Mireille (Eid) Astore is an artist, writer. and filmmaker. She was born in Beirut and left it to live in Melbourne in 1975 due to the Lebanese civil war.
She studied the Sciences at the University of Melbourne where she graduated before becoming an artist and a 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 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, and Research Fellow (2011–2012) at the American University of Beirut.
Her artworks have been exhibited and screened at the 2004 Sydney Film Festival; at 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 Multiple Box Gallery – Sydney. In 2003, she won the (Australian) National Photographic Purchase Award.