(b. 1981) lives and works in Sibiu.
In 2004 he graduated the University of Art and Design, Cluj, (RO) and in 2008 from Huddersfield University (UK) a master degree in physical theatre and performance. Mirutziu’s installation based performances and writings question the ways in which the space is orchestrated after something ends. He uses design in its most bureaucratic sense, collecting imprints of personal and historical events, using understanding and sincerity as factors in the materialisation. The artist has also made a collective which includes a hyper-object — namely himself at 29 – and often operates within its structure. The collective's modus operandi is retroactive irony.
In recent years Mirutziu has lectured in performance and theatre in prestigious institutions from Royal College of Arts, London, Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, to IASPIS, Stockholm, and has collaborated with artists and writers among which, Grit Hachmeister (DE), Paul Devens (NL), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US), Asa Jungnelius (SE), Graham Harman (US).
His most recent group shows comprise: A few grams of Red, Yellow, Blue, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014), European Travellers – Art from Cluj Today, Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest; Play dice would be nice, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (2012); Rearview Mirror, The Power Plant, Toronto / Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2011 / 2012).
Selected solo exhibitions and performances:
Each thought’s an instant ruin with a new disease, Sabot Gallery (2013), Pending works and bureaucratic objects, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Spending time in relation to usage, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich; Time’s Own Insult, The Glass Factory, Emmaboda, Suedia (2011), Scotopolitic objects#2 for five performers and electroacoustic impromptu (in collaboration with Elias Merino), Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014), Five moments of silence for Pending Work #7, IASPIS, Stockholm (2012), History is nothing but muscles in action (with Razvan Sadean), ZDB, Lisbon; Action is guilt – Method to Rourke, Studio Corte17, Prato (2011), When love melted cavalries in our hearts, Eira 33, Lisbon (2010), Remains of the East (in collaboration with Alina Șerban and Angelique Lehman), WUK Theatre, Vienna (2009).
Prepared Poem #2, 2015, brochure stands, printed transparencies, magnifiers, variable dimensions
The color of my middleclass, 2007, photograph, C-print 30 x 40 cm
History is nothing but muscles in action, 2011, performance (with Răzvan Sădean), ZDB - Santa Catarina Palace, Lisbon
Pending work #8, 2013, photograph, lambda
TAH29, Life mask of the artist and himself at 29, 2011, glass
Weight of sleep as temporary sculpture present in flesh of face, 2013, archival prints on Hahnemühle paper, 88,89 x 70 cm (each)
Pending Work #4, 2012, Barbara Seiler gallery, Zurich
Alex Mirutziu, Architecture for page turn, 2013, lead sculptures, A4 paper
Where Is the Poem?, 2013 (performance based on the poem ”Politics” by Graham Foust), HD video, 09:49 min., 3 laser prints, A4
Gestalt me out, 2014, ceramics, A4 paper stack
Scotopolitic Objects #2, 2013, sound installation; Exhibition view Each Thought’s an Instant Ruin with a New Disease;