Randa Mirza

Artist Biography

Born in 1978, Randa Mirza is a visual artist, working mainly with photography and video. Mirza explores the notion of identity: she seeks to review normalized, gendered and orientalist representations by making visible the current symbolic, social and political constructs. Through her work, Mirza questions the nature of images and their social uses. She manipulates the photographic image to reveal the discourses inherent in all representations, on the tenuous border between fiction and reality.

Mirza has received numerous prizes, including the NO LIMIT award at Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles (2006). Mirza’s solo exhibitions include shows at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Sfeir-Semler gallery (Hamburg) and Galerie Tanit (Beirut and Munich). She exhibited collectively within Moving Walls (NY), Phillipes de Pury (London), FIAC (Paris), Miami Basel, Armory Show (NY), ParisPhoto (2011-2014-2017), Fondazione Merz (Torino), Witte de with (Rotterdam), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Zurich), Darat al-Funun (Amman), Aleppo international photography festival (Syria), Fotofestival MannheimLudwigshafen- Heidelberg (Germany), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), ZKM museum (Germany) and Beirut Art Center and Sursock museum(Lebanon).

Randa Mirza is represented by Galerie Tanit Beirut/Munich.

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Exhibitions
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Paper Trail
50 years
Collective Exhibition

From November 23, 2022 to December 23, 2022

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PARIS PHOTO 2022

From November 10, 2022 to November 13, 2022

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15 Years, Crossed Perspectives
Collective Exhibition

From November 4, 2022 to January 2, 2023

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MENART FAIR 2022

From May 18, 2022 to May 22, 2022 

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BEIRUT ART FAIR 2018

From September 20, 2018 to September 23, 2018

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I Am One Acquainted With The Night
Collective Exhibition

From June 5, 2021 to September 25, 2021

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El Zohra Was Not Born in a Day
Randa Mirza

From November 17, 2016 to January 7, 2017

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Remaking the City
Randa Mirza

From October 12, 2011 to October 29, 2011

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From Sound to Silence
Collective Exhibition

From June 7, 2017 to August 5, 2017

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Féminités Plurielles
Collective Exhibition

From February 8, 2018 to April 5, 2018

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… كان يا مكان
Collective Exhibition

From February 16, 2022 to April 16, 2022

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Beirutopia
Randa Mirza

From October 8, 2010 to November 8, 2010

Randa Mirza News
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مصوّرات مشغولات بالهوية والعمارة… والمدينة الآفلة
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"The second part of the Love and Revenge project: Capturing the successes of the Middle Eastern variety and Egyptian cinema from the 1950s to the 80s – after the glamor of Egyptian musicals, tribute to music from across the Arab world (Kuwait, Morocco, Yemen, Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon …), and to film genre and cult B series, like […]"
"Randa Mirza’s “El-Zohra Wasn’t Born in a Day” Les Rencontres d’Arles Commanderie Sainte-Luce From 1 July, 2019 to 25 August, 2019 El-Zohra Wasn’t Born in a Day plunges into the archaeological artefacts of the Middle East, the writings of ancient Muslim chroniclers, the Koran, classical Arab literature and the vast area of pre-Islamic poetry to unearth […]"
Randa Mirza | Les Rencontres d’Arles
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“La Fabrique des Illusions”
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"February 21 – May 12, 2019 At the Sursock Museum Curated by François Cheval and Yasmine Chemali, La Fabrique des illusions sketches an alternative history of photography, bringing together images from the Fouad Debbas Collection, as well as works by ten contemporary artists: Mac Adams, Nadim Asfar, Vartan Avakian, Elina Brotherus, Daniele Genadry, Randa Mirza, […]"
"Inhabiting The Mediterranian 29 November, 2018 – 14 April, 2019 More info"
Randa Mirza | Ivam
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