MIRO CRAEMER

Miro Craemer was born in Franconia, Bavaria in 1969. After studying theater, psycholinguistics, and literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, he worked for over 15 years as a designer and art director in the field of prêt-à-porter fashion for traditional companies.

Since 2007 Miro Craemer has been working as an independent artist and designer in the fields of textiles, installation art, contemporary dance, performance, and art education. The communication and expression of social interaction through interweaving and connection have been constant motifs in Craemer's work. 

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Inspired by Joseph Beuys' concept of "Social Sculpture", Miro Craemer explores the participationof people from the most diverse backgrounds in the social discourse through and with art.

 

His often interdisciplinary and intercultural work is concerned with encouragement and empowerment through creative potential. In Craemer's works, textile as a globe-spanning language becomes a tool for communication that not only can address social inequalities, opportunities, and hopes, but can also shape and change such situations.

Craemer has transformed art into an integrative, democratic, and mediating element of society through several initiatives, including his intercultural and interdisciplinary project "Togetthere_WalkingACT" for the Kunstareal-Fest Munich in 2015; the multi-month integration project "Togetthere_fACTory" in 2016; and, at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, "Togetthere_Xperience" in 2017 and 2018, and "Denkraum Deutschland" in 2019 and 2020. In 2020 he launched the magazine MAG - Museum und Gesellschaftlicher Wandel to continue this vision of low-threshold access to art and culture in exchange with experts and visitors alike.

Miro Craemer has been part of numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions, including the Karachi Biennale in 2017; the Lahore Biennale in 2018; Vienna Art Week in 2017; Kunstareal-Fest Munich in 2015, 2017, and 2019; the Augsburg Textile and Industry Museum in 2017 and 2020; and "Personal Structures" at Palazzo Bembo for the 58th Venice Biennale.

Since 2020, he has headed the art space "mim – Space for Culture" in the Glockenbachviertel neighborhood in Munich with a program located at the interface of art and design.