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).
2012Without Story, Hip-Hip Atelier Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012Absolut Blank Bulgaria, Fabrica 126, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2011 TabuScript, GEDOK Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany;
2010International Video Festival Bochum, Bochum, Germany;
2009Willkommen im Hotel Wirklichkeit, Jugendhotel, Halle, Germany;MODUL Music and Related Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria;Sofia Spionage, Platform 9 Gallery, Munich, Germany;
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Photo: Vasil Tanev
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.