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Mariela Gemisheva

Mariela Gemisheva Out of Myself 2002 Mariela Gemisheva Out of Myself 2002 courtesy the artist

Born in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia

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Education:

2007 - PhD in Visual Arts from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia

1992 - M.A. in Design from the Academy of Architecture, Design and Arts, Prague

 

Individual activities:

2012 - Multi – me, fashion performance, Czech Center, Sofia, curator Iara Boubnova

2011 - Guns and Roses Oil, exhibition , Ogms Gallery, Sofia
- Project 11, August 11 Gallery, Sofia

2010 - “MY FAVORITE BOUDOIR”, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv 2010

2009 - “Old Fashion Fashion “ 2009 /the Story of a Private Wardrobe/

fashion performance, SFUMATO THEATER LABORATORY, Sofia

2008 - “Self-portrait” photo and video installation, Czech Cultural Center, Sofia, curator Iara Bubnova

2007 - “Spider House”, art fashion performance in MAK, Wine, Curator Jasmin Ladenhoufen

2006 - “Theatrical girls”, аrt fashion performance and photo installation, The Red House, Sofia

“Spider house”, art fashion performance in National Academy of Arts

2005 -  Art Fashion seminar “Kleiderkunst”, Goethe-Institut Sofia

2004 - “Fish Party”, performance, ATA Center / ICA – Sofia

2003 - “Fashion Fire”, performance, Fire and Emergency Safety, Sofia,

Special participation of Edmond Demirdjian – percussion

2002 - “Out of Myself”, photo and video installation, Sofia Art Gallery, curator Iara Bubnova

2001 - “Out of Season… Out of fashion”, catalogue presentation, Czech Cultural Center, Sofia

2000 - “Spring – Summer, Autumn – Winter”, Ata Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia,

Curator Iara Bubnova

- “Surprise”, fashion show, Czech Cultural Center, Sofia

1999 - “Out of Season. In Search of New Felinity”, fashion show – matinee,
Central Market Hall, Sofia

1998 - “My Wedding Dress on the Roof”, fashion show-performance on the roof of
6 Shipka Str. Gallery, Sofia

1997 - “Dessert”, experimental fashion show with special participation of Edmond Demirdjian –

Electronic percussion, Sofia Art Gallery

1996 - “Experiment 2”, experimental fashion show, XXL Gallery, Sofia

- “Photo-Fashion in three days”, Ata-ray Gallery, Sofia

1995 - “Retro 2018”, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Sofia

1994 - “Unisex – summer ’94”, collection, avant-garde fashion show, La Strada Theater, Sofia

1993 - “Summer ’94”, collection, fashion show, the Hungarian Cultural Institute, Sofia

1992 - “Glass Flames”, exhibition of lighting design, the Academy of Architecture, Design and Arts,

Prague

 

Group participations:

2012 - Assembly 7, Festival of Modern and Industrial Design, Graz, Austria

2011 - After the Flight, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Curator Iara Boubnova
- Art in a Storage,Sariev Gallery + The Storage, Sofia

2009 - "From Ideology to Economy",State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Curators Iara Boubnova, Maria Vasileva

2009 - “From Ideology to Economy”,State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia,

Curators  Iara Boubnova, Maria Vasileva

- ”Flowers and roses”, Bulgarian institute of culture, Hamburg, curator Maria Vasileva

- “Techniques”, ICA-SOFIA, Curators Iara Boubnova, Maria Vasileva

2007 - “Passion for Art”, 35th anniversary of  foundation of the Essl Collection, Vienna

2006 - “Neither a White Cube, nor a Black Box. History in Present Tens”, exhibition of the Institute of  
Contemporary Art – Sofia, Sofia Art Gallery, Curators Iara Boubnova, Maria Vasileva

- “Reflections Multiplied”, Sofia Art Gallery, Curator Maria Vasileva

2005 - “Altre Lilith”, Frascati, Rome, corators Rosetta Gozzini, Gabriella Serusi

- “Play Sofia”, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Vienna, Curator Hedwig Saxenhuber

- “46th October Art Salon – Art That Works / Catch Me”, Cultural Center Belgrade,
Serbia and Montenegro, Curaturs Darka Radosavljvic, Nebojsa Vilic

2004 - “Go East!”, Gas Art Gallery, Torino, Italy

- “Privatizations” Contemporary Art from Eastern Europe” (The Post-communist Condition).
Within Luchezar Boyadjiev's “Freedom (is) for beginners”, Kunstwerke – Institute for
Contemporary Art, Berlin, Curator Boris Groys

- “Arte Fiera 2004” The Balkans – A Crossroad to the Future”, Bologna, Italy

2003 - “Balkan Visions”, AR/GE Kunst, Galerie Museum, Bozen, Italy, curator Eda Chufer
- “Blood & Honey/Future’s in the Balkans”, The Essl Collections, Vienna

2002 - “In Search of Balkania”, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria,

Curators Roger Conover, Eda Chufer, Peter Weibel
1999 - “Modebus >time scan 1<”, Vorplatz MQ, Vienna, Curator Ursula Graf

1998 - “Erotikon”, collection in the “Golden Needle ’98”, annual awards of the Academy of Bulgarian

Fashion, National Palace of Culture, Sofia

1997 - “Erato’s Version”, female erotic show, 6 Shipka St. Gallery, Sofia,

Curators Iara Boubnova, Maria Vasileva

- “Variations on Zappa”, collection in the “Golden Needle ’96”, annual awards of the Academy of

Bulgarian Fashion, National Palace of Culture, Sofia

1994 - “Folk and Tailcoat”, collection in “Avant-garde Fest ’94”, National Palace of Culture, Sofia

1993 - “A Summer Nostalgia”, collection in “110 Years of Coco Channel”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

Residency:

2009 - Art Program, Goethe Institute, Berlin

2008 - Artist-in-Residence, Pro Helvetia Art program, F+F schule fur kunst und Mediendesign, Zurich

2007 - Artist-in-Residence, AiR program/quarter 21/MQ/ Wien

1990 - Interior design in the studio of architect Borec Shipec, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Awards:

2008 - Nomination for women of the year, Gracia magazine, Attika media, Bulgaria

Short list 200, Gaudenz Ruf Award for new Bulgarian art

2006 - “Golden Needle 2005”,

Nomination for designer of the year оf the Academy of  Bulgarian Fashion

1998 - “Golden Needle ’98”,

Award for Avant-garde Fashion Design of the Academy of Bulgarian Fashion

- Award of “24 Carats”, National TV Fashion Show

1997 - “Golden Needle ’96”,

Award for Avant-garde Fashion Design of the Academy of

Bulgarian Fashion

1996 - Nomination for the “Golden Needle ’95”, Avant-garde Fashion Design Award of the Academy

of Bulgarian Fashion

 

Special projects:

2009 - costume designer for SALOME, opera in one act by Richard Strauss, base on the play of Oskar Wilde in SOFIA OPERA  AND BALET,Co - production with Central and East-European Music Theatre Association

 

Membership:

-Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia

-Union of Bulgarian Artists, Department of Design.

-Since October 2002 teaches on fashion project for the fashion design Department of the National art Academy In Sofia

 Address:

9, 6th September St.

Sofia 1000

Bulgaria

www.marielagemisheva.com

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