Collecting accounts from victims, while recording the individual experience of an outsider and later an insider, forms a bridge between the past and the present.
Krasimira Butseva is Bulgarian-born visual artist and educator based in London, UK. She holds MA and BA degrees in Photography from the University of Portsmouth. She have exhibited my work in Sofia History Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria (2020), Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (2020), Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, UK (2020; 2019), EEP Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2019), Phoenix Brighton, BPF, Brighton, UK (2018), Fine Art Gallery Lovech, Lovech, Bulgaria (2018), Four Corners Gallery, London, UK (2017), Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (2016). In addition to being a visual artist, she is also an associate lecturer at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is also one of the co-founders of Revolv Collective – an organisation exploring alternative methods for teaching and creating photography and the co-editor of eep magazine – publication focusing on contemporary photography from Eastern Europe. In her creative practice she works primarily with photography, installation, moving image, performance and text. She is interested in exploring notions of personal and collective memory, official and unofficial history, human rights and social injustice, political violence and trauma. A prominent and central place in her work is occupied by the archive – often used as a vessel to commence a project or as the final result of a body of work.