Mixed Reality Academy for the Arts

MiRAA offers access to mixed reality technologies in the arts. MiRAA is a web-based academy specializing in teaching immersive technologies in a cultural context for curators, artists, gallery owners and creative tech enthusiasts. Our interviews and video courses by experts provide professional information about a meaningful and sustainable use of new technologies in exhibitions, museums, art festivals, and galleries.


Meet the founders

 Tina Sauerlaender, Independent Curator, Berlin

Tina Sauerlaender is a curator and writer based in Berlin. She focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society. With her exhibition hub peer to space she has been organizing international group shows since 2010. She is co-founder of Radiance VR, an international online research platform for VR experiences in Visual Arts. She is the founder of the SALOON, a European network for women working in art in Berlin, Brussels, Dresden, Hamburg, Paris and Vienna.

peertospace.eu / radiancevr.co / saloon-berlin.de


Daniela Schulz, VR Producer, Berlin

Daniela Schulz is a VR and 360 producer experimenting in the documentary and journalistic field, on the border between fiction and art (mediation). She supports the main department culture and life of the Deutsche Welle to implement its "Digital First" strategy competently. She regularly produces documentaries for cinematic release but is actively working on expanding the film format. She has also worked on feature film projects as a creative producer.



Julie Walsh, Independent Curator, Chicago 

Julie Walsh is a Chicago-based curator with a focus on contemporary Asian art and immersive technologies. She was the founder and director of Walsh Gallery in Chicago, which from 1993 - 2011 exhibited contemporary work from Asia in all mediums. She has curated numerous exhibitions in her own space and in others around the world. Since 2016, she has focused on the fine art applications of immersive technologies. She is a founder of MIRAA Mixed Reality Academy for the Arts and artistic director if the Chicago Virtual Art Museum.  She has presented at international venues including VREurope, VRHAM!, Virtual Worlds and  SAIC (Chicago).  In 2021 Ms. Walsh curated the grand opening exhibition for MEET Milan’s virtual center and conducted a series of workshops on art in social VR platforms. Upcoming exhibitions include Feral File, Danae.io and Recto VRso. 

Walshprojects.co / Walshgallery.com


Image Credits: Anneli Anne Goeller “Pleasure After Consciousness // Alfredo Salazar-Caro “Border Crossing Beta 3.0” // Felix Kraus “Here We Are - A Turing Torture // Bianca Kennedy “VR Are All in this together // Tamiko Thiel “Land of Cloud :The Cloud Deities Speak // Matteo Zamagni “Nature Abstraction - Fractals”

Image credits: Installation shots, Speculative Cultures. A Virtual Reality Exhibition (2019), curated by Tina Sauerlaender, Peggy Schoenegge, and Erandy Vergara. Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons/The New School. Photo: Marc Tatti. 


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