A L Z E K  M I S H E F F    

Born in Dupniza, Bulgaria, 1940.

Graduated in painting in 1968 at Sofia Academy of Fine Arts.

Since 1971 He lives in Italy.



    P E R S O N A L  E X H I B I T I O N S  -

     B I E N N I A L S  -  P E R F O R M A N C E S -

     - U R B A N  E V E N T S  -  M U S E U M S

     

    “Trigon Biennale”–Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea, Graz, 1975

    “Putting on and Taking off” – Galleria Bocchi, Milano, 1975

    “Come si pu˛ volare con le pinne” – Centro Pozzo Bonelli, Vermezzo, Milan, 1975

    "Blowing Bubbless" - 80 Langton Street gallery, San Francisco, 1978

    “The stimming pool”– Dov’Ŕ la tigre gallery, Milan, 1978

    “The Mole” –  Notation gallery, Toronto, 1978

    “Representing the Problem” – Optica gallery, Montreal, 1978

    “Blowing bubbles” – Western Front
    gallery, Vancouver, 1979

    “Music from the Sky I” - Piazza del Duomo, Milan, 1979

    Music from the Sky II” – Mills College, San Francisco, 1979

    Music from the Sky III” – Irvine University, Los Angeles, 1979

    “Cocktail party” – Solari swimming pool, Milan, 1980

    “Diary of Swimming across the Atlantic” -  F. Parenti Theatre, Milan, 1980

    “Diary of Swimming across the Atlantic” - Piazza della Vittoria, Pavia, 1980

    “Diary of Swimming across the Atlantic” - Piazza del Municipio, Ferrara, 1980

    “Slide show” – Collective for living cinema, New York, 1981

    “Mille dollari per la traversata” – Collective for living cinema, New York, 1981

    “Twelve Portraits and a Cruise” – Borgogna gallery, Milano, 1981

    “Swimming Across the Atlantic” – swimming pool of Queen Elizabeth II, 1982

    “Dripping from the swimmer” - Painting and Sculpture museum,
    Grenoble, 1985

    “Six big Portraits” – Francoise Lambert gallery, Milan, 1986

    “European MasterOrchestra”- m9x3 painting - Museum of Modern Art, Seul, 1988

    “Talea, a sculpture in the Carlsbad desert”- New Mexico, 1989

    “Concerto per soprano e orchestra”– Teatro Manzoni, Milano, 1989

    “A portrait per day - 365 faces”– Capodimonte museum, Naples, 1991


    “Seven marvellous Temples”- Paintings and Projects of Architecture – IULM University, Milan, 1995

    “ The mermaids of Po”(with Don Buchla) - Antiche Terme, Acqui (Al), 1996

    “Life portrait of Pierre Restany”- Fondazione Mudima, Milan, 1997

    “Pioggia without thunders and Miss Viola in yellow lemon” - Out-Off Theatre, Milano, 1998

    “Opera Totale 4” – Toniolo Theatre, Venice-Mestre, 1998

    “Music for Swimming across the Pacific” - Franco Parenti Theatre, Milano, 1999

    “Cantico 2000” - Permanente museum, Milano, 2000

    “Proliferating truth of sentiment” - Biennial of Architecture, Venice, 2000

    “Santa Maria Nuova Musica Festival” (An), 2001

    “Sunday Concert”, Palazzo Thea, Acqui (AL), 2001

    “Improvvisation with Euroasian Philharmonic Orchestra” Seul - sala Puccini, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Milan, 2001

    “Crossing the Italian border, august 28th 1971” – Gonzaga Institute, Milan, 2002

    “The mermaids of  Po” - Teatro Municipale, Casale Monferrato, 2003

    “Velvet hands” - Auditorium di Milano, 2003


    “The garden of Spartacus” (con Teodossii Spasov) - Arsenale theatre, Milan, 2003

    “Human technology”- Triennale, Milan, 2004

    "Concert for Stradivari violin, Disklavier piano and a quarted of ringtone-strings "- PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2005

    "4 compositions and improvisations for forty flutes and two pianos"- Castello di Rivara(To), 2005

    "Concert by Alzek Misheff and his Swimmers" - Teatro Fraschini, Pavia, 2006

    "Fonofigura: Joseph Beuys" - Arsenale Spazio Thetis, Venice Biennial, 2007

    “Scambiarsi un suono di pace”- Harmonia Mundi per Joseph Beuys -
    ending concert in Nuovo Arsenale 52th Venice biennial, 2007

    “Swimming Across The Atlantic - 25 years later” - “Villa Croce” Contemporary musem and Museum of the Sea, Genoa, 2007

    “Sanctus Guido Aquensis” –  music reenactment, Chiostro della Canonica, Acqui Terme, 2008


    “Gli alberi Fubine – dipinti al verderame”, Fubine (AL), 2008

    “ Preludio Piano City”- Caserma Magenta, Milan, 2011

     

     

    U R B A N   E V E N T S   O F   A M P L I F I E D   P A I N T I N G S -

    U N I Q U E   P I EC E S   P O S T I N G  ( m 6x3 )

     

    “Swimming across Milan” – Milan, 1984 (mq 1.800)

    “50  faces from Stazione Garibaldi” – Milan, 1984 (mq 200)

    "500 young faces from Milan, Florence, Turin, Bologna and Rome", 1984 (mq 5,371)

    "150 faces from Grenoble" - Grenoble, 1985 (mq 250)

    "The Great Yellow Bicycle" - Milan, 1987 (mq 360)

    "To paint the advertising" - Milan, 1987 (mq 310)


    “Alzek Misheff invites you to keep the subway clean" - Subway of Milan, 1993

 


    C O L L E C T IV E   E X H I B I T I O N S

     

     “April Meeting”- Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 1976

    “03-23-03”- Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Montreal, 1977

    “Quadriennale” - Roma, 1977

    “Lo spazio della memoria” - Galleria Blu, Milano, 1977

    “L’attualitÓ nell’arte in Italia” - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Gallarate, 1989

    “Cantico 2000” – Museo della Permanente, Milano, 2000

    "La Bellezza” - Museo della Permanente, Milano, 2006

     

     

    B I B L I O G R A PHY

     

    "Excuses, justifications, and other stories" - A.Misheff, ed. Gamma, Milan, 1976

    "Europe America-the different avant-gardes" A.B.Oliva, ed.F.M.Ricci, Milan, 1976

    "Performers" - L.Ingapin, ed. Mastrogiacomo, Padova, 1979

    "My Lies" - A.Misheff, ed. Dov' └la tigre, Milan, 1979

    “Swimming Across The Atlantic”- A. Misheff, ed Mazzotta, Milan, 1982

    “Dripping from the Swimmer”- ed. Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Grenoble, 1985

    “Amplified Painting”- A. Misheff, ed. Giancarlo Politi, Milan, 1986

    “Alzek Mishef’s projects and paintings 1979-1989” – ed Mazzotta, Milan, 1989

     

     

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