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 works with camera and darkroom techniques in the classical genre of portrait photography, as well as in hybrid genres. Her recent work approaches constructed photographic meaning. In the field of journalism and criticism she has been working as art columnist in national newspaper Novinar daily (2008-2016), and is frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers L'Europeo, Bravacasa, Abitare, Art and Critique, Europost and Kultura.

 

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In my work I am focused on the intersection of photography and psychology. Camera obscura is a special place of light transformation and has huge potential to reveal and influence the world in front and the unique person in behind. By insisting on sociological and semiotic approaches, majority of theorists are ignorant and misuse the psychological essence of the medium. In my work I try to concept these subtle and specific aspects of photography such as human–camera interaction in the vertical narrative of image, the alive notions and remnants of memory, the tension between objectivity and subjectivity.  

 

 

Selected exhibitions:


 

Curating and participating:


Collective exhibition "Photographic Original and Art Pracices", The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia

 

Opening on 07.06.2017, 18:30

 

07.06 - 30.06.2017


 

 

 

Past:

 

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

2017 - Collective exhibition "Love is...", Steppenwolf Gallery, Sofia

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 "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