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SARA
CHRISTOVA

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Sara Christova (b.1994, Sofia, Bulgaria) is a London-based interdisciplinary artist working across painting, installation, photography and audiovisual media.

Drawing from contemporary notions of existentialism and metaphysical discourse, she plays with notions of materiality, affect, and phenomenology. Her practice is experimental in nature, looking for ways to enmesh traditional and innovative methods of artmaking whilst engaging with concepts rooted in the digital realm and the intersections between art and technology. Through her work she examines scientific and mythological narratives alike, focusing on alternative modes of perception and the possibilities of posthuman futures.

2019   BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION, Cardiff School of Art & Design 

2023  GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FINE ART, Royal College of Art

2024  MA CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE, Royal College of Art 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2024           TATE MODERN LATES - Tate Modern, London, UK

DUMP get-together!  - 32 Hermes Street, London, UK

CAP DADA Ball - Hangar, Royal College of Art, London, UK

OUT OF REACH: The Enigma of Consciousness - Art in the Docks, London, UK

Beyond, and Within the Void - Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK

NEXA Art Market - Indra Studios, London, UK

CAP CINEMA - Genesis Cinema, London, UK

AH!~AH? - Pending, Royal College of Art, London, UK

DA-i: Slay or Nay? - Royal College of Art, London, UK

Everything Must Go!  -Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK

2023         CAPBARET - Gorvey Theatre, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Prophecy of Future Extinctions - Royal College of Art, London, UK

Mirror Mirror on the Wall - IKLECTIK, London, UK

Sampler 87 - ArtBar, Royal College of Art, London UK

QUINTESENTI - W1Curates Studios, London, UK

2021          Winter - M.A.D.E., Cardiff, UK

Pallet - Bosch Lounge, Capitol Centre, Cardiff, UK

Spring Awakening - London Paint Club, Online Viewing Room 

2020           Unfinished - Capitol Centre, Cardiff, UK

2019          Under The Counter Culture - The Vicarage, Cardiff, UK

Museum Lates: SPACE - National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
ALTERED EGO  - Insole Court, Cardiff, UK 

Shakshuka - Gentileza, Cardiff, UK
Under The Counter Culture - Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan
Viridis - M.A.D.E., Cardiff, UK

2018             D2O - Bristol, UK

Rogue Venus - West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff, UK 

Open Thread - Jacob’s Market, Cardiff, UK 

2017           Off Track - Jacob's Market, Cardiff, UK 

Millenium - National Palace of Culture, Sofia, BG 
Winter Wall - M.A.D.E., Cardiff, UK 
Loophole presents: The Secret Exhibition - Cardiff, UK 

2016             Encounter - Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK 

Within/Without - Paper Arts, Bristol, UK

2015          Artist of the monthCSAD, Howard Gardens, Cardiff, UK 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2021             Simulacrum - Gin House, Sofia, BG

Bits of Personality Left Alive - Derrida Centre, Sofia, BG

2021             Stillness in Motion - Blue Honey Night Café, Cardiff, UK

CURATION


2023            DA-i: Slay or Nay? - Royal College of Art, London, UK

                  QUINTESENTI - W1Curates Studios, London, UK

Sampler 87 - ArtBar, Royal College of Art, London UK

2021          Simulacrum - Gin House, Sofia, Bulgaria 

Bits of Personality Left Alive - Derida Centre, Sofia, BG 

2019          Stillness In Motion - Blue Honey Night Café, Cardiff, UK 

‘Animal Magic’, Truefest - Baskerville Hall, Hay-On-Wye, UK

2018             Rogue Venus - West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff, UK 

Open Thread (co-curated with Teddy Hunter) - Jacob's Market, Cardiff, UK

2017             Off Track - Jacob's Market, Cardiff, UK 

RESIDENCIES


2022          CURAD Cardiff, UK

2021           CURAD (online, Instagram)

2019          ALTERED EGO, Cardiff, UK 

tactileBOSCH, Cardiff, UK

Shift, (short) Cardiff, UK

ART DIRECTION, DESIGN & PUBLISHING


2024            illustrator, 'Passeggiate nel Mondo Invisibile', Vera Petrova (book), IT

social media manager, (instagram: @rca_contemporaryartpractice), London, UK

director, writer, photographer, editorDA-i: Slay or Nay?, Royal College of Art, UK

2023          editor in chief, Sampler 87 (publication), Royal College of Art, UK 

social media manager (instagram: @rcagraddip), London, UK

2022             illustrator, 'Разходки из невидимия свят', Vera Petrova (book) Kibea Publishing, BG

scenic artist, Cardiff Theatrical Services, Welsh National Opera, UK

2021.             art director, mural artist, Denis Diderot School, ProCredit Group, BG 

art director, LIVADI (organic produce shop), Sofia, BG

cover artist'Coffee In Cuckoo Land' Jamie McDonald & The Number Nein (album) BG

2020.           writer, illustrator, 'Огромна Лилава Ябълка' (limited edition, self-published) UK/BG 

guest workshop lead, (online workshop series); WCVA, Cardiff, UK
cover artistAMPHIBIOS MIX001, Rhodri Price, Monoke (online dj series) UK 
cover artist, identity designer; Saccharyn (EP, website) UK 

graphics & identity designer,  Truefest (festival) UK

2019             art director & chief specialist, sculpture commission for LittleBig Art, MOMA Wales, UK

art director, graphics & identity designer,  Truefest (festival) UK

stage designerSWN Fest (festival) University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK 

artist/designer/maker/photographer,  Daisy's Dressing Up Box, UK. 

2018.            illustrator, writerHazy Tale (self-published, limited edition zine) Cardiff, UK

cover illustratorThe Lotus Tribe (EP) Cardiff, UK
cover illustratorExcellent Skeleton (EP) Cardiff UK 
cover illustrator'Fresh Bits', Sock (album, vinyl) Bubblewrap Collective, Cardiff, UK

cover illustrator'bored', Sock (single) Bubblewrap Collective, Cardiff, UK

cover illustrator'wot2do', Sock (single) Bubblewrap Collective, Cardiff, UK

2017              illustrator'Basil', poem by Ellie Riddy in Are You Lost Yet? (online publication) UK

cover illustratorMagi Mojaxx (EP), Cardiff, UK

2016             illustrator, 'Завихряне', Vera Petrova; Colibri, Sofia, BG

cover illustrator, 'Lullaby For A Dying Star', Lecu (fka LaowaEP), Cardiff, UK

2011              illustrator, 'Вместо Книга', Vera Petrova; Gourmet Publishing, Sofia, BG

MEDIA & FEATURES

 

2023            Published: THE DODO (publication) Royal College of Art; London, UK

Feature: ACROSS & OVER (online publication) RCA Grad Dip x HSBC; London, UK

Feature: SAMPLER 87 (publication) Royal College of Art; London, UK

Feature: @rcagraddip (Instagram)

2021             Feature: @londonpaintclub (Instagram)

Feature: Art Hole 12 (publication); UK

2019             Feature:  Sketchbook Sessions 01 @swearingiscool (Instagram)

                       Mention: alt.cardiff (magazine/news website) ‘Under The Counter Culture immersive

art installation opens its doors’ by Maude Agombar, UK 

Feature: ‘Sara Christova’ by Alfie Reddy (interview / documentary short) YouTube; UK

2017             Feature: Bulgarian Illustration, ‘Рафаила Райкова, Розалина Буркова, Сара Христова’

by Milena Radeva, BG

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