The subject of my artistic works is memory, not as a simple documentation nor actual research of events or situations, but rather the mentality of that phenomenon. The compression and decompression of memories, the errors and inconsistencies as well as the ways people preserve and archive them.

My primary work is based on found objects, documents, photography and different materials that can be interpreted in various ways without the need for a true and documentary approach.  In most cases my view of memory is totally subjective and emotional. For this reason I over-paint or falsify the found materials and turn the “true” to history elements into artistic statements that interpretates the objects in a totally new and unforeseen point of view. Text is also a very important part of my artistic research. I use the text as a ready-made or found material most often in the form of quotes or fragments. 

“… unknown people, engaged in various trivial everyday activities, which Radostin Sedevchev reveals to the audience as seen through his own eyes. The major story and the important, common-scale re-reading of the past is absent… Instead, the artist engages in the the continuous scrutiny of the minor and insignificant, which everyone can understand and interpret on their own.” 

Vladiya Mihaylova

Born: 

January 1988, Pernik, Bulgaria

Education:

2018

– PhD in visual arts, National Academy of art, Sofia Bulgaria

2017
ICA Sofia- Close encounters visual dialogs, School4artists

2014

 – National academy of art, Sofia, Bulgaria, MA Mural painting

2012 

– National academy of art, Sofia, Bulgaria, BA Mural painting

 

Academic mobility:

2017 

– Erasmus + Program. Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany

2011

– Erasmus  Program. North Wales school of art and design (Glyndwr University), Wrexham, Wales

 

Residencies:

2017

– NAF Academy: Bloom again. Eleusis, Greece

2014

– Cite internationale des artes. Paris, France

 

 

Solo shows

2017

– Unforseeable past, Vaska Emanuilova gallery, Sofia, curator Vladiya Mihaylova

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018

– Baza contemporary art award 2018, Sofia city gallery, curator Daniela Radeva

– Love moves, Generator, Sofia, curator Simeon Vassilev

2017

– Shifting layers, Sofia city gallery, curator Vladiya Mihaylova

– School4artists, ICA gallery, Sofia, curators Iara Bubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Krassimir Terziev

– The Image is No Longer Available. Credo Bonum gallery Sofia, Bulgaria, curator: Vesela Nozharova

– Art Start: Young Artist to Follow in 2017. Credo Bonum gallery Sofia, curators Vesela Nozharova, Stefka Tsaneva, Daniela radeva

– Mixed Pickles. gallery HfBK, Dresden, Germany, curator Susanne Greinke

2015

– Sofia Queer Forum. Academia gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, curator Vladiya Mihaylova

– Water Tower Art Festival. Underground mining museum, Pernik, Bulgaria, curator Nia Pushkarova

2014 

– Nefest 2. Zone culture exhibition space, Sofia, Bulgaria, Curator Nora Karalambeva

2013 

– Photography – Ne fest. Rubber gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, curator Nora Karalambeva.

– International Biennial of Painting. Chisinau, Moldova, curator Tudor Zbarnea

2012 

 Idea for Home, The Library. Sofia press Gallery; Debut Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, curator Peter Tsanev