Jan 22, 2024

Former Solitude fellow Krasimira Butseva is going to present the Bulgarian pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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Akademie Schloss Solitude is thrilled about the former fellow’s participation in the international art exhibition. At the 60th International Venice Biennale in 2024, Bulgaria will present the project The Neighbours. The interactive multimedia installation deals with repressed and fading memories of survivors of political violence during the communist era in Bulgaria. The project was developed by artist Krasimira Butseva in collaboration with Lilia Topouzova and Julian Chehirian.

In addition to Krasimira Butseva, the current Solitude fellow Kombo Chapfika is also taking part in the international art exhibition. He will be representing the Zimbabwe Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale.

Krasimira Butseva is a visual artist, researcher and writer based in Sofia and London. As a senior lecturer at the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts London, she combines her creative and academic work.

In her artistic and academic projects, Butseva focuses on topics such as political violence, traumatic memory and the official and unofficial history of Eastern Europe. She uses various media such as video, photography, installation, sound and text to present the challenging and often forgotten history of the communist regime in a new context.