Soghomon's iblis

Daniel Nicolae Djamo

The work is inspired by Soghomon Tehlirian’s testimony from his trial, set in Berlin, in 1921. Tehlirian admitted to having killed Talaat Pasha, one of the three pashas that ruled over the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The assasination took place on March 15th, 1921, in the presence of many witnesses.

Talaat Pasha was one of the people directly responsible for the Armenian Genocide (the Armenian Holocaust), during which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically exterminated from their historic homeland, in the teritorry that is part of present-day Turkey.

Soghomon Tehlirian lost all of his family during the exterminations and was haunted by his loss until the end of his life. He was found not guilty by the German court and was freed.

text: “The case of Soghomon Tehlirian”, by A.R.F. Varantian Gomideh translated from German to English by Vartkes Yeghiyan, Los Angeles, US, 1985 warm thanks to armeniapedia.org/

name: Daniel Nicolae Djamo born: May 4th 1987, in Bucharest, Romania origin of the species: a Russian-Albanian that doesn’t speak neither Russian nor Albanian

studies:

I. ph.d:

2013-onwards Ph.D in Visual Arts at the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest (coordinator: Ruxandra Demetrescu)

II. masters:

2009-2011 Masters of Arts, the Time-Based Media department of the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest (coordinators: Roxana Trestioreanu & Iosif Kiraly)

III. bachelor of arts:

2010-2013 Bachelor of Arts, the Time-Based Media department of the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest (coordinator: Iosif Kiraly) 2010-2014 Pedagogical studies license, 1st & 2nd Modules, the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest 2012 Bachelor of Arts, Media Class of Muthesius Kunsthochschule – Academy of Fine Arts and Design from Kiel, Germany – ERASMUS scholarship (coordinator: Arnold Dreyblatt) 2006-2009 Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Bucharest

awards:

2014 Très Courts International Film Festival, Grand Prize winner for Romanian film, The French Cultural Institute, Cluj, Romania 2013 Henkel Art. Award. Young Artist’s Prize CEE winner, mumok, Vienna, Austria 2013 ESSL Award CEE winner, ESSL Museum, Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria 2013 Silver Snowflake award winner of the Sarajevo Winter Art Festival (XXIXth edition) for “The art of touch” video exhibition, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013 Festival Internacional de la Imagen Special Mention, Manizales, Colombia – “Menu” 2012 Thermaikos International Film Festival Original Idea Award winner, Thessaloniki, Greece – “Menu” 2011 The National University of Fine Arts Grand Prize winner, Bucharest 2011 StartPoint Prize Romania winner and 2011 StartPoint Prize finalist, Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic 2011 Walthamstow International Film Festival Experimental Award winner, London, England – “Menu” 2011 Luksuz Film Festival Most Innovative Film Award winner, Luksuz, Slovenia – “Menu”

nominations:

2014 TFHMF award nominee, Tupajumi foundation, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2012 Videoformes Prix de la Création Vidéo nominee, Clermont-Ferrand, France 2011 ESSL Award CEE nominee for Romania

residencies:

2014 Artist-in-Residence program of the Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture of Austria & KulturKontakt Austria 2014 Constantin Brancusi scholarship of the Romanian Cultural Institute, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France 2014 RAVI – Residences ateliers Vivegnis International, the city of Liège and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Liège, Belgium 2013 Berlinale talent campus #11 invited as director, the 63rd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale, February 8th – February 15th 2013 2012 Tokonoma residency – during dOCUMENTA 13, June, Kassel, Germany 2012 Sideways – Exploring pathscapes in Belgium (with support from ICR Bruxelles), August – September, on foot from Mennen to Zutendaal, Belgium 2012 BEGEHUNGEN artist in residence, July – August, Chemnitz, Germany 2011 ICR Paris (Romanian Cultural Institute from Paris) residence de creation, August – September, Paris, France

single exhibitions:

2014 “before the end” (November – December), Briggait, Glasgow, Scotland (upcoming) 2014 “items” (February – May), Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania – “items”, curator: Anca Poterasu 2013 “costs” (June), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest – “The Bolivian affair”, “Bread at Ferma Rosie”, “The notebook”, “Buni” and “Deposit no. 38”, self-curated (license exhibition) 2013 “дo Ende” (February – March), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest – “x marks the spot”, “Granny’s house”, “The notebook”, “дo Ende”, “RULAND” and videoworks, curator: Petru Lucaci (with support from Iosif Kiraly and Silvia Saitoc) 2012 “showroom” (July – August), Calina Gallery, Timisoara, Romania – “index”, “RULAND” and videoworks, curator: Diana Marincu 2012 “RULAND” (June), TOKONOMA, Kassel, Germany, during dOCUMENTA 13 – “RULAND” and videoworks, curator: Daniel Stubenvoll

selected group exhibitions:

2014 “IVth Moscow International Biennale for Young Art” (June – August), Museum of Moscow, Russia – “RULAND” 2014 “The International Video Art Review THE 02” (April – May), Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK (Krakow), Contemporary Art Gallery BWA (Olsztyn), Colony of Artists (Gdansk), Labirynt Gallery (Lublin), Contemporary Museum (Wroclaw), Bureau for Art Exhibitions (Kielce), Cultural Center Sokol in Malopolska (Nowy Sacz), Museum of Koszalin (Koszalin), Bielska Gallery BWA (Bielsko-Biala), 13 Muses Gallery (Szczecin), Municipal Gallery BWA (Bydgoszcz), Contemporary Art Gallery (Przemysl), Bureau for Art Exhibitions (Zielona Gora), Art Centre – Sielecki Castle (Sosnowiec), Cultural Centre (Suwalki), Centre Of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu (Torun), City Art Gallery (Czestochowa), Contemporary Art Gallery (Opole), Art Centre Gallery EL (Elblag), Municipal Center of Art (Gorzow Wielkopolski), Arsenal Gallery (Poznan), Museum of Art (Lodz), Poland 2014 “Disenchantment day” (February – April), Salonul de proiecte of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania – “The notebook” 2014 “Wo Meine Sonne Scheint” (February), Art Rotterdam Week, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014 “kombi 2” (June), Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany – “Bread at Ferma Rosie”, “The flame from Tei” 2014 “Biennale Mediterranneenne d'Art Contemporain d'Oran.3eme ed.” (June), Mediatheque Oran, Oran, Algeria 2014 “mail art: eternal” (January – February), The Storefront, Chicago, USA – “azmenia.com” 2013 “Transcending cultures (ESSL Award CEE 2013)” (December 2013 – March 2014), ESSL Museum, Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria – “The notebook”, “RULAND”, “Buni” 2013 “Forever young?” (November), Center for Youth Studies, Expoforum International & ANT – 7th pavilion of Lenexpo, St. Petersburg, Russia – “Menu” 2013 “Multimedia Showcase .3” (October), Park Art Magazine, AXA building, Porto, Portugal – “The flame from Tei” 2013 “Darkness at the edge…” (June – July), Propeller – Center for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Canada – “Le noir subit” 2013 “ESSL Art Award CEE Romania” (May – June), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “index”, “Buni”, “showroom” + “RULAND” 2013 “Now&After – Between Image and Personality” (April – May), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow, Russia – “Menu” 2013 “Sarajevo International Winter Art Festival – The art of touch”, XXIXth edition (February – March), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – “Buni” project 2013 “It will had happened” (November), apARTe Gallery, Iasi, Romania – “The notebook” 2013 “Switched over” (October – November), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “Le noir subit”, “Grave love” 2013 “city: 2013” (May), Studio Verkhovyna, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine – videoworks 2013 “Filmideo” (April), Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA – “Menu” 2012 “SVEART – Biennale Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea di Saint Vincent (Saint Vincent European Art)” – representing The National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest (November 2012 – February 2013), Saint-Vincent, Italy – “index” and “The barricade” 2012 “Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis” – “Worlds under Construction” (October), Goethe Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece – “index”, “The barricade” 2012 “BEGEHUNGEN ART FESTIVAL” (August – September), Chemnitz, Germany – “RULAND”, “index” and videoworks 2012 “INSIDE OUT” (July), Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany – videoworks 2012 “Niemandsland” (June – July), geh8, Dresden, Germany – videoworks 2012 “Body world II” (April – May), Victoria Art gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “Routine” 2012 “StartPoint Prize 2011 selection” (January – March), Gavu Cheb Gallery, Cheb, Czech Republic – “index” 2012 “Sideways Festival” – one month residency in Belgium with exhibitions in Menen, Herzele, Bruxelles, Turnhout, Zutendaal (August – September), Belgium – “Places of rest”, “My road” and “291” 2012 “Cabinet of Curiosities” (July), Center for Quantum Technologies, The National University of Singapore, Singapore – “The fat lamb” 2012 “nichts – I have nothing to say and I am saying it” (June), geh8, Dresden, Germany – videoworks 2012 “Cross senses” (March – April), Panke Gallery, Berlin, Germany – “numquam fidelis” 2012 “BYOB” (March), Platforma of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania – “Sound of music” 2011 “Contempora” (September), Palace Hall, Bucharest, Romania – “Buni” 2011 IDEO\IDEIS – young art (August), during the VIth edition of IDEO\IDEIS Youth Theatre Festival, photography, Alexandria, Romania – “index” 2011 “Night of Cultural Institutes” (June), The French Cultural Institute from Bucharest – “Buni” presentation in the “Bibliothèque Jeunesse” space, Bucharest, Romania 2011 “Norway Grants” (May – June), Photo Annex of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania 2011 “The Other body” (May), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – ‘'index’‘ 2011 “Body under surveillance” (March – April), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “Buni” 2011 “Body world” (December 2011 – March 2012), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “Sound of music”, “Untitled Syria” 2011 “StartPoint Prize 2011” (October – December), Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic – “index” 2011 “ESSL Art Award CEE Romania” (June), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “deposit no. 38” 2011 “Startpoint Prize Romania” (June – July), Victoria Art Gallery – Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest, Romania – “index” 2010 “Cities Methodologies” (October – November), the Scarlat-Ghica mansion & UNAgaleria – the Gallery of the National University of FIne Arts, Bucharest, Romania – “beyond the façade”

film festivals:

2014 TIFF Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj, Romania – “A last year in 114 minutes” 2014 Très Courts International Film Festival, Cluj, Romania – “And I loved only you…”, “June 1st thanks”, “The silver wolf” 2014 Festival de Cine Migratorio, Santander, Spain – “And I loved only you…” 2014 Zoom International Film Festival, Jelenia Góra, Poland – “The Bolivian affair”, “The flame from Tei” 2014 Stuttgarter Filmwinter 27. International Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany – “And I loved only you…” 2014 The 10th Berlin International Director’s Lounge, Berlin, Germany – “Progress is a beautiful thing” 2013 BIEFF – Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania – “Menu” 2013 Rotterdam VHS Film Festival, 18th edition, Rotterdam, Netherlands – “Wishing on New Year’s day” 2013 Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania – “The showroom” 2013 Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, Greece – “And I loved only you…” 2013 Docuart Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania – “The barricade” 2013 Festival of Migrant Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia – “And I loved only you…” 2013 Experiments in Cinema v8.53 Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – “Le noir subit” 2012 Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival, Tirana, Albania – “Menu” 2012 Stuttgarter Filmwinter 25. International Film Festival, Germany – “Menu” 2012 The 8th Berlin International Director’s Lounge, Berlin, Germany – “Menu” 2012 Experiments in Cinema v7.9 Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – “Menu” 2012 Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari, Italy – “The barricade” 2012 Romanian Film Festival at Stanford and UC Berkeley – Romanian Experimental Movies, Berkeley (CA), USA – “Menu” 2012 Thermaikos International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece – “Menu” 2011 Walthamstow International Film Festival, London, England – “Menu” 2011 Luksuz Film Festival, Slovenia – “Menu” 2011 Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, England – “Menu”

art festivals:

2014 In Out Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland – “Menu” 2013 The International Motion Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus – “Le noir subit” 2013 Proyector Videoart Festival, Madrid, Spain – “The silver wolf” 2013 Festival Internacional de la Imagen – the XIth International Image Festival – The Media Monographic show, Manizales, Colombia – “And I loved only you…”, “Menu” 2013 Athens International Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece – “Le noir subit” 2013 Cairo Video Festival, 5th edition, Cairo, Egypt – “The silver wolf” 2013 Miden Video Art Festival, Kalamata, Greece – “The fat lamb” 2013 The TGV in 50 seconds video art project – “La nuit du train au cinéma”, in honor of the Lumière brothers film “L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat” (1895), screening in the “EDEN” cinema hall of La Ciotat, on the occasion of ”Marseille-Provence 2013, Capitale Européenne de la Culture”, CO.AR.CO. Association Culturelle, Marseille, France – “And I loved only you …” 2012 AVIFF Cannes – Art Show Cannes – Photo and Video, during Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France – “Menu” 2012 Videoformes – Festival d'Art Video & Cultures Numeriques (Video Art & Digital Cultures Festival), Clermont-Ferrand, France – “Menu” 2012 Cologne OFF VIII – Cologne International Videoart Festival – “Untitled Syria” 2012 Athens International Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece – “The fat lamb” 2012 Festival Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques – 25th edition, Marseille, France – “Menu” 2012 FIVA – Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina – “Sorts” 2011 UAMO Art Festival, Munich, Germany – “Menu” 2011 Cologne OFF VII – Cologne International Videoart Festival – “Menu” 2011 Video Guerrilha, Sao Paulo, Brazil – “Menu” 2011 Reworks Art Festival – Music and Contemporary Art, Pireus, Greece – “Menu” 2011 VIDEO FACADE Video Art Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – “Menu” 2011 Simultan Videoart Festival, Timisoara, Romania – “Menu” 2011 EBIENALE – George Enescu Art Biennale, during the 2011 George Enescu Music Festival, Bucharest, Romania – “Buni”, “Deposit No. 38”, “Menu 2011 ELIA (European League of Institutes of Arts) NEU\NOW Live Festival in Tallin, selected to represent Romania for Visual Arts (Photography – "Deposit No. 38” and “Index”) and Video\Film section (“Menu” and “The fat lamb”), Tallin, Estonia, November 2011

curatorial activity:

curator of “Marotte”, alongside Marius Tanasescu, September 2013, Victoria Art Gallery, Bucharest curator of the “Enescu screenings” short film program at Grand Cinema Digiplex, September 2013, Bucharest

workshops, screenings and other activities:

2014 “Trait d’union” screening (May), Auditorium of Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 2013 portfolio reviewer of photography, alongside Constantin Nimigean and Tudor Prisacariu, during Romanian Design week – LOVE ISSUE Portfolio talks, May 23rd, Stirbei Palace, Bucharest 2011 attendant at Cristi Puiu’s masterclass entitled “Observational documentary and Wang Bing’s works”, October 25th-October 30th, Astra Film Festival, Sibiu 2010 attendant at Zalka Imre’s workshop of XIXth century technique photography, June 21st- June 26th, the Hungarian Cultural Institute, Bucharest

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