dimitrina sevova, curator of
ich tier! (du mensch) at perla-mode
Graduated from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, and the MAS Curating at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts of the University of the Arts ZHdK, Zurich. Independent curator, theorist, author and artist based in Zurich, working across old and new media art practices and theory. Her approach as a curator is research-based and involves references across disciplines, with a focus on collectivity, language with its grammar and hidden hierarchies, on otherness, gender, sexuality, race and power relations. Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland, since 2002.
She has been instrumental in fostering the practices and debates around digital culture, gender, feminism and politics in Bulgaria as media artist and activist since the mid-1990s and as founder 1996 and curator until 1999 of the TED Gallery in Varna and as co-founder of the Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and member of the Art Today Association. She is also co-founder of code flow, a critical media art and theory collective www.code-flow.net, 2001.
Selected curatorial projects – 2009: “Queerscapes – The Flow of Dunes and the Green Shimmer of the Oasis on the Horizon” at Dadahaus/Cabaret Voltaire and Perla Mode, Zurich, Switzerland. 2007: “Aggression” at Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland. 2005: “Critique of Pure Image - Between Fake and Quotation” at Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; co-curated as part of code flow “Polyphony – Collaborative Practices, Part 2” at Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland. 1999-2001: “Communication Front”, international discursive project in the East-West context with more than 40 participants in each of the three editions, with theoretical seminars, production workshops and international exhibition.
Publications – 2007: “The Fake Book: Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation” with selected theoretical texts (online publication). 2004: “KonsequenZ”; 2002: “Communication Front – Crossing Points East-West”.