Lilyana Karadjova resides and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated Sofia University with BA in Philosophy, National Academy of Arts with MA in Photography, and defended a PhD under the supervision of prof. Peter Tzanev in the Department of Art Psychology and Art Education at National Academy of Arts, Sofia, with thesis on “Psychological concepts of imagination in art and photography in XX and XXI century”. Lilyana Karadjova is a lecturer in theory and history of photography, theory and practice in black and white photography in MA program Photography at National Academy of Art, Bulgaria and in BA and MA programs in New Bulgarian University.


In the field of journalism and criticism she was working as an art columnist in national newspaper Novinar daily (2008-2016) and is frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers L'Europeo, Bravacasa, Abitare, Art and Critique, Culture.


Lilyana Karadjova is focused on new constellations of classical and contemporary specifics of photography. Her work reveals subtle psychological aspects of photography such as object - subject, human–camera interaction, the vertical narrative of the image, communication with alive notions and remnants of memory.

 

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Selected exhibitions:

 

 

Coming:

 

 

06.12-2018 - 20.01.2019

Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, National Art Gallery

 

"Freedom - Now and Here" - Exhibition of photo installation by Lilyana Karadjova and Dimitar Stoyanovich

 

 

 

 

11.06.2018 - 30.06.2018


Collective exhibition "Photographic Original and Art Practices", 2018, MA "Photography", NAA, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia (Curating and participating)

 

 

11.06.2018 - 30.06.2018

 

Collective project "Film's Not Dead", BA "Photography", NBU, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia (Organizing and participating)

 

 

 

11.06.2018 - 25.06.2018

 

Collective exhibition "Save Koral", Uzina Gallery, Sofia

 

 

 

Now:


Collective exhibition "Letters" (Букви), Gallery "Hub-a", Samokov, Bulgaria

24 May 2018 - ongoing

- "Й, К, Л", photography, 2018


Collective exhibition, Gallery "Moon of Roots", Burgas

16 August 2017- ongoing

- "Hands of Jana Milanova", photography, 2010

 

 

 

Past:

 


2018 - Collective exhibition "New Members of UBA", UBA Gallery Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018 - Collective exhibition "Light and Time", Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018 - Collective exhibition, "Post-writing of Objects", Steppenwolf Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

"Vinyl Record", photography, double exposure, 2014

 2017 - Collective exhibition "New Media in NAA", City Art Gallery - Blagoevgrad "Movements of the horizon", digital photography, 2015

2017 - Collective exhibition "Sea in the Mall: Save Coral", One Gallery, Sofia - Sublimation of the Land, Digital photography, Site-specific intervetion, 2017

2017 - Collective exhibition "Photographic Original and Art Practices", The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia (Curating and participating)

2017- Collective exhibition "DADA Design", DADA Gallery, Sofia

2017 - Collective exhibition "Love is...", Steppenwolf Gallery, Sofia,
(Curating and participating)

2017 - Collective exhibition "Light and Time", Art Alley Gallery, Sofia

Free Particles, 2016, photography in light boxes
2016 - Collective exhibition
"Remixes", Steppenwolf Gallery, Sofia

conceptual object - photography from "Percepts" series on light diffuser of surgical lamp

2016 - "Frame capsules" - photo installation in collective exhibition, Biomorphic Forms, Monev Gallery, Sofia

2016 - Collective exhibition, Love is..., Steppenwolf Gallery, Sofia

2015 - Exhibition "Dark spots", in a group project, the fridge gallery, Sofia

2015 - Collective exhibition, Love is..., Steppenwolf gallery, Sofia

2014 - International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. Collective exhibition. Single work, selection."Deep Sea Secrets", сyanotype print

2013 - Collective exhibition, Photography in NAA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013 - Jeux de la Francophonie, Collective exhibition, Acropolis, Nice, France

2013 - Collective exhibition "Smooth Art", Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2012 - Collective exhibition "Camera Obscura", Universitad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2012 - Collective exhibition "16 photographers", International Mettings of Photography, Balabanov House, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2012 - Collective exhibition "16 photographers", Uzina Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 - Collective exhibition "New Wave Photography", The Crypt Gallery, London, UK

2012 - Collective exhibition, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 - Collective exhibition "New Wave Photography", Pawilon Wyspianskiego Gallery, Krakow, Poland

2012 - Collective exhibition, Outdoord, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011 - Personal exhibition "Dream Machine", International Mettings of Photography, History Museum, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


2011 - Collective exhibition "Bulgarian Women in Photography", International Mettings of Photography, History Museum, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2011 - Collective exhibition "Women in photography", International Mettings of Photography, Balabanov House, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2011 - Collective exhibition "Video mapping", DA Fest, video, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011 - Collective exhibition "Smooth Art", Grosse Pointe Art Center, Detroit, USA

2011 - Collective exhibition "Camera Obscura", National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011 - Collective exhibition "Night photography", Gallery "The Photo", Sofia, Bulgaria

2011 - Collective exhibition "Photo of the year - Canon", National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010 - Personal exhibition "Postidentity" , Gallery "Academy", National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009 - Collective exhibition "Self-portrait", "Club of the reporter", Sofia , Bulgaria

2008 - Collective exhibition "Portrait", outdoors - the square of Nation Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria