Pravdoliub Ivanov was born in 1964 in Plovdiv. He lives and works in Sofia. He graduated from the National ArtAcademy, Sofia, Bulgaria, where he is currently a lecturer. In 1995 he became a Founder Member of the Institute ofContemporary Art – Sofia. Pravdoliub Ivanov has a strong presence on the international art scene. In 2007, togetherwith Ivan Moudov and Stefan Nikolaev he participated in Vessela Nozharova’s curatorial project “A Place You HaveNever Been Before” – the Bulgarian official participation at the 52nd Venice Biennial. His works were also presented atthe 4th Istanbul Biennial in 1995, at the 14th Sydney Biennial, Australia in 2004 and at the 4th Berlin Biennial in 2006.Pravdoliub Ivanov’s works are part of collections such as: ERSTE Bank, Austria; European Investment Bank,Luxembourg; European Patent Office, Munich, Sofia City Art Gallery, Vehbi Koc Foundation, Istanbul and TirocheDeLeon Collection & Art Vantage PCC Limited, Gibraltar; private collections of René Block, Berlin, Nedko Solakov andSlava Nakovska, Sofia. Pravdoliub's works have been reproduced in magazines such as Frieze, Flash Art, Kunstforum,Аrtforum etc., as well as in publications such as East Art Map.
Krassimir Terziev is an artist and researcher living and working in Sofia, Bulgaria (born 1969). He reseived a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Sofia University (2012), and is lecturer in the Digital Arts MA Programme at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, where he received an MA in Painting (1997).
Kalin Serapionov born 1967 in Vratsa, living and working in Sofia. He graduated from the National Art Academy, Sofia. His works have been exhibited in: Hilger Contemparary, Vienna (2004); ATA Center/ICA-Sofia (2005); LCB Depot, Lester, the UK (2008); Neon Campobase, Bologna, Italy (2010); Olivier Boissiere / Un Cabinet d'Amateur, Sofia (2012, 2013), ICA Gallery, Sofia (2013); Contemporary Space, Varna, Bulgaria (2014).
Kiril Prashkov (b. 1956) graduated the National Art Academy, Sofia, the Department for Graphic Design and Illustration. He has realized many projects in the field of the printed media. He is a founding Member of the Institute of Contemporary Art-Sofia. Some of his
one-artist exhibitions are “Watch Your Step” (SIBank Gallery, Sofia, 2007), “Responsible Painting” (The French Cultural Institute, Sofia,
2006), “Quotations” (Moscow Museum for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2005), “Drawing as a Craft” (ATA Center / Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, 2003); as well as shows in the Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; the “The Oh God, No/O Yeah” Book and other Books and Vegetables” (Gallery of KulturKontakt, Vienna, 1995); the “Gruezi”, in Scuol-Nairs, Switzerland (1993).
Nedko Solakov born in 1957 in Cherven Briag, Bulgaria lives and works in Sofia. Solakov sabotages collective truths and the social status quo with laconic humor. His works continually pose new questions—not only about art, but also about the failed utopias of past decades.
Rada Boukova was born in 1973 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She received a degree in scenography from the National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1997 and in 2002 she graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts (ENSB-A), Paris, France. She lives and works between Sofia, Bulgaria and Paris, France.
Kamen Stoyanov (1977) studied at the National Art Academy in Sofia and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In his practice, he often deals with the questions of identity, migration, historical definition as well as social and cultural communication by gathering first-hand experiences of the social, artistic and cultural relations of the given country as a scholarship-holder. He uses the urban public places and the architectural environment as exhibition spaces, themes of photography and contrasts them with the current or inherited cultural relations, habits. The real participants of cultural life and he himself pose in his provocative and ironic works. Kamen Stoyanov is based in Vienna and works in the EU.
Vikenti Komitski, born in 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Komitski employs the logic of the readymade and intervenes by performing minimal artistic transformations. His choice of original objects to work from is often fairly mundane, but he brings to each a sudden new dynamic and hence enlivens their original form to change their situation and context and hence the viewer's anticipated perception. As Komitski plays and opens up the definition of everyday objects he also unites them in a collaged, interrelated sphere where they take on a utopian-style of equality.
Stanimir Genov was born in 1982 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated in Painting under Professor. Boyadjiev from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has won several awards. Genov has participated in a number of exhibitions and art initiatives in Bulgaria and abroad. For Genov, the perceptual processes are both objects and instruments of his works. As he is forced to resonate with the environment, this automatically turns into an object of interest. He explores situations or cyclically recurring stimulants that occupy the scope of perceptions and so hence, establish themselves as life-defining behavioral models. In turn, this desire comes to doubt the assessment of such stimulants by both isolating and highlighting them, with the aim of rethinking and discrediting them.
Kiril Kuzmanov was born in 1981, he graduated with an MA in sculpture from the National Academy of Art, Sofia. Kiril Kuzmanov is interested in how the ideas as ‘objects’ expressed in a certain language, scale and media gain their status and how that status culturally and mentally influences our experience.
Borjana Ventzislavova is Vienna based and Sofia born artist. She gained MA in visual media arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Borjana is an cross--disciplinary artist who works in the fields of film/video, installation, photography, performing and media art. In her works she analysis stereotypical roles and models of representations and the impact of political and social structures and control mechanisms on our existence. Her work addresses issues of mobility and crossing of socio-geographical and cultural borders and deal with the complex process of communication and translation. Focusing on documentary and narrative structures and constructions, she mixes stages and situations, still and moving image, text and sound into cases and stories that test the line between personal and social, examine the interaction between individual and collective in the frame of current events and history. In her concern with the strategies of participation, re-positioning and perception, discrepancy procedure Ventzislavova's work draws attention to the permeable borders between reality and fiction.
Gery Georgieva was born in 1986 Varna, Bulgaria. She lives and works in London. Her work encompasses video, performance, multimedia installations and musical collaborations and she is a recent graduate from the Royal Academy Schools, London.The Bulgarian artist often mixes pop cultural iconography with folk myths and artefacts. The juxtaposition allows her to reach a great deal of people while studying cultural appropriation and mimicry, and tap into powerful feminine archetypes.