• Year 2012
  • city Sofia
  • Publisher East-West / ICA-Sofia
  • ISBN ISBN 9786191521319
  • Format Soft cover, 192 pp, 16.5/23 cm
  • Contributors

    Editors: Diana Popova, Kiril Prashkov

    English translation: Lyubov Kostova

    Graphic design: i.Space Media

    Image on the cover: Hermann Zschiegner, Untitled (Seascape VII), 2011, printed with the permission by the author.

    The book contains reproduced artworks by Hans Bernhardt and lizvlx (Ubermorgen), Pravdoliub Ivanov, Daniela Kostova, Guthrie Lonergan, Michael Mandiberg, Eva and Franco Mates (0100101110101101.org), Ivan Mudov, John Rafman, Kalin Serapionov, Herman Zhiegner.

Krassimir Terziev is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans a diversity of media, including video/film, photography, painting/drawing, and text, questioning the boundaries between reality and fiction, while exploring the manifold transitions and tensions between a globalized world, dominated by overwhelming multiplicity of symbolic imagery, and its material groundings in technological, physical and human ‘hardware’.

He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Sofia University (2012), where is lecturing since, and an MA degree in Painting from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia (1997), where he lectured from 2009 to 2016.

His work is part of the collections of Centre Pompidou/MNAM, Paris;  Arteast 2000+ Collection, Moderna Galerija  Ljubljana; Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia; Art Collection Telekom, Bonn; Kunstsammlung HypoVereinsbank, Munich; Gaudenz B. Ruf Collection, Zurich/Vienna; Vladimir Illiev Collection, Sofia; Art Project Depot, Sofia; Dana and Georgi Voynov Collection, Sofia/Bucharest; among others.

Born 1969 in Dobrich, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia. Member of the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia



Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Sofia University, Sofia


MA/Painting, National Academy of Fine Arts Sofia



grant by the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality for the School for Young Artists, Institut of Contemporary Art - Sofia


grant by Goethe-Institute Sofia for research and production (collaboration with Daniel Koetter)


unlimited, award for contemporary bulgarian art, special award


Gaudenz Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art, award for established artists *


Artist in Residence, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart


Fellowship, Visual Seminar, ICA-Sofia & CAS Sofia


Grant gy Daniel Langlois Foundation, Motreal, for the Programme M.A.P 2.0 by interSpace Media Art Center, Sofia


Grant by Visiting Arts, British Council for URBAN CYCLES II Project by interSpace and IDEA, Manchester
Artist in Residence, KulturKontakt Guest Studio Program, Vienna


Artist in Residence, Artslink Fellowship, New York
Artist in Residence, De Fabriek Gallery, Eindhoven, NL


Artist in Residence, Polar Circuit - Muu Artists Association, Tornio School of Media Arts, Tornio, Finland



School for Young Artists, Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia, programme leader (with Iara Boubnova and Luchezar Boyadjiev)


Digital Arts Master's Degree Programme, Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, lecturer, courses taught: Documentary Practices (theory & practice), Video Production (practice), Post-Media Perspective (theory)

Since 2012

Arts and Contemporary culture (20th–21st c.) Master's Degree Programme, Department of History and Theory of Culture, Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”



Phantom, Phantasm, Matter, Virtuality, Jan 25, 2023, Vasska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, curated by Galina Dekova, lecture in the frames of Conversation on Sculpture series, initiated by Sofia City Art Gallery and Sculpture Depot


Krassimir Terziev. (Self) Tracking Shot. Premiere of the catalogue, Oct 28, 2022, Structura Gallery, Sofia. Catalogue presentation: with the participation of the author, Maria Vassileva, Dimitar Bojkov and Hristo Stankushev.


Parallax Views: Artist Perspective on Space Exploration and Research, Jan 14, 2020, 16 - 18 pm, Institute of Material Physics, European Space Agency, Cologne; curated by Thomas Voigtmann, Olfa Lopez
Physical Poetics 4. Micro Gravities, Feb 19, 2020, ecole du recherche graphique, Brussels; curated by Alexander Schellow, Elke de Rijcke


Talk on 'Future Unforgettable', Beral Madra, Firat Arapoglu, Krassimir Terziev, Sinan Eren Erk, Versus Art Project, Istanbul


The Contradictory Economy between Images and Media, Nov 12, 3pm — 6pm, lecture at İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi (İKÜ)
Extras and Extraterrestrials, Talk between Firat Arapoglu and Krassimir Terziev, Bilsart, Istanbul


Extras, bit players, and historical consultants in media history, Film University Babelsberg, KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam


The Inhuman, Annual Conference of the Cultural Centre of Sofia University, Aprilci, Bulgaria


The Future and the Imagination, Annual Conference of the Cultural Centre of Sofia University, Aprilci, Bulgaria


Image and Contemporaneity, international conference dedicated to Hans Belting, Goethe- Institut Sofia

In the dusk of Post-media, lecture in the Artists talking on Arts cycle, Open Arts Foundation, Vivacom Art Hall. video documentation: (part I); (partII)
Copyright and New Media, Geothe-Institut Sofia / French Cultural Institute Bulgaria / Cultural Centre of Sofia University, Sheraton, Sofia


Photography: Global Myths, Local Dimensions, Internation Conference, French Cultural Institute in Bulgaria, Sofia University, Sofia

Neighbourhood X.0, Panel discussion, October 18th, with: Genco Gülan, Jenny Marketou, Ilias Marmaras, Krassimir Terziev. Moderation: Andreas Treske, Goethe-Institut Ankara


Spare Time: Utopias on the Verge of Commonness, workshop, Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga



Marina Genova / Cagri Saray: Revisions, Sep 15 - Oct 30, 2021, ICA-Sofia Gallery, curated by Krassimir Terziev

Moving Images Moving Bodies, Aug 23 – 29, 2021, Credo Bonum Gallery, Bobina Space, ICA-Sofia, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, Kalin Serapionov und Krassimir Terziev, project by Goethe-Institut Bulgarien in collaboration with ICA-Sofia

Nikos Haralambidis: The Two Chairs Project, Jun 30, 2021 – Aug 15, 2021, ICA-Sofia Gallery, curated by Pravdoliub Ivanov and Krassimir Terziev

Alexander Schellow / Kalin Serapionov: Reconstructing Life, Apr 28, 2021 - Jun 5, 2021, ICA-Sofia Gallery, curated by Krassimir Terziev

Antoni Rayzhekov: The Evasive Choir, ICA-Sofia Gallery, 2021, curated by Kalin Serapionov and Krassimir Terziev

Mitch Brezounek: How to Become the Best Artist in the World, ICA-Sofia Gallery, 2021, curated by Pravdoliub Ivanov and Krassimir Terziev


Shooting Ghosts. Online screening programme, Blink Video. Media Art Platform, 2020, curated by Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev


Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv; project by Open Arts Foundation, part of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019; film programme curated by Krassimir Terziev and Vera Mlechevska

2008 - 2011 XFILM Lectures, lectures and screenings on experimental film (with Rene Beekman)

2005 XFILM festival for experimental film, video and new media (with Rene Beekman)

2003 M.A.P.:case.study.02 – Media Art Mini Festival

2001 VIDEO ART PROGRAMME in Sofia Music Film Fest 2001, Sofia (with Rene Beekman)

1999 PROJECT END - International Media Art Forum, Sofia, BG - (CD-Rom)


Battles of Troy, a Movie and Remote Resemblances – a Gaze Into the Collective Imaginative Space of Cinema and Examination of Its Material Make-Up

Hedwig Saxenhuber
  • in: Extra Work: Taking the Figure of the Extra in Cinema as a Metaphor
  • published by merz&solitude
  • city Stuttgart
  • year of publication 2008

Precarity Now

Iris Dressler
  • in: Extra Work: Taking the Figure of the Extra in Cinema as a Metaphor
  • published by merz&solitude
  • city Stuttgart
  • year of publication 2008

Extras Backstage

Alexander Kiossev
  • in: Visual Seminar 2. An Eye for the Pale City
  • published by Revolver
  • city Sofia, Frankfurt/Main
  • year of publication 2004

Extra Work: Taking the Figure of the Extra in Cinema as a Metaphor

  • Year 2008
  • city Stuttgart
  • Publisher merz&solitude
  • ISBN 978-3-937158-35-8
  • Format paperback, 21 x 23,5 cm, 86 pages, English/Bulgarian
  • Contributors

    Edited by Jean-Baptiste Joly. Authors: Iara Boubnova, Ivaylo Ditchev, Jean-Baptiste Joly, Alexander Kiossev, Hedwig Saxenburger.

    Available online at buchhandel.de, or from Akademie Solitude, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Global Flows of Extras

Ivaylo Ditchev
  • in: Lettre International, #72
  • city Berlin
  • year of publication Frühjahr 2006

A Gaze for the Pale City

  • Year 2004
  • city Sofia
  • Publisher Revolver
  • ISBN 3-86588-028-2
  • Format 23x16.5 cm, pp 104
  • Contributors

    Introduction by Iara Boubnova. Essays by Alexander Kiossev, Dianna Popova, Luchezar Bojadjiev.

Works 1996-1998

  • Year 1997
  • city Sofia
  • Publisher Soros Centre for the Arts - Sofia
  • Format 30x21 cm, soft cover, 16 pages
  • Contributors

    Introduction by Svilen Stefanov

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