HRISTINA TASHEVA
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Born in Varna, Bulgaria.
Lives and works in the Netherlands.

Education:

2013 - 2015 AKV|St. Joost, MA, Photography, Breda, the Netherlands
2008 - 2011 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, BFA, Photography, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2004 - 2008 Guest-student at NL12: Leo Erken, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1996 - 2000 BA University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria

Exhibitions:

2017/2018 You Want It Darker, Garage Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2017 AWAKE! Reading Room (10×10 Photobooks), Image Text Ithaca Symposium, Ithaca College Campus, NY, USA 
2017 The Frame That Blinds Us, FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 AWAKE! Reading Room (10×10 Photobooks), Magnum Foundation, New York City, USA
2017 ENTROPY, Dead Darlings Art Auction #9, Foam Fusion Festival, FOAM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2017 Laughing in the Face of..., 23. International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2017 Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes, Reclaim Photography Festival, West Midlands, UK
2017 AWAKE! Reading Room (10×10 Photobooks), PGH Photo Fair, Hall of Sculpture, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2017 Even My Mum Can Make a Book [Zes 6 Six], Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2017 Self-published photobook award (Liège Photobook Festival) at Fig. Festival International de Graphisme, SPACE, Liege, Belgium
2016/2017 Photobooks, SCAN Tarragona Festival, Tinglado 2, Tarragona Port, Tarragona, Spain
2016 Felifa FoLa International Prize, Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 Borderless/Borderline, Slideluck Tokyo II, Galaxy-Gingaikei, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Dummy & Self-Published Photobook Award, Liege Photobook Festival, Caserne Fonck, Liege, Belgium
2016 Boundaries, Borders and Limits, Photobook Award and Show, Museum of Photography, Maribor, Slovenia
2016 PERFORATOR (Theater and production house De Generator), de Vrijplaats, Leiden, the Netherlands
2016 Helicotrema Festival, The Laboratory of Doubt, Turin, Italy
2016 Happiness (Memory, Changing and Revelations), PhotoBook Market, Encontros da Imagem, Casa Esperança, Braga, Portugal
2016 Helicotrema Festival at "World Breakers", Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy
2016 [MIS/DIS]PLACED, The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2016 Self Publish Riga, Riga Photomonth, Latvian Railroad History Museum, Riga, Latvia
2015 Rock Your Dummy! Award, Le PhotobookFest, Galerie des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, Paris, France
2015 Tussen zwerven en wonen (Object - Observer), Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2015 Unseen Dummy Award, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2015 Don't Mind the Ghosts Around You, "fotopub" festival, KC Janeza Trdine, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
2015 Don't Mind the Ghosts Around You, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2014 So Close, So Far 3, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 Thought-Experiment, KiK, Kolderveen, the Netherlands
2014 Imagine That The Migrant Was Not A Human Being, street performance, Sofia (Bulgaria), Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), Brussels (Belgium)
2014 Um Momento Presente, 5th Mostra SP de Fotografia Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 Imagine That The Migrant Was Not A Human Being, street performance, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 FoMaa Flash Shop, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2012 Still Image Prize 2011, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2012 IN SEARCH OF NEW ALLIANCES, P.ART of your life, Zwolle, the Netherlands
2011 FoMaa Flash Shop, Galerie NL12, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011 Graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011 Teenage Magazines, FOAM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011 Spring Issue Edno Magazine, MIXTAPE5, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 Dutch prize for photography students, Nederlands fotomuseum Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2009 De Balkan Princess, Pulchri Studio, Den Hague, the Netherlands (solo)
2009 Encounters, Gallery Krea, Gent, Belgium
2008 Oost-West Burlesk, Eurora Art Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2008 The Houses of Hristina, Galleria 247, Tekfestival, Rome, Italy (solo)
2008 Exhibition in Progress, Gallery Connie Bos, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (solo)
2008 Het Gonst in Arti, Arti en Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Grants:

2016/2017 Mondriaan Fund: Stipendium for Emerging Artists
2008 Talent Support

Nominations:

2016 The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece, shortlisted
2016 Self Publish Riga, Riga Photomonth, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, Latvia, shortlisted
2015 Rock Your Dummy! Award, Le PhotobookFest, Galerie des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, Paris, France, shortlisted
2015 Unseen Dummy Award, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, shortlisted
2011 Still Image Prize, project: Apartment 111, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2010 De Fotoprijs 09/10, category III, photobook: varna - sofia 12.40h : 20.24h, Nederlands fotomuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Publications:

2017/06/21 zomer The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens, de Helling (magazine on politics, culture and society)
2017/06/11 Dead Darlings #9 – Entropy, published by DD9 Team (event catalogue)
2015/07 Transversal Dialectics, published by AKV|St. Joost (masters catalogue)
2015/07/03 trendbeheer verslaat: Fotomasters AKV|St.Joost @ Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, published by Niels Post, trendbeheer.com (art blog)
2014 Foto van de Maand Oktober, text Anthon Fasel, fomaa.nl
2012 Foto van de Maand November, text Anthon Fasel, fomaa.nl
2012/10The Bulgarian Nouvelle Vague, published by Edno Magazine (bilingual book)
2012/05/03 Hoe erg zijn wij, text Barbara van Erp, deVolkskrant (newspaper)
2012/zomer Letters to my mother/ Statistic figures, de Helling (magazine on politics, culture and society)
2012/01/25 trendbeheer verslaat: In Search of New Alliances @ P.ART, Red., trendbeheer.com (art blog)
2011/08/13 trendbeheer vindt: Hristina Tasheva, published by Jeroen Bosch, trendbeheer.com (art blog)
2011/07/09 trendbeheer verslaat: Eindexamen 2011 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, text Jeroen Bosch, trendbeheer.com (art blog)
2011 Foto van de Maand May, text Anthon Fasel, fomaa.nl
2011/zomer Zelfportretten van zzp’ers, de Helling (magazine)
2011/05/12 Hristina Tasheva, text Boiana Gjaurova, Bg Art Context, Sofia Contemporary, edno.bg (platform for contemporary culture)
2011 Teenage Magazines, published by Gerrit Rietveld Academie (catalogue)
2011/03/16 Teenage Magazines (Review), text Lotte ten Voorde, kunstbeeld.nl (magazine)
2011/03/12 Terug naar de emoties uit de tienerjaren, text Jonathan Maas, Trouw (newspaper)
2011/Spring Portfolio: Hristina Tasheva, text Boiana Gjaurova, Edno Magazine
2010 De Fotoprijs 09/10 Catalogue, Pf Special (magazine)
2009 Letters to my mother, Photography as Cultural Diplomacy, Academy for Cultural Diplomacy (web site)
2009/08/07 Prinses uit de Balkan, text Monica de Ruiter, Trouw (newspaper)
2009/02 Exposeren zonder verblijfsvergunning, text Monica de Ruiter, MUG Magazine
2008/10/9-15 Art2Stay: The Inbetweeners, text Monica de Ruiter, Amsterdam Weekly (newspaper)
2008/lente De Huizen van Hristina, Human (magazine)
2008/01/24 Stofzuigerlady, text Joyce Roodnat, NRC Next (newspaper)
2007/2008 winter hier, daar – en er tussenin, de Helling (magazine)
2007/12/22 Fotograaf zoekt geluk, text Mark Moorman, PS van de Week (magazine)
2007/11/24 Bericht uit de Bezemkast, text Erik Kessels, Vrij Nederland (magazine)

Documentary:

2007 The Houses of Hristina, director Suzanne Raes

Self-published:

upcoming 2017 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens (book)
2015 The Woman with the Brown Hair (WBH) or me and my informant (book)
2013 The Fallen, the Leaning, the Broken, the Dead (newspaper)
2011 Waking Up on the Wrong Side of Your Dreams (book)
2010 varna - sofia 1240h - 2024h (book)

Workshops:

2014 Book Case Study IV, LhGWR, Hague, the Netherlands
2003-2004 Photography and Filming, House of Youth, Varna, Bulgaria

Other activities:

2017 Conversas #103, Upominki, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (presentation)
2015/02 Photography workshop for 4th year bachelor students at AKV | St. Joost
2014/02 Photography workshop for 4th year bachelor students at AKV | St. Joost
2007/present Freelance photographer (http://hristinatashevaphotography.tumblr.com/)

Work in Collections:

AWAKE! Library, 10×10 Photobooks, NY, USA
Documentation Centre of the Forvm Foundation for the Photography, Tarragona, Spain
ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM archive, Braga, Portugal
The Library Project, Dublin, Ireland
Hellenic Centre for Photography archive, Athens, Greece
ISSP library, Riga, Latvia
Franklin Furnace Artists' Books Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Private collections, the Netherlands