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

Hammann von Mier Verlag: publishing house for artist books, since 2013
Ruine München: nomadic artist-run space for fluid formats with publication series, since 2017

contact: maria {at} vonmier.com

Solo shows

2022 "In Praise of the Dancing Bodies", w/ Paulina Nolte, Galerie Francoise Heitsch, Munich
2020 "The Thing in the Ceiling Gives Me Orders", Boan Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
2020 "Zungen", Artothek, Munich
2019 "Dear Fear, [Amazon ist keine Kathedrale]", Libken e.V., Brandenburg
2019 "Vier", GiG Munich, Munich
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

Selected group shows

2022 "Site Visit", w/ Helin Alas, Haris Epaminonda, Madeline Hollander, Robert Keil, Johanna Klingler, Carolyn Lazard, Cameron Rowland, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2022 "Release the Joy", w/ Jan Erbelding, Stefan Fuchs, Jakob Gilg, Gertrude Honzatko-Mediz, Paulina Nolte, Roberta Di Paolo, House of Spouse, Vienna
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", w/ Helin Alas, Ciccio (Francesco Vizzini & Norman Chernick-Zeitlin), Ala Dehghan, Whitney Harris, Johanna Klingler, Paulina Nolte, Kristina Schmidt, Polina Tereshina, 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 "Power Breather", Spouse Vienna x Kluckyland, Vienna
2019 "Trauma Team", exhibition and reading, w/ Ruine München, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg
2019 "Archives in Residence — Archive Artist Publications", Haus der Kunst, Munich
2019 "Form Your Character!2, performance, w/ Hammann von Mier, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
2019 "Spreading Elegance", part of Evelyn Taochen Wang’s solo exhibition, 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
2017 "Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität", w/ Hammann von Mier, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
2016 "HVM Raincoats", w/ Hammann von Mier, Metropolitan Structures, NYC, USA
2015 "HVM VMH", at die Hyperkapitalismus, Kammerspiele München, Munich
2015 "Reality Through Fiction", at circuits + currents, Athens, Greece
2014 "Double Feature", km.codex, Kunstverein München, Munich
2013 "HVM Books", Schaustelle/Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2013 "Festival of Independents", Haus der Kunst, Munich
2011 "Essence", Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Grants / awards / residencies

2022 Bayerischer Staatsförderpreis für Bildende Kunst
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
2020 Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2020, Stadt München (Prize for visual arts by the City of Munich)
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
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

Self-organized / curatorial work

2023 Ruine München Companions, event series as part of Public Art Munich Solo
since 2017 co-running the artist-run project space Ruine München (with Leo Heinik and Jan Erbelding)
since 2013 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)
2019 – 2022 part of the programming committee of the project space FLORIDA Lothringer 13
2017 – 2020 member of the exhibition committee of the BBK München und Oberbayern e.V. (Ehrenamt)

Education

2012 – 15/22 Fine Arts (Sculpture), Prof. Gerry Bibby, Prof. Olaf Metzel, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
2008 – 13 Fine Arts (Painting), Prof. Johanna Kandl, Prof. Gerhard Müller, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Teaching / lectures

WS 2021 lecture, Kunstverlage, „Munich Network“, 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, 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

Bibliography

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 public collections

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
Monacensia Bibliothek, Munich