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MICHAIL MICHAILOV (1978)
Michail Michailov lives in Paris and Vienna and his artistic practice is focused on drawing, performance, installation and video. He studied Fine arts in Veliko Tarnovo,
Bulgaria, and History of art in Vienna. In addition to several residencies and awards, he received the Drawing Now Paris Art Award (2018) and the Austrian State Scholarship for visual art (2017).
Success and failure, self-discovery and self-doubt, the pursuit of happiness and overcoming limits are recurring themes in his work. He takes up various cultural phenomena that influence human behaviour and question a society striving for perfection. In doing so, he use his personality as a metaphor for existence, the ego and the striving for individual self realisation in a globalised society.
EN ETRE/Jeun Creation 70, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin (2020); Falling Up, re.riddle, Ars Electronica, Linz (2020); Cruel Summer Camp, Exile gallery, Vienna(2020); Craving nothing, Structura gallery, Sofia (2020); #Selfisolation, Sariev gallery, Plovdiv (2020); Dripping ceiling, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, (2019); Partie de campagne, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2019); Room for faliure, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami (2019); I am everywhere, Drawing Lab Paris, Paris (2019); Dust to dust, Untitled, re.riddle, San Francisco (2019); Best of 20 Years, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna (2019)