Aleksandra Mir


Aleksandra Mir (b.1967, she/her) witnessed the TV broadcast of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing as a two-year-old living behind the iron curtain in communist Poland. 30 years later, by now an an accomplished artist in New York City, she staged her own moon landing by re-arranging a beach in the Netherlands with ten bulldozers, sent her documentary VHS tape to Neil Armstrong’s private address in Cincinnati, and received his cheerful acknowledgement in return. In recent years Mir has engaged more deeply with the contemporary space industry, speaking at space conferences next to astronauts and scientists and publishing her collection of interviews with a range of professionals, from medics to archeologists, working on space today, ‘We Can’t Stop Thinking About The Future: Artist Aleksandra Mir Speaks with the Space World’, MIT Press, 2017