bio

The work of Evgenija Wassilew deals with auditory perception and addresses the fragility of communication and the uncertainty of knowledge. She combines drawing, performance, sculpture, text- and sound-based recordings, exploring the physical and psychological impact of sound, voice, writing and music.

 

contact(at)evgenija-wassilew.com

 

education

2008 DAAD Postgraduate year, Universität der Künste Berlin

2006 Diplôme national superieur des arts plastiques (Dnsap), Beaux-Arts de Paris

2004 Kwame Nkrumah University, KNUST, College of Art, Kumasi, Ghana, West-Africa

2001 Arts du spectacle, option théâtre/cinéma Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III

 

grants and residencies

2022 Arbeitsstipendium der Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn

2022 DIEresidenz, Die, one-month-residency, France

2022 dis-play, Ciao Container, Güterbahnhof, Areal für Kunst und Kultur, Bremen

2021 Projektstipendium, Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bildkunst

2020 Residency, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria

2020 Sonderstipendium, Stiftung Kunstfonds Neustart Kultur

2020 Käthe Dorsch/Agnes Straub foundation printing grant

2019 Research Grant Fine Arts, Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin Senate

2018 Residency, Titanik AiR sound art, with Peter Strickmann, Turku, Finland

2018 Travel grant for Titanik AiR, Goethe Institut, Finland

2016 Braunschweig Projects/Sound Art Scholarship, Landesstiftung Niedersachsen

2016 Käthe Dorsch/Agnes Straub foundation project grant

2013 Berliner Senat, cultural exchange travel grant for Marrakesch Biennale

2011 Pollen, artist grant, artist in residence à Monflanquin, France

2008 DAAD postgraduate sholarship for Berlin, Germany

2007 Shakers, artist grant, artist in residence, Montluçon, France

2004 Bourse Colin-Lefranc, international travel grant for Ghana, West-Africa

 

selected exhibitions and performances,  * solo/duo

 

2023

Warsaw-Kin-Berlin, curated by Elisabeth Sonneck & Katie Zazenski, Galeria Promosyjna,  Warsaw

time is a waving, invited by Muriel Serf, da-da-da, MM,M, Saarbrücken *

Narval, invited by Stephanie Imbeau, Roaming Winters, Bärenzwinger, Berlin

2022

viermalvier, Die Macht des Schreibens und Lesens, Menschen Formen e.V., curated by Filomeno Fusco

Flanger in my mind, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin *

Ondes parasites, Dieresidenz, curation: Conny Becker *

dis-play, Ciao Container, Güterbahnhof Bremen *

Narval performance in: 48h Neukölln, invited by Mate Feles und Barnabás Sebessy, Zönotéca, Berlin

Narval, no one belongs here more than you, curated by Paulette Penje & Natalie Brück, Saarländische Galerie, Berlin

Narval, Sound Performance Event, curated by Alessandra Eramo, Errant Sound, Berlin

Narval performance in: Part I-IX, invited by Isabelle Schulte, Spoiler Aktionsraum

2021

Tracing the Intangible, Neuer Kunstverein Giessen

floating glass, restless minds & liquid lights, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin *

Kunstpreis Neukölln 2021, Galerie am Saalbau, Berlin

Narval, performance in: ein kleines Stück Unsichtbarkeit, Projektraum in der Alten Feuerwache, Friedrichshain

2020

être vent, performance during the exhibition „Underneath“, Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten

Labyrinth Listening Walks, KGB Woche Berlin & Seanaps Festival Leipzig

2019

Mindmap, Kunsthalle.Ost, Leipzig *

être vent, with Peter Strickmann, konnektor, Forum für Künste, Hannover *

Narval, performance in: Organic Shapes, Jörg Hasheider, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin

2018

gravity’s pull, with Peter Strickmann, Hochparterre, Berlin

être vent, Out Now! Art in public space, One day festival, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

Music Pieces for Voice Piece, ausland, Berlin, DE *

Why art?, Museum Ulm / kunsthalle weishaupt, Ulm, DE

être vent, Titanik Galleria studio space, with Peter Strickmann, Turku, FI *

Narval, performance in: Music Pieces for Voice Piece, ausland, Berlin, DE

2017

blind spot, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, DE

Open Studio & guests, Studio 831, H.34, Naumannpark, Berlin

Living Room, tête, Berlin

This is…auf der Schwelle, Bar Babette, Berlin

#weltraum, invited by Wenfeng Liao, auf dem Wolf, Basel, CH

Auf der Schwelle, Studio Daniel Lergon, Berlin

2016

Wandering Flutist, with Marc Philipp Gabriel, performance in situ, BS Projects, DE *

presence sensed, Braunschweig Projects, HbK Braunschweig, DE

Echos, Festival Imprudences, with Elise Vandewalle and Faye Formisano, Eglise St.Merri, Paris

True Mirror, Espace Commines, Paris

2015

Wandering Eyes, Jimei X Arles, International Photo Art Festival, Xiamen City, CHN

Trace a Line, C3, Berlin

A Salon about failure, lecture-performance, Kunstraum Ossastrasse, Berlin

Violin Piece For Voice Piece, with Max Sudhues, performance, Ghent, BE

Hors d’Oeuvre, The Secondary concern, tête, Berlin

Tabs#, Lage-egal, Berlin

2014

DisSonata, performance, Lange Nacht der Bilder, Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin

Alle Tiere sind gleich, Städtische Galerie Pforzheim, DE

If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich? tribute to Julius Eastman, ESAV, Official Parallel Project of the 5. Marrakech Biennale, MA

Dritte Räume, with Bignia Wehrli and Judith Karcheter, Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, DE

2013

Beautiful Minds, Art-Parcours, Campus Nord, Kleine Humboldt-Galerie, Berlin

Melos Amoris, Loge, Berlin *

Festival Appearances, Provincetown, USA

Philidor’s Ink, enblanco, Berlin *

Ausstellung n°7, Berlin Art Junction, GIZ-Haus, Berlin

2012

Pavillion visionnaire, Biennale Regard Bénin, Porto Novo, Bénin

Reading Distractions, with Bignia Wehrli, Das Gift/Giftraum, Berlin *

Jäger und Gejagte, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany

2011

Seeing Things, Kleine Humboldt-Galerie, Lichthof der HU, Berlin

Kunstaktien, Uferhallen, Berlin

Antiphony, Pollen, Monflanquin, France *

Art Proxime, CIAM / La Fabrique, Traverse-Vidéo, Toulouse, France

Ausstellung n°4, Berlin Art Junction, GIZ-Haus, Berlin

,claque!, with Bignia Wehrli and Judith Karcheter, Studio Weser, Berlin

2010

(Dis)Sonate, Schalter, Berlin *

2009

Interstices et Porosité, Chapelle des Carmélites, Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse

2008

Versions, La Fortune, Espace RTT, Brussels

Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece

Video Salon, Galerija 10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

2007

Palimpsestes, Orangerie de la Louvière, Montluçon, France *

2006

A l’instant précisément, Carré des Arts, Salon du Livre, Paris

2004

Gyata Dee , Alliance française, Kumasi, Ghana

Shortlist Prix du Dessins, Institut des Beaux-Arts, Paris

2003

En suspend, Ecole spéciale d’architecture de Paris