Vikenti Komitski was born 1983 in Sofia. He lives and works in Berlin. Vikenti is working in a wide variety of media, including objects, videos, installations, drawings etc. His works often relate to theory and psychoanalysis, sometimes in a critical or ironic way. Komitski graduated Sculpture in NAA in Sofia and is currently enlisted in a Master program (Art In Context) in Universität der Künste, Berlin.
For the past years he had numerous solo shows and participations in Europe and the US. Some of his solo shows are: (upcoming) Sariev, Plovdiv (2020); "Sea level", Fabienne Levy, Lausanne, Switzerland, Solo show (2020), solo presentation at LISTE, Basel with Sariev Gallery (2019); "Alle Vögel sind schon da", WERK, Berlin (2018); "Nothing to be Lost" (with Francisco Montoya Cazarez), Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Sofia (2018); “Lost but safe for the moment”, Narkissos Gallery, Bologna (2018); “Nevermind The Gap” in gallery Joey Ramone, Rotterdam (2017); “BASIC AND THE BEAST”, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv (2017); “Update” in Krinzinger gallery, Vienna (2015), “Commodities Unplugged” in Sariev Project Space, Plovdiv (2014); “New Poor”, ICA, Sofia (2013); “Subjective Geography”, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv (2011); “1:200”, 0gms gallery, Sofia (2010); “No Image Available”, The Fridge, Sofia (2010), “#1”, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia (2009).
Among the group shows he took part in are: "Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes", Kapana gallery by Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv, curator Vera Mlechevska (2019); On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia, curator Carolina Lio (2018); "Shifting Layers", Sofia City Art Gallery (2017); "Volatile Truths", Rainbow Unicorn, Berlin (2017); “World at a Crossroads”, National Gallery of Iceland (2016); “Contemporary Icons; the art of spectacle”, 3rd Danube Biennial, Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava (2015); “Places of Transition”, frei_raum Q21, MuseumsQuartier Wien (2014); “Balkon Zum Balkan”, organized by Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, (2014); “Go West!”, Muzeon Art Park, Moscow, special project for Moscow Young Art Biennial (2012); “Is It Free?”, NutureArt Gallery, New York (2012); “Together Again”, Radiator Gallery, New York (2012); “East Of Best”, Roodkapje, Rotterdam (2011); “An Exclusive Object of Art”, Dana Charkasi Gallery, Vienna (2011); “Entrepot”, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna (2011); “Beyond Credit”, Antrepo 5,Istanbul (2010); “FQ Test”, GMG Gallery, Moscow (2010); “Photo I Photo You”, Calvert 22, London (2010); “Breaking Walls Building Networks”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2010); “From Ideology to Economy”, Contemporary Bulgarian Art 20 Years Later, The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow (2009). He was a resident artist at FACE, Kiev and Arts Danube, Cetate in 2017, Quartier 21, Museums Quartier and in Krinzinger Projekte in 2014, Vienna, ISCP, New York in 2012, Futura, Prague in 2011 and SIM in Reykiavik in 2009. Komitski is the 2011 BAZA award winner.
His upcoming institutional solo show will take place at E-Werk, Freiburg in September 2020.
Vikenti Komitski is represented by Sariev Contemporary since 2011.
The artistic work of Vikenti Komitski revolves around everyday objects whose context and meaning are analyzed, scrutinized and transferred into a different reality. Komitski changes the nature of objets trouvés as well as of specifically chosen commodity goods that refer to the reality from which they were taken and in which they were originally used. However, Komitski's use of ready-made principles is not only applied to objects but also to ideas. - Walter Seidl