Mierle Ukeles | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Mierle Ukeles

Mierle Laderman Ukeles believes art creates freedom and asks whether we can design modes of survival—for a thriving planet, not an entropic one—that don’t crush our personal and civic freedom and silence the individual’s voice.

Her works are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum; Guggenheim Museum; the Art Institute of Chicago (promised gift); Migros Museum, Zurich; Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum, Hartford; Smith College Museum, Northampton; and the Jewish Museum, New York City.  She is represented by Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York.

She exhibits and lectures internationally and has received honorary doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Maine College of Art, and in May, 2019, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she gave the Commencement Address.  

Two books have recently been published about her work:  MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES:  MAINTENANCE ART, Prestel, 2016 and SEVEN WORK BALLETS, Sternberg, 2015.