Beatrice Moumdjian

*1986 in Sofia, former People's Republic of Bulgaria.
1990 emigrated to Berlin, former German Democratic Republic. Since the age of 18, working different jobs to earn livelihood while making objects and jewellery and applying at art universities.

Education
Oct 2016 - Jul 2019 Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts, HGB), Media Art, class 'expanded cinema', Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer, Leipzig, DE
Nov 2015 - June 2015 guest listener in Hito Steyerl's media art class 'lensbased', Universitaet der Kuenste (University of the Arts), Berlin, DE
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016 Bauhaus-Universitaet, Fine Arts, Weimar, DE
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014 Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Art), Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

Oct 2011 Kunsthochschule Kassel, successful entrance exam for Fine Arts, Kassel, DE
May 2011 University of the Arts, failed entrance exam for Fine Arts, Berlin, DE
Feb 2011 Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, failed entrance exam for Sculpture department, Berlin, DE
May 2010 Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, failed entrance exam for Fashion Design, Halle, DE

Awards, Grants and Residencies (as Beatrice Peter Schuett) 2018 Nomination: International Competition Super 8/16 at 20th schmalfilmtage, Dresden, DE
2018 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship 'Go East'
2017 Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Studienpreis/Studyaward (catalogue)
2017 Titanik Gallery, Artist in Residence, Turku, FI
2016 Het Wilde Weten, Artist in Residence, Rotterdam, NL

Screenings, selection
2019 .20th schmalfilmtage, Dresden, DE
2019 Stadtgesichter II, Moabiter Filmkultur, Berlin, DE
2018 Night Screenings, feldfuenf, Berlin, DE
2018 .34th International Shortfilm Festival interfilm, Berlin, DE
2018 .35th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, DE
2018 C.Rockefeller Center for Contemporary Art, Dresden, DE
2018 PACT Zollverein, Screening & Artist Talks with class of expanded cinema, Essen, DE
2016 Miden Video Art Festival at Kalamata Street Festival, Kalamata, GR
2016 Mux: Asheville Video Art Festival, NC, USA

Group Exhibitions, selection
2017 HGB Galerie, Cultural Memory, Leipzig, DE
2017 Zona Dynamic/Berlin Art Week, Voice Of Doxa, Berlin, DE
2017 HGB Galerie, Studienpreis/Studyaward, Leipzig, DE
2015 Spinner und Weber, Erzgebirgisches LaserAtomKraftwerk mit Pigmentfenster, Berlin, DE
2015 Kiosk.6, Transit Zwischenstopp, Weimar, DE
2014 Salone del Mobile Milano, performance, Milan, IT

Solo events together with Lars Preisser as Pimp My Exhibit
2017 partner of DeLight Art Festival
2016 Het Wilde Weten, event, Rotterdam, NL
2016 Spinner und Weber, event, Berlin, DE

Curatorial Projects
2016 Spinner und Weber, Bone sweet Bone, Berlin, DE
2015 Spinner und Weber, group show, Erzgebirgisches LaserAtomKraftwerk mit Pigmentfenster, Berlin, DE
2014 Ori Berlin, Semantic Shift Parlor, DE

Publications
2019 forthcoming, with class of expanded cinema: Not here, not Now, Leipzig, DE
2018 Studienpreis/Studyaward, Leipzig, DE 2017 Leipziger Volkszeitung, coverage of HGB Studienpreis, Lepzig, DE
2012 Sergeant Sparrow magazine, cover and interview, US

Job experience on set

Relevant job experience and voluntary work, selection
2018 - 2019 MDR archive stack-room, Leipzig, DE
2015 - 2016 Haus am Horn, Unesco World Heritage, museum guard and service, Weimar, DE
2011 - 2013 Deutsche Welle TV, student assistant, later production assistant, 'Journal', Berlin, DE
2002 - 2003 longterm internship with journalist and author Beate Krol, Berlin, DE
2002 delegate of K.R.AE.T.Z.AE. at Rights conference, Tokyo, JP
2002 longterm internship at youth charity organisation Karuna e.V. , interviews with youth and social workers, documentation printed in a small edition by City-as-School Berlin, DE
2002 editing assistant and performer for TV documentary, 'Tatort Kind: Gewalt die aus der Kaelte kommt' by Bernd Dost (premiere Bayerischer Rundfunk, 30/01/2003), Berlin and Munich, DE
2001 - 2004 participation in youth rights organization KinderRAEchTsZAEnker (K.R.AE.T.Z.AE.) Campaign work, lectures and conferences nationally and internationally, Berlin, DE

Statement

With the means of motion picture film, still photography film, and any type of video I record and organize objects. These can be both objects I have made myself, for instance from antique furniture, plastic toys or wood, or objects taken from my own or pre-existing film and photography.

Objects in my work seem to always stand in for another thing, person, or emotion and often merge meanings from different fields, disciplines or schools of thought. Melanie Klein's psychoanalytical concept of called internalized objects has been influential in my trying to understand this re-occurring drive in my work to organize objects and deconstruct their meanings.

Often, text and narrative bind the visual work and appear either as a narrative in a film, essayistic text, lyrics.

I spend years working on a number of individual complex ideas, most often simultanously. By trying out several different approaches toward a concept I move toward its crystallization and final realization.

CV

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.photo by Lars Preisser, 2018