What kind of a year has 2012 been for you?
A very eventful and in many ways fruitful year.
What has changed for the better and what, if anything, has changed for the worse?
Having a functional and efficient studio has been great and working on a series of solo projects has also been demanding but productive. I also got married and had a baby boy so a lot of changes have come both in work and my personal life. On the down side, I now have to find a new studio by the end of January!
What do you wish hadn’t happened this year?
The Olympics, further funding cuts, the proposed introduction of the English Baccalaureate and fracking for gas.
What do you wish had happened this year, but didn’t?
Rasberry Pi’s being distributed to all children and artists for free. Maybe next year!
What would you characterise as your major achievement this year and why?
Making a baby, because he is totally beautiful and comes to the studio every day.
Is there anything you’d like to have done this year but haven’t?
Organise the studio in such a way that all the materials have a home and aren’t just in a pile on a desk or in a corner.
What would make 2013 a better year than 2012?
Something to replace the Mayan calendar.
Haroon Mirza has a series of exhibitions in 2013, including solo shows at The Bathouse, Tokyo; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima); Lisson Gallery, London; and The Hepworth, Wakefield. More information here.