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Past exhibitions

Julian Stair Quietus: The vessel, death and the human body

13 July 2012 - 25 November 2012

This major solo exhibition by Julian Stair, one of the world’s most acclaimed ceramicists, explores the containment of the human body after death. It will feature a collection of Stair’s…

Metadomestic: contemporary design and craft

20 July 2012 - 23 November 2012

This exhibition of contemporary design and craft features sculpture, furniture, products and film from a range of British and European artists. Flamboyant, colourful and thought-provoking, Metadomestic challenges our ideas of…

Life, death and home in between: works from mima collection

13 July 2012 - 11 November 2012

This exhibition investigates the concept of ‘home’ using works from mima’s collection, and makes links between the Quietus and Metadomestic exhibitions also showing at the gallery. Featured artists include Jeremy…

Life Drawing in Progress

20 July 2012 - 11 November 2012

Life Drawing in Progress features work made by participants from mima’s weekly life drawing class, celebrating the importance and diversity of contemporary drawing. Artist Jackie Steven has encouraged and nurtured…

Eva Marisaldi and Enrico Serotti, gestein - gestalt, 2012

…in the eye of the beholder

20 July 2012 - 9 September 2012

mima presents two film works, each a celebration of beauty in movement, in response to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibition features a new commissioned time-based animation by…


Sea Swim

18 August 2012 - 31 August 2012

A pop up exhibition of sound art and films relating to swimming at mima. Part of imove: a Cultural Olympiad Programme in Yorkshire. The event space section of the sea…

Sean Scully, Horizontals #5, 1975

Sean Scully:Change and Horizontals

2 March 2012 - 13 July 2012

This exhibition will present drawings and paintings by Irish born internationally-renowned artist Sean Scully. For over a quarter of a century, Scully has developed and refined his own instantly recognisable…

Gijs BakKer, Donatello with Ball,1998

Up the Boro

2 March 2012 - 8 July 2012

This exhibition of football-inspired work from mima’s collection explores artists’ representations of the beautiful game and features ceramics, jewellery and photography.


To remind: works of memory and monument

24 February 2012 - 1 July 2012

Taking as its starting point the interest in the monument shown by Cyprien Gaillard and John Gerrard, To Remind brings together works from mima’s collection that explore memory or monumentality. It includes…

Cities of Gold & Mirrors, 2009. © the artist. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London.

Cyprien Gaillard

1 March 2012 - 1 July 2012

In his largest UK exhibition to date, awardwinning artist Gaillard presents two major film installations. These cinematic works show contemporary architecture as a modern ruin on the verge of being…

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