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Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan – A Proposal To Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End

19 July 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Artist-duo Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, known for their cartoon-faced, large ‘beast-like’ sculptures, were commissioned by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) for an artwork, A Proposal to Ask Where…

This Is Water

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist, YOOROP, 2017, commissioned by Goethe Institute and Victoria & Albert Museum This exhibition looks at the long histories of migration that have forged the…

Núria Güell and Levi Orta, The Aesthetics of a Property Map, Syria (Part I)

Throughout 2018

The Barcelona-based artists Núria Güell (b. Spain, 1981) and Levi Orta (b. Cuba, 1984) examine power structures and relationships through their collaborative practice. Güell leverages her privilege as an artist…

Middlesbrough Collection

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Lubaina Himid Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987 Last year, our tenth anniversary was marked with the first-ever permanent gallery for the Middlesbrough Collection. The display was created through a dialogue between our…

History Repeats Itself

17 February 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

History is the recording of events describing human evolution.  The German thinker Karl Marx once proposed that ‘history repeats itself’, suggesting that any event will likely occur and then recur,…

Aikaterini Gegisian: Shifting Geographies

12 May 2016 - 5 June 2016

Shifting Geographies surveys Greek-Armenian artist Aikaterini Gegisian’s moving image practice, and launches with the premiere of My Pink City.  The programme continues with presentations of her early videos and recent…


Featured Event

Jim Poyner: Arte Útil talk

12 May 2016 4:00 pm - 12 May 2016 5:00 pm

Artist Jim Poyner explores the notion of ‘useful art’, informed by the results of a set of questions he asked members of Middlesbrough’s population. In these interviews, and aided by techniques…

Judith Winter: Curation as Correspondence: Un-learning with the Bauhaus

Tuesday 17 May, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

This workshop explores the philosophy of the Bauhaus, the German avant-garde art school known for its functionalist approach to creative practice (founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, it…

Arte Útil talk: Alan Hathaway

9 June 2016 5:30 pm - 9 June 2016 6:30 pm

Artist Alan Hathaway discusses how a consideration of ‘usefulness in art’ has informed his recent work. He focuses on the way in which the activities of certain counter cultural groups,…

Study Day – If All Relations Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve

Saturday 11 June, 11.00am - 4.00pm. Free, open to all.

Featuring areas for learning, service provision and debate, this exhibition explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers…

Artist Moving Image Network Screening

7 July 2016 5:30 pm - 7 July 2016 7:00 pm

Artist Mathieu K. Abonnenc presents three films as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Network (AMIN) touring programme. These works explore themes of identity and memory in post-colonial situations. Films Secteur…

Asociación de Arte Útil: The Arte Útil Summit 2016

22 July 2016 - 25 July 2016

Responding to Current Urgencies – Toolkit for an Institution This open international summit brings together the leading protagonists and affiliates of the Arte Útil, to reflect upon the geneology of…

Industry Site Visits

29 July 2016 10:00 am - 29 July 2016 12:00 pm

Explore some of Teesside’s hidden industrial sites with monthly tours of local workshops, labs and works. This month’s tour is of Middlesbrough’s Materials Processing Institute. An independent, open access and not-for-profit technology…

Changing the Welfare State: talk and screening with Dr Ben Lamb

6 October 2016 5:30 pm - 6 October 2016 6:30 pm

  6 October 2016 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dr Ben Lamb, Research Lecturer in Media Studies at Teesside University, explores how alternative forms of regional media challenged nationally implemented…

Broadcasting the Archive Residency

25 October 2016 10:00 am - 28 October 2016 8:00 pm

Tuesday 25 October – Friday 28 October 2016 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presents a week of conversations, workshops and site visits organised with Broadcasting the Archive in collaboration with…

Summer Exhibitions – Opening Event

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 16 June 2018 4:00 pm

Please join us for our Summer exhibition opening event.  We have a day talks and tours of exhibitions, music and poetry.   Our friends from LIKE Boro are playing music…

The Future of Housing   

2 July 2018 5:30 pm - 2 July 2018 7:30 pm

An information and networking event hosted by Teesside University and MIMA in partnership with the Ministry for Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) and Tees Valley Combined Authority. Register your participation…

Cloth Club

Cloth Club is on every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm This workshop is a chance to learn textile skills within a relaxed group.  This season we explore recycled fabrics experimenting with…


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