Beatrice Mumdschijan

*1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
1990 emigrated to Berlin, Germany. Since the age of 18, working different jobs to earn livelihood while making objects and jewellery and applying for art universities.

Oct 2016 - present Academy of Fine Arts, 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', University of the Arts, Berlin, DE
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016 Bauhaus-University, Fine Arts, Weimar, DE
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014 Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

Oct 2011 Kunsthochschule Kassel, passed 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 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship 'Go East'
2017 HGB Studienpreis (Award of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, catalogue)
2017 Artist in Residence, Titanik Gallery, Turku, FI
2016 Artist in Residence, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL

Screenings, selection
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 Cultural Memory, HGB Gallery, Leipzig, DE
2017 Voice Of Doxa, Zona Dynamic/Berlin Art Week, Berlin, DE
2017 HGB Studienpreis (Award of the Academy of Fine Arts), Leipzig, DE
2015 Erzgebirgisches LaserAtomKraftwerk mit Pigmentfenster, Spinner und Weber, Berlin, DE
2015 Transit Zwischenstopp, Kiosk.6, Weimar, DE
2014 performance, Rayuela, Salone del Mobile Milano, IT

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

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

2018 HGB Studienpreis (Award of the Academy of Fine Arts), Leipzig, DE
2012 cover, interview and portrait for Sergeant Sparrow magazine

Relevant job experience and voluntary work, selection
since 2018 MDR archive stack-room, Leipzig, DE
2015 - 2016 Haus am Horn, Unesco World Heritage, museum guard and service, Weimar, DE
2012 - 2013 Deutsche Welle TV, 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


My interest is to dig into the psychology of and understand the supporting structures underlying certain subjects and objects connected to larger events in human history. Starting points of such an investigation could be a house, a personal archive of photos, or a story in a book.
For instance, through a Freudian lens, a daybed can turn into a chocolate cake and lead us on a journey that ends in a modern glass house. Storytelling is increasingly becoming my main focus and I am dividing my time between writing screenplays and longform texts as an outlet for my stories and working visually with media and objects.
In my view the artist's CV is an as of yet unexhausted storytelling tool in itself. For the past few years I have been experimenting with different models of presenting the artist's CV as a site where power relationships and conditional opportunities are at play, rather than a display of pure achievements based on merit.


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.photo by Lars Preisser, 2018