Born in Asenovgrad/Bulgaria in 1994.
Krasimira Butseva is a visual artist, researcher and educator based between Sofia/Bulgaria and London/UK. She completed MA (2017) and BA Hons (2016) degrees in photography at the University of Portsmouth/UK. She is an Associate Lecturer at the Media School, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is also the editor of eep magazine, and the co-founder of Revolv Collective.
Krasimira investigates human rights violations, political violence, traumatic memory and official and unofficial histories in the context of Eastern Europe. Her work has been exhibited at Sofia History Museum, Sofia (2020); Seen Fifteen Gallery, London (2020); District Six Museum, Cape Town/South Africa (2019); Phoenix Art Space, Brighton/UK (2018); Four Corners Gallery London (2017) and Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao/China (2016).
Krasimira’s articles Institutional and self-led archiving practices: how does APTART manifest on a screen?, The Politics of Traumatic Memory & Visual Art in Contemporary Bulgaria and Vernacular Memorial Museums: Memory, Trauma and Healing in Post-Communist Bulgaria are forthcoming in 2022.