The Cornwall Workshop

Mira Calix

Mira Calix is an award-winning artist and composer based in the United Kingdom. Music and sound, which she considers a sculptural material, are at the centre of her practice. Her work explores the manipulation of the material into visible, physical forms through multi-disciplinary installations, sculpture, video and performance works. Calix’s practice is deliberately disjunctive, allowing research, site and subject to influence a fluid choice of materials and mediums.

Calix has been commissioned by, exhibited and performed works in, many leading cultural institutions in Britain including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, the first Coventry Biennial, the Barbican, Manchester International Festival and the London Olympics, and internationally, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, UK in China 2015 cultural exchange program, Carriageworks in Sydney, MONA in Hobart, Performa in New York, Art Basel, and the Lincoln Center, New York. 

As a musician Mira Calix has released several albums with Warp records and as a live performer and DJ she has supported and toured with Radiohead, Boards of Canada, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Autechre, and other artists. She has performed at Sonar, Glastonbury, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Coachella and Latitude.