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The work of Evgenija Wassilew addresses the fragility of communication and the uncertainty of knowledge. She combines sculpture, performance, experimental recordings as well as text- and sound-based notations, exploring the physicality and psychological impact of voice, language and music.

 

contact(at)evgenija-wassilew.com

 

education

 

2008 DAAD Postgraduate year, Universität der Künste Berlin

2006 MFA, Ecole nationale supérieure des 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

 

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 support

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

 

2019

Mindmap, kunsthalle.ost, Leipzig *

Narval, duo performance, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin

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

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 *

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.Merry, 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

Prix du Dessins, Institut des Beaux-Arts, Paris

2003

En suspend, Ecole spéciale d’architecture de Paris