Acme Studios — Haroon Mirza 

Supporting Artists since 1972

Haroon Mirza 

Fire Station Residency

Haroon Mirza was born in London, where he lives and works. He devises kinetic sculptures, performances and immersive installations that test the interplay and friction between sound, light waves and electric currents. He describes his role as a composer where processes are left exposed and sounds occupy space in an unruly way to question the categorisation of cultural forms and distinctions between noise, sound and music.   

He has an MA in Design Critical Practice and Theory from Goldsmiths College, 2006 and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2020, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2019, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China, 2019, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, 2017, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, 2015.

Fire Station Residency

The Fire Station Residency provides secure, practical, work/live studio space, and a programme of artist support and professional development for five years. Based in the heart of East London, the residency allows artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and careers, and less time working to survive. Artists were selected by artist and educator Cath Hawes, artist Gayle Chong Kwan, and Acme's founder and former Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey.