Zoran Georgiev’s works refer to the cultural policies of present-day Macedonia and Bulgaria, where the necessity of creating new (post-1989) identities and rethinking the past are leading to new forms of nationalism and visions of society and community. Georgiev underlines the hollowness, the competitiveness and the kitsch in state policies aimed at the construction or restoration of monuments and museums. As if the symbolism of the “new” past is nothing more than the expensive décor for a Bollywood (or rather, a Balkan-wood) production. With simplified form and direct appeal his works “unmask” the kitsch in the visual language of populist nationalism through a kind of authentic and raw objectivity.
Zoran Georgiev (born in 1985 in Macedonia) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Georgiev graduated with an MA in Painting from the National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. His solo exhibitions include Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia; Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv; and 0GMS Gallery in a Drawer, Sofia. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Art for Change, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2015; Prehod For Sale, ICA Gallery, Sofia, 2014; Transcending Cultures, Essl Museum, Viena 2013-2014; Never Ending Story, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia, 2013; and Love, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, 2012. He has received awards including the ESSL Art Award CEE 2013 and the Young Visual Artists Award (BAZA), 2014.
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Residents from Bulgaria
Nina Annabelle Märkl
Nina Annabelle Märkl’s drawings and installations reflect the structures of human rituals in everyday life. Her works questions how things merge inseparably with our inner and outer selves and become entwined in a permeable way. What are the ways in which the tools we use as prostheses take control? What happens if we lose autonomy? What are the structures of reciprocal actions of manipulation between the inside and outside world? And how can the microcosmic worlds we create be shown and reflected? Märkl refers in her works historic models of reflecting the greater world by the means of art such as the 19th century diorama or the panorama or the cabinet of curiosity. In her works these models become at the same time models for the reflection of inner worlds.
Nina Annabelle Märkl (born 1979 in Dachau, Germany) lives and works in Munich. She graduated in 2009 from the Academy of Fine Art in Munich where she now teaches drawing. Märkl is represented by the Gallery Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich where she has had two recent solo shows Museum of Happiness, 2013 and Casting Shadows, 2011. In 2010 her first monograph Drawing Attention was published, and in the same year she won a New Position at the 43rd Art Cologne. Recent group shows include don’t walk the line at Kunstverein Pforzheim together with the sculptor Reinhard Voss, the art of drawing, Altes Rathaus Ingelheim, 2013; Death – 22 artworks, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst, München, 2013; Pen and paper, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, 2010; and Shivering tunes, Kunstverein Oberhausen, 2010.
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Residents from Germany
Andrea Nacciarriti addresses linguistic relationships between space and perceptions of it, social reality and anthropological contexts as well as historical interpretation and current events. At the root of Nacciarriti’s research – carried out through mechanisms that are despoiled of their function and unpredictably redesigned – lies an analysis of paradox.
Andrea Nacciarriti’s (born 1976, Ostra Vetere, Italy) work is included in both the Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris and La Gaia Collection, Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Pescheria Foundation Visual Arts Center, Pesaro, Italy; Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France; and Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Torino. Nacciarriti has been included in group exhibitions at MACRO, Rome; La Maison Rouge, Paris; and Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France.