Studio Mira O’Brien

10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Artists with works at this studio


Mira O’Brien (b. 1982, …, …) has an interdisciplinary practice focused on painting, installation, and performance, through which she explores the way we perceive and interact with our built-environment. She received her BA from UCLA (2004) and her MFA from Yale (2008). Her work has been exhibited internationally in cities such as: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, Vienna, Cologne, Zürich, Mallorca, Venice, Kassel as a side project of Documenta (13). Solo-exhibitions have taken place at Die Diele (Zürich), General Public (Berlin), Vierter Stock Galerie supported by a grant from the US Embassy (Berlin) and as a solo-project at the historic Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin). She has partici-pated in artist residency programs at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, APT Studios in NY, and CCA Andratx, Spain. She travelled to the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan for artistic research as Yale’s Schoelkopf Travel Grant fellow. She is the founder and instructor of the Berlin Drawing Room.


Alan Ruiz (b. 1984, Mexico City) is a visual artist whose work explores the intersection of site-reflexivity, architectural discourse, and urban policy. Engaging constructed space as a perceptual and a political medium, his projects have been shown both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in New York City at the Queens Museum (2016), the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (2016), Wave Hill (2013), and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2011). Group exhibitions include Ortega Y Gasset Projects (2015), Johannes Vogt Gallery (2013), Andrew Edlin Gallery (2012), LMCC’s Building 110 (Governors Island, 2012), and Y Gallery (2011) as well as Tape Modern Berlin (2011) and Horatio Jr., London (2014). Ruiz has participated in residencies with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Youth Insights Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Art & Law Program, and the Yale Norfolk Summer School for Art and Music. His writing has been featured in TDR (MIT Press), BOMB Magazine, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. He is a contributing editor to Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. He received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Pratt Institute, and was a 2015-2016 fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.