Mireille Astore

Mireille Astore

Born in 1961, Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Mireille Astore (Beirut, 1961) (Arabic: ميراي استور) is an artist and a writer. She left Beirut during the Lebanese civil war in 1975 to live in Melbourne, Australia. She studied the Sciences at the University of Melbourne where she graduated before becoming a full-time artist and writer. Influenced by Continental Philosophy, her art draws on autobiographical notions of representation and the unheimlich; where the conscious intersects with the unconscious. Through her art and her writing she "explores human emotions" and "asks what it is to be human". Mireille Astore attained a PhD in Contemporary Arts from the University of Western Sydney (2008). She is Adjunct Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, the Visual Arts Faculty of the University of Sydney and Research Fellow at the American University of Beirut. Mireille Astore's artworks have been exhibited and screened at the 2004 Sydney Film Festival; at the Freud Museum - London; at the Millais Gallery – Southampton; at Espace SD – Beirut; the Tate Modern – London; at the Centre Pompidou; the 8th Sharjah Biennial 2008; and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial. She has exhibited her photomedia artworks at the Conny Dietzschold Multiple Box


Selected solo exhibitions:

  • 2012. The Foreigner I Know — Performance/Video, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Libanon (18. January)
  • 2012. Posthumous Reckonings: A Cosmology of Infinitudes— Lecture/Performance —Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Libanon (1. March)
  • 2012. Unfashionable Observations — Video Installation —
  • Alchemy collaboration [with Anne Ferran]- Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia (11. - 27. July)
  • 2012. Hunter — Video Installation — Alchemy collaboration [with Michael Tawa]- Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia (11. - 27. July)
  • 2011. 3494 Houses + 1 Fence — Video — Resistance III, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia (9-10 March)
  • 2011. OUVERTURE(S), B'chira Art Center, Tunisia (18. - 19. November)
  • 2011. Être et Disparaître — Video
  • 2011. Not From Here — Video
  • 2011. Decreation, West Space, Mebourne, Australia 8. August - 3. September)
  • 2010. 3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video, Resistance III- Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (14. January) 2010. 3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video, Resistance III British Film Institute - London, (29 May).
  • 2010. 3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video, Resistance III Fondazione Merz - Torino, Italy (8-19 November)
  • 2010. 3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video, Resistance III Casa Àrabe - Monografico, Madrid, Spain (1 December)
  • 2010. The Destinies of Frozen Angels - Photomedia and Video Installation Silent Spaces - Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia (12 March - 5 May)
  • 2010. Efface: Death Becomes Her — Video —Remote Viewing - Installation - Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia (11 February - 6 March)
  • 2010. Not From Here — Video —Categorical Imperatives - The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (12 April - 30 April)
  • 2009. The Foreigner I Know - Performance AILAE Summer School, Rende, Italy (20. June)
  • 2009. The Foreigner I Know - Performance  Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia (3 August)
  • 2009. Not From Here — Video, Festival Cultural Ecatepec. Behaviors video - Mexico City, Mexico