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Copyright: Maja Spasova 2013 - 2017. 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.


Education:

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:

​2016
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

2015

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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
MediaLab Prado, Madrid, Spain
Migrations and Encounters, Palacio de la Mosquera, Arenas de San Pedro, Spain
Foundation Ricard, Paris, France

2009
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

2008
Gallery Gösta Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
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

2006
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

2005
Art Feminism, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
​European Ceramic Workcentre – EKWC, Den Bosch, Netherlands

2004
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

2003
Spring Salon, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
The Garden of Senses, permanent installation, Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Project Secrets, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
Naughty Angels, permanent interactive installation, Stockholm, Sweden
Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany
The Last Judgement, performance, Berlin, Germany

2001
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

2000
Grosse Kunstausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
The Last Judgement, performance, Stockholm, Sweden
​Art Museum, BorÂs, Sweden

1999
The Dreams’ Place, permanent outdoor installation, Linköping, Sweden
Zwei aus funfundzwanzig, DW Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Performance, Swedish PEN, Stockholm, Sweden

1998
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

1997
Impossible projects, Chicago, USA
​Medium 4, St. Gheorghe, Rumania

1996
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

1995
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

1994
RIX, Linköping, Sweden
ArsBaltika, Sweden
AnnArtFestival, Rumania
Who Wants to Embrace Me, performance, Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

1993
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

1992
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

1991
The Pleasure Garden, installation at Gallery Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Kling-klang-plan, sound installation, metro station Odenplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Project Riksgata-FÂgelgatan, Stockholm, Sweden

1990
Art Museum, BorÂs, Sweden
Sommer Atelier, Hannover, Germany
The Labyrint, installation, BorÂs, Sweden

1989
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

1988
Happening, the bay of Sölvesborg, Sweden
Gallery Diana, Stockholm, Sweden
Mini Print International, Barcelona, Spain
City Gallery, Halmstad, Sweden
Wadköpings Konsthall, Örebro, Sweden

1987
Happening, Plaza Callao, Madrid, Spain

1986
Nordic Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

1984
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

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

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, 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:

2017
​" Maja Spasova" interview with Melissa C. Hilborn and Dario Rutigliano, LandEscape Art Review, Anniversary Edition

2014

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

2013
​"Contemporary Art for Ordinary People" by S. Arrhenius, M. Dzjurlikowska, A. Olofsson and others, publisher: Sveriges Konstforeningar, Sweden

2011
"Rörlig Konstruktion = Mobile Art Production" by Magdalena Malm and others, publisher: Axl Books, Sweden
​"Public Art in Sweden", publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

2010
“Plats, Poetik och Politik” by Fagerström och Haglund, publisher: Arena, Sweden

2009
“Maja af Svea”, double CD-album with the sound art of Maja Spasova, text by Thomas Millroth, publisher: OlofBright, Sweden

2007
”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

2006
“The Ceramic Process” by Anton Reijnders, publisher: A & C, UK

2005
​“Konstfeminism” by Anna Livion Ingvarsson, Barbro Wekmäster and Niclas Östlind, publisher: Atlas, Sweden

2004
“Hemligheter” by Maja Spasova, publisher: En Bok för Alla, Sweden

2000
​"Jahrbuch 5 - Und funf und zehn. 10 Jahre", publisher: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany

1997
”ZKM” by Katharina Würm and Elisabeth Clegg, publisher: Prestel, USA

1995
“On board” by Jerome Sans, publisher: Ritter, Austria

1994
“Swedish Samples” by Christian Chambert, Ingela Lind, Daniel Birnbaum, publisher: Propexus, Sweden

1993
“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

1991
​"The Pleasure Garden" by Elisabeth Haitto and Gunnar Sillen, publisher: Gallery Aenkehuset, Sweden