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     Nina Pancheva-Kirkova



  • 2011 - 2015 - PhD Fine Art, Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton)
  • 2010 - 2011 - MA of Fine Arts - distinction, Winchester School of Art, UK (University of Southampton) -     
  • 2002 - 2006 - BA of Fine Arts - distinction, Academy of Fine Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1996 - 2002 - Specialized High School for Fine Arts 'T. Lavrenov', Plovdiv, Bulgaria

EXHIBITIONS: (*solo shows marked by asterisk)

2017 - ArtPrize - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

2017 - Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize - Mall Galleries, London; Guildford House Gallery

2016 - So Close, So Far - National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

2016 - Utopia:Dystopia - exhibition, part of FaB16  festival of contemporary art, Bath, UK

2014 - Portraits of the opera singer Boris Christoff as part of the event dedicated to his anniversary, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, London. One of the paintings was included in the permanent collection of the institute. 

2014 - "Image-Text-Object", exhibition of PhD students, Hartley Library, Southampton

2013 - RAW, exhibition of PhD students, 5th Base Gallery, London

2013 - "Painting as Research", The Paint Club, Beaconsfield, London 

2013 - Postgraduate Research Exhibition, the Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art

2012 - *'Utopias', The Y, Leicester

2012 - 'Roy's Salon Tea Party', the Fountain, London

2012 - Winchester School of Art Graduate Research Exhibition

2012 - 'Mull It Over', Brighton

2009 - *Gallery Altera, Sofia

2006 - *Art cafe, Bulgaria, Sofia

2005 - International Fair, Plovdiv, student exhibition “Impression”

2004 - Gallery “Balaban house”, Bulgaria, student exhibition

2003 - Library “Ivan Vazov”, Bulgaria, painting

2001 - *Communal gallery, Peruchtica, Bulgaria, student exhibition

2001 - „German-Bulgarian centre Sachsen-Anhalt”, Bulgaria

2001 -  “Life without AIDS” exhibition, Bulgarian Red Cross

1999 - *Gallery “House of the Teacher”, Bulgaria, Plovdiv


2014 - "How to Create an Ideal Past: Nostalgia, Photography and Socialist Realism in a Post-Communist Context", paper at the collaborative AHRC funded project "Looking at Images", Winchester School of Art

2014 - "Looking at Images" - co-organising the collaborative project together with PhD students at Goldsmiths Univesrity

2014 - “Between Propaganda and Cultural Diplomacy: Nostalgia towards Socialist Realism in
Post-Communist Bulgaria”,
in: Art as Cultural Diplomacy: European Perspectives,
ed. by Cassandra Sciortino, Cambridge Scholars Press

2014 - “Collapse of a Grand Recit? Images from Socialist Realism in a Post-Communist Context”, paper at the collaborative project "Working with Images", Goldsmiths University, London -

2013 -  Publication “Fragments of a Past: Socialist Realist Images in a Post-Communist Situation”, in: Behind the Eyes. Making Pictures, ed. by Beth Harland, London: RGAP & Camberwell

2013 "Between Propaganda and Cultural Diplomacy: Nostalgia towards Socialist Realism in Post-Communist Bulgaria", paper at International Euroacademia Conference 2013, Prague, Czech Republic -  

2013 "Constructing New Identities: Images of Socialist Realism and Contemporary Fine Art in Post-Communist Bulgaria", paper at International Euroacademia Conference 2013, Zagreb, Croatia -

2013 - “Collapse of a Grand Recit? Interpretations of Socialist Realism in Post-Communist Bulgaria”, paper at ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) International Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

2013 - 'Fragments of a Past: Socialist Realist Images in a Post-Communist Situation', paper at the symposium "Behind the Eyes", Northumbria University, Newcastle

2012 - Beep International Painting Prize 'Through Tomorrow’s Eyes' - shortlisted for exhibition, Swansea, Wales -

2012 - Art and Ideology in a Post-Communist Country: the Status of Fine Art in Bulgaria After the Fall of Communism, paper at WSA Graduate Research Conference, April 2012

2012 - Publication in FUSSED Magazine (01.2012) -
2008 - Henkel and KulturKontakt competition, shortlisted for exhibition, Vienna, Austria
2005 - Home for neglected children “Maria Luiza”, German-Bulgarian charity project, wall-painting

2002 - Foundation “Anastas Staykov”, 1st place prize for painting

2002 - Rotary club, competition prize “Life without Drugs”, Bulgaria, Plovdiv, poster

2001 - Illustration “Bay Ganyo Thinks” in newspaper Now, Bulgaria

1999 - Newspaper “Standart”, competition prize “Plovdiv - the City of the Dreams”, Bulgaria, Plovdiv,
1999 - Foundation “Future for Bulgaria”, residence programme for young artists, Bulgaria, Kranevo


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