1961, Beirut, Lebanon. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
Mireille Eid left Beirut during the Lebanese civil war in 1975 to live in Melbourne, Australia. She studied the Sciences at the University of Melbourne where she graduated before becoming a full-time artist and writer. Influenced by continental philosophy, her art draws on autobiographical notions of representation and the unheimlich; where the conscious intersects with the unconscious. Through her art and her writing she "explores human emotions" and "asks what it is to be human".Mireille Eid (Astore) attained a PhD in Contemporary Arts from the University of Western Sydney (2008). She was Research Affiliate (2009–2013) at Sydney College of the Arts, the Visual Arts Faculty of the University of Sydney and Research Fellow (2011–2012) at the American University of Beirut. Mireille Eid (Astore)'s artworks have been exhibited and screened in 20 countries some of which are: the 2004 Sydney Film Festival; the Freud Museum – London; at the Millais Gallery – Southampton; at Espace SD – Beirut; the Tate Modern – London; at the Centre Pompidou; the 8th Sharjah Biennial 2008; and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial.She has exhibited her photomedia artworks at the Conny Dietzschold Gallery – Sydney. In 2003 she won the (Australian) National Photographic Purchase Award.