Nia Pushkarova

Είναι γεννημένη στη Σόφια και απόφοιτος της Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του Πανεπιστμίου του Ρέντινγκ της Αγγλίας και έχει  δίπλωμα “Αrt Μanagement” από το International Centre for Culture and Management ( Σάλτσμπουργκ, Αυστρία).

Είναι πρόεδρος του Μη-Κερδοσκοπικού Οργανισμού “ΙΜΕ”, ιδρύτρια (2006) και κύρια επιμελήτρια του διεθνές φεστιβάλ “Water tower art fest” που πραγματοποιήται κάθε χρόνο στη Σόφια. Το 2015 πραγματοποίησε ατομική έκθεση στη Σόφια (Gallery Arosita) και συμμετείχε στη Μπιενάλε της Nakanojo στην Ιαπωνία. Ζει και εργάζεται στη Σόφια, Βουλγαρία.

 

Bio

I am an artist from Bulgaria, have graduated Fine arts in Reading University, UK in 1995. During the years I have got to the point of extending my practice as an artist into making artist run initiative for making a platform for communication through the arts. The festival I have made is Water tower art fest (www.watertowerartfest.com). I see myself as a mediator of the western culture and eastern in a way, dealing with art helps me situate myself better in the everyday life being in Bulgaria or elsewhere. The questions of feminine expression are an important one for me and I do explore it in my paintings and videos. Another topic of mine is the sharing – experience, ideas and memories.

So in the recent years in my art I incorporated performance and life situation as a main inspiration to the work I am doing with different mediums- painting , photography and video.

www.watertowerartfest.com

Exhibitions and participations:

2016 – Water tower art fest 10th anniversary – organizer

2016 – AIM meeting, Wroclaw, Poland – “Politics of collaboration” – group exhibition

2016 – “Cool is the rule– reinvent oneself!” – Berlin, Germany exhibition together with Cathrine Constanse Gjelsnes

2015 – Solo exhibition at Gallery Arosita, Sofia – paintings and video

2015 – Participation at Nakanojo Biennale, Japan – prints and installation

2015 – Water tower art fest – organizer and participation with photo installation “Epilogue”

2015 – Mallorca, Spain exhibition at Benissalem photo and paintings “13:15 Laxenberg”2015 – Participation at Setup Art Fair, Bologna – Arte contemporanea gallery Rieti

2014 – Curator and organizer of Water tower art fest, participating as artist with glass mural and video installation

2013 – October – organizer and artist participant at show in London UK, Bulgarian cultural center and Standpoint gallery – “The Bulgarians are coming” WTAF in UK

2013 – June “Water tower art fest” – Temporary protected spaces – organizer and curator, participating with video installation “Expulsion of Eden”

2013 – March – “Hospital for lovers” – installation – participation at Gallery Raiko Alexiev

2013 – Participation at Haifa event, Israel – “Lower Haifa, Upper Haifa” with video installation

2012 – August – September “Feminine expression” – exhibition at SAMCA Museum of Contemporary art Sofia – oil paintings and video installation

 

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Portraits Project at Kambos Square, Kimolos Island, 2016

http://nia.watertowerartfest.com/

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