His professional works
Miralda lived in Paris in the 60s, where he began to carry out projects such as banquets and rituals, introducing the ceremonial aspect of food as a creative element through colour and its symbolism.
He lived in New York between the 70s and 90s where his work focused on the public participatory space related to the edible. Highlights include Fest für Leda, Documenta 6, Kassel (1977), Labor Day Festa, Artpark, Lewiston, New York (1977), Breadline, CAM, Houston (1977), Wheat & Steak, Kansas City (1981), Santa Comida, New York, Miami, Paris (1984-89), the creation, together with Montse Guillén, of the renowned El Internacional restaurant in Tribeca, New York (1984-1986) and the Honeymoon project (1986-92), celebrating an imaginary wedding between freedom and conquest using the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Columbus Statue in Barcelona, exploring the cultural and culinary exchange between the New and Old World with interventions in New York, Barcelona, Venice, Tokyo, Paris, Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Miami, among others.
In 2010 the Reina Sofia Museum presented De gustibus non disputandum, a retrospective of Miralda's work in Madrid, while in 2015 the MACBA in Barcelona gathered together all his American projects in the exhibition Miralda Madeinusa.
The artist was awarded the Premio Velázquez de Artes Plásticas 2018 for his body of work from the 1960s up to the present day, in which "he develops the concept of ritual and festival with a playful and participative approach that demonstrates the political and critical nature of his work".
In 2015 the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) brought together all his American projects for the Miralda Madeinusa exhibit.