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EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
Precarious Workers Pageant
6PM, S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice, Italy
August 7th, 2015
USSEA Regional Conference
An Inclusive World: Bridging Communities
Queens Museum, Queens, NY
July 17- 19, 2015
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 Third Ave, Brooklyn, NY
May 26, 2015
319 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
May 2- 22, 2015
Assembly Required: Making Space for Social Engagement at the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
May 16 - 17, 2015
New Work New York
1st Biennale Survey of work by New York City MFA Students & Recent Graduates
695 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
March 13 - April 26, 2015
Born in Canada, Mirana Zuger is a New York based artist working in painting, sculpture and performance. A current MFA candidate at Queens College, City University of New York and graduate of Concordia University, Montreal (Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction) Zuger has also been selected for artist residencies in Croatia and France. She has exhibited widely in Canada, as well as New York, Paris and Zagreb. Her works are found in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Zuger's work was recently featured in a collaborative community project hosted by the Brooklyn Museum. She will perform in The Precarious Workers Pageant in conjunction with the 56th Annual International Exhibition: All the World's Futures at the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy in August of 2015.
Collectively we have arrived at a moment that is not only unsustainable, but detrimental to the human spirit. Due to the convenience of technology we are losing our ability to connect to ourselves and one another. What is it like to be in one's own body? As a society, do we even know?
My work in sculpture, performance, video and painting is created with my body with the intention of engaging the viewer to open new ways to their senses. For example, the pull of gravity, the sound of impact when wet clay drops from a building, or the potential for stillness in dance, are pathways for an audience to connect. The ability to switch our attention and focus on and off, instantly reconfigures the structure of how we perceive the world around us.
The tempo of our world and its distractions challenges our ability to focus and engage with our experiences in a tactile way. By creating space for haptic experiences I engage the viewer to participate in the world with a focused sense of awareness. For a moment we are reminded of what it is like to feel, touch, taste, smell and see the world before us.