Mark Dion »

March - June 2013

Mark Dion’s installation Curator’s Office (2012–13), commissioned for the exhibition More Real?: Art in the Age of Truthiness, adds another layer to his exploration of the ways in which collections of objects are formed and used. In his narrative about … Continue reading



Natasha Pestich »

February - May 2013

Under the guidance of artist Natasha Pestich, and in collaboration with Free Arts Minnesota, teen students in her after-school program will explore artworks from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and choose a piece with which they identify. Over the span … Continue reading



Kianga Ford »

September 2012 - June 2013

In a piece commissioned for “More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness,” Kianga Ford combines her project series The Story of This Place and You Are Here. Currently in residence at the MIA, Ford is creating a multi-part narrative … Continue reading



HOTTEA »

June 2012

Leading up to the Northern Spark event on June 9, 2012, artist HOTTEA (Eric Rieger) worked with MIA staff and volunteers for four weeks on his site-specific installation, letting go. His biggest project to date, the yarn creation filled the … Continue reading



Patty Mitchell and Robert Lockheed »

May - June 2012

During their month-long residency, Patty Mitchell and Robert Lockheed engaged community leaders, art centers, and teen artists on a collaborative artwork. This work included artistic contributions from across the Twin Cities, culminating in a co-created Northern Spark installation, Palace of … Continue reading



Tane Danger and Brandon Boat »

May - November 2012

During their six months at the MIA, Brandon Boat and Tane Danger trained docents and guides in new approaches to engage visitors and worked with curators on new ideas for exhibition experiences. They also worked with museum staff across divisions … Continue reading



Philip Mallory Jones »

May and July 2012

Philip Mallory Jones was the lead artist participating in the MIA’s Extended Collection Project, an online tool-building and content-delivery project linking teachers, classrooms, and learners with the MIA’s docent and guide community. Jones also developed content that demonstrated dimensional strategies … Continue reading



Joshua Hicks »

January 2012

During his time at the MIA, Joshua Hicks worked on rapid prototyping with the Microsoft Kinect interface, which was used to detect and track full-body movements of multiple visitors as they controlled videos, games, and other applications. In addition, he … Continue reading



Camilla D’Errico and Joshua Dysart »

November 11-21, 2011

In support of “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints,” the MIA welcomed two contemporary artists working in the generative and iterative form of graphic novels and manga as artists in residence. Camilla d’Errico and Joshua Dysart create narrative worlds … Continue reading



Marcus Young »

November 2011

For nine days, behavioral artist Marcus Young was an MIA artist in residence. During this time, he actually lived in the museum, without talking, and performed various art and meditation pieces. Every morning, Marcus performed his walking meditation Pacific Avenue. … Continue reading