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Daniela Takeva was born in Bulgaria, but raised in North Germany. After her studies in Media Arts and Philosophy (B.A.+M.Ed., 2011-2017) in Kiel (DE), Prague (CZ) and Sofia (BG), she now works as a visual artist and teacher in Leipzig. Besides her artistic practice, she was involved in projects concerning visual arts education, curating and artistic research.

2015-2017 - Co-Curator of the Offspace Gallery Prima Kunst (Kiel)


2018 Nomination for 4. Art Award Erzdiözese Freiburg, DE
2017 Residency scholarship at Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, DE
2016 2-Years studio fellowship in Atelierhaus Anscharpark, Kiel, DE
2016 Scholarship from Goethe-Institut for a two-month internship in St. Petersburg, RU
2016 Second Place in the category Fine Arts, „Muthesius Award for Arts, Space and Design“

Solo Shows

2018 «one day, not today», Kunstraum Praline, Leipzig, DE
2018 «Play Pause Repeat», Galerie im Marstall, Ahrensburg, DE
2017 «this will also change», Wall 40, Kiel, DE
2016 «Undo», Gallery «Kunstraum B», Kiel, DE

Selected Group Shows, Screening and Performances

«Gastspiel», group show, Brunswiker Pavillon, Kiel, DE

«Kiel holen», group show, Marburger Kunstverein, DE
Videopräsentation auf dem Messemonitor der Neumayer-Station III (Antarktis) , mitgebracht und vorgeführt von Judith Neunhäuserer am 14.12.17
Screening of "Inter_View" at International Festival Digital Art Sofia, BG
Masters - die Dritte, group show, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, DE
Критикувайки медията, group show, Credo Bonum Gallery Sofia, BG
Video Screening + Artist Talk at ON! Media Arts #pz, КДК (Club of the Activists for Culture), Pazardjik, BG

CAMP/2, Festival for artistic movie and performance, participation with the performance group LAB7, Halle (an der Saale), DE
«Muthesius Award», group show, Kunsthalle Kiel (Art Museum Kiel), DE (C)
«Butcher‘s Shop», group show, Offspace, Kiel, DE

Participation in «Performing the Black Mountain Archive», a project by Arnold Dreyblatt as a part of the exhibition «Black Mountain. An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 – 1957». Different live-performances in the period of ten days in Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, DE
«24 plus», group show, AVU Gallery, Prague, CZ
«2.118 km», group show, AVU, Prague, CZ

«Alles was ist», group show, Industrial Museum Elmshorn, DE
2014 «Institut für Cicatrixologie. Körperspuren- und Narbenforschung im Marine-Lazarett Kiel Wik» (diploma work) as a part of the group show «Zeitkapsel», Anscharpark Kiel, DE (C)
«Inventory No. I-X», Performance as a part of the symposium «Infinite Record: Archive, Memory and Performance», Muthesius Academy Kiel, DE (solo)
«cross your fingers and hope to die», Performance at Platforma Internationala de Performance Art, Platforma Space, Bucharest, RO (solo)

«Erste Eindrucke», group show, Gallery «Umtrieb Galerie», Kiel, DE
«Name that thing», group show, Museum for Arts and Crafts (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe), Hamburg, DE (C)
«Question of Taste», performance at the opening of «Name that thing», Hamburg, DE (C)

(C) Catalogue


- PLAY PAUSE REPEAT, Exhibition Catalogue, Sparkassenstiftung S-H (Ed.), Kiel 2017.
- „NIGLO Magazine“, International Art Review Made in Sofia, Victoria Kieffer (Ed.), Sofia 2017.

- Butcher's Shop. Flesh for Fantasy. Documentation. Exhibition Catalogue, 2017, Ed. Muthesis Academy
- Muthesius Award for Arts, Space and Design. Documentation 2016, Ed. Muthesius Gesellschaft e.V., 2017, 80p., ISBN 978-3-943763-51-5.

- Zeitkapsel – 26 Erinnerungen. Documentation. Exhibition Catalogue, Ed. Arnold Dreyblatt/Muthesius Academy, 140p., ISBN 978-3-943763-39-3.

- Name That Thing. Documentation. Exhibition Catalogue, 2013, Ed. Julianne Hohlbaum/Arnold Dreyblatt, ISBN978-3-943763-25-6.