Short Circuit, 2015
Medium: Photovoltaic cell and wire
Size: 12.6 x 12.6 cm
Edition of 24
Part of the 50th anniversary edition series.
Short Circuit, 2015 is made from a photovoltaic cell with soldered coloured wires. Its title comes from the positive being connected to the negative leading to a short circuit. This piece draws from Mirza's series of Solar Symphony; solar powered sculptures and wall based works that generate electronic audio compositions and LED lighting displays, the power and intensity of which are partly governed by the amount of natural light they are exposed to. Short Circuit, however, will never generate enough solar power.
Haroon Mirza was born in London in 1977. He graduated from his BA in Painting from Winchester School of Art in 2002 an MA in Design Critical Practice and Theory from Goldsmiths College in 2006 and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: 'ããã', Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016; Nam June Paik Center, Seoul, South Korea, 2015; Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland , 2014; IMMA, Dublin, Ireland, 2014; Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2014; The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK, 2013; The New Museum, New York, 2012; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA, 2012; Camden Arts Centre, London, 2011. His work was included in the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, China, 2012 and the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2011, where he was awarded the Silver Lion. He was awarded the Northern Art Prize in 2011, the DAIWA Foundation Art Prize in 2012, the Zurich Art Prize in 2013, the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize in 2014 and the Calder Art Prize in 2015. He is represented by Lisson Gallery.
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