RASSIM®

 

(Krassimir Krastev)

Born 1972 in Orehovitsa, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia.

 

1998 – Graduation in National Academy of Fine Art, Sofia

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2018 - SALT, ONE MONEV Gallery, Sofia

2016 - KRASSIMИР, Sofia ARSENAL-MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORATY ART, SOFIA

2014 - NO TO RACISM YES TO RASSIM

2012 - OLYMPISS GAMES, AROSITA Gallery, Sofia

        OIL PAINTINGS, CREDO BONUM, Gallery, Sofia

2011 - RASSIM Broadcast, Studuo 25, Sofia

2008 - EXBODYTION, Studio 25, Sofia        

2005 - Rassim number one, horse champ Gallery, Strasbourg, France

2003 - SAVE - action, Blood & Honey- Future’s in the Balkans, Sammlung ESSL,   

        Wien

        Corrections 2, ATA- center for contemporary art, Sofia

2002 - Corrections 2, Belluard Bollwerk International (BBI), Fribourg, Switzerland GYM, Irida Gallery, Sofia

2001 - Corrections, HOY Gallery, Belgrade        

Shut up & Grow, ATA- center for contemporary art, Sofia

        Corrections, FRAC, Montpellier, France

1997 - I love Denitsa, Art in Bulgaria magazine, #41

1996 - Another Angle, Ata-ray Gallery, Sofia   Poster, Advertisement in Art in Bulgaria Magazine, #29

1995 - Drug, Ata-ray Gallery, Sofia

Fly, fly information, ATA-ray Gallery, Sofia

1994 - Project – the way of life, National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia

        My Idol, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia

 

Select Group Exhibitions

 

2018 – ARMORY ARTWEEKS with ARTBOX PROJECTS-Switzerland, New York

2017 – PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE, XXL group, NATIONAL 

        GALLERY, ONE GALLERY, Sofia

        Affordable Art Fair with the Red Dot Depot-Sofia, Hamburg, Germany 

2016 – SILENT IMAGE AND BLIND TEXT. About the Role of Text in the Bulgarian Art after  

        1856, SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY, Sofia

       LET Them Draw, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2015 – MAP OF THE NEW ART, Fondazione Georgio Cini, accompanying exhibition at the  

        56th international Art Exhibition-la Bianale di Venezia, Venice, Italia

        GREYSCALE (20 Contemporary Bulgarian Artists) Museum Medzimuria, Hrvatska

        FOR FANS, Arosita Gallery, Sofia

        Salon of the Galleries / represented by SOFIN Gallery, National Palace of Culture, 

        Sofia

        Drawings, ART 36 Gallery, Sofia

        The faces of the landscape, Arosita Gallery, Sofia 

2014 – MOIS EUROPEEN DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE A SOFIA, Musee d’histoire de Sofia, Sofia

       XXL Group & Frends, Galerija Srbija, Nis, Srbija

       ART FAIR, Huandzhou, and China / represented by Yuzina Gallery

       ALL I CAN DO IS ART, Czech Center, Prague

       XXL-2014, Yuzina Art Center, Sofia

2013 - THIS BOOK IS GREAT, BELLUARD BOLLWERK INTERNATIONAL, Fribourg,  

        Switzerland

       XXL.New cattish academism, Contempo 2013, Varna

       FOR FANS, Gallery Arosita, Sofia

       A POSSIBLE HISTORY, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia

2012 - Acquisitions 2012, SAMCA-Sofia Arsenal MUSEUM FOR  

        CONTEMPORARY ART, Sofia

       XXL GROUP. NEW PAINTING, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia

       Sporad Bifocality-a project by Dr.Gatev, SAMCA-Sofia Arsenal MUSEUM FOR  

        CONTEMPORARY ART, Sofia

        New Spiteful Academism, AROSITA Gallery, Sofia

 

2011 – Self – portraits and portraits, AROSITA Gallery, Sofia

        ON YOUR MARKS. Body-SPORTS AND SOCIETY, DEUTSHES HYGIENE-MUSEUM,   

        Dresden, Germany

        Re-productions, Sofia Arsenal-Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia

        {Poem 88}, Taner – Hill Gallery, Atlanta, USA

2010 – XXL Current. Academy Gallery, National Academy of Fine Art, Sofia

        XXL Group. REMINISCENCES OF THE 1990’s, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia

        Gender Check, Feminity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art, ZACHETA National    

         Gallery of Art, Warsaw

        THE COLLECTION. NEW ACQUISITIONS 2008-2009, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia

         The Other Eye. Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia

2009 - Gender Check. Feminity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art, MUMOK   

         Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna

        Transitland. Video Art from Central and Eastern Europa 1989-2009. Transmediale,   

         Berlin

        From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art 20 years later,    

         The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

2007 – REALITY CROSSINGS, Kuunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

         VIENNAFAIR, KUNSTAGENTEN Gallery, Wiena

         JUST WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES TODAY? ANTJE WACHS Gallery, Berlin

        VIDEOSPRITZ#2, RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTE E DOCUMENTI IN                 

         VIDEO. Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna. Triest, Italia

         In the Presence of the Body, West Hall Gallery 111, RPI, Troy, New York

2006 - Glamour and Globalisation, Phoenix Halle, Dortmund, Germany

        (Re) view–identities, KUNSTAGENTEN GALLERY, Berlin 

2005 - Significant Other, Gallery 111, New York

2004 - 26.BIENALE SAO PAULO, Sau Paulo, Brazil

        Shake the Limits, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

 MULTIPLICATION a British Council touring exhibition of Artists’ Multiples +11 artist  

 From Bulgaria, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia

2003 - Blood & Honey/Future’s in the Balkans, The ESSL Collection, Vienna

        Writing Identity. Autobiography in Art. Galerie

        für Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

        Defenseless and Bad, L Gallery, Moscow

2002 - ART OF TORTURES AND EXECUTION – ART AGAINST TORTURES AND    

        EXECUTION, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad, Russia

2001 - LOOMING UP, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna       

Body and the East, EXIT ART, New York

2000 - After the wall: Art and Culture in post – Communist Europe, Hamburger Bahnhof    

        Museum, Berlin; Ludvig Museum, Budapest WHAT, HOW & FOR WHOM, Moderna galerija, Zagreb      

It could be Obsession, ROTOR/ Association for Contemporary Art,         

Graz, Austria       

International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

 

1999 - After the Wall: Art and Culture in post – Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, 

        Stockholm       

Translocation New Media/ Art, Generally Foundation, Vienna

1998 - Body and the East, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana       

            Bulgariaavantgarde., Kraftemessen 2, Kunstlerwerkstatt, Lothringerstrasse, Munich

 

1997 – New Radical Practices, XXL Gallery, Sofia

        Sofia Underground, Ntional Place of Culture, Sofia

        Dokumenta X, Kassel, Germany

        Art ex Natio. Made in Bulgaria, 4th Annual Soros Center for the Arts (SCA) Exhibition, Plovdiv, Bulgaria       

Menchenbilder. Foto und Videokunst aus Bulgarien, IFA Gallery, Berlin

 

1996 – Evidence. The Real Diversity, Sofia Art Gallery

        Bulgarian Glimpse Show, Bulgarian Cultural Center, Moscow

        New Bulgarian Painting, XXL Gallery, Sofia

1995 – 30 Grand Prix, Section 13, Union of Bulgarian Artists Gallery, Sofia

        Project by..., National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia

1994 – The Nail, Section 13, Union of Bulgarian Artists Gallery, Sofia

        The Concept - Action, National Academy for Fine Arts, Sofia

1993 – Autumn Salon, Union of Bulgarian Artists Gallery, Sofia

        New Names II, Union of Bulgarian Artists Gallery, Sofia Awards

 

1997 – Exhibition of the Year, for the exhibition Another Angle, Ata-ray Gallery, Sofia,    

        Kultura weekly, 1997

1993 - For the Debut in Autumn Salon of the Union of Bulgarian Artists

 

 

Select Bibliography

Kotsopoulos, Nikos. Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe, London, Black Dog, 2010,   -

Steiner, Barbara and Yang, Jun. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, London, Thames & Hudson, 2004, 54-57.

Chu, Henry. Where cars dangle and patrons flock, Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2004

Paolo, Bianchi. Re:Location Shake, Kunstforum, November-December 2004

Andelkovic, Branislava and Dimitrijevic Branislav. CONSUMING MASCULINITY. RASSIM, (cat) 2001

Stefanov, Svilen. Avant-garde and Norm, Sofia, AGATA, 2003

Ina, Blom. After the Wall, Frieze Magazine, January - February 2000

Stefanov, Svilen. After the Wall: Art and Culture in post – Communist Europe, (cat), 1999

Iara, Bubnova. Inventing a People, Flash Art, May- June 1999 Iara, Bubnova. Crowds the post office, Flash Art, March- April 1999 Badovinac, Zdenka. Body and the East (cat), 1998 Christopfer,Philips. Report from Sofia, Art in America, October 1998 Bulgariaavantgarde. Kraftemessen 2. Salon Verlag (cat), 1998 Menchenbilder. Foto und Videokunst aus Bulgarien, (cat), 1997 Boris Kostadinov, RASSIM, Kultura weekly, #25, 21/ 7/ 1996 Evidences. The real Diversity (cat), 1996 Iara Bubnova, The Drug, Kultura weekly, #43, 21/10/ 1995

 

 

 

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