The British-Pakistani artist Haroon Mirza (*1977 in London, UK) sees himself first and foremost as a composer: by creating unique instruments made of household electronic items, turntables, records, LEDs, furniture and assembling them with fragments of video footage, pop-culture references to create a distinct body of works that fuses light, sound and objects into a complex sensory experience. His installations ask viewers to reconsider the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music, and to question the categorization of cultural and artistic forms. The artist is particularly interested in the relationship between object and exhibition space, referring to Minimal Art in the process. In 2011 Mirza received the Silver Lion Award at the 54th Venice Biennale and in 2014 was awarded the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize. He has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York (2012); Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (2015); and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2019), among others.