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Without Story

Vladislav Iliev, Sofia

Born 1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.



2010National Academy of Theatre and Film Art-Sofia, BA in Stage and Film Design

2005High School for Art and Applied Art, Sofia


Vladislav Iliev is a visual artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He works in the field of interactive design, new media installation, VJ-ing, video and short film. He also is founder of Phormatik visual studio (2009).



Solo Exhibitions

2012Without Story, Hip-Hip Atelier Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria



Group Exhibitions

2012Absolut Blank Bulgaria, Fabrica 126, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Alphapretation Bulgaria, Suspacious Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Live Performers Meeting, MACRO, Rome, Italy;
Festival for Contemporary Art - Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria;

2011  TabuScript, GEDOK Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany;
Beating Lines Festival, KRT, Krakow, Poland;
Vision'R Festival, Paris, France;
Digital Art Festival-Sofia, NHA Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2010International Video Festival Bochum, Bochum, Germany;
Broadcast Media Sculptures, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria;

2009Willkommen im Hotel Wirklichkeit, Jugendhotel, Halle, Germany;MODUL Music and Related Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria;Sofia Spionage, Platform 9 Gallery, Munich, Germany;








Mobile: +359 886 640 240

Email: vladzen@phormatik.org

Website: www.vladzen.com





Vladislav Iliev

Photo: Vasil Tanev

Without Story


Exploring and interpreting the definitions of the concept of taboo and its ambivalent nature (inspired by the initiation tattoos of the Maori tribe, New Zealand), Vladislav Iliev applied the method of direct projection on people's faces in the framework of the international exhibition TabuScript, presented in November/ December 2011 in GEDOK Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany.

The story of "Without Story" continues its development in a new episode, in a new space - Hip Hip Atelier, Sofia, Bulgaria, as the first solo exhibition of Vladislav Iliev (Vladzen).


In the unrestricted territory of the interactive installation, Vladzen interprets the idea of visualized  injection of symbols and signs, mysterious masks from the past and present, one interlacement between Substance (pictures, images and sounds) and Spirit (projection mapping).This approach generates one closed ambivalent space, in which you can find or lose a part of yourself, to transform your presence, to discover something new about you and the others, to become a hologram individual with characteristic data of existence.


Yana Varbanova