Denitsa Petrova Public Art
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Denitsa Petrova Public Art

ABOUT

DENITSA PETROVA, BA (Hons), PhD
denitsapetrova@gmail.com

PROFILE at LINKEDIN
PROFILE at ACADEMIA.EDU

BORN in BULGARIA.
LIVES AND WORKS in SOFIA & EDINBURGH (UK)

EDUCATION
2014 PhD in Art in Public Space, University of Edinburgh, UK
1998 BA (Hons) Thames Valley University London
1993 School of Arts and Crafts Sofia, Bulgaria
(
Hons)

PHD THESIS:
PUBLIC ART 2.0: Developing Shared Platforms for Creativity in Public Spaces
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TEACHING
Teaching Fellow Design & Digital Media MSc - University of Edinburgh, UK
Also teaching at the Institute of Interactive Design (in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, UK). Department of Graphic Design and Illustration

 


SELECTED PROJECTS

2015 Blood, Red, Air
Installation, Illustrations, Sofia Bulgaria

2014 White Corner
Public Art Installation, Sofia Bulgaria

2014 White on 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

2003 CARBUSTER
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



PRESS


February 2015. An interview on Blood, Red, Air.
Bulgarian National Radio

May 2014 - Public Art Reclaims Abandoned City Spaces -
an 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

PAPERS/CONFERENCES

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

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


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



FUNDING, COMMISSIONS, GRANTS

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 – 1 August 2008, Tallinn, Estonia


March 2012 Evening News - Bulgarian National Television
Serenade at the White Corner - News Report

December 2011 Bulgarian National Radio - Interview on the Wishing Trees
Sofia Bulgaria

2003 Numero Magazine Portugal Vol.16
CARBUSTER - project presentation

2001 Inernet, Art and Internet Art, an Interview by Justine Toms,
Internet News, Issue 3/5

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