Maria Miranda is a DECRA Research fellow at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. In 2013 she was awarded a 3-year research fellowship from the Australian Research Council (DECRA) for the project, "The Cultural Economy of Artist-Run Initiatives in Australia". The research focuses on artist's experiences of working in this sector and asks: what role do artist-run initiatives play in artists' lives?
Maria has a PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney; a Master of Visual Art (MVA) from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney; a Bachelor of Arts from The Australian National University, Canberra.
Maria is a practicing artist and has maintained a collaborative art practice with Norie Neumark as Out-of-Sync since 1994. Out-of-Sync has been the recipient of numerous international artist residencies and grants, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
In 2004 Maria received an ATOM award for the online art project Museum of Rumour. (http://archive.turbulence.org/studios/rumor/museum/)
Maria is the author of Unsitely Aesthetics: uncertain practices in contemporary art (Errant Bodies Press, 2013)