Lignes de temps', a proposal by Eva González-Sancho

          Galerie Lullin+Ferrari - Zurich - CH

         'Transitions', a proposal by Catherine Henkinet and Olivier Gevart

          été 78 in collaboration with ISELP - Brussels - BE

2014  'The Mental Masonry Lab'

          (in collaboration with visual artist Cédric Noël)

          ZKU - Berlin - DE

2013  'Lignes de fuite'

          Galerie Vidalcuglietta - Brussels - BE

2012  'Watch that sound'

          Netwerk - Aalst - BE

2011   'Biennial Watch this Space 2011: Dessiner, Tracer'

          Cent Lieux d'Art 2 - Solre-le-Château - FR

2011   'Ludus Pro Patria'

          lieux communs - Namur - BE

2010  'Invisible Lines'

          Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire - Brussels - BE

2009 'Ane©dote'

          Incise espace d'exposition - Charleroi - België

2009 'Bemused'

          Beletage - Köln - DE

2008 'Silent China'

          Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire - Brussels - BE

2007 'By this I send you some noise of the city I am in'

          CEAC - Xiamen - China

2006 'Picture This!'

          Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens - Deurle - BE

2005 'Welcome to Robin's Land, an Archipel Under Construction'

          Comptoir Du Nylon - Brussel - België

2003 'Courir les rues…'

          Etablissement d'en Face Projects - Brussels - BE



Group exhibitions / publications (selection)


2019

'Experimental Diagramming', curated by Anna Hougaard, PhD, Dr. Lidia Gasperoni

Architekturmuseum, Berlin - DE

2018

'Nothing Like a little Levity', Molière Project, Brussels - BE

'Revisiting Heritage', LUCA gallery, Brussels - BE

'Wandering Arts Biennial', Brussels - BE

'Suspended Spaces. Une expérience collective', BPS22, Charleroi - BE


2017

'Drawing Ambience', Boyarski Collection, a proposal by Riet Eeckhout and Arnaud Hendrickx, VAi, Antwerp -BE

'Art Public', 3ième édition, Charleroi - BE

'Refaire Surface' with Suspended Spaces, Centre d'art Le Lait, Albi - FR

'Vis-à-Vis', curated by Andreja Borin, Maribor Art Gallery collection

and 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine collection

'10 jaar SECONDroom', SECONDroom, Antwerp - BE

'SUPERDEMOCRATIE', curated by Bart De Baere / Pierre-Olivier Rollin / Paul Dujardin, Het Senaat - Le Sénat, Brussels - BE


2016

'Panorama', curated by Nancy Casielles, BPS22, Charleroi - BE

'HISTORICODE Scarcity & Supply', 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing - CN

'stad van morgen: a glimpse of where we're going', a proposal by Elly Van Eeghem, The Mental Masonry Lab and its Game of Stones, STAM, Gent - BE

The film 'An attempt at defining the idea of transition' is shown on demand of the architect Christian Kiekens in the exhibition 'Het huis. De mentor. Het archief. Christian Kieckens', VAi & deSingel - Antwerp - BE

'Switch On!' with Suspended Spaces, Palacio Pombal, Lisboa - PO

'Sair do livro' with Suspended Spaces, CAPC, Coimbra - PO


2015

'Sortir du livre' initiated by Suspended Spaces, Mains d'Oeuvres - Paris - FR

'BEING URBAN', The mental Masonry Lab and its TMMRADIO, ISELP - Brussels - BE

'Accidental colors. Je voudrais une robe couleur du temps.'', a proposal by Maud Salembier, The Mental Masonry Lab and its Game of Stones, B-I-N - Turnhout - BE


2014

'Herbier', Maison du Bocage, Sains-Du-Nord, l'écomusée de l'Avesnois - FR

'Granfalloon', CC Hasselt, Hasselt - BE

'Umland,' Villa De Olmen, Wieze - BE

'Ramble', FelixArtMuseum, Drogenbos - BE

'Silver Bliss #2: Portrait of A City', Argos centre for art and media - Brussels - BE

'Hotel Charleroi. A Winter School'

The Mental Masonry Lab and its Game of Stones

Hotel Charleroi - Charleroi - BE


2013

'CONSTRUCTIES', galerie Emergent, Veurne - BE

'Mijn derde land', Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam - NL

'Conversation Pieces. A proposal by Suspended Spaces', Galerie Art&Essai, Rennes - FR


2012

'Celeste Prize', Centrale Montemartini, Rome - IT

'Watch that sound', Netwerk, Aalst - BE

'Le Prince des rayons', Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels - BE


2011

'Suspended Spaces #1', Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris - FR

'Suspended Spaces #1', Galerie Art&Essai, Rennes - FR

'Druckgrafiken aus dem Archiv des Frans Masereel Centrums (selection Gesa Puell)', Verein für Original-Radierung München, München - DE

'Ex-libris', Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels - BE


2010

'Suspended Spaces #1', Maison de la culture, Amiens - FR


2009

'ANIMATED', CAB Grenoble, Grenoble - FR

'Contour 2009' (curator Katerina Gregos), 4TH BIENNAL OF MOVING IMAGE, Mechelen - BE


2008

'35 jaar Frans Masereel Centrum', Kasterlee - BE


2007

'Transat Video at Les Filles du Calvaire', Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris - FR

'Borderline festival, "We Cannot Stop, To Stop Is To Fail" ', Platform China, Beijing

'Prijs voor Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst - Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge', ING award, BOZAR, Brussels - BE

'MULTI/PLIER, (curator Edith Doove)', Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels - BE


2005

'In a Tall Distance with Mr. Reis', BAS - artist initiative Banu Cennetoglu, Istanbul

'Ondulations', Transat Vidéo & l'Autre Café, Normandië - FR

'TELEGRAM' (artist initiative Rosa Barba), Amsterdam - NL