HRISTINA TASHEVA
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Born 1976 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

Grants, Awards, Nominations, Selections:

2020/2024 Mondriaan Fund: Stipendium for Established Artists
2020 Encyclopedia of Pain selected for International Photo Festival Leiden
2019 In Belief Is Power selected by Liza Premiyak and The Calvert Journal for one of the eight best photo books of the year
2019 In Belief Is Power selected by Merel Bem, Arno Haijtema en Mark Moorman as one of the ten best Dutch photo books of the year for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant
2019 Selected for LCCA Summer School Communicating Difficult Pasts in Kuldīga, Latvia
2019 In Belief Is Power: PHE19 Best Photography Book of the Year Award (in the category Best Self-Published Photography Book), shortlisted
2019 In Belief Is Power: Dutch Photobook Award 2019, long list
2019 In Belief Is Power: Photo Book Award, FOTO WIEN, shortlisted
2019 Fonds Kwadraat (interest-free loan)
2018 In Belief Is Power selected by Colin Pantall as one of the best photo books of the year
2018 In Belief is Power: Full Contact 2018 Award, SCAN Tarragona Festival, winner
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens: The Best Dutch Book Designs, students jury selection
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens: Self-Published Book Award, Encontros da Imagem, shortlisted
2018 In Belief is Power: Unseen Dummy Award, shortlisted
2018 In Belief is Power: Photobook Showcase, Singapore International Photography Festival, shortlisted
2018 Selected for the Portfolio Reviews at Liege Photobook Festival, La Boverie, Liege, Belgium
2018 In Belief is Power: Self Publish Riga, shortlisted
2018 Mentorship with Martine Stig
2017/2018 Mondriaan Fund: Stipendium for Emerging Artists
2016 Selected for the Portfolio Reviews at Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair: The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, shortlisted
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair: Felifa FoLa International Prize, Argentina, shortlisted
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair: Self Publish Riga, shortlisted
2016 Selected for the Portfolio Reviews at Liege Photobook Festival, Caserne Fonck, Liege, Belgium
2015 The Woman with the Brown Hair: Rock Your Dummy! Award, shortlisted
2015 The Woman with the Brown Hair: Unseen Dummy Award, shortlisted
2015 Selected for the Portfolio Reviews at "fotopub" festival, KC Janeza Trdine, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
2014 Selected for the workshop Book Case Study IV, LhGWR, Hague, The Netherlands
2011 Still Image Prize, Royal College of Art, shortlisted
2010 varna - sofia 1240h - 2024h: De Fotoprijs 09/10, category III, Nederlands fotomuseum, nominated
2008 Talent Support

Exhibitions:

upcoming 2020 Encyclopedia of Pain at International Photo Festival Leiden, the Netherlands
2019 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at Riso Revolution, The Other Book Festival, Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands
2019 The Other Bookfair, The Other Book Festival, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague, The Netherlands
2019 In Belief Is Power at Shared artists' panel, Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 In Belief Is Power at The Book Market (Self-publishers section), Fiebre Photobook Festival, Sala El Águila de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
2019 Encyclopedia of Pain at malenki.NET #1, Tique Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium
2019 In Belief is Power, Gallery Synthesis, Sofia, Bulgaria (solo)
2019 In Belief Is Power at The Photobook Exhibition, Indian Photography Festival - HYDERABAD, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India
2019 The Fallen, the Leaning, the Broken, the Dead at Photobookshow at International Photography Symposium “NIDA 2019. Meeting Photography”, Amber Gallery-Museum, Nida, Lithuania
2019 In Belief Is Power at The 2019 Book Awards, Rencontres d’Arles, La Mecanique Generale, Arles, France
2019 In Belief Is Power at The Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2019 In Belief Is Power with Unseen Dummy Award 2018 at Belfast Photo Festival, Framewerk, Belfast, N.Ireland
2019 In Belief Is Power at PHotoEspaña, Best Photography Book of the Year Award Exhibition, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain
2019 Waking Up on the Wrong Side of Your Dreams at …/CC01(Carbon Copy),Tique Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium
2019 In Belief Is Power at Dutch Photobook Award, FotoFestival Naarden, Gele Loods, Naarden, The Netherlands
2019 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at International Art Book & Zine Exhibition, Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair, Nordbahnhalle, Vienna, Austria
2019 In Belief is Power, EEP Berlin's Gallery Space, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2019 In Belief is Power at Photo Book Exhibition, FOTO WIEN, Otto Wagner Postsparkasse, Vienna, Austria
2019 In Belief is Power at Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018/2019 In Belief is Power at Go - Went - Gone, Contemporary Space, Varna, Bulgaria
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at Autopublicados tienda de fotolibros, Arte X Arte, Felifa FoLa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at Photobooks exhibition, SCAN Tarragona Festival, Tinglado 2, Tarragona Port, Tarragona, Spain
2018 Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair, Present, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
2018 In Belief is Power at SIPF Photobook Showcase, National Library Building, Open Plaza, Singapore
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at Beauty and Consolation, Photobooks Exhibition, Encontros da Imagem, Edifício do Castelo, Braga, Portugal
2018 In Belief is Power at Unseen Dummy Award, Book Market, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 In Belief is Power at Like You, Me, Everybody Else, Photobook Showcase, Singapore International Photography Festival, National Design Centre, Gallery I, Singapore
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at The Family of No Man, Cosmos Arles, France
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at J Book Show, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork Photo Festival, Cork, Ireland
2018 The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens at Dummy & Self-Published Photobook Award, Liege Photobook Festival, La Boverie, Liege, Belgium
2017/2018 Untitled (Earth) at You Want It Darker, Garage Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 The Woman with the Brown Hair at AWAKE! Reading Room (10×10 Photobooks), Image Text Ithaca Symposium, Ithaca College Campus, NY, USA
2017 BIO ROB 20 18 AT The Frame That Blinds Us, FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 The Woman with the Brown Hair at 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 Letters to My Mother at 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 The Woman with the Brown Hair at AWAKE! Reading Room (10×10 Photobooks), PGH Photo Fair, Hall of Sculpture, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2017 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Even My Mum Can Make a Book [Zes 6 Six], Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 The Woman with the Brown Hair with Self-published photobook award (Liège Photobook Festival) at Fig. Festival International de Graphisme, SPACE, Liege, Belgium
2016/2017 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Photobooks exhibition, SCAN Tarragona Festival, Tinglado 2, Tarragona Port, Tarragona, Spain
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Felifa FoLa International Prize, Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 varna - sofia 1240h - 2024h at Borderless/Borderline, Slideluck Tokyo II, Galaxy-Gingaikei, Tokyo, Japan
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Dummy & Self-Published Photobook Award, Liege Photobook Festival, Caserne Fonck, Liege, Belgium
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Boundaries, Borders and Limits, Photobook Award and Show, Museum of Photography, Maribor, Slovenia
2016 BIO ROB 20 18 at PERFORATOR (Theater and production house De Generator), de Vrijplaats, Leiden, The Netherlands
2016 BIO ROB 20 18 at Helicotrema Festival, The Laboratory of Doubt, Turin, Italy
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Happiness (Memory, Changing and Revelations), PhotoBook Market, Encontros da Imagem, Casa Esperança, Braga, Portugal
2016 BIO ROB 20 18 at Helicotrema Festival at "World Breakers", Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair at [MIS/DIS]PLACED, The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2016 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Self Publish Riga, Riga Photomonth, Latvian Railroad History Museum, Riga, Latvia
2015 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Rock Your Dummy! Award, Le PhotobookFest, Galerie des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, Paris, France
2015 BIO ROB 20 18 at Tussen zwerven en wonen (Object - Observer), Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 The Woman with the Brown Hair at Unseen Dummy Award, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 Aspect Ratio at 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

In Books, Blogs and Press:

2020/02 THE ARCHIVE HOTEL, 3rd edition (autonomous platform for artistic research dedicated to the artist's archive)
2019/12/20 In Belief Is Power in We loved these 8 photo books above all others in 2019 by Liza Premiyak, The Calvert Journal (online publication for culture, innovation, photography and travel in the New East)
2019/11/29 In Belief Is Power in Het landschap steelt de show in de allermooiste fotoboeken van het jaar by Merel Bem, Arno Haijtema en Mark Moorman, deVolkskrant (newspaper)
2019/10/17 In Belief is Power by Sabrina Mandanici, collectordaily.com (Photobooks)
2019/08 Statistic Figures in KAJET Journal no. 3 ON STRUGGLE (a journal of Eastern European encounters)
2019/02 In Belief is Power at How to live, Prospects & Concepts, Hanne Hagenaars (blog)
2019/02/09 Bulgaars nationalisme, Beeldboek: In belief is power, Trouw: Letter&Geest, text by Christine Baart (newspaper)
2019/01/09 Tique | art paper: Six Questions: Hristina Tasheva, tique.art (print and online publication about contemporary art)
2018/12/12 In Belief is Power at Best Books 2018 by Colin Pantall, colinpantall.blogspot.com
2018 A Fine Mess by Miya Tokumitsu, Harvard Design Magazine (No Sweat, No. 46 – F / W 2018)
2018/11/30 Христина Ташева, фотограф: Моята позиция е на артист, мигрант и гражданин by Margarita Kapitanska, dnevnik.bg (digital newspaper)
2018/11/23 In Belief is Power by Colin Pantall, colinpantall.blogspot.com
2018/10/27 In Belief is Power at SCAN 2018: la fotografia mas alla del arcoiris by Roberto Villalon Vara, clavoardiendo-magazine.com
2018/07/05 Presentation of the book The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens, urban-mag.com (digital magazine)
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)

Self - Published:

2019 In Belief is Power (book)
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)

Other Activities:

2020 Instagram takeover @thearchivehotel
2020 Meanwhile in..., Interview on my artist practice with malenki.net
2019 In conversation on the exhibition In Belief is Power with Radoslav Chichev, Artefir, Hristo Botev, Bulgarian National Radio - Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 Jury member in category Photography, Contest for Socially Engaged Art Civil Alarm Clock organized by Bulgarian Center for Not-for-profit Law
2019 Voice-over in the Dansende beren part of the program In Europa (Roel van Broekhoven, Stefanie de Brouwer en Geert Mak), VPRO, the Netherlands
2019/01/23 Presentation of the book In Belief is Power in conversation with Edie Peters, PhotoQ Bookshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018/12/17-23 In Belief is Power, Instagram Takeover @photocaptionist
2018 In Belief is Power presented by Nadezhda Pavlova in the television program Kultura.BG, BNT1(Bulgarian National Television), Sofia, Bulgaria
2018/11/30 Interview on the book In Belief is Power with Ivaylo Stoyanov and Edwin Stolk, VOX Space, VOX Radio, Sofia, Bulgaria
2018/11/29 Presentation of the book In Belief is Power in conversation with Nadezhda Pavlova and Velina Stoykova, ПУК! #06, Struktura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2018/11/29 Добре е хората по-често да поставят под съмнение това, в което вярват, Interview on the book In Belief is Power with Mariana Gancheva and Nadezhda Pavlova, Време и половина, Hristo Botev, Bulgarian National Radio - Sofia, Bulgaria
2018/10/31 Interview on the book In Belief is Power with Iva Georgieva, 60 minutes for culture, BNT2-Varna (Bulgarian National Television), Varna, Bulgaria
2018/06/29 Interview on the book The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens with Svetlana Valkova, Bulgarian National Radio - Varna, Bulgaria
2018/06/28 Presentation of the book The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens, Contemporary Space, Varna, Bulgaria
2017/10/18 In Belief is Power (work in progress), Conversas #103, Upominki, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (presentation)
2017/07/3-9 The Woman with the Brown Hair (WBH) or me and my informant, Instagram Takeover, @somosfelifa
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/)
2007 A Better Life in the documentary film The Houses of Hristina, director Suzanne Raes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Work In Collections:

Gabriela Cendoya-Bergareche Collection, San Telmo Museum Library, San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain
Public Library Herbarium Riso, Berlin, Germany
Looiersgracht 60 Archive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Library Collection at DECK, Singapore
Brooklyn Museum Libraries, NY, USA
Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Documentation Centre of the Forvm Foundation for the Photography, Tarragona, Spain
ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM Archive, Braga, Portugal
The Library Project, Dublin, Ireland
TURMA Biblioteca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hellenic Centre for Photography Archive, Athens, Greece
ISSP Library, Riga, Latvia
Franklin Furnace Artists' Books Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Private Collections, The Netherlands