Miranda Vukasovic is a composer, performer, visual artist, and designer hailing from Croatia. She has worked in the fields of art, architecture, and design for over ten years with her work taking her from Zagreb to Rio de Janeiro, from Paris to Mexico City, from Milan to New York, and most recently from London to Beijing. Miranda has extensive experience in project design and production, drawing from her collaborations with design studios across Europe, Asia, South America, and Central America. She has worked as an Exhibition Designer and a Curator for Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Milan and Genoa (2006-2008), Gianni Ranaulo in Paris and Dubai (2007), Gomez de Tuddo in Mexico (2008-2009), Carson Architects in London (2010-2011). She has also contributed to an urban rejuvenation project in Hackney, East London, that earned a RIBA Award. Most recently, she worked as a Brand Overseer and Designer for Clou Beijing (2011-2016).
Miranda designs a wide range of objects, always taking inspiration from the cultural heritage of the destinations she visits and calls home. In 2013, she presented her first jewellery designs in collaboration with Micro Macro Studio during the Beijing Design Week (showcased in the exhibition “ARTchitecture, The Way We Design” at Today Art Museum, Beijing), and in 2016, she began her eponymous jewellery brand, MV, heavily influenced by her knowledge of architecture. Since 2018, Miranda has designed furniture for Studio Constellation, Milan, where she has created both 2D and 3D works in conjunction with Peking Art Associates for Star, Sydney and has designed a sound and light performance pavilion for the inaugural Gobi Heaven Art Festival. The pavilion has attracted wide attention and has been mentioned in the September 2019 issue of National Geographic.
In 2015, Miranda founded THE RADIANCE, an experimental group of musicians combining Eastern and Western instrumentation, in Beijing. In 2018, the group was recognised in the USA with The Akademia Music Award in the category of “Best Ambient / Instrumental Song” for their song “Flying Kites.” THE RADIANCE completed their second album “The Temple Project” in 2019, an audio-visual installation that includes re-creating space through site-specific audio vibrations. This album was recorded and filmed in a 600-year-old temple in Beijing and includes the international collaborators such as the Grammy award-winning producer Jeff Bova (Céline Dion), Ned Douglas (Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger), and director/VFX artist Jeff Ranasinghe (Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp).
In February 2018, Miranda was invited to speak about THE RADIANCE’s collaboration projects at The New Museum, New York, organised by CMYK Matinee. Then in March 2019, blurring boundaries between art forms once again, she directed the exhibition-specific musical and dance performance in conjunction with Marc Quinn’s exhibition at The Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing.
Miranda holds a Master’s Degree in Design from the Polytechnic of Milano (2007) and a Master’s Degree in City Transformation and Urban Planning from Centro Metropolitano de Architectura Sostenible and Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (2009).