MIRA HUNTER is a visual artist and a second-generation whirling dervish, traditionally an all-male 13th century mystic practice. As a visual artist, she studied at Yale and at the Novia Scotia College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA. She has performed at such acclaimed international events as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the London Forum, Istanbul’s Arena, Celebrate Brooklyn, and the Dubai International Film Festival. She has collaborated with Mercan Dede and the Modern Dance Company of Turkey, was featured in David Michalek’s Slow Dance project at the 2008 Venice Biennale, and appeared in Fatih Akin's award-winning documentary Crossing The Bridge: The Sounds of Istanbul. She was also a primary artist involved in the creation of Waterpod, an eco-habitat that navigated the waterways of New York’s five boroughs in 2009. Hunter’s sculptural installations often involve imagery captured using a bullet-time camera ring created with her husband, sculptor Derek Junck Hunter, which they presented at dorkbot-nyc in 2011. Hunter was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and currently lives and works in New York City, where and is pursuing her MFA at Columbia University.