Maria VMier
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CV
Maria VMier Maria VMier is an artist and publisher based in Munich. She studied painting at the University of Applied Arts and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and graduated in 2015. Most recently, she has had solo exhibitions at BOAN Art Space in Seoul (South Korea) and Artothek Munich, and has participated in exhibitions at Lenbachhaus Munich and Lothringer 13 Halle. Her work was awarded the Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2020 by the City of Munich and in 2018 she received the FLAT Art Prize-CRT Art Foundation in Turin, for a collaborative publication project with Stefanie Hammann. Together with her, she has also been running the volunteer-run Hammann von Mier Verlag for artist books since 2013, focusing on Munich artists at the beginning of their careers. Since 2017, together with Leo Heinik and Jan Erbelding, she has organized the nomadic offspace Ruine München, an experimental space for young performance- and text-based practice with a publication series. Currently, she is also co-directing the municipal art space FLORIDA Lothringer 13 together with Beowulf Tomek and Mako Sangmongkhon.

SELF-ORGANIZED/CURATORIAL WORK
since 2019 part of the programming committee of the project space FLORIDA Lothringer 13
since 2017 founder, co-running the artist-run project space Ruine München (with Leo Heinik and Jan Erbelding)
2017–2020 member of the exhibition committee of the BBK München und Oberbayern e.V. (Ehrenamt)
since 2013 founder, co-running the publishing house for artist books Hammann von Mier Verlag (with Stefanie Hammann)
since 2011 exhibition and research projects (Vienna, Passau, Brussels, Munich, Treuen, NYC, Brandenburg)

TEACHING/LECTURES
SS 2021 workshop, for "Colophon/Let’s (Dis)play. Ein Zeitschriftenprojekt. Teil I: Ausstellung und Alterität", Academy of Fine Arts Munich
SS 2019 workshop, "Self-publishing as artistic practice", Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

2019 lecture, "Form your Character!", w/ Hammann von Mier, program of Art Book Fair Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne 
2019
lecture, "Form your Character!", w/ Hammann von Mier HVM, Kunst—Transfer—Praxis, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
2018
lecture, "Form your Character!", w/ Hammann von Mier, FLAT, Nuvola Lavazza, Turin (IT)
2015–2016 teaching participant in the DAAD exchange program Survival Kit between the Universities of Fine Arts in Athens and Munich


GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES
2020 Residency at Boan 1942, Seoul, South Korea (2 months)
2020 Curatorial Residency in Marseille, France, with Frauke Zabel and Beo Thomek / FLORIDA Lothringer 13, and Goethe Institute Paris/Marseille
2020 Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2020, Stadt München (Prize for visual arts by the City of Munich)

2019 Fellowship Art & Environment, Libken e.V., Brandenburg, Germany (6 weeks)

2017 FLAT Prize—CRT Art Foundation,
for Hammann von Mier Verlag, Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Turin, Italy
2016 USA-Scholarship travel grant by the Bavarian State Ministry (6 months),
w/ Stefanie Hammann
2016 Residency Popp's Packing, Detroit, Michigan, USA (2 months)

2015 Debütantenförderung (debutants bursary) of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Art, for Hammann von Mier
2014 Leonhard und Ida Wolf Gedächtnispreis (prize for visual arts), City of Munich, for Hammann von Mier
2012 Merit scholarship of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS (group & SOLO)
2021
"To the Land", group show, Perlacher Forst, Munich
"Flesh and Time and Bread and Friends", group show
w/ Helin Alas, Ciccio (Francesco Vizzini & Norman Chernick-Zeitlin), Ala Dehghan, Whitney Harris, Johanna Klingler, Paulina Nolte, Kristina Schmidt, Polina Tereshina, Maria VMier, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
"Around the Block", w/
Jan Erbelding, Stefan Fuchs, Stephan Janitzky & Laura Ziegler, Kalas Liebfried, Anna McCarthy & Paulina Nolte, Fiona Ones, Jonathan Penca, Paul Valentin, Maria VMier, Luitpoldblock Munich
2020

"Jahresgaben" Kunstverein München
"the thing in the ceiling gives me orders", SOLO show at Boan Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
"inexistent books", group show, w/ Hammann von Mier, I never Read, Basel
"FAMilia Stradale. Abolish the police w/ FAM_", labelnight w/FAM_ x Ruine München, Mickeymouseplatz/Kreativquartier Munich
"Zungen", SOLO show, organized by Konstantin Lannert, Artothek, Munich
"Ruinous Times", garden salon during "Radio-Aktivität. Kollektive mit Sendungsbewusstsein" organized by Ruine München w/ Kamilla Bischof, Achinoam Alon, Hannes Heinrich, Mako Sangmongkhon, Pat Shoulder, Leo Heinik, Maria VMier, Lenbachhaus, Munich
"Zur Einsamkeit", bar setting and activation during "This House is not a Home" by K2020, with Jan Erbelding, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich
"5 Years", group show, GiG Munich
"Unter Flaschen. Die Fledermaus in der Bar du Bois", group show, organized by Bar du Bois, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
"Förderpreis der Stadt München", exhibition of the nominees, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich

2019

"Ruine München", group show, curated by Alexandra Maria Toth, Jan Erbelding, Leo Heinik Maria VMier and Ruine München, Kluckyland, Vienna
"Jahresgaben", Kunstverein München"Dear Fear," guest at radio show "30000 Kräuter" by Daniel Door, at Radio 80000

"Ruine München im Golden Pudel", exhibition and reading, invited by Trauma Team, with Ruine München, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg
"Dear Fear, [Amazon isn't a Cathedral]" (excerpt), reading at the solo debut "ich mag das" of musician and author Mira Mann, Blitz Club, Munich

"Vier", SOLO show at GiG Munich
"When I think of elegance [Dear Evelyn,]", letter piece, part of Evelyn Taocheng Wang's exhibition "Spreading Elegance", FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, FR

"Dear Fear, [Amazon isn't a Cathedral]", lecture performance (texts and tour through the garden) and SOLO show at Libken e.V., Uckermark, Brandenburg

"Kopfüber blüht Sehnsucht", reading of "Brooklyn, 27. Juni [ich lese mir aus der Hand]", organized by Anne Stukenborg, z-common ground, Munich

"Server Room", site-specific installation, curated by Laura Lang,z-common ground, Munich
"Super Books", art book fair, Haus der Kunst, Munich

"Archives in Residence — AAP Archive Artist Publications", selection of artist books on display, with HVM Verlag, Haus der Kunst, Munich

"When I think of elegance", site-specific window piece, SOLO, Kunsthaus Raab, Munich
2018
"Group Habits", with Bernadette Corporation, Thomas Bayrle, Sofia Duchovny, Galerie Duglas, FLAME, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Nuri Koerfer, Hammann von Mier, Life Sport and Stephen Suckale, curated by Judith Grobe and Gergana Todorova, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
"Form your Character", eds. Stefanie Hammann and Maria VMier, artist book "Chronology of Events [2016–18]", ed. Maria VMier, artist book "Maria VMier (Solo)", SOLO show, Glasbau, Pfarrkirchen
"I never Read", show on artist publishers, fructa, Munich
"Chinese Whispers", group show, Nationalmuseum, Berlin
"Portal – A Visual Research", with Oleg Elagin, Mikhail Gorelov, Mikhail Gunko, Dmitrii Krylov, Darja Larionova, Ekaterina Lebedeva, Daria Volkova, Anton Poehali, Irina Sevostianova, Alexander Verevkin, Oleg Zaharkin, Aleksei Zhuravlev, Sergei Balandin, Levi Abiano, Maksim Iakunin, Kirill Ermolin-Lugovskoi, Anna Korzhova, Kirill Krupenev School of the Avantgarde – Школа Авангарда, Frühstücksradio, Katja Kobolt, Publikum, Ruine München, organized by Johanna Klingler and Amir Saifullin, Lothringer13_Florida, Munich
group show, with Hammann von Mier, The Ballery, Berlin
"Statement. We are dependent!", performance with Hammann von Mier, "it's a book",  HGB, Leipzig

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2020 "the thing in the ceiling gives me orders", self-published, Munich
2020 "When I think of Elegance [Dear Evelyn,]", in: Carf 02, Magazin Hrsg. FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, FR
2019 "12345678910 Days in New York + the whole fucking storm story" in: Artist's Books for Everything, eds. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Weserburg, Bremen
2019 "Queer Publishing. A Family Tree", eds. Berhard Cella, Orlando Pescatore, Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna
2019 "Edcat Art Books from Europe — Selected for abc Art Book Fair Beijing 2019", ed. Jan Steinbach, Edition Taube, Munich/Zurich
2019 "Ruine München (RN MCHN)", in: Portal, eds. Johanna Klingler and Amir Saifullin, Hammann von Mier Verlag
2017 "MUT WUT MUT [silver]" in: I wanna give you devotion, ed. Philipp Gufler, Hammann von Mier Verlag
2016 "Animal of the State", ed. by S-Kit, concept/design: Stefanie Hammann, Maria VMier, Akademieverlag, Munich
2015 "No-ISBN. On Self-publishing", ed. Bernhard Cella, Salon für Kunstbuch, Walther König, Frankfurt
2015 "Notel Prinzregent", ed. Michael Hofstetter, Akademieverlag, Munich
2014 "Sandy's Books'n'Burgers" in: AkademieGalerie 2011–2013, Akademieverlag, Munich
2014 "One publishes to find comrades", ed. Eva Weinmayr, Judith Neunhäuserer, self-published
2012 "Treuen", ed. Sophie Schultz, self-published

HAMMANN VON MIER VERLAG ARTIST BOOKS IN COLLECTIONS OF
Archive Artist Publications (Munich), Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Munich), Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection (Chicago), Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Frankfurt am Main), Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen–Weserburg (Bremen), SFMoMa Library (San Francisco), Metropolitan Museum (New York City).