EXHIBITION KIRO URDIN

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Kiro Urdin

KIRO URDIN

 

 

 

A lawyer turned journalist, Kiro Urdin studied art and cinema in Paris in the seventies and has been painting since 1985. He is known for his energetic paintings which have been exhibited worldwide since 1986 in cities like Paris, Yokohama, Los Angeles, London, Stockholm and Bratislava. During the same period, in 1988, Kiro went to New York and Hollywood to pursue his film ambitions. There he directed four films, and he keeps on directing documentaries and experimental films today.

 

In 1996 Kiro embarked on an epic journey around the world to create the first painting to be worked on all over the world. His idea was to incorporate a piece from every place he visited, thus symbolically bringing the world together in one undivided unity. It took him two years and over thirty locations, from big urban cities to ancient world sites: the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and the Tomb of Jesus Christ, New York, The Berlin Wall, Ohrid, Brussels, Knokke-Zoute, Bruges, Paris, Rome, Pompeii, Pisa, the Suez Canal, London, Stonehenge, Athens, the Nile, the Great Pyramids in Giza, Kenya, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Bangkok, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, Tokyo, Kamakura, Mont Saint-Michel, and Eindhoven.

 

The result of Kiro’s two-year journey is a 48 square meter oil painting entitled Planetarium.

 

A Macedonian film crew was hired to document the effort. Planetarium. the documentary film was subsequently released. Directed by Ivan Mitevski, it won Best Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Documentary Festival in 2005. A monograph with photos taken during the two-year trip by Marin Dimevski was released simultaneously to the movie. Today the painting is exhibited at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava.

 

Planetarium Dance is collaboration project between Kiro Urdin and Toronto-based choreographer Debbie Wilson. On seeing the film, Debbie approached Kiro and proposed to expand the Planetarium experience through a new medium - dance. Macedonian composer Venko Serafimov was called onboard to compose the music for the dance. The ballet features eight dancers from Wilson’s own troupe, a local Toronto contemporary dance company, and seven from the classically trained Macedonian National Theatre. Planetarium Dance premiered at the Toronto Dance Theater (Canada), and since has been performed in Ohrid, Heraclea, Skopje, Chicago, Ankara, and during the commemoration of the United Nations 60th Anniversary in Geneva (Switzerland).

 

Urdin’s work has evolved beyond traditional media like film and paintings to include dance, sculpture, literature, photography, philosophy and design. He has published over 15 books, some with his thousands of aphorisms, and one book of poetry entitled Novel, from which his poem Light was selected for the Pushkin Festival in Moscow.

 

Working from Belgium, Macedonia and the U.S.A., Kiro Urdin is vibrantly driven in his efforts by one unifying philosophy: to bridge different cultures together, and to bring all art forms into one. Or as he defines the slogan of the Planetarism movement which he founded:

 

“One Point everywhere, everything in one point. One Art everywhere, everything in one Art.”

 

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Solo exhibitions (selection)

 

2019 Kloser Contemporary Art, Online

2018 Ningbo Museum, Ningbo, China

2018 Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, USA

2017 MM Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2016 Tom D. Jones Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium

2016 Louise Gallery, Durbuy, Belgium

2015 MM Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2014 Ningbo Museum, Ningbo, China

2013 Museum of the City of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia

2012 Danubiana Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

2009 National Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany

2009 Galerie Frédéric Moisan, Paris, France

2008 Represented Macedonia at the Festival de la Francophonie, Moscow, Russia

2007 Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan

2005 Restrospective at the Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia

2004 Gallery Kamil, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2003 Gallerie Anouck Vilain, Belgium

2002 Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

2000 Danubiana Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

1999 Gallery Kamil, Aspen, USA

1998 Gallery Kamil, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1998 Galerie Frank, Paris, France

1996 Miura Museum, Hokkaido, Japan

1996 Galeria Urania, Ohrid, Macedonia

1995 Gallery Arthur Danziger, NYC, USA

1995 Museum Yuyu Yang, Taipei, Taiwan

1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia

1994 Hirol Gallery, Matsuyama, Japan

1993 Gallery One, NYC, USA

1993 Tamya Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan

1993 Galerie G., Helsingborg, Sweden

1993 SCAG, Copenhagen, Denmark

1991 Royal Ginza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1990 Timsit International Galleries, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990 Robinsons Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium

1989 Galerie Corinne Timsit, Paris, France

1989 Gummesons Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

1989 Catherine van Notten Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

1988 Warner Gallery, LA, USA

1988 I.A.C. Fine Art, Beverly Hills, LA, USA

1988 Schloss Gallery, Tirol, Austria

1988 Printemps Gallery, Mastuyama, Japan

1987 Paris Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

1987 Melys Gallery, NYC, USA

1986 Galerie Messara, Paris, France

1984 Hotel Presidente, Acapulco, Mexico

 

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

 

2015 Ningbo Museum, China

2014 Mouche Gallery, LA, USA

2003 DARC, Roma, Italy

2003 UNESCO, Paris, France

2000 Museum Jan van der Togt, Netherlands

1999 Fondation Epicur, Madrid, Spain

1997 Riverside Studios, London, UK

1996 Yayoyi Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

1993 Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

1992 Art Miami, Florida, USA

1991 Tokyo Art Expo, Tokyo, Japan

1989 Museum of Modern Art, Liege, Belgium

1986 Espace Delpha Art Contemporain, Paris, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Collections

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

National Gallery, Skopje, Republic of Northern Macedonia

Contemporary Art Museum, Skopje, Republic of Northern Macedonia

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

Ningbo Museum, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China

 

 

 

Filmography

 

2016 Life and Death, HD, 56 min

2012 Steps, HD, 15 min

2011 Two Times, HD, 44 min

2008 Water and Fire, HD, 59 min

2007 Dogs and Trains, HD, 34 min

2004 Debbie Wilson and Planetarium, 16mm, 35 min

2002 Dogona, 16mm, 26 min

1998 Planetarium, 35mm, 57 min

1998 L’Art de Kiro Urdin, 16 mm, 20 min

1994 I love you, Iban, 16mm, 25 min

1978 Pishta, 35mm, 12 min