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.
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)