Kiril Norell Rizov

Kiril Norell Rizov was a character created by OPA. He was of Macedonian origin and allegedly lived and worked in Stockholm. The idea was to produce skilful but superficial works on his behalf that would fall into the category of new media art. A person of dubious international fame who would become a hero in his home country. The character was created in 2004 as part of the Balkan Black Box Festival residency in Berlin. Kiril’s piece “Why” was premiered there.

2004, Why


Balkan Black Box FestivalBerlin
OPA @ Balkan Black Box Festival
Kirill Norel Rizov @ Balkan Black Box Festival

Kiril Norell Rizov : Curriculum Vitae

Born 1977, Bitola, Macedonia
Education: 1999 BFA, Konstfack, University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2 years work grant – Swedish Art Grants Committée
Lives and works in Stockholm

Solo exhibitions

2004 Galleri Hedulnd, Stockholm
2003 Mia Sundberg Gallery, Stockholm
2003 Window, Paris
2002 SAUNA gallery, Stockholm
2001 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2001 Galleri St Eriksgatan 70, Stockholm
2000 Gallery Y1, Stockholm
1999 Gallery Overgarden, Copenhagen

Group exhibitions (selected)

2004 Balkan Black Box Festival, Berlin
2003 Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca, Maroco
2003 Violence, memory, mutual understanding”, Goethe Institut, Tel Aviv
2002 Videovolt-The Look of Love, Elverket, Stockholm
2002 Short Skirt Film Festival, Rehoboth, USA
2001 Bevil, Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 Ideologia, Nordic Art, Röda Sten, Gothenburgh
2000 Ätbart, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 Stand Art – Nordic Live Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
2000 Video-on-demand, SEKT, Stockholm
1999 Xet 100 år, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden


2004 “Why”, video installation
2004 “When x meet y”, interactive video and sound installation
2003 “Coded culture” video installation
2003 “Decodification”, video installation
2003 “If”, interactive video installation
2002 “A0 F2 DF B8”, computer generated graphic
2002 “Key vector”, interactive video installation
2001 “Architec-tonic”, video and photo installation
2001 “Ext(int)erior”, computer generated graphic
2000 “Strait chaos”
2000 “Round trip”, video art
1999 “Infinity”, video art
1999 “Catch the mouse”, interactive installation
1998 “Between two exams”, video art