Miriam Aziz is a mixed media artist. She began her artistic career as a musician and then later combined dance and film. She has released four studio albums; We’re Inside Out (2007) – Tránsito (2009), Muerte, Bailaremos (2010) and Lost for Words (2013). She has performed in venues in Oslo, Ithaca (NY), Saint Louis, Missouri and New York City as well as the Womajazz Festival, Italy (in 2007) and the MELA world music festival in Oslo in August 2009.
Her photography / filmmaking portfolio includes dance, portrait work, commercial as well as commissioned work. She is also a scholar. Between 2009 /12, she established Artist (s) at Large®, a performance art research lab whilst at New York University Law School, Columbia Law School and Cardozo Law School. She was also a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL/HD) between 2013-15 where she created a series of short films about the Institute as well contributed to its visual archives. Her law and art research has been published in international peer reviewed law journals e.g. Law and Humanities and the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. Drawing from her experience as a dancer, Miriam Aziz has also explored the role of movement for art installations as well as running movement and creative thinking workshops for universities.
She is the founding creative director of MAstudioLAB, a mixed media platform based in Milan, Italy, which enables her to experiment with artistic mediums that may be broadly defined as Acoustic / Visual / Movement.
Photograph by Tei Blow