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Between the Past That Is About To Happen and The Future That Has Already Been

Krassimir Terziev, Sofia

Krassimir Terziev was born in Dobritch in 1969. He received Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Sofia University (2012) and MA in Painting at National Academy of Arts, Sofia, where he is currently lecturing at the Digital Arts Program. He is a member of ICA - Sofia.

His solo exhibitions include: Between the Past that is About to Happen and the Future that has Already Been, National Art Gallery, Sofia / Dobritch Art Gallery (2015); Cosmopolis, ICA-Sofia, Sofia (2013); Background Action, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Sofia City Art Gallery (2008/2007); Making Movies, Galeria Noua (2007).

Some of the international exhibitions he took part in include: Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons. Works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Art for Change 1985 – 2015, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia; Mythologies, 3rd Mardin Biennial, Turkey (2015); Disconsent, Center for Contemporary Art “The Ancient Bath”, Plovdiv (2014); Rencontres Internationales, Cineteca of Madrid; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Scramble for the Past, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul; (2012); Beyond Credit. Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, Sanat Limanı, Antrepo, Istanbul (2010); Extras & Actors, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels (2009); The Projection Project, MuHKA, Antwerp;Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest (2006); Cinema like never before, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin (2006-07); New Video, New Europe, TATE Modern, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Renaissance Society, Chicago, The Kitchen, NY (2003-05).

He has received the M-Tel/Unlimited Award for Contemporary Art (2011) and Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art (2007).

Mobile: +359 887 011 575
Email: terziev.k@gmail.com
Website: http://www.terziev.info


Krassimir Terziev
Photo: Pete Purnell

Krassimir Terziev: Between The Past That Is About To Happen And The Future That Has Already Been


year of publication: 2015

published by Iztok-Zapad and Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art


volume: 136 pages

format: 24/17 сm

hard cover

bilingual: Bulgarian, English

editors: Lyubov Kostova, Kiril Prashkov

authors: Iara Boubnova, Vladiya Mihaylova, Krassimir Terziev;
translation: Lyubov Kostova;
proofreading: Filipinka Bondokova



This publication is a monograph of the artist Krassimir Terziev that represents in one body documentation of his work from 2002 to 2015. It contains a critical text by Iara Boubnova entitled “SIC TRANSIT MEDIA MUNDI”, interview by Vladiya Mihaylova with the author entitled “The Contradictory Economy of Images and Media”, as well as 80 pages with colour reproductions and documentation of a selection of artist projects and works across different media like painting, drawing, photography, video, performance, installations and objects. The title of the publication is borrowed from the title of his solo exhibitions at Art Gallery Dobrich in Dobrich and the National Art Gallery in Sofia.


The publication would not be possible without the generous support by Angel Angelov, Iara Boubnova, Kalina Dimitrova, Lyuben Kozarev, Ivan Moudov, Kiril Prashkov and the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia.


The premiere took place on 16th December at Sofia City Art Gallery. The publication was presented by Lyuben Kozarev (director of East-West Publishing), Luchezar Boyadjiev, Iara Boubnova, Vladiya Mihaylova and Krassimir Terziev.

The book is available on the book market in the country as well as in a number of online book stores.