Union of Bulgarian Artists | Lora MARKOVA


personal data

PhD (Cum Laude 2017) in Leisure, Culture and Communication - Deusto University, Spain
Visiting Researcher - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK / University of Birmingham, UK / University of Aveiro, Portugal (2015)

MA EUROCULTURE (Cum Laude 2012) - Deusto University, Spain/Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany/University of Pune, India

MA Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education (Cum Laude 2008) - Maastricht University, the Netherlands

MA Media Culture (2007) - Maastricht University, the Netherlands

BA Animation Cinema and Visual Arts - NBU / Semiotics and Communication semester - Turin University, Italy

Selected solo exhibitions

Blue - City Art Gallery, Sozopol, Bulgaria 07/2010
Collage - Centre Flagey, Brussels, Belgium 07/2009
You Can’t See Me, But I’m Here - George Papazov Art Gallery, Bulgaria / Stefan Bachvarov Award for Young Artist 2003

Selected collective exhibitions

New UBA Members - Shipka 6. Sofia, Bulgaria 02/2012
Facing Diversity - University of Pune, India 09/2011
Biennial for Contemporary Art - Burgas, Bulgaria 08/2010
Abstract Projections - George Papazov Art Gallery, Jambol, Bulgaria 11/2009
Abstract Projections - Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Prague, Czech Republic 12/2008
The Light - George Papazov Art Gallery, Jambol, Bulgaria 06/2008
Petko Zadgorski Art Gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria 05/2008
The Paper - Dobrich Art Gallery, Bulgaria 09/2005
Czech Cultural Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria - 10/2003
NBU - Sofia Art Gallery (SAG) - 03/2003

The artworks can be found at

Film Festivals (official selections):

Not Still Art Festival, New York, USA
LOOP Video Art Fair 2005, Barcelona, Spain
Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy
Glitch Montreal Short Film Festival, Canada
Miami International Short Film Festival, USA; nomination “Best Experimental”
Terminal 00 – Balkan Art Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Animateka: Hanging Around 2005, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Cartoon Club - International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics 2005, Rimini, Italy

Proffesional status

Researcher - Leisure, Culture and Communication Institute for Leisure Studies, Deusto University, Spain
EACEA/2007 Expert Culture and MEDIA programs
Greenpeace International, Amsterdam - Media Analyst
European Commission, Brussels - Integrated Communications Blue-book traineeship
Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam - Curator
Netherlands Media Art Institute - Montevideo / Time Based Arts (NIMk), Amsterdam - Media researcher
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), Amsterdam - Researcher