Mariana Vassileva / biography

biography
works
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1964
born in Bulgaria
1994-2000
studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany
 
lives and works in Berlin, Germany
 
 
Solo exhibitions
 
              
 
2015   Balance, Sofia City Art Gallery / Sofia
Walk the Line, Neue Wege der Zeichnungm, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
 
2013  
Mariana Vassileva: Ein Video im Schaufenster des Kunstvereins, 
Kunstverein Ruhr e.V. / Essen
Fold & Break, DNA / Berlin
 
2012
 
 
 
Solo video 2002 - 2012, Kunstverein Augsburg e.V. / Augsburg
The gentle brutality of simultanity, Starkwhite / Auckland
Solo video 2000-2012, Fundaciò Palma Espaid´art - Casal Solleric / Palma
Mariana Vassileva, Goethe Institut / Lyon
The gentle brutality of simultanity, Starkwhite / Auckland
 
2011
 
Mariana Vassileva - Die sanfte Brutalität der Gleichzeitigkeit - The gentle brutality of simultanity, DNA / Berlin  
                                 
2010  
Mariana VassilevaDominik Mersch Gallery / Sydney
 
2009
 
 
Just a Game, DNA / Berlin
Mariana Vassileva Videos, 
Starkwhite Gallery / Auckland
Mariana Vassileva, 
Olga Korper Gallery / Toronto
Index Glass, 
Galleri Image / Aarhus
 
2008
 
Mariana Vassileva, Musée d´art Contemporain Montréal / Montréal
New works, DNA / Berlin
 
2007  
SpeedformelDNA / Berlin
Reflections, videokunstreihe im foyer, screen spirit_continued,Städtische Galerie Bremen / Bremen            
Black Box Foundation / San Juan
 
2006
 
Goethe Institut / Sofia
Gallery Art&Food / Gijón
Nothing is just, with Rivka Rinn, DNA / Berlin
2005
 
Spiegel / Licht, DNA / Berlin
2004
Rasender Stillstand III, Prima Center / Berlin
2003
Rasender Stillstand II, DNA / Berlin 
2000
 
Rasender Stillstand I, Galerie Weißer Elefant / Berlin
Group exhibitions
 
2015               Remember Lidice, Edition Block, Berlin
 
 
2014  

Fluchten, Fotografien und Videos, GEDOK Berlin, Berlin
Komm und sieh, Sammlung von Kelterborn - Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Busan Biennale 2014, Inhabiting the World, The Busan Biennale, Busan
Domenik Mersch Gallery, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
What is the smell of an exhibition? LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gíjon
The Collection. New Acquisitions 2012-2013, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
Topological Constellation - Art and Architecture I, DNA, Berlin
Human Landscape, Dominik Mersche Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2013  
Human Landscape, Dominiki Mersch Gallery / Sydney
I see you, Kunsthalle Detroit / Detroit
In Process: The Momentum - TRAFO Residency Exchange, 
Momentum / Berlin
Trienal no AlentejoTrienal no Alentejo / Lisbon
Momentum Collection, Collegium Hungaricum / Berlin
Inner Journeys, Maison Particulière / Bruxelles 
Painting and Contemporary Media, Paco das Artes / Sao Paulo
Designed To Fail, Graffit Gallery / Varna
Res(v)olution, DNA / Berlin
 
2012
 
Beyond Time - International Video Art Today, Stockholm Kulturhuset / Stockholm
Good Night, The Israel Museum
East is west, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore / Singapore 
Hors-pistes 2012, un autre mouvement des images, Centre Pompidou / Paris
Berliner Zimmer, Pavilljon Cvljeta Zuzoric / Belgrade
 
2011
 
Berliner Zimmer, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzgowina
Alchemy, Microwave International New Media Festival / Hong Kong
4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (MNAC) / Moscow 
Drawing in relation, DNA / Berlin
XVIII. Rohkunstbau, Rohkunstbau / Berlin
Lichtsicht, 3. Projektions-Biennale Bad Rothenfelde / Germany
Everything changes, DNA / Berlin                                            
Kunst aus Australien Tradition und Moderne, Alison & Peter Klein Eberdigen-Nussdor / Germany
Berliner Zimmer, MMCA / Thessaloniki
Espiritu de epoca, Ofelia Martin y Javier Nunez - (MIAC)/ Arrecife
Smell colour. chemestry, art and education, Arts Santa Monica / Barcelona
Menos Tiempo que Lugar, MNBA Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes / Santiago
Artes Visuais - A carta da Jamaica, Oi Futuro / Belo Horizonte
Alles wandelt sich,  DNA / Berlin
M O M E N T U M, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien / Berlin
When a painting moves...something must be rotten, Stenersenmuseet / Oslo    
  
2010
 
What surrounds me, Dominik Mersch Gallery / Sydney
Weniger Zeit als Raum, Die Kunst der Unabhängigkeit, Goethe Institut / Lima
August in Art Biennial Varna 2010 / Varna
Picnic Festival, Fundacion Marcellino Botin / Santander 
Menos Tiempo que lugar, Museo National de Bellas Artes / Santiago de Chile
Menos Tiempo que lugar, Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Parana / Curitiba
Menos tiempo que lugar, Palacio Nacional de las artes - Palais de Glace / Buenos Aires
Menos tiempo que lugar - el arte de la Indipendencia, Centro municipal de Exposiciones / Subte, Montevideo
Momentum, TAiK / Berlin
Still Moving, The Israel Museum / Jerusalem
Der Brief aus Jamaika, Oi Futuro / Rio de Janeiro
Transitland, Space (former galeria Priestor for contemporary arts) / Bratislava
Transitland, Moscow Museum of Modern Art / Moscow
Transitland. Videoarte de Europa Central y Oriental 1989-2009,
El cuadro inquieto, Fundacion Francisco Godia / Barcelona
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia / Madrid                   

17th Biennale of Sydney: The Beauty of Distance. Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age / Sydney                                              
Remote Vision. The Best of LOOP: New Video Art from Europe and the Americas, Arts Santa Mònica / Barcelona
Spain
Reflection, DNA / Berlin
 
2009 -
2011
 
Menos Tiempo que Lugar. El Arte de la Independencia. Ecos
Contemporáneos
, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo / Quito ; travelling through Latin America and Germany
 
2009
 
The Best of LOOP. Remote Viewing, Pacific Design Center / Los Angeles
BAC! 09 Festival of Contemporary Art, CCCB, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona / Barcelona
¡Cuando una pintura se mueve… algo debe estar podrido!..., Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) / Santurce
Bienal Vento Sul / Curitiba
Transmediale. Transitland Destination Berlin (TCP), Collegium Hungaricum / Berlin
Vidéos Europa, Le Fresnoy / Tourcoing                                
Instants Video, Festival of Video and Performance / France, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Brazil
Hängung #4, Querschnitt, Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein / Eberdingen                                                                
Impressions: Contemporary Art from Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje / Skopje
Portrait Berlin, Palacio Nacional de las Artes Palais de Glace / Buenos Aires
Transitland, The Red House, Centre for Culture and Debate / Sofia
Expanded Drawing, DNA / Berlin
Some Politics of Appropriation, Laznia, Centre for Contemporary Art / Gdansk
 
2008
 
Video Performance, Methoden der Selbstbetrachtung, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössischer Kunst / Münster
MEDIATIONSBIENNALE / Poznan
Brilliant Noise. Late at Tate, Tate Britain / London
Hermandades Escultoricas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan / Merida
Collection Videos & Films Jean Conrad & Isabelle Lemaître, Kunsthalle zu Kiel / Kiel
Beyond Stereotypes, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein / Aachen
Revolution, San Diego State University Art Gallery / San Diego
Portrait Berlin, Goethe Instirut Krakow / Krakow
The canvas is the screen, CaixaForum / Palma de Mallorca
Videosalon3, Curatorial Rebound Project, Galerija 10m2 / Sarajevo
2007
The Canvas is the Screen, Caixa Forum / Barcelona
Martes de Galería, Martes de Videoarte, BlackBoxArt Foundation / San Juan
Garten Eden. Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900, Kunsthalle in Emden / Emden
Cine y Casi Cine, Museo Reina Sofía / Madrid
BAC! 07, Barcelona International Contemporary Art Festival / Barcelona
Bulgaria? ...Oh, yes, Bucharest!, Week of Contemporary Art 2007, Centre for Contemporary Art / Plovdiv
Video Killed The Painting Star, DA2 Salamanca / Salamanca
Wunder der Prärie, zeitraum_ex!t, Büro für Kunst Mannheim / Mannheim
leibhaftig, Städtische Galerie / Ravensburg
leibhaftig, Kunstverein Konstanz / Konstanz
FACCIA LEI, Spazio Thetis / Venice
Visual Immortality VI, M54 Projektraum / Basel
Mariana Vassileva, Asli Sungu, zeitraumexit e.V. / Mannheim
1a Bienal del Fin del Mundo / Ushuaia
VISÕES BERLINENSES, Paço das Artes / São Paulo
Portrait: Berlin, The Moving Gallery, Nebraska Art Association / Omaha; Goethe-Institut / Washington DC
Nuovo Polo Natatorio / Triest 
2006
VIDEOART UNA VISIÓ ACTUAL, Sala d'Art CAIXA DE MANLLEU / Vic
Vokuhila – Fragen der Form, DECK Gallery / Stuttgart
II Festival Internacional de Videopoesia 2006 / Buenos Aires
Optica Festival / Gijon
Babylons Shade, ARTos foundation / Nikosia
Paradise: A Step to the Left, tactileBOSCH, More Front Studio / Cardiff
2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art / Shumen
People and spaces, Riga Congress Center / Riga
Das kommt davon, Backfabrik / Berlin
LOOP / Barcelona
2005
VideoNow!, White Trash Contemporary / Hamburg
In Absentia, Exhibiton at the HOUSE Project, Chapter Art Center / Cardiff
Open Space, curated by Iara Boubnova / Vienna
2004
LOOP / Barcelona
all about...SKULPTUR IN BERLIN, whiteBOX, Kultfabrik / Munich
Neither In the Sky, Nor On the Earth, Museum of Contemporary Art / Skopje
2003
ZEITGENÖSSISCH! Kunst in Berlin, KPM / Berlin, Germany
KEUMSAN Gallery / Seoul
Up and Coming, ARCO, curated by Rosa Martinez / Madrid 
2002
INSIDEOUT 5. Festival of Contemporary Art UNDABDIEPOST2002
/ Berlin
Blaue Nacht, Kunst Bunker / Nürnberg 
2001
Fünf Sterne - Fluchtwege, Galerie Weißer Elefant / Berlin 
2000
Festival of Vision, curated by Johann Nowak / Hong Kong
 
 
Works in public collections
 
 
La Colección de Arte Contemporáneo del Ayuntamiento de Pamplona / Spain
Museum for Contemporary Art Scopje / Macedonia
La Caixa / Caja de Ahorros de El Monte y Fundacion el Monte / Spain
Lemaitre, London-Paris
Collection Jean Mairet
Kunsthalle in Emden / Germany
The Israel Museum / Israel
Momentum / Berlin