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Past exhibitions


Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change

22 March 2013 - 7 July 2013

Featuring works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Paul Cézanne, Tracing the Century presents over 100 works from Tate’s collection, together with works loaned by artists. The exhibition highlights the…


Roger Hiorns: Untitled (Alliance)

22 March 2013 - 7 July 2013

Two massive Boeing aeroplane engines in mima’s garden. Untitled (Alliance), 2010, is the work of Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns, purchased in 2010 by the Arts Council Collection. The two…


mimafriends Calendar

21 March 2013 - 30 June 2013

Chosen by mimafriends and presented through their 2013 calendar, this exhibition celebrates images of the local area. Three works from mima’s collection have been recently glazed for the first time,…


Haroon Mirza: Untitled Song

8 March 2013 - 6 June 2013

Haroon Mirza is a British artist working in London. Untitled Song featuring Untitled Works by James Clarkson combines retro found furniture, disembodied speakers, bits of drum kit, wires and LEDs,…


According To Us

21 March 2013 - 6 June 2013

According To Us is curated by mima’s Creative Apprentices, Helen and Alice, along with the mima dreamers. The exhibition offers a radical new way of looking at mima’s collection and…


Jannis Kounellis

14 December 2012 - 10 March 2013

mima is proud to present a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Jannis Kounellis, whose influential career spans over 50 years. The exhibition features some of the artist’s most important…


Heritage Hunters

25 November 2012 - 10 March 2013

mima’s Creative Apprentices have been making links between Jannis Kounellis’ work, rooted in his past in the Greek port of Piraeus, and Middlesbrough’s own rich history. Together they have created…


How we became modern

15 December 2012 - 10 March 2013

Why does Middlesbrough have an art collection? Who gave it to us and what stories are there to tell? mima’s collection includes a number of works that pre-date the twentieth…


Liliane Lijn: Cosmic Dramas

30 November 2012 - 28 February 2013

Cosmic Dramas brings together, for the first time, three important installations by Liliane Lijn, long recognised as amongst the most interesting and innovative artists on the international art scene. Using…


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…



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