Boris Eldagsen

Using archetypes, dreams and symbolic acts, Eldagsens work speaks the language of the Unconscious and communicates with the viewer on this unusual level. His visual poetry takes you somewhere between the sublime and the uncanny, where the attributes of photography, painting, theatre and film melt into one.

EDUCATION

2013, Roger Ballen Masterclass

2002, 2.Staatsexamen (Kunst & Philosophie), 2.Schulpraktisches Seminar Treptow, Berlin / Germany 

1992 - 98, Visual Art (Prof. Vladimir Spacek & Prof. Klaus Vogelgesang), Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz / Germany

Philosophy, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / Germany

1995, Conceptual Art and Intermediate Studies (Prof. Miloš Šejn & Prof. Milan Knížák ), Academy of Fine Arts Prague / Czech Republic

1994, Visual Art (Prof. Laxma Goud)

Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts & Communication, Hyderabad / India

 

1991 - 92, Media & Drama, Philosophy and German Studies

Albertus-Magnus-Universität Cologne / Germany

 

(SELECTED) SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 “The Marriage of Heaven & Hell”, Vegesacker Geschichtenhaus, Bremen / Germany 2015 “The POEMS”, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin / Germany

Galerie Petit Espace, Paris / France

2014 “The POEMS”, The WYE, Berlin / Germany Galerie Voies Off, Arles / France

2009 “The Promise”, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne / Australia “Great Fun Or Your Money Back”, Städtische Museen Pirmasens / Germany

2008 “SPAM the musical”, Edinburgh Art Festival & New Media Scotland, Edinburgh / UK “Secret”, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin / Germany
“Monitoring“, Kunstverein Kassel / Fridericianum, Kassel / Germany (B+N)
“Fusion 5 Festival”, 3.14 Hotel, Cannes / France (B+N)

2007 “No Cure”, Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney / Australia “I took a deep breath”, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth,

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts / Australia (B+N)
2006 “If you leave me can I come too”,Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney / Australia (B+N)

2005 “Go For Gold“, Margaret Lawrence Galleries at the VCA, Melbourne / Australia (SELECTED) GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Was macht das Licht?“, KA:OST, Frankfurt am Main / Germany 2017 “JUPF“, Jadavpur University, Kolkata / India

“Chobi Mela – International Festival of Photography”, National Art Museum, Dhaka / Bangladesh

2016 “Project Space Festival”, Hard Pop, Ciudad Juarez / Mexico “JAPF 2”, Varanasi / India

“Slideluck”, FOIANOFOTOGRAFIA, Fianao / Italy
“FOLLOWYOUR.PET”, XS, Warsaw / Poland
“Singapore International Photography Festival”, Singapore / SG
“The Light of the Night”, Projektraum | Kommunale Galerie, Berlin / Germany
“A New Language”, Root 1066 International Festival, Hastings / UK
“SUPERHIGH Yourself!”, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn / Germany
“TIME is Love.9 [Show 5]”, Spectrum Festival, Villach / Austria
“Festival miden”, Kalamata / Greece
“TIME is Love.9 [Show 4]”, MurNomade, Hongkong / China
“Lange Nacht der kurzen Filme“, UNION Kino, Kaiserslautern / Germany
“Photonic Moments”, Month of Photography Festival, ZRC Atrium, Ljubljana
“Projektion – Fotografische Behauptungen“, 9. Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Darmstadt / Germany
“I am drunk and you are insane, who is going to lead us home?”, Fenster 61, Berlin / Germany “TIME is Love.9 [Show 3]”, Galerie de la Voûte, Paris / France
“Video Art Festival Miden”, TWIXTlab, Athens / Greece
“TIME is Love.9 [Show 2]”, List I Ljosi Light Festival, Seydisfjordur / Iceland
“TIME is Love.9 [Show 1]”, Plateau Gallery, Berlin / Germany
“Other Identity”, Loggia della Mercanzia, Genoa / Italy

2015 “KIK 7: Time Lies”, Kino International, Berlin / Germany “Sacro E Profano”, Photolux Biennale, Lucca / Italy “Testosterone”, Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw / Poland “Language of Memory”, PhotoVisa, Krasnodar / Russia

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“Turn Around Blind Eyes”, Berghain, Berlin / Germany “Simultan Festival”, Timisoara / Romania
“Festival International de Fotografia”,Belo Horizonte / Brasil “Just Another Photo Festival”, New Dehli / India

“Night of Emerge”, Organ Vida, Zagreb / Croatia
“Slideluck Roma II”, Arena Chiostro Di San Pietro In Vincoli, Rome / Italy “Photosemana 2015”, Thousandfold, Manila / Philippines
“PULSE”, Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen / Netherlands
“In Ambience”, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka / Bangladesh “Slideluck Hamburg”, Phototriennale Hamburg, Containercity, Hamburg / Germany “Fotonai”, State Small Theater, Vilnius / Lithuania
“Blink, Wink, Close Your Eyes”, Arles / France
“Portrait of the World”, Barbado Gallery, Lisbon / Portugal
“Conversation Room”, Zebrastraat, Gent / Belgium
“Festfoto“, Porto Algre, Brasil
“Bruissements“, Galerie Voies Off, Arles / France
“The Jury’s Projection“, Les Boutographies, Montpellier / France
“Evidence”; Format International Photography Festival, Derby / UK

2014 “CROSSWORDS 2′′, LAGE EGAL & Galerie Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin / Germany (B+N) “Galerie Voies Off”, Slick Art Fair, Paris / France
“Collection Voies Off”, Galerie Binôme, Paris / France
“Hope & Faith”, Encontros da Imagem, Braga / Portugal

“STILL/DYNAMIC: A SCORE IN THREE MOVEMENTS“, NONBerlin, Berlin / Germany “TJockTV”, Femtech, Uppsala / Sweden

“4 Solo Shows”, The WYE PLATFORM Gallery @ Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin / Germany “It needs some silence to make sound”, ArtWall, Athens / Greece
“Typologien” Galerie Pavlova, Berlin / Germany
“SCHAU”, Dortmunder U, Dortmund / Germany

“VKunst,” Galerien Fahrgasse, Frankfurt / Germany
“O’Nacht“, Festival OBLICK, Offenburg / Germany
“Captured Nature”, Fellini Gallery, Berlin / Germany “Photoszene Edition“, The QVEST, Cologne / Germany
“Young Art Night“, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven / Netherlands “KIK ONE“, Kino International, Berlin / Germany

2013 “Best of Voies Off”, Parobrod, Belgrade / Serbia
“SUPERHIGH Weltpremiere & Release Party”, Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin / Germany
“Naoussa International Film Festival”, Naoussa / Greece
“Wunderland Festival”, Babylon, Berlin / Germany
“Kunst braucht Fläche”, public space, Berlin / Germany
“Festival Miden”, Kalamata / Greece
“Prix Voies Off”, Voies Off, Arles / France
“The Night”, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne / Germany
“Fünf Jahre photo Edition”, Photo Edition berlin, Berlin / Germany
"Kolga Award", Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi / Georgia
"Konzert: Sandra Hüller & Tom Schneider" (VJ-ing), Münchner Kammerspiele, München / Germany “Strange Representations”, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa / Canada
“(No) Public Space”, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg / Germany
“Loopingstar Videoartfestival“, various venues, Saarbrücken / Germany + Sarregumines / France

2012 “p.s.”, Joao Cocteau, Berlin / Germany
“Espacio Enter Canarias”, Tenerife Espacio De Las Artes, Tenerife / Spain “The Memory Palace”, WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg / Canada “Storytellers”, Progretto Superfluo, Padua / Italy (B+N)
“Faraway, So Close!”, Fichte-Bunker, Berlin/Germany
“V-Kunst Frankfurt”, Galerien Fahrgasse, Frankfurt / Germany
“Whatever happened to God?” Halle 14, Leipzig / Germany

2011 “Material Conversion”, Grimmuseum Berlin / Germany (B+N)
“3rd MADATAC Mostra”, Matador & Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid / Spain
“MAK Oracle Nite”, Museum für angewandte und Gegenwartskunst, Wien / Austria (B+N)

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“Video Row”, Torrance Art Museum, California / USA
“What Happened to God?" ACC , Weimar / Germany
“Expanded Cinema”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow / Russia
“2nd Internet Pavilion for the Venice Biennale”, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice / Italy “Fantômes et Cauchemars / Nightmares and Ghosts”, City Art Gallery, Beauvais / France (B+N) “FestArte Video Art Festival”, Teatro delle Muse di Ancona / Italy
“Enigmatic - Videoart from Germany”, City Art Gallery, Kharkiv / Ukraine

+ Goethe Institut, Kiev / Ukraine “Shadows of the Bright”, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin / Germany

“6th Carnival of e-Creativity”, Sattal Estate, Bhimal / India
“7th International Director's Lounge”, Meinblau, Berlin / Germany
“Andachtsraum für Kunstverrückte”, Galerie Jarmuschek & Partner, Berlin / Germany “See You on the Flip Side”, AC Institute, New York / USA
“The Art of Love”, 27th International Winter Festival, Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina “Shorts”, VideoTime Rotterdam / Netherlands

2010 “Dehli International Arts Festival”, Alliance Francaise, New Dehli / India
“pixxelpoint – 11th International New Media Art Festival”, Nova Gorica / Slovenia
“tina b. in Venice”, Fondazione Claudio Buziol, Venice / Italy
“Screengrab”, eMerge Media Space, Townsville / Australia
“Moving Frames“, Videoart and Animation Festival, Mytilene / Greece
“Media Facades, Festival Europe 2010“, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin / Germany “FestArte VideoArt“, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome / Italy
“New Media, Sex and Culture in the 21st Century”, Museum of New Art, Detroit / USA “Pfalzpreis für Bildende Kunst”, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern / Germany
“tina b. – Prague Contemporary Art Festival”, Prague / Czech Republic
“7th Naoussa International Film Festival”, Naoussa / Greece
“cameraVideo”, Fondazione March, Padua / Italy

+ Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona / Spain
+ Sils Project Space, Rotterdam / Netherlands
+ Medionauta, Milan / Italy
+ Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genova / Italy

“Kaunas in Art”, Contemporary Art Festival, Kaunas / Lithuania “Videoholica Pre-Production Tour”, City Art Gallery Dobrich / Bulgaria

+ City Art Gallery Ruse / Bulgaria
+ City Art Gallery Balchik / Bulgaria
+ Red House Centre for Culture & Debate Sofia / Bulgaria

“Frieze”, MKL Medienkunstlabor Graz, Kunsthaus Graz / Austria
“Crosstalk Video Art Festival”, Budapest / Hungary
“Festival Internacional de la Imagen”, Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los

Fundadores, Manizales / Colombia “Ketos 2.1”, Acquario Civico Milano, Milan / Italy

“Free Fall”, Apartment Project, Istanbul / Turkey
“Festival 10: Vidéothèque Ephémère“, Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand / France “Euroshorts 2009“, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala / Poland

+ Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk / Poland

+ Cultural Centre Lublin / Poland “MAGMART“, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples / Italy

“Imagine a New World“, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest / Hungary “Special Selection“, Kanal København / Denmark

+ Visualcontainer Milan / Italy

2009 “4th Internacionalni Festival In-Difference, Galerija SKC, Belgrade / Serbia
“14th Videomedeja“, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad / Serbia “Euroshorts Festival“, Warsaw / Poland
“Optica Festival“, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón / Spain

“IN OUT Festival“, Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk / Poland “12th Electrofringe Festival“, Newcastle / Australia
“Art Under The Bridge / video dumbo“, DAC, New York / USA
“Art – Science – Innovation“, Espacio Enter Canarias, Tenerife / Spain “Optica Festival“, Filmoteca de Andalucía, Córdoba / Spain “Videoholica International Video Art Festival“, Varna / Bulgaria

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“5th Videoart Festival Miden“, Kalamata / Greece
“X Media Forum“, 31st International Film Festival Moscow / Russia
“Kurye International Video Festival“, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul / Turkey
“EuroITV“, Mediacentrum KU Leuven / Belgium
“Athens Video Art Festival” (Video Installation), Athens / Greece
“Internationales Videofestival“, Bochum / Germany (B+N)
“Visions In The Nunnery“, Bow Arts Trust, London / UK
“Simultan 05“, 5th Video- and Media Arts Festival Timisoara / Romania
“How I Fell In Love With Media Art“, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam / NL “WRO’09“, 13th Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw / Poland
“The Future Lasts Longer Than The Past“, 22nd EMAF, Osnabrück / Germany
“Are The Kids Alright?“, Projekt- und Ausstellungsraum Interaktive Kunst und Neue Medien,

Leipzig / Germany

2008 “Interfiction XV“, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Kassel / Germany “Monitoring“, Fridericianum Kunstverein, Kassel / Germany
“Fusion 5 Festival“, 3.14 Hotel Cannes / France (B+N)
“Multimedia Program“, Urban Screens Melbourne 08, Melbourne / Australia “I just wanted you to love me“ Galerie Wagner & Partner, Berlin / Germany “Edinburgh Art Festival”, New Media Scotland, Edinburgh / UK

“Arts Le Havre 08 – Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre / France (B+N) “(keine) Angst“, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen / Germany
"Closer", F/Stop International Photography Festival, Leipzig / Germany “All About Him”, Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Sofia / Bulgaria

2007 “Photography Portfolio Stipend“, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt / Germany
“Körber Foto-Award 2007”, Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Germany
“I took a deep breath”, Biennale of Electronic Arts / Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts / Australia (B+N)
“Dark Hearts and Broken Vows”, Strychnin Gallery, New York / USA (B+N)
“Videolounge”, Hermann & Wagner, Berlin / Germany

2006 “Making Conditions Of Love”, Melbourne Art Rooms, Melbourne / Australia
“If you leave me can I come too?”, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney / Australia (B+N)

“Artist Battle“, Turboplex Gallery, Berlin / Germany
“Klasse Spacek“, DUMB (International House of Art), Brno / Czech Republic

AWARDS+GRANTS

2015 “The Photography Show Award”, Format International Photography Festival, Derby / UK

2013 “Prix Voies Off”, Voies Off Festival, Arles / France

2009 “36th Concours Internationaux de Bourges / Netart“, IMEB Bourges / France
“X Media Forum / 31st International Film Festival“, Mediaartlab, Moscow / Russia

2008 “Prix Partouche du Court Métrage Expérimental" Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre / France (B+N)

“German Photography Portfolio Stipendium“ (selection), Fotografie Forum International Frankfurt / Germany

2007 “Körber Foto-Award (selection)“, Körberstiftung Hamburg / Germany
“Exhibition Grant“, Senatskanzlei für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin / Germany

2001 “Friends of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Award”, Mainz / Germany
1996 “Best Student Award”, Federal Minister of Education and Science, Bonn / Germany

collaborative work as BORIS+NATASCHA