Federica Mirra is a postgraduate research student at Birmingham City University where she holds a Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award. Her research investigates contemporary artistic practices in response to the unprecedented urban transformations in China since 2001. Through the concept of urban imaginaries, she raises awareness of the impact of imagination and artistic practices on space-making. She has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and Journal of Visual Art Practice and presented at several international conferences, including Trinity College in Dublin and Tate Liverpool. She worked as a curatorial assistant for the first Thailand Biennale 2018–19, Krabi, and as a research assistant for both the Postgraduate Researchers’ Team at BCU and Fortress Contemporary Art Foundation, London.
Contact: Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BX, UK.