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ON! Media Arts #PZ

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. EXHIBITION

8 p.m. – 11 p.m. – PARTY

Current event is realized with the support ot КДК (Club of the Activists for Culture in Pazardzhik), Национален фонд „Култура“/ National Culture Fund, Bulgaria, the Drama Theater “K.Velichkov” and Pazardzhik Municipality.




/ Marenka Krasomil is a social scientist and curator based in Berlin. She is the founder of the online residency, the coordinator of The Silent University Hamburg and currently working as the assistant curator at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. With her curatorial practice she is focussing on experimental, cross-disciplinary and collaborative strategies. is a online residency platform founded for artists and others to work in a digital space, to present ideas, and develop artistic concepts. One characteristic of is that the platform has no archive — a way of withdrawing from constant and permanent accessibility of the internet.


/ Joana Chicau
Joana Chicau is a media designer, with a background in performance – classical and contemporary dance. In her practice she investigates the possible connections between – and coexistence of – choreography and media design, aiming to open the possibilities for new aesthetic, energetic and social dimensions in design production processes. Choreographing design/ designing choreographies is a research and a project-based work and demonstrates her pursuit in forming a new hybrid methodology/system. There are two components involved: media design, which uses graphic elements and codes to communicate; and choreography, driven by principles of movement and body awareness. This project has been evolving into different formats: starting with a series of live performances to workshop series; and investigations on diverse choreographic genres from post-modern dance to tango. The ‘choreographic code’ has thus been presented in various contexts, opening the dialogue between the field of media design, art and dance cultures, and exploring the relationship between notation and physical enactment — and the understanding that language is also corporeal.


/ Valko Chobanov was born in Plovdiv in 1991. In 2014 he has graduated with a BA from the “Scenography” progra of the Academy of Music, Theater and Dance Arts in Plovdiv. Now he is getting an MA degree in “Digital Arts” at the National Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Valko works in the fields of painting, illustration, media arts and performance art. He has participated in a lot group exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.



/ Daniela Takeva was born in Bulgaria, but raised in North Germany. After her studies in Media Arts and Philosophy in Kiel (DE), she now works as a visual artist and teacher. Besides her artistic practice, she was involved in projects concerning visual arts education,
curating and artistic research.
Daniela works in a variety of media with a highly conceptual approach. After a period of collecting and archiving visual, linguistic and acoustic material, she installs the various aspects to a visual narrative, which tries to investigate the duality that develops through different interpretations. Socialized in two different cultures, she deals in her artistic work with repetition and fake in her own and others memory.



/ Magdalena Gincheva was born 1987 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has graduated the National Arts School “Tsanko Lavrenov” with profile in Painting, followed by a degree in Graphics from the Academy of Music Theater and Dance Arts in Plovdiv (in 2014). Magdalena Gincheva works in the field of visual arts.



/ Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu (both b. in 1991, Romania) is an artist couple living and activating in the city of Iasi, Romania. They graduated BA (2013) and MA (2015) studies at “George Enescu” University of Arts (Faculty of Visual Art and Design) in Iasi. Working within the conceptual framework of new-media and having in the same time a background in fine arts, respectively mural art (Silvia) and painting (Bogdan), in their practice they are trying to transgress the physical and discursive borders of the object (and the labour inscribed in it)
Working together since 2012, the two artists have materialized a series of solo exhibitions, exploring / analysing / deconstructing / decomposing the new paradigm of life (exploitation).



/ YvesO (Ivo Ivanov) has a relationship with electronic music since the mid 90s. He started playing under the moniker YvesO in 2005 at the unforgettable parties in the first independent art space in Sofia – Studio Dauhaus, where he also was co-manager. Since then he became sort of a resident DJ at many art events and spaces in Sofia, like Plastelin, the fridge, the legendary Vlaikova, Sugar and Butchers amongst others.
His tastes are eclectic. He’s not afraid to switch between genres and styles surprising even himself with new and different directions. His deep passion for house, techno and twisted electronica doesn’t stop him to go from Japanese pop, Finish tango and Afro rock to Arab acid and French chanson in his long and colourful sets. Colourful, because he’s also a award winning video artist and specialises in real-time VJ-ing, producing his own unique visuals for the different occasions and various collaborations.
In the past 10 years he’s played venues and festivals in Munich, Cologne, Bonn, Lisbon, London, Vienna, Bitola, Hamburg, Berlin, Istanbul, Skopje and most major Bulgarian cities.




part 01
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. // EXHIBITION & TALKS
@ КДК Pazardzhik (in the Drama Theater building, 2nd floor)

>>, Online Residency
- Presentation about the project by Marenka Krasomil (Berlin, DE) founder and manager
- “Continuation of Code Experiment”, artistic project by Joana Chicau – current resident artist of >>

>> Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu (Romania)
- “Life is a Bitch” 2016, video (23′)
- “Constellations of Desires”, 2016, video (7’48” in loop)

>> Valko Chobanov (BG)
“Inorganic Organic”, 2017, digital print series
+ artist talk

>> Daniela Takeva (BG/DE)
“Тhat’s so 2015″, 2016, video (3’40” in loop)
“Ask Eliza”, 2017, video (7:02 min in loop)
+ artist talk

>> Magdalena Gincheva (BG)
“All You Need is a Cat”, 2015, gif
+ possible artist talk

part 02
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. // PARTY (9th’s b-day)
@ lobby of the Drama Theater “K. Velichkov”, Pazardzhik, 1st floor

>> YvesO, A/V set

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