Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer.
Artangel & Miranda July present Norwood Jewish Charity Shop, London Buddhist Centre Charity Shop & Spitalfields Crypt Trust Charity Shop in solidarity with Islamic Relief Charity Shop at Selfridges was her first ever UK commission.
Her movies, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at MoMA, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and in two Whitney Biennials in New York.
Her participatory artworks include the website Learning to Love You More (2000-2007; now in the collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), Somebody (2014; a messaging app created with Miu Miu) and New Society (2015; a performance).
She wrote, directed and starred in the films The Future (2011) and Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005; winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival). Her debut novel, The First Bad Man, was a New York Times bestseller in 2015 and her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, from 2007, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award; both books are published in twenty-five countries.
Her writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. It Chooses You was her first book of nonfiction. Earlier this year The Getty Research Institute acquired the archive of July’s Joanie 4 Jackie project, an underground video distribution network for women she founded in 1995. She is the recipient of a 2016 USA Artist Fellowship Award, and is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. July lives in Los Angeles.
18:30 – 20:00 BST
Miranda July and Jeremy Deller reflect on how an interfaith charity shop appeared on the third floor at Selfridges. This event will also be filmed and published online. More information to follow.
There are ramps into the building and into the lower auditorium as well as removable seating and a disabled toilet. However, there is no access to the second floor.