About Medea

Present

Regular PhD Student of Textile Art in the National Academy of Art, Dissertation theme – The Color in Textile Art. Artists (1960s- Up to nowadays) (In Progress).

2011 – 2012 Master

Specialty: Textile – Art and Design, National Academy of Art (Sofia, Bulgaria)

2005 – 2009 Bachelor

Specialty: Textile Art, National Academy of Art (Sofia, Bulgaria)

2000 – 2005 Higher Education

Specialty: Art Textile, National High School of Applied Arts “St. Luka”

Skills
Personal skills
Textile Art, Painting, Installation Art, Performance Art, Teaching Skills, Writing, Simultaneous Translation
Language
Bulgarian, English, Russian, Georgian
Communication skills
Excellent communication skills, acquired in the course of participating in art projects, teaching and translation.
Organizational / managerial skills
Excellent organizational skills, acquired while organizing and participating in diverse events and workshops, related with art
Experience in photography, journalism, art presentations, art projects and criticism
Excellent computer skills; working freely with Windows, Word, Photoshop, Excel
Textile Art, Sewing, Weaving, Painting, Performance Art, Installation Art, Writing, Design, Translation
Yes
Publications
„12 International Conference of the Colour Association“, “AIC”, „Bringing colour to life“, 8-12, 07, 2013. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (Report) (Pending Publication in 2015 Almanac of the National Academy of Art).

XIVth International Triennial of Tapestry. The Young Textile Art Triennial (Report) (Pending Publication in 2014 Almanac of the National Academy of Art).

History of the National Tapestry Manufacture in France and the Tapestry Exhibitions in the “Galerie des Gobelins” (Report), (bgcolorgroup.org).

Participations in Conferences, Honours and Awards, Memberships and Projects
Participation in Conferences
November 2014 – Participation in the scientific conference of Doctors of Art of the National Academy of Art (Sofia, Bulgaria) with theme- “Problems and Perspectives in Developing of the Contemporary Design and Decorative – Applied Arts”.

December 2013 – Participation in the annual scientific conference of the Doctors of Art of the National Academy of Art (Sofia, Bulgaria) with a report.

June 2013 – Participation in the scientific conference on the problems of color and the color science in the countries of South-East Europe – “Color in All Directions” (Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria).
March-April 2013 Cité internationale des arts Paris, France; Scholarship; Sponsor: Bank Societe Generale Expressbank.

January-April 2008; South Carelia Polytechnic (SCP), Lappeenranta, Finland; Erasmus Student Exchange.

Participation in the competition and the exhibition of Goldener Kentaur on the theme “The Face of Europe” (Munich, Germany)
Member of Color Group Bulgaria

Participations in Art Projects
October 2014- Participation in the Contemporary Ar Festival and Documentary Exhibition “Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival”, curator: Yovo Panchev and others. With the Performance “Political Elections, Politicians and Political Posters”. (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
September 2014- Participation in the Contemporary Art Festival “Festival for Art in Public Space, West Park”. With the Installation “England, shelter for dreams”, part of the project “Shelters”. (Sofia Bulgaria)
May 2014 – Participation in the Contemporary Art Festival “In the Course of Time”, art installations, happenings and acts in specific space and in the public area – the bridges and the gully of the river Bistritza, curator: Yovo Panchev (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria)
April 2014 – Participation in the 6th International Festival for Contemporary Art “Contempo” (Varna, Bulgaria)
March 2014 – Participation in “Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival”, curator: Yovo Panchev and others with “Work in Process – Living Sculpture” (Sofia, Bulgaria)
February 2014 – Participation in the exhibition “An esthetization of the Injury”, organized by Professor Adelina Popnedeleva in the gallery Art Alley (Sofia, Bulgaria)

2013

December 2013 – Participation in the annual scientific conference of the Doctors of Art of the National Academy of Art (Sofia, Bulgaria) with a report. XIVth International Triennial of Tapestry. The Young Textile Art Triennial (Pending Publication in 2013 Almanac of the National Academy of Art)
October 2013 – Participation in the exhibition “Painting – Textile – Plastics” in the art center “Pleven” with the work “Dimensions in Infinity”
July – August 2013 – Participation in painting en plain air and the exhibition “Prof. Marin Varbanov”, organized by the gallery “Savchevi” in the town of Oryahovo (Bulgaria)
June 2013 – Participation in the painting in plain air and the 3rd international scientific conference on the problems of color and the color science in the countries of South-East Europe – “Color in All Directions” (Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria)
Participation in the joint project of the National Museum of History and the National Academy of Art as partners in “Canepal” (2013). The first stage: the concluding workshop “The Golden Fleece”. The exhibits shown were from the cycle “Treasure with Final Touches in Smolyan”, created in the art ateliers of the specialties “Metal”, “Fashion”, “Sculpture”, “Textile – Art and Design” and “A Collection of Ritual Breads from the Sofia High School of Bakery and Confectionary Technologies” (Sofia)
Participation in the charity exhibition titled “Lets Restore the Brilliance of the Temple” (Sofia)
Participation in the competition-exhibition “14th International Triennial of Tapestry – 2013” (Lodz, Poland)
Participation in the competition of Cité internationale des arts Paris, winning the prize two months of creative stay in their residence (Paris).

2012

Participation in the exhibition “Communications”, part of the project “An Idea for Home” of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (Sofia)
Participation in the 5th international festival of the young in art “Via Pontica” and the exhibition at the festival (Balchik, Bulgaria)
Participation in the exhibition “Textile – Art and Design” in the gallery “Sredetz” (Sofia)
Participation in the youth exhibition in the Varna Free University “Chernorizetz Hrabar” titled “The Phenomenon Venice – the Art of Glass and Water” with artistic photography and projects from the international seminar for science and exploration “Art and Living Environment 2011 – 2012” (Varna). Participation in the same exhibition in Sofia.
Participation in the exhibition on the theme “Dialogue” of the National High School of Applied Arts “St. Luka” with the three-dimensional installation “Undulating Surface”
Participation in the exhibition of the students graduating with a Master degree from the National Academy of Art in the gallery “Academia” (Sofia)

2004 – 2011

Participation in the workshop and the exhibition on the theme “Medal Project”, “Love and Hatred” – the design and the molding of medals from bronze – which took place in the art center “Blue House” (Veliko Tarnovo)
Participation in the organization of the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2011
Participation in the exhibition “Crossing Points” (2011), organized by the art center “Vihrony”, the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Austria and the house “Wittgenstein”, carried out in Wien, Austria.
Participation in the exhibition titled “Plastic Spaces” of the specialty Textile and the National Academy of Art (Sofia)
Participation in the painting en plain air and the exhibition on the theme “The Woken Energy” (2011), carried out in art center “Brayko” and Hotel Diplomat Plaza (Karulkovo, Bulgaria)
Participation in the European traveling exhibition on the theme “Movement”, “Pablo Picasso”, small graphic (2009)
Participation in the exhibition on the theme “Textile Plastics” (2009) in Finland.
Participation in the international workshop and exhibition on the theme “Sea” (2008), serigraphy, in Canakkalle, Turkey.
Participation in the workshop and fashion review of the specialties Textile and Fashion. Theme: “The Creation of New Clothes and Accessories from Second-Hand Ones”, Lappeenranta, Finland (2008)
Participation in the international workshop and exhibition on the theme “Materials and Processes” (Sofia)
Participation in the workshop on the theme “A Flight” in the art center “Vihrony” (Dolno Kamartzi, Bulgaria)
Participation in the exhibition “Medal Project” (2007), medal/sculpture, studio Sofia, project of Prof. Bogomil Nikolov for students, teachers and guest artists – textile and leather; medals and medal-objects (Sofia).
Participation in the competition of the National Academy of Art in memory of Prof. Marin Gueorguiev in 2007. Three prizes – in the categories “Landscape”, “Etude” and “Still Life” (Sofia).
Participation in the competition and the exhibition of Goldener Kentaur on the theme “The Face of Europe” (Munich, Germany)
Participation in painting painting en plain air on the theme “Landscape” (Serres, Greece)