HARITA ASUMANI

VISUAL ARTIST BORN IN BULGARIA

ORIGINS TANZANIA & BULGARIA

BASED & WORK IN ITALY

Statement

The main topic in my works is the role of the human in the universe and modern society. I am interested in the defense mechanisms of the Self and the treatment of traumas. On the other hand, I am excited about the soul path based on esoteric teachings.

In my works, I mostly use painting, objects, and line. Pink is almost everywhere, as a leitmotif and in the sense of Escapism. In some cases, the theme sets the means of expression. My artistic language is figurative, and many of my works contain recurring characters and elements arranged in linear compositions. This artistic approach has a therapeutic effect for me.

When I research a question, I approach it unscientifically, intuitively, and fragmentarily. My leading sources and inspiration are my inner life and personal experiences, some philosophical doctrines, popular science literature, and some branches of psychology, but also social media, and pop culture. I take seriously the task of having fun while creating art. I do not strive to give universal solutions, but I still offer some solutions.

Naked truth self portrait

Education

2017   National academy of art, Sofia, Bulgaria, MA Costume design

2015   National academy of art, Sofia, Bulgaria, BA Stage design

Residencies

2020   Little bird place residency, Leshten

2017   Cite International Des Arts, Paris

2014   “Via Pontica- International Youth Arts Festival”, Balchik

Academic mobility

2014   Erasmus Program. Accademia di belle arti di Venecia

Solo exhibitions

2022   30 NAKED TRUTHS, Cu 29, Plovdiv

2021   FALLING ≠ FLYING, KO-OP, Sofia

2020   (YOU)(BE)Like me,  Arosita Gallery, Sofia

2018   EXISTENCE MINIMUM, REPUBLICA, Sofia

2017   Open studio, Cite International Des Arts, Paris

Group exhibitions

2023 Urban Mithology, Plovdiv City Art Gallery

2023  Possible Bodies, DOZA Gallery, Sofia

2023  FEAR AND LOVE Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, curator Galina Dimitrova Dimova, Sofia

2023  A Typo in the Book of the Self, KO-OP, Sofia

2023  ECO, Kapana Gallery & Art Today, Plovdiv

2022  BAZA AWARD, Sofia City Art Gallery, curator Marina Slavova, Sofia

2022  Freedom, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv

2021  [Un]reality, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv

2021  Pleasure & Pressure, Goethe Institut, Sofia

2021  Feminine Self-portraits, Stubel Art Gallery, curator Yuliana Tekova, Sofia

2021  Borderline situation – Drawing in contemporary art ll , UniArt Gallery, curators Yovo Panchev, Biliana Tsanova, Ivo Ivanov, Sofia

2021  The Poetics of Space, Art Center Bankya, curator Genadi Gatev, Bankya

2020   MADE IN ЛЕЩЕН, Little bird place, curators Teodora Konstantinova, Radoslav Mehandzhiyski, Sofia

2020   Dualism, ONE Gallery, curator Desislava Zafirova, Sofia

2019   The Past a User’s Manual, Nuance Gallery, Sofia 

2019   HOMOSOC, PORT A, Documentary exhibition, curator Simeon Vassilev

2019   FORMS, AETHER, part of SOFIA PRIDE program, Sofia

2019   Art Start,  Goethe Institut & Credo Bonum, curators Vesela Nozharova, Stefka Tsaneva, Sofia