Mischa Badasyan was born on February 25th 1988 in Rostov on Don, Russia. His father and mother are both Armenian. He studied Political Science at Rostov’s South University and has been working in social, human rights, LGBT and environmental organizations since an early age. His job has a huge impact on him and his artwork.
In 2008, he moved to Germany and eventually began studying social work in Dresden while staying active in social/AIDS/LGBT organizations.
In October 2011 he
just coincidentally started his career as a performance artist after working as a nude model at the art academy in Dresden where he discovered the pain and how to deal with it which made him feel like being an art piece himself. He considers his work as live art because he strongly believes that art exists only through our life experiences. There is no need to use physical objects to create; you become the artwork yourself. The art should be immaterial like you; feelings of deep love of the world, the earth and humanity. In September 2013 he moved to Berlin – the next stop in his artistic career where he started doing long duration performance that lasted days, months and years. While performing live, he can feel the energy from his audience. Through interacting with it they not only become part of his performance piece, but also, their energy impacts his performance. This creates spontaneous works of art that is constantly changing and moving.
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“I consider my work as live art because I strongly believe that art exists only through our life experiences. There is no need to use physical objects to create; you become the artwork yourself. The art should be immaterial like you. In order to make performances you should be able to express your feelings, accept yourself, find your body resources, free from the past, live here and now. My starting point was physical pain which led me to freedom and empowered me throughout my further life. While performing live, I can feel the energy from the audience. Through interacting they not only become part of my performance pieces, but also, their energy impacts my performance. This creates spontaneous works of art that is constantly changing and moving. In the current projects, I am longing to research and to make long duration pieces which last many months and years. I turned the physical pain of the moment into an extended mental state of mind which might be also painful or even harming. Activism, political and social issues are part of my artistic practice. Every artist is channel and who is trying to change himself and so the people around him.”