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VASSYA VASSILEVA

Vassya Vassileva, performer and lecturer, is cuurrently working on her PhD in Visual Semiotics at New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Her previous studies include MA in Philosophy and Intercultural Studies, BA in Art Pedagogy at St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia.

Since October 2004 she has been isearching for the artist Friedrich Nichtmargen.

Areas of interest: visual discourse and culture, contextual analysis, empathic reason, discourse ethics, mental mapping, geography of time-space formations, friedrichology, gargarisma, art as experience…

Selected events

Eighth International Festival of Performance Art Navinki 2006, curated by Denis Romanovski and Victor Petrov. ZEITGEIST [SEE ALSO…], Minsk Belarus, September 2006

Currency 2005 festival, curated by Dan McKereghan. “In quest for Friedrich Nichtmargen wearing out his personal pair of loafers given to me by the artist Dan McKereghan along with some lace ups to tie up the loose ends”, New York, USA. October, 2005

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photo: Ivan Roussev

Boston School of Fine Art – artist talk on “HOW TO MAKE OUR IDEAS UNCLEAR”. October 2005

Begin Civil Twilight curated by Judit Bodor, Dartington College of Arts: Colloquium with Judit Bodor, Roddy Hunter, John Newling, Tracey Warr and Vassya Vassileva. October 2005

Artist talk on “FRIEDRICH’S GLOVE” at Dartington College of Arts. October 2005

7th International Multimedial Art Festival IMAF 2005, curated by Nenad Bogdanovic, “GROUND? GROUND HAS TO LIE FALLOW FOR A WHILE” – a revolver walk that attempts to reconcile the ‘thing itself’ and our absorption of it. Dedicated to the artist Friedrich Nichtmargen. Odzaci, August 2005

“VIP” SKC, Belgrade - RELIVING THE BANAL – an “audience specific” action together with the artist Nikola Vukobratovic, inspired by a gallery drawing, a round black table and pair of white gloves that belonged to the artist Friedrich Nichtmargen, Belgrade. August 2005

FIX04 Fix Biennial of Performance Art, curated by Julie Bacon. HOW TO DO THINGS WITH LEGS - 11 hours durational presence at Catalyst Arts, Belfast. December 2004

“A Nonartistic Talk Designed for Artists About the Artist Friedrich Nichtmargen”, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast. December 2004

1st International SPART Insurgence: Sofia, Bulgaria, symposiums, actions, leisure time spent together with the artists Justin McKeown and Friedrich Nichtmargen. November 2004

Constructing Models of Contextual Practice – a project with Roddy Hunter at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, “The absolute context”, performance, artist talk, Piet Zwart Institute. 2004

The 4th Biennial for Performance Art Blurrr, curated by Sergio Edelsztein. “Hazy Shopping”, Shopping performances at Flea Market. Texts published on Blurrr4 CD, Tel Aviv, Israel. 2003

Navinki Performance Art Festival, curated by Denis Romanovski and Victor Petrov. “Trust me”, performance pinch, Pall Mall Club, Minsk, Belarus. 2002

Fort Sztuki Performance Art Festival, curated by Artur Tajber. “The Imaginary Way of N.P”, multimedia installation, performance, Krakow, Poland. 2000

Akcja Program, curated by Artur Tajber. “Si Tendre », video installation, performance, Krakow, Poland, 1997

East-Europe Zone, curated by Ileana Pintilie. “The Fighting Dogs”, video installation, performance, Timishoara, Romania. 1996

The City – “Mais il ne s’agit pas de poétique de l’espace”, performance, installation, Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria.1995

Artist talks

Institutum Fridericianum, Sofia, Mainz (2005), Boston School of Fine Arts (2005), Dartington College of Arts (03.10.2005); Catalyst Arts, Belfast (December 2004); Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (April, 2004); Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2003)

Upcoming events

4th ERUPTIO - 2006 – International Action Art Meeting, organized by ETNA Foundation, Míves House, Sepsiszentgyorgy / Sf.Gheorghe, Transylvania region, Romania. October 13 -15, 2006

IDeas series, organized by Fado, Toronto, presented in the context of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance, Xpace & Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Canada. October 19 - 29, 2006

Symposium at Boston School of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. Novebmer 1 - 6, 2006

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