PAVEMENT FRAGMENTS by Albena Baeva
In the next few days, we will present the female artists that will create their art projects as a part of the last stage of “Sense of a City: an inclusive, safe and sustainable Plovdiv” project. However, we will just hint what they are planning to design. If you wish to learn more, to see the art interventions and meet with their authors 4 July 2019 in the neighborhoods of Proslav and Trakiya!
PAVEMENT FRAGMENTS by Albena Baeva are two sculptures that examine the visual, historical and cultural context of the different pavement types in the Plovdiv neighborhoods of Proslav and Trakiya. A small piece of pavement from each region has been photographed and then turned into a sculpture through the use of photogrammetry. A fragment of the asphalt pavement in Trakiya is on show in Proslav and, vice versa, a broken tile from Proslav is shown in Trakiya.
Albena Baeva has two MAs in Restoration (2008) and Digital Art (2010) from the National Academy of Art in Sofia where she specialized in art technology practices – 12th to the 21st century. In 2011, she was awarded the international Essl Art Award for contemporary art and received the Vienna Insurance Group Special Invitation. In her interactive installations for urban spaces, galleries, theatre, and dance she uses new technologies and creative programming. She is a co-founder of the Runabot project, a platform for interdisciplinary performances, studio for interactive design Reaktiv and the experimental lab Symbiomatter. Her works have been exhibited in museums for contemporary art like Essl (Austria, 2011), EMMA (Finland, 2013), Museum for contemporary art Vojvodina (Serbia, 2015), art galleries and festivals for video and performance in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.
PAVEMENT FRAGMENTS by Albena Baeva is part of the art interventions, curаted by The Fridge and realized as part of “Sense of a City: Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Plovdiv”, a project by the Bulgarian Fund for Women, implemented as a part of the program Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.