Defibrillator is proud to present
IGOR JOSIFOV [Macedonia]


  • Artist talk and performance | WED 19 APRIL | 6p | free
  • Daily process performances | 20-29 APRIL | 10a-8p | free
  • Closing performance exhibition | SAT 29 APRIL | 7-10p | $10
  • Continuum continues in San Francisco 13 -26 MAY at InSpace Curatorial

Continuum captures more than a decade of artistic exploration by Igor Josifov who uses fire as a mark-making tool. The results are celebrated in films, installations, live performances, works on paper, works on linen, and glass and ceramic sculptures. The process is a performance. Josifov has transformed the Defibrillator garage into a temporary studio for nine days during which time he will create burned works and add them to an evolving large-scale installation in the main space.

Continuum is a performative installation…it mirrors the world through fire…it is about the fire within us… it represents liberation and unity…growth and truth…

photos courtesy of the artist

Igor Josifov (Macedonia, b. 1986) is a visual and performance artist who exhibits and performs internationally. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition, Art In Search Of The ‘I’, in San Francisco. Between 2008 to 2010, Josifov had numerous exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago where he presented projects such as Art Interrupted (2008), Mental Prison (2009), and Being you, uses me (2009). His performance, 2-Dimensional, was featured at the opening of the Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago as well as the Maraya Art Center in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Co-founder with Marina Abramović of the Marina Abramović Institute in San Francisco, Josifov participated in the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at MoMA New York in 2010. In 2012, the National Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje, Macedonia, dedicated a solo exhibition to the artist: Igor Josifov – selected works (2007-2012).

Presented as a performative installation that viewers experience with all their senses, Continuum mirrors the world through fire and represents both liberation and unity simultaneously. The abstract figurative images evoke an inescapable awareness that a fire is within us. Continuum is a commitment to a process that constantly nurtures growth and inspires truth.

Igor Josifov Defibrillator photos by Andrei Venghiac
Daily work photos photos courtesy of the artist

——————————->> Continuum continues…….

InSpace Curatorial is hosting Igor Josifov’s multi-media project, Continuum, which explores the relationship between Josifov and fire. The artist created an innovative technique using fire as a mark-making medium on paper, linen, ceramic and glass. Continuum is the foundational concept behind a decade of the artists’ use of fire as an important tool of transformation and liberation.

Igor Josifov was born in 1986, in Kavadarci, Macedonia. Josifov exhibits his works and performs internationally. In his role as a performance artist, he draws creatively on all types of media. As visually striking offerings with various metaphoric meanings, his works all have a touch of theatricality.

“Continuum epitomizes my commitment to a process that constantly nurtures growth and inspires truth.” —Igor Josifov, Performance Artist

*Josifov will be demonstrating his exciting fire painting technique opening night. We will also host a raffle to win a fire reflection commission. Come see Josifov in action Saturday, May 13th from 6-10 p.m.*

Video Links:
Artist Profile:
Wit-ness Trailer:
Burning Words:
Taming Fire: