Copyright: Maja Spasova 2013 - 2019. All rights reserved



Curriculum Vitae

​Maja Spasova has been presented at international exhibitions and festivals such as Venice Biennial, ARTEC Nagoya, Dak’art Senegal etc.
She has more than 100 solo shows at art museums and galleries in Europe and overseas. The artist has realized numerous art projects
in urban public space and is represented in public and private collections ​all over the world.


The High School of Fine Art, Sofia 1974 – 78
The Academy of Fine Art, Sofia 1979 – 84
Guest-student at The Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, 1986 – 87

Exhibitions and projects:

LIMBO, SEAS Brighton, UK
Contemporary Prints, KC Härke, Sweden
Mitt-Salong, Exercishallen Östersund, Sweden

House and Chain, performance, Stockholm, Sweden
​SHESHOWS, Leyden Gallery, London, UK
​Moving Borders, performance, Ostersund, Sweden
​House and Chain, performance, Salzburg, Austria
B/W, Norrtälje konsthall, Sweden
​Sign of the Times, Hambidge Art Centre, GA, USA
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, Belgium​

Lass Struggle, FILjA, London, UK
​City 1, (X)Sites, Boberg Power Station, Sweden
Midsummer Madness, Leyden Gallery, London, UK
Imagistic, Cardiff, UK
Calling Your Name, performance, Djerassi Foundation, CA, USA
I Had A Dream Last Night, performance, AIOP, NY, USA
​Zeppelin 2016, Barcelona, Spain
Historia, performance. Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy
​Dites 33, CNEAI & TRAM, Paris, France


ProCreate Project, Goldsmiths University London, UK
Musée du dessin et de l’estampe originale, Gravelines, France
To And From, performance, the crypt of Lund Cathedral, Sweden
To Be A Heart, site-specific sound installation in the crypt of Lund Cathedral, Sweden
The Golden Rope, urban site-specific installation, Lund Cathedral, Sweden
Ruby, Vandalorum Art Museum, Sweden
Attention! You Are Leaving The Human Zone, Varnamo, Sweden

On screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
​Museum of Public Art, Lund, Sweden
L'art en lieux, Artotheque du Limousin, France
​Bindu, performance, Durbar Square Kathmandu, Nepal
лук [luc]: onion, The Bogliasco Foundation, Italy

Gallery Factory-Art, Berlin, Germany
Bright Shiny Me, site-specific installation for VCCA and UVA, VA, USA
Imagistic, Cardiff, UK
Project Notes, in progress in several countries
​CIAC, Bourbourg, France
​Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

Project 35W, site-specific urban installation, Minneapolis, USA
​Project Min Älskling/My Darling, site-specific urban sound installation, Stockholm Culture festival, Sweden
​The Mask – ongoing interactive video project, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sweden
Hambidge Art Gala, GA, USA
Museum of Public Art, Lund, Sweden

The Elbows of Zen, installation, VermontStudioCenter, USA
PSSST, urban video installation for European Culture Capital, Turku, Finland
​Studio SUMU, Turku, Finland
Espacio MenosUno, Madrid, Spain
Hambidge Fall Festival, GA, USA
Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland

MediaLab Prado, Madrid, Spain
Migrations and Encounters, Palacio de la Mosquera, Arenas de San Pedro, Spain
Foundation Ricard, Paris, France

Artotheque du Limousin, Limoges, France
Zeppelin 2009, Festival of Sound Art, Barcelona, Spain
The Diamond of Sancy, outdoor installation, Murol, France
Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin, Germany
White Meadow, site-specific outdoor installation, Ragdale Foundation, Chicago, USA
Museum of Public Art, Lund, Sweden
Gallery Signal, Malmö, Sweden
CD-album “Maja af Svea”, published by Olof Bright, Sweden

Gallery Gösta Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Art Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
I had a Dream Last Night, project for Stockholm Culture Festival, Sweden
Lange Nacht der Museen, Berlin, Germany
N. O. Gallery, Milano, Italy
Res Publica, Stadthaus Zürich, Switzerland

Sonoric perspectives, The Art Museum, Ystad, Sweden
Art Feminism, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Hälsinglands museum, Hudiksvall, Sweden
Art au fèminin, Auxerre, France
Projekt Geheimnisse, Berlin, Germany
Outdoor installation at Hackeche Höfe, Berlin, Germany
​Bed and Breakfast, outdoor installation, off Biennial Dak’art, Senegal

Art Feminism, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
​European Ceramic Workcentre – EKWC, Den Bosch, Netherlands

Art Museum, BorÂs, Sweden
schwEDEN, Swedish Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Lange Nacht der Museen, Berlin, Germany
Confession Funnels, 10 outdoor installations, Stockholm, Sweden
Heaven and Earth, permanent installation, Helsingborg, Sweden
The Arch of Thanks, outdoor installation, Helsingborg, Sweden
Cajarc, Centre d’art contemporain Georges Pompidou, France
Spring Salon, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Project Secrets, Liljevalchs konsthall/The Blue Gate, Stockholm, Sweden
​Installation, The Church of Sofia, Stockholm, Sweden

Spring Salon, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
The Garden of Senses, permanent installation, Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Project Secrets, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Naughty Angels, permanent interactive installation, Stockholm, Sweden
Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany
The Last Judgement, performance, Berlin, Germany

European Ceramic Workcentre – EKWC, Den Bosch, Netherlands
The Arch of Thanks, outdoor installation, Alexanderstrasse, Berlin, Germany
World Festival of Works on Paper, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Wall of Dreams and Hopes, permanent outdoor installation, Linköping, Sweden

Grosse Kunstausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
The Last Judgement, performance, Stockholm, Sweden
​Art Museum, BorÂs, Sweden

The Dreams’ Place, permanent outdoor installation, Linköping, Sweden
Zwei aus funfundzwanzig, DW Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Performance, Swedish PEN, Stockholm, Sweden

Winged, permanent installation, SOS-centre, Stockholm, Sweden
The Diary of Laughter, project on the Internet
The Tower of Laughter, sound installation, Klangturm, St. Pölten, Austria
Centre national de l’estampe et de l’art imprimè, Paris, France
The Gap of Truth, sound installation, The Church of Revelation, Stockholm, Sweden
Mirror, mirror, sound installation, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, France

Impossible projects, Chicago, USA
​Medium 4, St. Gheorghe, Rumania

Orte, book project, Germany
Gratias, L’atelier parisien, Paris, France
A Romantic Tour on Seine, performance, Paris, France
Dessein de desseins, Heartless, Paris, France
Video and sound installation, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, France

On board, Aperto, Venice Biennial, Italy
Artec, Nagoya, Japan
Multimediale 4, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
The Grey Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
​Creations, The Church of Kestad, Sweden

RIX, Linköping, Sweden
ArsBaltika, Sweden
AnnArtFestival, Rumania
Who Wants to Embrace Me, performance, Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Spurlos, Potsdam, Germany
Sublima sm stunder, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Kling-klang-plan, sound installation, central railway station, Stuttgart, Germany
Rund um die Kuppel, Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Flags, Lidköping, Sweden
Birdmirrors, sound installation in TrädgÂrdsföreningen, Linköping, Sweden
Meiner Zeit in Solitude, book project, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

The Cocktail Party, Stavanger Speculum Festival, Norway
Jönköping läns museum, Sweden
Stockholm Water Festival, Sweden
Tegel, Bohusläns Museum/Art Gallery, Uddevalla, Sweden
Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany

The Pleasure Garden, installation at Gallery Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Kling-klang-plan, sound installation, metro station Odenplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Project Riksgata-FÂgelgatan, Stockholm, Sweden

Art Museum, BorÂs, Sweden
Sommer Atelier, Hannover, Germany
The Labyrint, installation, BorÂs, Sweden

Travelling Light, Lake Mälaren, Strängnäs, Sweden
Kronhuset, Gothenburg, Sweden
​Performance in the metro, Stockholm, Sweden
The Temple, installation at Fristadstorget, Eskilstuna, Sweden
National Museum, Struga, Macedonia
Gallery Konstcentrum, Gothenburg, Sweden

Happening, the bay of Sölvesborg, Sweden
Gallery Diana, Stockholm, Sweden
Mini Print International, Barcelona, Spain
City Gallery, Halmstad, Sweden
Wadköpings Konsthall, Örebro, Sweden

Happening, Plaza Callao, Madrid, Spain

Nordic Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

Youth Theater, Sofia, Bulgaria

Grants, awards and AiR:

Bildkonstnärsfonden, Sweden

IASPIS, Sweden

​The City of Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish Institute, Sweden

Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Längmanska kulturfonden, Sweden

Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Sweden

Göran Lagervalls stiftelse, Sweden

​Stockholm County Council, Sweden

​Härke Art Centre, Sweden

​Filmpool, Sweden

The Swedish Church Cultural Award

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

Zentrum für Kunst und Medienteknologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

The City of Berlin, Germany

​Swedish Embassy, Berlin, Germany

DRAC, Marseille, France

Niederösterreichische Kulturszene, Austria

​The City of Salzburg, Austria

​Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

EKWC, Den Bosch, Netherlands

SUMU, Turku, Finland

Djerassi, CA, USA

​The Bogliasco Foundation, NY, USA

Ragdale Foundation, IL, USA

Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA

​Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA, USA

Hambidge Art Centre, GA, USA

Swedish Embassy, Washington DC, USA

Can Serrat, Spain

Espacio Menosuno, Madrid, Spain

Swedish Embassy, Madrid, Spain

St James Cavalier Center for Creativity, Valletta, Malta

​Bikalpa Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

​Selected book publications:

"The Critical Fish Arts Journal", issue 1, UK

"Maja Spasova" interview in Art Reveal Magazine, 39th issue

​" Maja Spasova" interview with Melissa C. Hilborn and Dario Rutigliano, LandEscape Art Review, Anniversary Edition
"Scientific Delirium Madness 2017* Leonardo, volume 50, issue 3, USA

"Maja Spasova" interview in Peripheral ARTeries Art Review, special art press edition


"Maja Spasova, Drawings" by Elisabet Haglund and Maja Spasova, publisher: Bokforlaget Arena, Sweden

​"Contemporary Art for Ordinary People" by S. Arrhenius, M. Dzjurlikowska, A. Olofsson and others, publisher: Sveriges Konstforeningar, Sweden

"Rörlig Konstruktion = Mobile Art Production" by Magdalena Malm and others, publisher: Axl Books, Sweden
​"Public Art in Sweden", publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

“Plats, Poetik och Politik” by Fagerström och Haglund, publisher: Arena, Sweden

“Maja af Svea”, double CD-album with the sound art of Maja Spasova, text by Thomas Millroth, publisher: OlofBright, Sweden

”Maja Spasova” monograph by Anders Olofsson, Beate Sydhoff and Niclas Östlind, publisher: Arena, Sweden
"LARM: from mouth cavity to laptop: the sound of Nordic art" by Mona Petersson, Thomas Millroth and others, publisher: Kabusa Bocker, Sweden

“The Ceramic Process” by Anton Reijnders, publisher: A & C, UK

​“Konstfeminism” by Anna Livion Ingvarsson, Barbro Wekmäster and Niclas Östlind, publisher: Atlas, Sweden

“Hemligheter” by Maja Spasova, publisher: En Bok för Alla, Sweden

​"Jahrbuch 5 - Und funf und zehn. 10 Jahre", publisher: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany

”ZKM” by Katharina Würm and Elisabeth Clegg, publisher: Prestel, USA

“On board” by Jerome Sans, publisher: Ritter, Austria

“Swedish Samples” by Christian Chambert, Ingela Lind, Daniel Birnbaum, publisher: Propexus, Sweden

“Ein Buch über Stuttgart; Chronik meiner Zeit in Solitude” by Maja Spasova, publisher: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
"Vingspeglar“ by Ingamaj Beck, publisher: Natur och Kultur, Sweden
​”Sublima Små Stunder” by Elisabeth Haitto and Olof Wallenstein, publisher: National Museum Stockholm, Sweden

​"The Pleasure Garden" by Elisabeth Haitto and Gunnar Sillen, publisher: Gallery Aenkehuset, Sweden