Location: Camberley, United Kingdom
Website: www.medeayankova.com
Bio:

MEDEA ZHELEVA YANKOVA

Date of birth: 04/10/1986
From Sofia, Bulgaria
Lives in Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom
Address: GU15 2HN 7 Strathmore Court, 32 Upper Gordon Road
E- mail: medea.yankova@gmail.com | Phone: +447447013202 | Website: www.medeayankova.com

Education

2012-2016 PhD in Textile Art, “National Academy of Art”, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011-2012 Master in Textile Art, “National Academy of Art”, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005-2009 Bachelor in Textile Art, “National Academy of Art”, Sofia, Bulgaria
2000-2005 Higher Education in Textile Art, “National High School of Applied Arts “St. Luka”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Exhibitions:

Solo and Group Exhibitions, Festivals [Selection]

2017 Group exhibition “Painting Tasks”, students of Prof. Vihrony Popnedelev and teachers from specialty
“Textile- Art and Design”, “National Art Academy”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2016 Group exhibition “Painting Tasks”, students of Prof. Vihrony Popnedelev and teachers from specialty
“Textile- Art and Design”, “National Art Academy”. “Yuzina Gallery”, Sofia, Blgaria.

2015 Group exhibition “Point”. Part of contemporary art festival “Museums and Galleries Night”. Video installation
“Skype Mood Point”. “Art Gallery, Vladimir Dimitrov- the Master”, Kiustendil, Bulgaria.

“Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival”, subject “Machines”. Installation/ performance "ATM: a message
machine" Curator: Yovo Panchev, Sofia, Bulgaria.

“Fusion Art Fest”, “Gallery for Urban Art”. Installation "England, shelter for dreams", Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014 “Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival”. Interactive installation/ visualization "Political Elections,
Politicians and Political Posters". Curator: Yovo Panchev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

"Festival for Art in Public Space, West Park". Installation "England, shelter for dreams", part of the project
"Shelters", Sofia Bulgaria.

Contemporary Art Festival, “In the Course of Time”. Performance “Work in Process- Living Sculpture II”. Curator:
Yovo Panchev, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Group exhibition “An aestheticism of the Injury”, curator Assoc. Prof. D-r. Adelina Popnedeleva. Part of the 6th
International Festival for Contemporary Art, “Contempo”. Installation “Dimensions in Infinity”. Curator Dora
Doncheva. Varna, Bulgaria.

“Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival”. Performance “Work in Process- Living Sculpture I”. Curator:
Yovo Panchev, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Group exhibition “An Aestheticism of the Injury”. Installation “Dimensions in Infinity”. Curator Assoc.Prof. D-r.
Adelina Popnedeleva. Gallery Art Alley, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2013 Group exhibition “Painting- Textile- Plastic”. Installation “Dimensions in Infinity”. “Art center Pleven”, Pleven,
Bulgaria.

Painting in plain air and group exhibition “Painting”. Curator “Savchevi Gallery”, Oryahovo, Bulgaria.

2012 5th international festival of the young in art “Via Pontica”. Group painting exhibition, Balchik, Bulgaria.

Group exhibition “Textile- Art and Design”. Installation “Dimensions in Infinity”, Gallery “Sredetz”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Group exhibition “Dialogue”. Students and teachers from “National High School of Applied Arts, St. Luka”,
specialty of “Textile Art”, and “National Art Academy”, specialty of “Textile- Art and Design”. Installation “Pleated
Surface”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Collections [Selection]

“Bay Clinic”, Hilo, HI. Eight paintings (seven portraits one abstraction). Permanent display.

“University of Hawaii at Hilo”, one painting (abstraction “Hawaiian Jungle II”, oil on canvas), Hilo, Hawaii.

“Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival”, one object (molten stretch folio), Sofia, Bulgaria.

Art center “Savchevi”, ten paintings (abstractions, “Jazz”, oil on canvas), Oryahovo, Bulgaria.

“National Art Academy”, three bronze medals “Love and Hatred”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Art center “Vihrony”, three paintings (one abstraction “Jazz”, two landscapes “Dolno Kamartsy”, oil on canvas), Dolno
Kamartsy, Bulgaria.

Awards [Selection]

August 2015/ January 2016- “Fulbright”, Visiting Researcher in “University of Hawai’i at Hilo”. Hilo, Hawai’i, USA.

Publications

November 2014- “XIIth International Conference of the Colour Association“, “AIC”, „Bringing colour to life”, (8/12, 07,
2013. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK). Almanac of the “National Academy of Art”, “Problems and Perspectives in Developing of
the Contemporary Design and Decorative- Applied Arts”, 11, 2014, Report.

December 2013- “XIVth International Triennial of Tapestry. The Young Textile Art Triennial”, (06, 05/ 03, 11, 2013). Almanac
of the “National Academy of Art”, 12, 2013, Report.

June 2013 – “Problems of Colour and the Colour Science in the Countries of South- East Europe - “Color in All Directions”,
“History of National Tapestry Manufacture in France” and “Tapestry Exhibitions in the "Galerie des Gobelins”(09, 04/ 19,
01, 2013). Website: bgcolorgroup.org, Colour Group Bulgaria, 06, 2013, Report.

November 2016- “The Role of Colour in Textile Art. Artists (1960- 2010)”. “Open Fulbright Lectures”, 01, 2017, Report.

Commissions [Selection]

March, 2016- “Bay Clinic”, Hilo, HI. Eight paintings (seven portraits one abstraction). Permanent display.

Residencies

March/ April- 2013, “Cite International des Arts”. Paris, France.

Exchange Programs

January/ April 2008- student exchange program “Erasmus” in “South Carelia Polytechnic University”. Lappeenranta,
Finland.

Gallery Education [Selestion]

2016/ 2017- “Art Studio Medea- Art”, Sofia, Bulgaria, Painting and Drawing teacher. Private painting and drawing tuition in
a personal private art studio. Organizing life drawing classes three times a week.

2012/ 2017- “National Art Academy”, Sofia, Bulgaria. Painting teacher in the painting class of Prof. Vihrony Popnedelev, in
the specialty of “Textile- Art and Design”.

2011/ 2012 “Art Gallery No 14”, Sofia, Bulgaria. Art sales consultant and art teacher. Selling art, teaching painting, drawing
and textile art.