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Maria VMier is an artist based in New York City and Munich, Germany. Back and forth between sculpture, painting and printmaking. Pleasure and agency, body and politics. Publishing, curating and hosting as part of being an artist. pronouns: she/they

Ruine München: artist collective that works with the material and immaterial entanglements of specific sites in the form of research, enormous newsletters and ephemeral artistic presentations, often collaborating with further artists, co-run w/ Leo Heink and Jan Erbelding, since 2017
Hammann von Mier Verlag: self-organized publishing house for artist books, co-run w/ Stefanie Hammann, since 2013
Hammann von Mier: artist duo, Stefanie Hammann and Maria VMier, 2012 – 2018
FLORIDA Lothringer 13: municipal artist-run space and residency program, part of the curatorial direction, w/ Frauke Zabel, Beowulf Tomek, Gülbin Ünlü, Mako Sangmonghkon, Clara Laila Abid Alsstar, 2019 – 2022

contact: maria {at}

Hard Ground, MoMA PS1, Queens, opening May 16, 2024
Unruhe, w/ Hans Hartung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, opening June 14, 2024

Solo / duo exhibitions

2024 "Akasha", duo w/ David Lindsay, Anonymous Gallery, NYC, New York, USA
2023 "Das Biotop auf dem Nazisockel", w/ Leo Heinik, Jan Erbelding, Leon Zmelty, as part of "Ruine München Companions", in cooperation w/ NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Munich, Germany
2022 "Hi!", during "Site Visit", Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2022 "In Praise of the Dancing Bodies", duo show w/ Paulina Nolte, as extension to "Hi!" at Museum Brandhorst, hosted by Galerie Françoise Heitsch, Munich
2022 "Out of Proportion", strobe, NYC, New York, USA
2020 "The Thing in the Ceiling Gives Me Orders", BOAN Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
2020 "Zungen", Artothek, Munich
2019 "Vier", GiG Munich, Munich
2019 "Dear Fear, [Amazon ist keine Kathedrale]", Libken e.V., Brandenburg
2018 "Maria V Mier [solo]", Glasbau, Pfarrkirchen
2016 "New Ts", w/ Hammann von Mier, Popp’s Packing, Detroit
2016 "Work Work Work", w/ Hammann von Mier, Spike Berlin, Berlin
2016 "HVM Raincoats", w/ Hammann von Mier, Metropolitan Structures, NYC, New York, USA
2015 "HVM VMH", w/ Hammann von Mier, at "die Hyperkapitalismus", Kammerspiele München, Munich
2014 "Double Feature", km.codex, w/ Hammann von Mier, Kunstverein München, Munich

Selected group exhibitions / performances

2024 "Push&Pull", Andrew Reed Gallery, Miami, USA
2023/24 "From Animal to Mineral", Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany
2023 "La Barnale II", Los Angeles, Günsterode, Germany
2023 "Terminus", Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
2023 "Kunstförderpreise für Bildende Kunst", Galerie der Künstler*innen, Munich, Germany
2022 "Figuration through Abstraction", ABR Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA
2022 "Blinking Last and Laughing First", Rumpelstiltskin, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2022 "New Visions", ABR Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA
2022 "Release the Joy", House of Spouse, Vienna, Austria
2021 "Sweat", part of Philipp Gufler’s installation "I wanna give you devotion", Haus der Kunst, Munich
2021 "To the Land", offsite project, Perlacher Forst, Munich
2021 "Flesh and Time and Bread and Friends", Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
2021 "Around the Block", Luitpoldblock, Munich
2020 "Radioaktivität. Kollektive mit Sendungsbewusstsein", Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
2020 "Unter Flaschen. Die Fledermaus in der Bar du Bois", Universitätsgalerie im Heiligenkreuzer Hof Wien, Vienna, Austria
2020 "inexistent books", Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
2020 "This House is not a Home", bar / intervention, w/ Jan Erbelding, Lothringer 13, Munich
2019 "Form your Character!", lecture performance, w/ Hammann von Mier, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
2019 "Power Breather", Spouse Vienna x Kluckyland, Vienna, Austria
2019 "Trauma Team", exhibition and reading, w/ Ruine München, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg
2019 "Archives in Residence — Archive Artist Publications", w/ Hammann von Mier, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2019 "Spreading Elegance", part of Evelyn Taochen Wang’s installation, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, France
2018 "I never Read", w/ Hammann von Mier, fructa, Munich
2017 "Künstlerbücher for Alles", w/ Hammann von Mier, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen
2017 "Statement. We are dependent!", performance, w/ Hammann von Mier, HGB Leipzig, Leipzig
2017 "Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität", w/ Hammann von Mier, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
2015 "Reality Through Fiction", w/ Hammann von Mier, at circuits + currents, Athens, Greece
2013 "HVM Books", w/ Hammann von Mier, Schaustelle/Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2013 "Festival of Independents", w/ Hammann von Mier, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2011 "Essence", Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Self-organized / curatorial work

June – Oct 2023 "Ruine München Companions", series of writings and site-specific events in public space, developed by artist collective Ruine München, commissioned by Public Art München SOLO 2023
since 2017 co-running the artist-run project space Ruine München (w/ Leo Heinik and Jan Erbelding)
since 2013 co-running the publishing house for artist books Hammann von Mier Verlag (w/ Stefanie Hammann)
2019 – 2022 part of the curatorial direction of municipal space FLORIDA Lothringer 13 (w/ Frauke Zabel, Beowulf Tomek, Gülbin Ünlü, Mako Sangmonghkon, Clara Laila Abid Allstar)
2017 – 2020 member of the exhibition committee of the BBK München und Oberbayern e.V. (local artist's association)

Museum collections

2022 Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Grants / awards

2022 Bayerischer Staatsförderpreis für Bildende Kunst, Bavarian State's Ministry für Art and Science (award for emerging artists)
2022 DAAD-Postgraduate Stipend by the German Academic Exchange Service for New York, USA (6 months)
2021 Preis der Stadt München für Galerien und Offspaces, for Ruine München, City of Munich (award for artist-run spaces)
2020 Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2020, City of Munich (award for emerging artists)
2017 Nominee for the Ars Viva-Preis 2018, for HVM (award for visual artists under 35)
2017 FLAT Prize—CRT Art Foundation, for HVM, Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Turin, Italy
2016 USA-Stipendium, for HVM, USA-Scholarship travel grant by the Bavarian State Ministry (6 months)
2016 Nominee for the Ars Viva-Preis 2017, for HVM (award for visual artists under 35)
2015 Project grant, w/ HVM, Prinzregent-Luitpold-Stiftung
2015 Debütantenförderung, for HVM, Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Art
2014 Leonhard und Ida Wolf-Gedächtnispreis, for HVM, City of Munich (award for visual artists under 30)
2012 Merit scholarship of the University of Applied Arts Vienna


2023 Residency at Los Angeles, Kassel, Germany (2 weeks)
2020 Residency at BOAN 1942, Seoul, South Korea (2 months)
2020 Curatorial Residency in Marseille, France, organized by Goethe Institute Paris and Marseille (6 weeks)
2019 Fellowship Art & Environment, Libken e.V., Brandenburg, Germany (6 weeks)
2016 Residency Popp's Packing, w/ HVM, Detroit, Michigan, USA (2 months)


2023 – 25 Master of Fine Arts, Bard College, Anandale on Hudson, New York, USA
2021 – 22 Fine Arts: Sculpture, Klasse Prof. Gerry Bibby, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (state-certified Diploma, post-qualification)
2012 – 15 Fine Arts: Sculpture, Klasse Prof. Olaf Metzel, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (Diploma, Meisterschüler)
2008 – 13 Fine Arts: Painting, Klasse Prof. Johanna Kandl, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (Mag. Art.)

Teaching / lectures

WS 2023 teaching asignment, "Malerei als Sprache" (painting as language), Kunsthochschule Kassel
2023 workshop on zine-making, Die Redaktion/ Lothringer Halle 13, Munich
2023 artist talk, Kunsthochschule Kassel
2023 "Sharing (un)learning", Round Table, Respekttag, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
WS 2022 lecture, "self-organized spaces", Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
WS 2022 artist talk, Hunter College, New York City
WS 2021 lecture, "artist book publishing", Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
SS 2021 workshop, for "Colophon/Let’s (Dis)play. Ein Zeitschriftenprojekt.", 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 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

selected Press

2024 Tanja Beuthien: Im Auge des Orkans, in: ART. Das Kunstmagazin
2024 Jürgen Moises: ein neuer Anfang, in: Süddeutsche Zeitung
2024 Julia Anna Wittmann: Tierische Metamorphose. "From Animal to Minteral" in ther Lothringer 13 Halle, in:
2023 Roberta de Righi: Kalkulation und Wirklichkeit, in: Abendzeitung München
2023 Artist's Profile by Amelie Jakubek, in: Arts of the Working Class
2020 Kristina Schmidt: For Maria VMier, in: PW Magazin
2019 Maria VMier bei GiG, München, Parnass Magazin


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
2014 "One publishes to find comrades", ed. Eva Weinmayr, Judith Neunhäuserer, self-published
2012 "Treuen", ed. Sophie Schultz, self-published

artist books in permanent collections

Archive Artist Publications, Munich
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt am Main
Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen–Weserburg, Bremen
SFMoMa Library, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, USA
Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus, Münchner Stadtbibliothek, Munich

Artist books fairs

2022 "Köşk Book Market", Munich
2019, 2021 & 2022 "Super Books", Haus der Kunst, Munich
2018 "It’s a Book", Leipzig
2017 & 2018 "FLAT", Turin, Italy
2016 "LA Art Book Fair", Los Angeles, USA
2015 "Miss Read", Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2015 "Friends with Books", Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2014 & 2016 "New York Art Book Fair", MoMA PS1, New York USA
2013 & 2014 "I Never Read", Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
2013 "Third Issue", Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
2013 "Vienna Zine Fair", Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria