Miryana Todorova – 2013
“How can we inhabit the street differently so that we can share the space in-between us in a more functional and spontaneous way?” artist Miryana Todorova (*1984) asks.
This utopian question gets investigated through various different media at the intersection of private and public space. Besides her performances and public interventions, Todorova works within sculpture, painting and drawing. She is deeply invested in the material expansion of personal space through the confrontation of individual and collective bodies with the morphing architecture of stretchy fabrics (f. i. Shared Umbrella (2012)).
Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, she received an MFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY, and today lives between her hometown and New York. For her early project Monuments of Incomplete Transition (2010, with Daniela Kostova), she temporarily installed eight large format panels, colored vinyl prints of closed kiosks and pavilions from Bulgaria, in the streets of New York. These pavilions were traditional meeting places during socialist times and here their representations got integrated into the contemporary imagery of New York City’s street life. All elements of her project Movable Architecture (2011) and her series Expandables for Shared Living (2012) are conceived for everyday needs and functions exercised by single volunteers and groups and aim to activate unexpectable as well as solidary patterns of behavior.
Miryana Todorova (* 1984 in Sofia, Bulgarien) received her Master of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York, USA.
Her works have been shown in various international exhibitions like dissident desire at District (2013), her solo exhibition Movables at Frosch&Portmann Gallery, NY (2012) as well as New York Temporary at the Center of Photography and the Moving Image, NY (2011).
In 2012, Miryana Todorova was awarded with the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art, category Young Artist, and participated in the residency program at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, NY.
She lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria and New York, USA.
Website of Miryana Todorova