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 organizations engaged in social, human rights, LGBT and environmental issues since an early age. It has made a huge impact on him and his artwork.
In 2008, Badasyan moved to Germany and eventually began studying social work in Dresden while staying active in social/AIDS/LGBT organizations. In April 2011, he made a working visit to the UK.
In October 2011 he more or less coincidentally began his career as a performance artist, after working as a nude model at the art academy in Dresden. Marina Abramovic´s piece “the artist is present” inspired him to energetically launch his own projects.
The artist 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. In Badasyan’s own words, “the art should be “as immaterial as one’s feelings of deep love of the world, the earth and of humanity.”
In September 2013 Badasyan relocated to Berlin, where he began developing long duration performance concepts which have lasted days, months or years.
While performing live, he is able to feel the energy from his audience. By interacting with it, they not only become part of his performance piece, but also, their energy impacts the performance. This creates a spontaneous works of art that is constantly changing and evolving.