From a background in theatre design, literature and political science, Miriam is an artist and scenographer, who creates politically and socially engaged work in theatre, printmaking, photography and participatory projects.
She is Artist in Residence in the Development Studies Department at SOAS, University of London, associate artist with award winning 20 Stories High Theatre, a team member of Art Refuge UK’s projects in Northern France and a commissioned artist with Mothers Who Make. Much of her work is collaborative and participatory, with artists and academics and the general public.
Recent projects in the UK include collaborations with the Clean Break, National Theatre, Royal Exchange Studio, Talawa, Royal Court, Unicorn, Dukes Lancaster, Arcola, Headlong, Helen Chadwick Song Theatre, Fuel, Theatrerites, Out of Joint and Theatre O. She is particularly interested in new writing, Shakespeare, site responsive and visual theatre making.
She is a keyholder of East London Printmakers and E5 Darkroom, exploring monotype and alternative photographic processes in her visual work, particularly through her cyanotypes on cloth and paper.
Believing that theatre and visual art have the unique possibility of communicating meaningfully to wide and diverse audiences, Miriam has created many creative projects in the UK and has been invited to Iran, Australia, Sudan, Syria, Georgia, Kosova, Eritrea and the DRC where she has made performances, installations and workshops in theatres, football pitches, churches and factories, with national theatres, street children and artists of all ages. She spent several years running creative arts psychosocial humanitarian projects for War Child Netherlands in conjunction with IRC, SCF- UK, Care International among others.
Miriam lives in London.