Denitsa Petrova Public Art
Denitsa Petrova Public Art



Associate Director - MSc in Digital Media Design, University of Edinburgh, UK
Teaching Fellow - Design & Digital Media - University of Edinburgh, UK


PhD in Art in Public Space, University of Edinburgh, UK
BA (First Class Hons) University of West London, UK


2018 - 2020: Edinburgh University Principle's Teaching Award: CollaboratED: Collaborative Learning in Shared Studio Environment, research project

2019 - UPCOMING: Staff Mobility Week at the Università di Foggia, funded by IMOTION, June 2019

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2019 Media Linker: Enriching Lecture Recording @ Lecture Capture Symposium: How technology impacts learning. University of Edinburgh, January 2019

2018 Public Art in the Contemporary City, presentation and panel discussion, as part of the Edinburgh City Council & Design Informatics Research Centre at the Univerisity of Edinburgh, @ City Art Center Edinburgh, February 2018

2017 Re-visiting the Flipped Classroom in a Design Context,
Published paper (co-author), Journal of Learning Design, Vol.10 No.2

2016 Hacking the Virtual Classroom: Participatory Learning and Teaching with Rich Media Technologies,
OER: The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference
University of Edinburgh, April 2016

2015 Protest Participation in Variable Communication Exologies -
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy June 2015

2014 Ninth International Conference on the Arts in Society
"The Lives of Art
" 25-27 June 2014
Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2014 Geographies of Public-Art Co-Production: Let Us Talk about Public Art, but Where Are the Publics?
Annual International Conference, London, 26–29 August, 2014
Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers

2012 LEADER Course of Academic Development, Aarhus University, Denmark

2011 ISEA Istanbul, Turkey
Big Bird is Watching You: Art, Activism and Technology in the Public Arena

2011 Athens, Greece
Annual International Conference on Visual and Performance Arts
Slice and Dice: The Citizen Artist and the Fight for Public Space

2009, Birkbeck, University of London
CHArt 25th Annual Conference: Object and Identity in a Digital Age

2009, Goldsmiths, University of London
Producing Culture - National Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Permanent Resistance: Hidden Agendas of Activist Art

2009 Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Can You Sleep at Night: Writing Public Art
Volume 2 Issue 3, 2009 ISSN: 17535190

2009, University of Edinburgh
Transilient Boundaries in/of architecture
Transilient Skyline: Art and Architecture Collaborations

Published ISSN: 0140-5039

2009 Art and Science: Exploring the Limits of Human Perception Conference, Centro de Ciencias de Benasque, Spain
Art Activism in the Public Space  

2008 August
Tallinn Postgraduate School in Social and Cultural Studies
Edinburgh Waterfront: Agendas of Placemaking

2007 Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on Art, Culture and the Environment. Edinburgh College of Art.
Public Art: Scream of Freedom or Public Agenda


University of Edinburgh PhD Research Bursary 2007 – 2010

The City in Transition: The 2nd Annual National Public Art Conference, November 2006, Liverpool, UK

Telling Places - Narrative and Identity in Art and Architecture Conference, December 2007, University College London

Tallinn School in Social and Cultural Studies, Tallinn University, 25 July –
August 2008, Tallinn, Estonia

Art and Science: Exploring the Limits of Human Perception Conference
12 - 16 July 2009, Centro de Ciencias de Benasque, Benasque, Spain

Art commission by Culture Valby Copenhagen for the Green Ballroom, 2012

Grant for the LEADER Course of Academic Development, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2012

Erasmus Staff Mobility - Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, May 2017


2018 The Gardens of Coruscant -
computer graphics, Group Show @ Los Angelis Center for Digital Arts, LA, USA

Storms by the Sea - collage, illustration
ARS VENTIS, Lazio, Italy

2017 Blood, Red, Air - Illustration
Lovech City Gallery, Lovech Bulgaria

2015 Blood, Red, Air
Installation and Illustration, Arthur Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014 White Corner
Public Art Installation, Sofia Bulgaria

2014 White or Red Square
Public Art Installation, Sofia Bulgaria

2013 White Corner
Poster Installation, Évora, Portugal

2012 Green Ballroom
Public Art Installation, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 White Corner
Public Art Installation, University Square, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 I Must Have Died and Gone to Heaven
Drawing, The Sketch Book Project, New York USA

2011 Wishing Trees
Public Art Installation, Garibaldi Square, Sofia Bulgaria

2009 Two of a Kind
Painting, group show, Glasgow Art Festival, UK

2006 Final Supper
Photography Installation, Normalife Unlimited - Group Show
Newcastle, UK

Photography Installation, Cartaxo, Portugal

2003 The Dirt of Love
Painting, Transmission Gallery Group Show, Glasgow UK

2002 Majority Rules
Painting, Free Art Gallery Group Show, Glasgow UK

2002 Orange Blue
Video Art Installation, Digital Weekend of the Art Academy Sofia, Bulgaria

2002 Disclosure - Schizoid Architecture
Net Art Installation, Institute Of Contemporary Arts, London, UK


October 2018: Digital Eductation Trends in Design and Digital Media, BNR - Sofia, Bulgaria

May 2014 - Public Art Reclaims Abandoned City Spaces: Interview by Stanislava Pircheva, Bulgarian National Radio

February 2014 Bulgarian National Radio - on White and Red Square

March 2014 Nova Television - on the White Corner, TV report

March 2014 TV7 - on the White Corner, TV report

March 2014 - Bulgarian National Television, White Corner and - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Initiative, Interview

March 2012 Bulgarian National Radio - Interview at the White Corner

March 2012 Culture Morning - Bulgarian National Television - Women and their daily battles though “The White Corner” – Interview