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JOSEF  KA
Performance artist, painter, sculptor, filmmaker.

Born in Western Siberia, 1980.

Lives and works in Finland.

 

ONGOING PROJECTS

International Silence: Serbia, Germany, Slovakia, Finland // Silence as an International language//  Installations, performances, video

Performance Art for everybody: Austria, Finland // installations, performances in the shops

La Vie en Rose: Finland // project dedicated to the Love and the absence of Love

Artist Everyday: Hungary, Romania, Austria, Latvia, Finland // photo/performance project, remakes of the pictures I love

Master-Class: International Project dedicated to sharing artist`s magical capacities with the audience: Finland, Slovakia

Alphabet: International Project for Art-Residencies

I can dance: project dedicated to different kinds of dances taking place in different kinds of places

 

EDUCATION

 

Filmmaking (2005-2010)

University of Culture and Arts,

Saint-Petersburg

 

OTHER EDUCATION

2018 Trumpet classes, Helsinki

 2017-2018 Fashion Design Classes, Moscow, Helsinki

 2015-2018 Sculpture Classes, St.Petersburg, Helsinki

 2016-2018 Painting classes, Moscow, Helsinki

2017 — 2018 Wooden sculpture classes, Eastern Germany, Finland.

2016 Alexey Kohanov,  Performance classes, Novoe Prostranstvo, Moscow

2015-2016 Oleg Sulimenko, Performance classes,  SOTA, Moscow

2014-2018 Russian folk singing, Moscow

2014-2018 Flamenco classes, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seville

2011-2017  Butoh-classes (Flavia Ghizalberti,  Alex Ruhe , Ken Mai, Charlotta Ikeda, Katsuro Kan, Migui Mandalasol, Poema-theatre, Derevo)

2012  Sergey Bratkov classes, Video-art, installation, sculpture, Rodchenko school, Moscow

2011 Marina Abramovich classes, Garage, Moscow

2010 Mark Jenkins classes,  ProArte, St. Petersburg

2009- 2010 Contemporary art, School of Curators of Contemporary  Art, Institute of a New Man, St. Petersburg

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

Winter 2018 Guslitsa art-residency, performing art, Russia

Winter 2018 Poton theatre residency: performing art/installation, Slovakia

Spring 2017 Pilotenkueche: performing art/istallation/video, Leipzig, Germany

Spring 2017  International Cultural Centre and Artist Residency EARP Erdevik: performing art, Erdevik, Serbia

Fall 2013/2014  WKE residency for dancers: performing art, Vienna

Summer 2012/ 2013  Guslitsa , a residency for artists: performing art, installation, Moscow

 

WORKS IN COLLECTION

Vantaa Art Museum Artsi, Finland

 

SELECTED ART ACTIVITIES

 

2007  Grand Prix of the International Film Festival The End (St. Petersburg), Fall

2007-2010  a regular participant of the Deboshir Film Festival (St. Petersburg) with documentary works

2008  Deboshirfest Pure Dreams (St. Petersburg), Red Girls (photos)

2008  Grand Prix of the International Izolenta Film Festival (St. Petersburg), No!

2010  participation in the collective exhibition of Mark Jenkins in the PPK (St. Petersburg), Venus.III. (tape sculpture)

Since 2011  site-specific performances (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, Minsk, Tire, Vienna, Helsinki, Turku, Riga, Prague, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​etc.)

2011 Grand Prix of the Moscow Festival ARTKino Best Documentary, «Old School»

2011 participation in the reperformances of Marina Abramovich «Artist is Present», Moscow, Garage

2011-2016  participation in projects of PoemaTheatre, Moscow

2012  participation in the show of Chris Hales with the work «Down-Up» (interactive cinema), Moscow, MMOMA

2012  participation in the exhibitions of Sergei Bratkov class, Rodchenko School, Moscow

2012-2014  participant in the documentary project Reality (authors: Pavel Kostomarov, Alexander Rastorguev)

August 2015  performance La Tierra, Performances Festival Out of Mind (Zaragoza, Spain)

March 2017 — September 2017  The Black Box#1 — #3 (Vantaan taidemuseo Artsi, Finland)

May 2017  performance Far Away as the part of a group performance  Solo Picket

(Venice Biennale, Italy)

June 2017 — till nowdays Velimir project (Austria)

 

 

IN DETAILS IN RECENT TIMES

January 2018 Performance My Marriage French // France, Legliseneuve

December 2018 Performance International Silence: France // France, Legliseneuve

December 2018 Performance Happiness // Rome, Italy Festival Poesia Carnosa

December  2018 Performance Fresh Blood // Latina, Italy

November 2018 Master-Classes: International Silence // Lapinlahden Lähde, Helsinki 

November 2018 Performance in collaboration with BoingBoing, Golden cage // Olohuone Redi, Helsinki

October 2018 performance/installation: Goddess, Boudoire // Vienna, performance Golden Dolls in collaboration with La Musa // G7, Vienna

September 2018 performance Happy Voima Art-gallery // Helsinki

August 2018 International Silence: performances  in the fields and forests  // Finland

July 2018 Artist  Everyday Photo/performance project // Romania, Hungary, Finland, Latvia

June 2018 Finnish Language performance: Suomenlinna // Helsinki, Finland

May 2018 I am Here performance // Finland, Suomenlinna

April 2018 Performances (Net, Rope) in collaboration with Alex Avantgard and Fabio Bettini, Rome, Italy

March 2018 Foto-performances in collaboration with Kelly B, Helsinki, Finland

February 2018 La Vie en Rose, performance in collaboration with Sergey Malutin, Sklif
Gallery, Moscow, Russia

January 2018 performances in collaboration with Norbert Stock,  Shop Window #1, Shop Window #2, Vienna, Austria

January 2018 performances in collaboration with  La Musa, Vienna, Denkmal Marpe Lanefesch Campus der Universität Wien, Austria

January 2018 Velimir Chlebnikov project in collaboration with Chris Haderer and Alfred Woschitz, performance, Vienna, Austria

January 2018 Slovak Silence, performances, Art-Residency Poton Theatre, Slovakia

January 2018 master-class  International Silence, performance, Art-Residency Poton Theatre, Slovakia

December 2017 Face, performance in collaboration with Maurits Roes, Rotterdam, Niffo Gallery, the Netherlands

December 2017 My Winter Butterflies, performance, Rotterdam, John Giskes studio, the Netherlands

December 2017 And Black And White, performance in collaboration with Ella Keijzer and Maarten Wesselius, Rotterdam, Performance Bar, the Netherlands

December 2017 The Flowers of It, performance in collaboration with Oorcontact, Leiden, the Netherlands

November 2017 Silence! performance with fire, Burning Man Decompression, Moscow, Russia

October 2017  the Eternal House, multimedia project with Norbert Stock, Austria

September 2017  No More Questions, performance/installation in collaboration with Timo Tuhkanen, Vantaa Art Museum Artsi, Finland

August 2017  Artist is the Answer, performance/installation, Vantaa Art Museum Artsi, Finland

July 2017  the Temple, photo-project in collaboration with Mark Maher (Turkey)

June 2017  Rosta, multimedia project (Astria)

May 2017  performance Far Away as the part of a group performance  Solo Picket

(Venice Biennale, Italy)

May 2017  art-residency in Germany (Pilotenchuehe), project Silence 8, performance, video, installation

April 2017  art-residency in Serbia, project Silence of Serbia, performance, video

March 2017  The Black Box#1 (Helsinki, Artsi)

February 2017  photo-performances in collaboration wix Max Lujeensky (St. Petersburg)

January 2017  site-specific performances (Tohmajärvi, Finland)

December 2016  performance / installation Penetration (Helsinki, Hasan & Partners Gallery)

November 2016  Alexei Kokhanov’s laboratory-performance, Voice liberation (Moscow, New space)

October 2016  performances  in collaboration with  La Musa (Vienna, Austria)

September 2016  Time Me (Helsinki, Arcadia Book shop)

September 2016  street performances(Seville, Spain)

August 2016  street performances (Helsinki, Finland)

July 2016  street performances: Surface, In, Out, Mountain (Montenegro)

June 2016  performance Andalusian Dog  in collaboration with the Poema Theater (Moscow, Gallery on Solyanka)

May 2016  performer, guest artist, performance Silence (Moscow, Teatr.Doc)

April 2016  Performances Deep and Under, International Festival of Contemporary Art La Musa (Vienna, Austria)

March 2016  Performance Ritual # 1 (Moscow, Space of Performative Practices)

February 2016  street performance I loved you (Minsk, Belarus)

February 2016  performance Skin in collaboration with Steve Maher (Suomenlinna, Finland)

January 2016  street performances (Helsinki, Finland)

December 2015  April 2016 — model in the project Movement score (Moscow, Ground)

November 2015  performance White Room, Festival Burning Man Decompression (Moscow)

October 2015  performance Far Away (Moscow, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)

October 2015  street performance An Apple Prayer (Lavender, Crimea)

October 2015  street performance CloZero (Helsinki, Finland)

September 2015  performer in performance by  Peter Wächtler People (Moscow, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)

September 2015  performance Sailor`s Heart (Kaņepes Kultūras centr, Riga, Latvia)

August 2015  street performances (Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Zaragoza, Granada, Cordoba, Spain)

August 2015  performance La Tierra, Performances Festival Out of Mind (Zaragoza, Spain)

July 2015  WKE art-residency, performative art (Vienna, Austria)

July 2015  performance  Adieu Dead Freud, Museum of Sigmund Freud (Vienna, Austria)

July 2015  performances in collaboration with  La Musa (Vienna, Austria)