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Past exhibitions

Otobong Nkanga: From Where I Stand

14 March 2020 - 21 February 2021

Image credit: Otobong Nkanga The Weight of Scars 2015 Woven textile and Photography, inkjet print on viscose, wool, mohair, bio cotton and laser cut forex 10 plates 253 x 612…

Middlesbrough Collection, Why Are We Here? With Black Artists & Modernism

23 March 2019 2:00 pm - 20 August 2020 4:00 pm

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’s (MIMA)  year-long Middlesbrough Collection display reveals new narratives within the institute’s collection. Through a collaboration with research group Black Artists & Modernism, the collection is…

Foundation Press, Notes On The Black Path

28 January 2020 10:00 am - 31 May 2020 4:00 pm

Artists Foundation Press have spent the past year working with people in South Bank, Middlesbrough. Their artwork ‘Notes On The Black Path’, located along the public footpath off Old Station Road, is…

Otobong Nkanga, From Where I Stand – Opening Event

14 March 2020 11:45 am - 14 March 2020 4:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: MIMA remains open for business. However, as a precautionary measure we are suspending some of our larger events. This is due to the evolving situation around the Coronavirus…

Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices

12 October 2019 to 23 February 2020

Image credit: Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest, 2018. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Supported by Arts Council England.   The first survey…

Art in Action

28 November 2019 10:00 am - 8 January 2020 4:30 pm

29 Nov – 8 Jan 2020   Creative Job Studio Tees Valley offers sustainable support for creative career development for young people in the Tees Valley. Driving forward the Skills…

Creative Job Studio Exhibition

29th November 2019 - 8th January 2020

Working with creative practitioners from around the North East, young people from the Tees Valley have curated and designed a multi-media exhibition around themes of job seeking, education and creativity…

Art in Action


Our display Art in Action, reflects the voices, stories and experiences of the extraordinary people we work with. Each season we share projects that contribute to life in our area….

Map Making

Until 10 November 2019

This interactive wall drawing is a visual portrait of the people who surround us and those who we serve at MIMA. As part of the ongoing, collaborative project, New Mappings…

Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust

29 June to 26 September 2019

Image credit: Copyright Uriel Orlow.  All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019  An exhibition about the relationships between plants, animals and humans at a time of climate crisis. The summer exhibition and…

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