Pavlina Mladenova joins SPACES as part of the Creative Fusion residency, sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation.
Pavlina Mladenova is an artistic researcher, interdisciplinary artist and independent curator based in Sofia Bulgaria. Mladenova utilizes her background in marketing to expose the complex relationship between Art and contact with art, by experimenting with a variety of media to explore means of impacting the connections between art and the public. Text, poetry, images, graphs, charts, tables, and video, are among the means of expression she employs. She has been awarded residency grants for research projects by: UNESCO Aschberg at Sanskriti Foundation (creative writing residency, New Delhi, India, 2012), Incheon Community at Space Beam (artist residency, Incheon, South Korea, 2011), Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation at Gyeonggi Creation Center (research residency, Daebu-do, South Korea, 2010-11), UNIDEE and Unicredit at Cittadellearte - Fondazione Pistoletto (research residency, Biella, Italy, 2008). Her projects have been shown in solo exhibitions at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (Ansan, South Korea, 2011) and at Sanskriti Foundation (New Delhi, India, 2012), as well as in several group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, India, Korea and the USA. Her work has been published in solo interdisciplinary books including: Found Gifts (2012), Kochu Drawing (2011), Families Archive (2011) and First Contact (2010-2011). Her curatorial projects focus on video art and have been presented internationally. She is a co-founder, co-director and co-curator of the Videoholica Festival since its inception in 2008.