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Mira Knoche (b. in Hamburg) is an Edinburgh/Glasgow based artist, curator and writer.
She managed a punk band for a while, and in 2019 founded womxn-led WENCH collective who organise art & music events. She has curated exhibition festivals as co-founder of Naked Aye Art collective and used to run the Word of Mouth poetry & music nights in Leith.
Building creative communities outside the noisy centre, her paintings, sculptures, events, and writing explore a curiosity in people, bodies, power, class, gender, identity, connection and community.
In July 2019 she had a solo exhibition of paintings, ‘WENCH’, with the Edinburgh Central Art & Design Library. She has also shown paintings as part of group shows at Coburg House, Leith School of Art, Leith Library and Salt Space Gallery in Glasgow (2020). Recently she was awarded a scholarship to attend a painting residency with the New York Academy of Art. John Byrne once told her she was ‘a true artist’ and Cindy Sherman kindly shook her hand.
She now studies at the Glasgow School of Art and works from her studio in Leith.
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