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Past exhibitions


Stephen Willats: Human Right

4 March 2017 10:00 am - 4 June 2017 4:00 pm

Image credit: Stephen Willats  The Space Time Traveller 2010 Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery London Stephen Willats examines connections between personal narratives and social conditions through themes of…


Matterlurgy Geofictions

4 March 2017 10:00 am - 4 June 2017 4:00 am

The group Matterlurgy led workshops in which their members and participants collected artefacts – from stones to discarded plastic items – in South Gare, the site of the now-closed Teesside…


Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour

22 October 2016 - 12 February 2017

Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour is an exhibition, co-curated by Jovan Nicholson, that examines the major periods of the artist’s creativity. It brings together works in which she approached the…


A Celebration of 10 Years

11 February 2017 12:00 pm - 11 February 2017 4:00 pm

A decade after mima opened its doors, we welcome all to remember and celebrate the friendships, ideas and experiences we have shared. Join us for our birthday bash which includes…


Jane and Louise Wilson – Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You

1 October 2016 10:00 am - 22 January 2017 4:00 pm

Jane and Louise Wilson examine the politics, architecture and technology of conflict through film, video and photography. This exhibition references optical and imaging innovations of the early twentieth century as…


The Office of Useful Art

19 June 2015

‘Arte Útil’ roughly translates as ‘useful art’. This type of practice focuses on the applied dimension of art, stressing the beneficial outcomes of projects for their users. The archive of Arte Útil…


Centre for Social Making: Middlesbrough Collection display

19 February 2016 - 31 December 2016

Art, design, craft and technology are often considered as separate disciplines. However, there is a long, alternative tradition that views them in a holistic way, both as tools for learning…


Shifting Geographies

3 November 2016 5:00 pm - 24 December 2016 4:00 pm

Shifting Geographies is a season surveying the moving-image practice of the Greek-Armenian artist Aikaterini Gegisian. After inaugurating with the premiere of My Pink City, the programme continues with screenings of her…


Dear Mrs Pennyman

1 October 2016 10:00 am - 6 November 2016 4:30 pm

This display offers insight into the emotions of women who lost relatives and loved ones during the First World War. The letters were written to Mrs Mary Pennyman (1889 – 1924), then secretary…


Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology

25 June 2016 - 9 October 2016

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry…



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