Michail Michailov

Michail Michailov is born in 1978 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, living and working in Vienna and Paris. He studied at the Faculty of Visual Arts in Veliko Tarnovo (1999-2004) and Art History at the University of Vienna (2002-2007). From 2006-2009 he was working in cooperation with the Artist Group Gelitin. 2007 he participated in the Sommerakademie “Situation and Spectacle” at the Paul Klee Centre, Bern (lecturer: Cerith Wyn Evans). Besides several residences and awards he got the Drawing Now Paris Art Award 2018, the Austrian State Scholarship for visual art 2017 and the Austrian graphic award/ lower austria 2015.

Selected exhibitions

keeps falling on my head, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, (solo exhibition), Vienna (2021); Gloss over, re.riddle,(solo exhibition), San Francisco (2021), EN ETRE/Jeun Creation 70, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris (2020); Falling Up, re.riddle/Ars Electronica, Linz (2020); Cruel Summer Camp, Exile gallery, Vienna(2020); Craving nothing, Structura gallery, Sofia (2020); Round squares, LLLLLLI, (solo exhibition), Vienna (2020); Dripping ceiling, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, (solo exhibition), Vienna (2019);  Pour the Line, re.riddle/Abacus Row, San Francisco (2019); La mascarade du chemin du mauvais pas sous la rose, Cabane Georgina, Marseille (2019); Partie de campagne, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2019);  headspacing#3, Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris (2019); ROOM FOR FALIURE, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami (2019);  I am everywhere, Drawing Lab Paris,(solo exhibition), Paris (2019);  Dust to dust, Untitled, re.riddle, (solo exhibition), San Francisco (2019); Best of 20 Years, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna (2019);  headspacing#2, FLUCA, Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Sofia (2018); Money in the art, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg (2018);  BONE 20 performance art festival, Bern (2017); Let them draw II(drawing and withdrawing), Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv (2017); Images in Language and the Language of Images, Dom Museum, Vienna (2017); You want Truth or Beauty, Kunsthalle Nexus, Salzburg (2017);  Wien von oben. Die Stadt auf einen Blick, Wien Museum, Vienna (2017);  Abbild::Realität!?, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna (2017); The Observatory, Special Astrophysical Observatory, Karachay-Cherkess Republic (2016);  The Chicken Thief, Sotheby’s,(solo exhibition), Vienna (2016);  34.Austrian graphic award, Gallery in Taxispalais, Innsbruck (2015); Take off your shoes II, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, (solo exhibition), Vienna (2014); The Dignity of Man, The Brno Haus of Arts, Brno (2014);  Absolut Vienna”, Wien Museum, Vienna (2012);  Transltion is a mode, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (2010);  Blickwechsel. Österreichische Fotografie Heute”, Westlicht, Vienna (2010); Value point, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna (2009); Austria contemporary, Essl Museum, Austria, Klosterneuburg (2008);  Situation and Spectacle, Paul Klee Centre, Bern (2007)