bio/cv

Boryana Petkova (b Sofia, Bulgaria, 1985, live in Paris, France) is multidisciplinary artist graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia in 2011 and from the Academy of Art and design in Valenciennes (France) in 2015.

Represented by Structura gallery, Bulgaria.

Boryana Petkova‘s work focuses mainly on the drawing – as a thought, action or result. She combines different disciplines – video, photography, sculpture, performance, installation or sound – exploring their interaction with the drawing.

In 2015 she won a drawing prize Pierre David-Weill of French Academy, 2016 and 2020 she was nominated for BAZA award for contemporary art. In 2017 she is co laureate of Contemporary Art Biennial of contemporary art of Mulhouse (France) In 2019 her work is mentioned by the jury of Fénéon art award (France, Paris) and the same year she participate at Finale exhibition , event ot Gaudenz Ruf award in Structura gallery.  In 2020 her work is selected for Biennale de Casablanca with curator Christine Eyene

She also exhibited at ceramic show Formes Vivantes in Museum Andrien Dubouché with curators Jean Charles Hameau, Kimberley Harthoorn in (France) . After the award of Mulhouse 017 ( the biennal of contemporary art in Mulhouse) she has her first museum show Mutuus – duo show with Cedric Estruillo in th Museum of Fine Arts of Mulhouse (France, 2019). In 2018 she participated in the exhibition L’arbre de Darwin in FRAC Limousin (France).


FORMATION

2013-2015 MA of Arts, Fine Art school in Valenciennes, France

2007-2011 MA of Arts, National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

EXPOSITIONS 

2020   Duo show with Michail Michailov, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgarie

2020   Exhibition of the nominated artists for Baza award 2020, Sofia City Gallery

2020   Radical formal analyse, curator Peter Tcanev, Plus359 gallery, Sofia

2019   Exhibition FINALE, Gaudenz Ruf award, Structura Gallery, Bulgaria

2019   Formes Vivants curator Jean Charles Hameau,

            National Museum Adrien Debouché , France

2019    Mutuus, duo show with Cedric Estrillo, Museum of Fines Arts in                      Mulhouse, France

2018    H220cm, galerie Plus359, Sofia 

2018    L’arbre de Darwin, FRAC Limousin, Limoges

2018    Written(not)said, Contemporary space, Varna

2017    Let them draw, Sariev Galerie, Plovdiv

2017    Polyphonia, curator Frans Oosterhof, Goethe Institut, Sofia

2017    Biennale de la jeune création, Mulhouse, France

2017    Salon de dessin 6B, curators Marie Gautier et Claire Luna,  Saint                      Denis

2017    ARTstart, Goethe Institut,Sofia

2016    BAZA  award for contamporary art, 2016, Sofia city gallery

2016    Nés/Remix, gallery Corridor,  Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 

2016    Biennale d’art contemporain , Cachan

2015    Drawing Prize, Pierre David-Weill, Palais de l’Institut Français, Paris

2015    A3, curator Jean Pierre Housquinet, Centre d’art Juvenal, Belgique

2015    I comme Icare, espace Boudin, Denain

2014    3 Days in Paris, exposition «Art des bordures», galerie Martine et                    Thibault de la Châtre, Paris

2014    Trelon, Charleville, Glageon, exposition à l’atelier du verre Trelon

2013     COW FESTIVAL- festival international de design et illustration,                         Ukraine

PRIX

2017    Lauréat de la biennale d’art contemporain,  Mulhouse 017, France

2015    Prix de dessin «Pierre David-Weill» , Académie des Beaux-Arts, Institut de France

2013    Prix, COW FESTIVAL,  Ukraine

NOMINATIONS

2020    Nomination  Baza award for contemporary art, Sofia, Bulgarie

2019    Gaudenz Ruf Award for bulgarian contemporary art

2018    Mention , prix artistique Fénéon, Paris, France

2016    Nomination – Baza award for contemporary art, Sofia, Bulgarie

RESIDENCES & WORKSHOPS

2020/2021     POUSH residency

2017    Workshop CIAV, Meisenthal

2016/2017     Residency CCE – ENSA Limoges, France

2015/2016     Résidency  Cité Internationale d’Arts, Paris

CATALOGUES/ PRESSE

2020   Boryana Petkova, Entre soi et toi,  premier catalogue d’artiste

2020   Catalogue Formes vivantes, National Museum Adrien Debouché

2019   Publication CCE, VOL3, Naima digital publishing

2019   NOTABENE -Contemporary Transformations of drawing in the work                of Boryana Petkova, texte de Nora Goleshevska

2015   Publication de l’institut de France, Séance Solennelle,

           Académie des Beaux-Arts, Institut de France

2015   Catalogue,  biennale de Cachan

2014   Catalogue of the exhibition  Trélon, Charleville & Glageon, 

           Atelier de verre, Trelon

CONFERENCES

2019   Artst talk, CCE, Le frenche Design by Via

2019   Présentation de la publication Silices&CO, VOL3, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

2017   Artist talk, Paris College of Arts (PCA)

2017    Journée des études «Les arts du feu à l’heure actuelle – rencontres                  entre la céramique, le verre et les langages numériques – nouveaux lieux d’expérience et de recherche» ENSA Limoges