Future Unforgettable

Krassimir Terziev
  • Year 2019
  • Publisher Istanbul: Versus Art Project
  • Format 22/18 cm, 56 pages, hardcover
  • Contributors

    Text: Firat Arapoglu, Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva

    Translated by Tuana Pulak

    Font: Fire Sans



#088 Mirror Image Observation, Impakt Channel, online screening programme, 2021, curated by Jackie Tan


From Matter to Data: Ecology of Infrastructures, online screening programme, 'post', the MoMa online platform, curated by Inga Lāce and Lukas Brasiskis


"Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before" Screening Programme, Bilsart, Istanbul; curated by Fırat Arapoğlu


34th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel
Push, European Media Art Festival No 30, Osnabrueck
Extras, Bitplayers and Historical consultants, Film Museum Potsdam


Alternative Film/Video Festival 2016, Culture Center „Studentski grad“, Novi Beograd, Belgrade
European Media Art Festival 2016, Oensabruck


OVNI Festival (Objectif Vidéo Nice), programme by Argos Centre for Art & Media, Nice


The Cinema, Argos at Art Brussels


Vidéographies21, festival des images expérimentales et numériques, Liege


Rencontres Internationales Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Floating Spaces | Art Films Screenings Program, 
Teatro Paravento, Locarno; curated by la rada (Locarno), Andrea Cinel (Argos, Brussels), Mike Sperlinger (LUX , London)


Stories with Monuments, The Red House, Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, screening and disscussion with the authors
Videospritz. Transitland. Video arte dell'europa centro orientale 1989-2009, 
Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste
Catalogue: Transitland. Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009Interspace Media Art Center, Sofia


Conversation Pieces. CEPA Gallery, Buffallo, curators: Mariam Ghani, Sean Donaher
 - Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989 – 2009, The Red House Sofia, Sofia
Transitland. - Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989 – 2009,Transmediale, Berlin


CINE Y CASI CINE, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid, ES
10 YEARS VIDEO ART IN BULGARIA, Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, BG


2-nd International Filmfestival Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
28e Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen, Montpellier (C)
Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival, NYC
Visions Du Reel
, Nyon Documentary Film Festival, Nyon (C)
Politics of Space
, in On Difference #2, Württembergischer Kunsverein, Stuttgart; curators Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ
Telling Time
, Sophiensaele, Berlin; curator Thomas Frank
100 Dessus Dessous
, Cité des Sciences de Paris la Vilette, Paris
10th. Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia (C)
34th. Festival International Du Film De La Rochelle, La Rochelle, FR


BELLUARD BOLWERK International Festival, Fribourg, CH (C)
PLATEAUX Festival, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt/Main, DE 


IMPAKT Festival for experimental film, video and new media, Utrecht, NL


Video Positive ‘97 - Virtual revolutions - screening - Liverpool, UK



Schroedinger's Cat, (with Jelko Terziev), Plus 359 Gallery, Sofia


New World Order, Structure Gallery, Sofia; curated by Maria Vassileva

Top 84 Ways of Going Greener at Home, Gallery Gallery, Sofia; curated by Albena Baeva, Rene Beekman


Drift, Cultural Centre of Sofia University; curated by Kiril Vassilev
Future Unforgettable, Versus Art Project, Istanbul; curated by Firat Arapoglu


If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? (with Jelko Terziev), Plus 359 Gallery, Sofia
Images Staring at Images, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv; curated by Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva


Peripheral Light Air and Sun (with Daniel Kötter), Geothe-Institut Sofia
Ghost Descending a Staircase (with Daniel Kötter.), Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia; curated by Iara Boubnova


Transitional Newspaper, intervention in public space, project commissioned by Goethe-Institut Sofia
Some Gadgets see people, others - other gadgets, 09.04. - 29.04, 2016, Contemporary Space, Varna; curated by Maria Vassileva
The look objects give us looking back through us, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia; curated by Maria Vassileva


Between the Past That is About to Happen and the Future That has Already Been, The National Gallery, Sofia; curated by Iara Boubnova
Between the Past That is About to Happen and the Future That has Already Been, Dobrich Art Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria; curated by Evelina Handjieva


Off the Record, One Night Stand Gallery, Sofia


Cosmopolis, The Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia gallery, Sofia; curated by Iara Boubnova


Missing Scenes, Eibank Gallery, Sofia; curated by Svetlana Kuyumdjieva
Background Action, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; curated by Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ


Making Movies, Galeria Noua, Bucharest; curated by Aurora Kirali
Background Action, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia; curated by Maria Vassileva


Remote Resemblances, Goethe-Institut Sofia, Sofia


Excuse me, which City is this?, ICA-Sofia, Sofia; curated by Iara Boubnova


On the BG Track, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade; curated by Daniela Kostova
Fifty Fifty (with David D’Agostino), Irida Gallery, Sofia


Reality Pixels, Irida Gallery, Sofia


Everything seems alright, The Kitchen, New York


Multiple Shadows,  Ata Centre for Arts, Sofia
Shots In The Darkness (with Dimiter Grozdanov), De Fabriek Gallery - Eindhoven


Directed By…, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Let’s Dance. Clothes for Collective Life, XXL Gallery, Sofia


To Cook Reality (with Mathias Imdorf), Akrabov Gallery, Plovdiv
Spaghetti Pictures, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia


The Endless Puzzle, intervention, National Academy of Arts, Sofia


The Way of Living (with Rassim), The Ladder Gallery, National Gallery of Foreign Art, Sofia



Glass, Gas and Electricity, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv, 2021, curated by Vesselina Sarieva
Souvenirs from the Future, ICA-Sofia Gallery, Sofia


Shooting Ghosts. Online screening programme, Blink Video. Media Art Platform, 2020, curated by Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev
25 years and 5 themes later. ICA – Sofia Retrospective
, National Gallery/ The Palace, Sofia
after PASOLINI – visions of today, Center for Contemporary Art “The Ancient Bath”; curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Benjamin Fellmann
Keeping the Balance. Works from the Art Collection Telekom, Ludwig Museum Budapest; curated by Rainald Schumacher and Nathalie Hoyos
History Inbetween, Museum of Sofia; curated by Vessela Nojarova
From Matter to Data: Ecology of Infrastructures, online screening, 'post.moma.org', the MoMa online platform; curated by Inga Lāce and Lukas Brasiskis
2020 Do Not Link, online exhibition, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam; curated by Dirk Paesmans and Bob Bicknell-Knight
The world has not stopped spinning, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria; curated by Stefka Tsaneva
State of Normality, Structura Gallery; curated by Maria Vassileva


Listen to Us – Artistic Intelligence (Works from Art Collection Telekom), The City Art Gallery; SKLAD; Old Plovdiv Museum Houses / Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019; curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher. Coordinator is Dimitrina Petrova
#comment #fiction #document. Video art works from the Sofia City Art Gallery collection, Sofia City Art Gallery; curated by Daniela Radeva
Thank You Mr. Ruf. Exhibition in honor of Swiss collector and philanthropist Gaudenz B. Ruf, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia; curated by Vessela Nojarova
Izler/Traces, Galeri Mod, Istanbul; curated by Firat Arapoglu
Transitional Newspaper. Issue 6: Metropolitan, Largo, Sofia, Vision for Sofia Project; curated by Vladiya Michaylova
Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv; project by Open Arts Foundation, part of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019; curated by Vera Mlechevska; video programme curated by Krassimir Terziev and Vera Mlechevska
The Good of the Time, Goethe-Institut Sofia; curated by Anastasya Skvortsova
Objectively (in)correct, Espace PORT A gallery / Sofia Art Week; curated by Martina Stefanova


Infinity and the Image, Evin Art Gallery, Istanbul; curated by Osman Nuri İyem and Firat Arapoglu
Spider's Web, İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi; curated by Firat Arapoglu
Before the Past – After the Future, 6th Canakkale Biennial, Korfmann Library – Troia Foundation; curated by CABININ / Videoist
New Worlds: Art between Museum and Laboratory, Museum Villa Rot, Orsenhausen, DE; curated by Marco Hompes
Cosmodrum, One Monev Gallery, Sofia, curated by Ralitsa Konstantinova
Forms of Coexistence, Structura Gallery, Sofia; curated by Maria Vassileva


Let Them DrawII (Drawing and Withdrawing), Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv; curated by Pravdolyub Ivanov
Com ∩
ties – Thresholds / Seuils / Drempels, Argos Centre for Art & Media, Brussels; curated by Ive Stevenheydens & Maïté Vissault
A Theory of The Present, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul; curated by Irina Batkova
The Image is no Longer Available, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia; curated by Vessela Nojarova
Fourth Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Space, Varna
34th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival


Toyphilia and Toy Phobia, ICA-Sofia, Sofia; curated by Iara Boubnova
Curated by Iara Boubnova
Pies in the Skies, Argos Centre for Art & Media, Brussels
Social Contract, Izolyatsia, Kyiv; curated by Kateryna Filyuk
4th International Literary Festival, National Palace of Culture, Sofia
European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrueck
Let Them Draw. Group exhibition about drawing, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv; curated by Pravdolyub Ivanov


Focus Bulgaria | Vienna Contemporary, Vienna; curated by Vessela Nozharova, Iara Boubnova
Being Post-digital, One Design Week, UPA, Plovdiv; curated by Rene Beekman
South by Southeast, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong; curated by Anca Verona Mihuleţ and Patrick Flores
Si tu veux voir le monde, ferme tes yeux: part 1, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels
Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works from ARTEAST 2000+ Collection, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva, and Bojana Piškur
Mythologies, 3rd Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey
Art for Change 1985-2015, Sofia City Art Gallery; curated by Maria Vassileva


Prehod for Sale, ICA-Sofia; Curated by Iara Boubnova
The Romanian-Bulgarian Union. A retrospective, Salonul de Projecte, Anexa, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest; Curated by Vlad Nancă
Disconsent, Center for Contemporary Art “The Ancient Bath”, Plovdiv; Curated by Iara Boubnova
Know Thyself, ICA-Sofia Gallery, Sofia; Curated by Iara Boubnova


New Acquisitions in the Black Box. Argos Centre for Art & Media, Brussels
A Possible History. Bulgarian art through the Sofia City Gallery collection, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia


Scramble for the Past. Video Program, Walk-in Cinema, SALT Beyoğlu
Why Dushamp? From object to museum and back (125 years), Sofia Arsenal Museum of Contemporary Art, Sofia; curator: Maria Vassileva
Group Show, 0GMS Gallery, Sofia.


Unlimited – Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, Sofia
Spare Time. Utopias on the verge of the Commonness, 
National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia; curator: Boris Danailov
After the Flight, ICA-Sofia, Sofia; curator: Iara Boubnova
The Big Bang, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia; curator: Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva


Museum Souvenirs, ICA-Sofia, Sofia * 
The Big Wave, Varna City Art Gallery, Varna; curator: Maria Vassileva *
Beyond Credit. Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, Sanat Limanı, Antrepo, Istanbul; curators: Iara Boubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Maria Vassileva *
Territories of the (in)Human, Wuertembergischer Kunstverein - Stuttgart; 
curators: Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ *
Grenzenloss, Artpoint Gallery, Vienna; curator: Hedwig Saxenhuber
Breaking Walls - Building Networks, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; curators: Iara Boubnova, Lydia Chatziiakovou, Christos Savvidis, Thalea Stefanidou *
Wale und Aale, Ve.Sch, Vienna; curator: Lazar Lyutakov
Transitland. Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009, SPACE Gallery, Bratislava


Extras & Actors, Argos vzw Centre for Art and Media, Brussels *
Technics, ICA-Sofia Gallery, Sofia; curators: Iara Boubnova, Maria Vassileva *
Liquid Frontiers, Lille 3000, Lille; curator: Iara Boubnova *
Atlantis I. Hidden Histories – New Identities. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall; Curator: Emil Mirazchiev, co-curator: Jakob Racek


Zero Gravity, Contemporary Art Centre “Ancient Bath”, Plovdiv; curators: Bettina Steinbruegge, Vessela Nojarova
Transfert/ Lyon Septembre de la Photographie, IUFM/Confluences, Lyon *
Stay, Stay, Stay, Central Bath, Sofia
Primary Ingredients, Threshold artspace , Perth, UK; curator Iliyana Nedkova


Shortlist 07, Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia *
The Projection ProjectBudapest Episode, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest; curator Mark Kremer *
Reale Sensationen, HVB Kunstpalais, Munich, DE; curator Lóránd Hegyi
Something Common. Something Personal, Art Vienna, ICA-Sofia booth, Vienna
Searching for an Ideal Urbanity, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; curators: Fabrizio Galanti, Jean-Baptiste Joly
Kino wie noch nie, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; curators: Antje Ehmann, Harun Farocki *
Suitcase Illuminated #5. On Parallel Economy. P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana; Musee d'art Contemporain du Val de Marne, Paris; curators: Katia Anguelova, Alessandra Poggianti *
We Love Cinema, Hessel Museum of Art /Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; curator Ozkan Canguven
Odysseus in Search of Europe, Online project by Goethe-Institut Network
10 Years Video Art in Bulgaria, travelling exhibition, Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna; curator Adelina Popnedeleva


The Projection Project, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA); curators Mark Kremer, Edwin Carels, Dieter Roelstraete *
Wildes Kapital II, Kunsthaus Dresden; curators Cristiane Menicke, Torsten Birne, Sophie Goltz *
Kino wie noch nie, Generali Foundation, Vienna; curators: Antje Ehmann, Harun Farocki *
New Video New Europe, The Kitchen, NYC
Terziev, Serapionov, Suljevic, Beton Salon, MQ, Vienna


Play Sofia, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; curator Hedwig Saxenhuber *
Central. New Art form New Europe, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna *
New Video New Europe. A Survey of Eastern European Video, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Art, Grand Forks


New Video New Europe. A Survey of Eastern European Video, TATE Modern, London, UK; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, US
Impakt Festival for experimental film, video and new media, Utracht, NL
Extended Views – StadSchal, Maastricht, NL
CentralNew Art form New Europe, Galerie Hilger & Siemens Austria, Wien, At/ (C)
The Making of Balkan Wars, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopije, Mk (a project by Personal Cinema)(C).
New Video New Europe. A Survey of Eastern European Video, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (curator Hamza Walker)(C).
The Making of Balkan Wars, Media Art Lab, ARCO 04, Madrid, Es (a project by Personal Cinema Group)(C).


9TH. Cairo Biennial – The bulgarian participation in the Bienial, Ehnaton Art Center, Cairo, Egypt. (C)
Blood Lines & Connections, Contemporary Art Museum, Denver, USA; curator Sydney Payton
Video Art BG: Contemporary Video Art from Bulgaria, Klinikum Ludwifshafen e.g., Munich, DE; curator Svilen Stefanov
Forum of European Cultural Exchanges Thessaloniki 2003, Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, GR; curator Nina Vagic/Personal Cinema
Video Screening 04: Travelling Programme, Galerie Martin Janda Raum fuer Actueller Kunst, Vienna; VTO, London; Zero, Piacenza; Kurimanzutto, Mexico City; ICA, Sofia; curator of the bulgarian programme Yara Boubnova
The Last East-European Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Yu; curators Stevan Vukovic/Dragan Todorovic; curator Galina Dimitrova (C)
Import – Export: Contemporary Art from Bulgaria, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofa, BG; curator Maria Vassileva (C)


Kontext:Europe: Impuls von Balkans, Public Art Festival, Theater des Augenblicks, Vienna, At
European Perspectives – Insbruck Art Expo, At


Hold Your Breath, Artequil Gallery/off project, Monteral; curators Galina Lardeva/BLUNT


Translocation: Media Art from South Eastern Europe, Generali Foundation, Viena, At , Curator Iara Boubnova


Ars ex Natio: Made in Bulgaria, various locations, Plovdiv, curators Iara Boubnova & Maria Vassileva
Video Positive ‘97: Virtual revolutions, Liverpool, UK



Ways of World Making: conversation with Maria Vassileva, April 13 2020, Structura Gallery <http://structura.gallery/en/publications/krassimir-terziev/>

#stateofexception, Apr 7 2020, +359 Gallery, Art Project Depot, in partnership with KX – Critique & Humanism Publishing House, Sofia <https://plus359gallery.com/en/2020/04/29/krassimir-terziev/>

Krassimir Terziev in „Tommorow's Pavilion“ 2: conversation with Vessela Nojarova (in bulgarian only), April 6 2020, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia <https://credobonum.bg/krasimir-terziev-v-pavilion-na-utreshnia-den-2/>


Catalogue: Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv <https://issuu.com/open_arts/docs/notes_footnotes_spreads>

Ilker Cihan Biner. "Uzayin derinliklerine dogru", IstanbulArtNews, March 2019, Sayi 60

Evrim Altuğ. "Neyin var dünya? Boşlukta mısın?", Gazete Duvar, March 2019 <https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/yazarlar/2019/03/24/neyin-var-dunya-boslukta-misin/?fbclid=IwAR1-ir_T7QKDOi-gTI_hGGFl6ksO7Zfgm90CRlHj494SC7ASPV4ZQFYrwLc> [26.03.2019]

Nazlı Pektaş. "Çünkü şimdi fazlasıyla gerçek!", Unlimited Magazine, 28.03.2019 <https://www.unlimitedrag.com/single-post/Cunku-simdi-fazlasiyla-gercek>

Matt Hanson. "A futurist abroad: In space with Krassimir Terziev", Daily Sabah, Istanbul, April 04 2019 <https://www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2019/04/06/a-futurist-abroad-in-space-with-krassimir-terziev?fbclid=iwar1yvlngjayms4tweny5hracgemrrq-m6zbpcxlmikcditytpbceexmuvba> [04.04.2019]

Arapoğlu, Fırat. "Future unforgettable...", in: Krassimir Terziev. Future Unforgettable, Istanbul: Versus Art Project

Kuyumdzhieva, Svetlana. "Travelling Back to the Future", in: Krassimir Terziev. Future Unforgettable, Istanbul: Versus Art Project


"Images Staring at Images" by Krassimir Terziev at the Plovdiv gallery Sariev Contemporary, Bulgarian National Television - BNT2-Plovdiv - 10 April 2018 <link>

Krassimir Terziev opened an exhibition in gallery Sariev Contemporary in Plovdiv, Bulgarian National Radio - 11 April 2018 <link>

The Artist Who Makes Images Stare at Themselves, Artsy - 24 May 2018


Draganova, Viktoria. “Krassimir Terziev/Daniel Kötter – Ghost Descending the Staircase”, Springerin Hefte fuel Gegenwartskunst, 2/2017 

Houwen, Janna. Film and Video Intermediality: The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017

Genc, Kaya. "Sketches for a theory of the present in Dolapdere", Daily Sabah, Istanbul, June 09 2019 <https://www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2017/06/10/sketches-for-a-theory-of-the-present-in-dolapdere> [11.06.2017]

Vassilev, Kiril. "Contemporary Art is that what is missing in Square 500", interview, Kultura - Issue 7 (2887), Feb 24 2017

Popova, Diana. "Images of Urban Peripheries", Kultura. Portal for culture, art and society, March 11 2017

Mlechevska, Vera. "Ghost Descending the Staircase", Kultura Weekly, 7 (2887)

Tarabanova, Mila. "Peripheral Light", Fotoart Magazine, 5-6-7, 2017


Panayotov, Stanimir. “Exteriority Complex: Krassimir Terziev’s Outside”, Berfrois, 4 June 2016

Mlechevska, Vera. "Krassimir Terziev:The look objects give us looking back through us", Fotoart Magazine, 4, 2016


Boubnova, Iara. "Sic Tranzit Media Mundi", in: Krassimir Terziev: Between the Past Which is about to Happen and the Future Which has Already Been, Sofia: Iztok-zapad, 2015, 136 pages, hardcover, 16/70/100, ISBN: 978-619-152-726-7

Vladiya Mihaylova in conversation with Krassimir Terziev, "The Contradictory Economy of Images and Media", in: Krassimir Terziev: Between the Past Which is about to Happen and the Future Which has Already Been, Sofia: Iztok-zapad, 2015, 136 pages, hardcover, 16/70/100, ISBN: 978-619-152-726-7

Vassileva, Maria. "Between Here and There, Before and After". Kultura Weekly, 31 (2823), 18 Sept 2015

Catalogue:Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works from ARTEAST 2000+ Collection, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Schmidt, Henrike & Terziev, Krassimir. “‘Monument to the Time Elapsed’. Krassimir Terziev on digital Junk and data Storage, Total Immersion and Post-Internet Art”, Digital Icons , Issue 13. Digital Creativity in Times of Crisis: Bulgaria in the Global Context

Stoyanov, Samuil. “Between the Past and the Future“, Portal Kultura , 20.04.2015

Sutton, Kate. “Space Race”, ARTFORUM  online / diary, Feb 11, 2015


Vassileva, Maria. (ed) Art for Change 1985-2015, Sofia City Art Gallery


Catalogue: Sofia Contemporary, Edno, Sofia

The Bulgarian New Wave, Edno, Sofia

Radeva, Daniela. “To be a dweller of Cosmopolis”, LIK , November, BTA, Sofia

Popova, Diana. “Cosmic Idyll or Plot”, Portal Kultura , April, Comunitas, Sofia


Catalogue:Les Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Paris, Berlin, Madrid
Nojarova, Vessela, Maria Vassileva. interview. "About Duchamp and Us – Simultaneous Session", Blister Magazine, 03.2012


Catalogue: Unlimited, Mtel Awards for Contemporary Art in Bulgaria, Sofia

Catalogue: Spare Time. Utopias on the verge of the Commonness, National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia


Visual Seminar, issue: Museum Souvenirs, ICA-Sofia

Catalogue: The Big Wave, Varna City Art Gallery, Varna

Koyumdjieva, Svetlana. “Art in Space”, Kultura Weekly , #15 (2721)

Catalogue: Beyond Credit. Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, Sanat Limanı, Antrepo, Istanbul

Catalogue: Theritories of the In/Human, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart


Conah Duckworth, "That's Me in the Spotlight", Agenda (Brussel Deze Week), 24.09.2009, p6

Claude Lorrent, “Faire de la Figuration”, La Libre Belgique, 26.09.2009, p57

Catalogue: “Actors&Extras”, Argos vzw Centre for Art and Media, Brussels

Visual Seminar, issue “Technics”, ICA-Sofia, Sofia

Catalogue: “Liquid Frontiers”, Lille 3000, Lille

Mundell, Ian. Revenge of the extras. Exhibition puts the film extra centre stage, Flanders Today, 28. September 2009

Nathan Lee, Look Out Below, The Village Voice, August 18, 2009.

Rene Beekman, Getting Ruf, The Sofia Echo, Nov 27, 2009.


Radeva, Daniela. “Reality as a favorite victim. Interview with Krassimir Terzie, Kultura weekly, issue 23 (2506), 18.06.2008, Sofia


Joly, Jean-Baptiste. Ed. “Extra Work. Krassimir Terziev. Taking the figure of extra in cinema production as a metaphor.”, Merz&Solitude, Stuttgart

Genova, Irina. Tempus fugit / Time is Flying. On Contemporary Art and the Visual Image, Zevgma, Altera, Sofia

Bidoun magazine, Winter, Issue 13, New York

Catalog: Short List 07, Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art, Sofia

Romy Straßenburg“2007: A Space Odysseus”, Café Babel.com

Jähner, Harald. “Geküsst und weggetragen. Kino wie noch nie: in einer

Ausstellung der Akademie der Künste wird die Filmsprache seziert”,

Berliner Zeitung, May 1

Mayers, Antje. “Art-Guide: Sofia,” Spike Art Quarterly, Issue 11, February


Projectie. Technologie als Metafoor, MuHKA, Antwerpen, NAi Uitgevers, Rotterdam;

еd. Mark Kremer, Edwin Carels, Dieter Roelstraete

Kino wie noch nie. Generali Foundation, Walther Koenig Verlag, Cologne

Wildes Kapital, Kunsthaus Dresden, relations, Verlag für moderne Kunst

Nürnberg; ed. Cristiane Menicke, Torsten Birne, Sophie Goltz

Ditchev, Ivaylo. “Globale Statistenströme,” Lettre international, Issue 72

Popova, Diana. “The Battle for the Real,” Altera Magazine, Issue 2, February

Alexandrova, Petya. “Close Encounters with Cinema of the Third Type,” Altera

Magazine, Issue 2, February

Hitzemann, Christiane. “Bilder durch Bilder erklären,” Freitag, Issue 3, January 20.


Katrin Feßler, Anne. “Frischer Wind im Keller: Der alltägliche Wahnsinn,”

Der Standard, May 26.

Kostadinov, Boris. “Battles of Troy,” Intro Magazine, Issue 12

Catalog: “Play Sofia,” Springerin, Vienna

Catalog: DonumentaArs Danubiana, Regensbourg


Koissev, Alexander.. “An Eye For The Pale City,” Visual Seminar II, Sofia,

Revolver Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Popova, Diana. “A Forecast For Sofia,” Visual Seminar II, Sofia, Revolver Archiv

für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Kacunko, Slavko. Closed Circuit Videoinstallationen. Ein Leitfaden zur Geschichte und

Theorie der Medienkunst mit Bausteinen eines Künstlerlexikons, Logos-Verlag, Berlin

Catalog: Central. New Art from New Europe, Galerie Hilger, BA-KA Austria


Stefanov, Svilen/Popov, Chavdar, Between Traditions and Innovations. The

Bulgarian Art of the 90's, LIK, 2003

Gavulova, Lucia. “Upside-Down,” Umelec.

Contemporary Art and Culture Magazine, March

Catalog: 9th. Cairo Biennial, Ehnaton Art Center, Cairo

Catalog: The Last East-European Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

Catalog: Export-Import. Contemporary Art From Bulgaria, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofa


Catalog: Urban Cycles, Kornerhouse, Manchester

D’Agostino, David. “International News, Sofia,” Contemporary, March



Terziev, Krassimir. "Image De-formations in Computational Photography", CAS Sofia Working Paper Series, 11, 2019, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia <https://www.ceeol.com/search/journal-detail?id=659>

Boyadjiev, Luchezar, Terziev, Krassimir. "Documenta: Therapeutic Ideas", Portal Kultura, 28.12.2019 <http://kultura.bg/web/documenta-идеи-за-терапия/>

Terziev, Krassimir. "(SELF-)TRACKING SHOT. FILM AND VIDEO IN THE VISUAL ARTS IN BULGARIA", Open Art Files <https://openartfiles.bg/en/topics/1363-проследяващ-себе-си-кадър>

Terziev, Krassimir. "Olaf Nikolai: In the Woods There is a Bird", Artizanin Magazine 18, 03.2019


Terziev, Krassimir, Daniel Koetter. “Peripheral Light Air and Sun”. in: Gerdjikov, Georgi (ed) “The Excess”, Piron. Academic Electronic Arts and Culture Journal, 16, June 2018 <http://piron.culturecenter-su.org/krassimir-terziev-peripheral/> [02.08.2018]

Terziev, Krassimir. “The Author as Producer. The Machine as Author”. Kultura. Portal for Culture, Art and Society, 17.04.2018  <http://kultura.bg/web/avtorat-k/>, [10.08.2018]

Terziev, Krassimir. “Re-recomposition”. Kulture Newspaper, 8 (2932), 02.03.2018 <http://www.kultura.bg/bg/article/view/27061>, [10.08.2018]

Terziev, Krassimir. “The National Aroma Perfection”. Kultura. Portal  for Culture, Art and Society, 17.04.2018  <http://kultura.bg/web/the-national/>, [10.08.2018]


Terziev, Krassimir. “In a Hypothetical Balkan Country”. Kultura. Portal  for Culture, Art and Society, 04.12.2017  <http://kultura.bg/web/in-a-hypothetical/>, [10.08.2018]


Terziev, Krassimir. “A Message from Space in the Backyard”. In: Paskaleva, Bogdana (ed) “The Unhuman", Piron. Academic Electronic Arts and Culture Journal, 12, October 2016 <http://piron.culturecenter-su.org/category/broj-12-nechoveshkoto/>, [12.12.2016]

Beekman, Rene, Krassimir Terziev. “For the Secret Life of the Objects” (conversation). Culture. Portal for Culture, Art and Society, 10.05.2016 <http://kultura.bg/web/za-taynia- jivot-na-obektite/> [12.12.2016]


Terziev, Krassimir. “Self-tracking Shot”. In: Karaminova, Anna (ed) Zwanzig Yare Videokunst in Bulgarien, Berlin


Terziev, Krassimir. „Maneuvers of the Good Old Aura: The Artwork in the Culture of Convergence“. In: Ditchev, Ivaylo (ed) Cultural Shortcuts: Popular, Digital, Wonderful, National. Seminar_BG, special issue 2 <http://www.seminar- bg.eu/spisanie-seminar-bg/special-issue2.html>, [20.04.2013]


Terziev, Krassimir. Recomposition, Iztok-Zapad/ICA-Sofia, Sofia

Terziev, Krassimir. "La Photographie entre Continuité et Monument". In: Ditchev, Ivaylo and Gilles Rouet (eds.) La photographie, mythe global et usage local. Paris: L'Harmattan

Terziev, Krassimir. "Art and Phantasmagoria in the Culture of Convergence". In: Ditchev, Ivaylo and Yulia Rone (eds.) New Cultural Geometry: Networkers, Culture-poachers, Cyber-agitators, Sofia: East-west

Peripheral Light Air and Sun

Daniel Kötter, Krassimir Terziev
  • Year 2017
  • Publisher Goethe-Institut Sofia
  • Format 80 pp, 12/17 cm, Paperback
  • Contributors

    Photographs: Daniel Kötter, Krassimir Terziev

    Drawings: Krassimir Terziev

    Text: Daniel Kötter, Krassimir Terziev

    Proof reading: Lyubov Kostova

    Print: Accent 96, Sofia, 2017

Sic transit media mundi*

Iara Boubnova
  • excerpt from excerpt from the article by Iara Boubnova
  • published in: published in: Krassimir Terziev. Between the Past That is About to Happen and the Future That has Already Been
  • year of publication 2015
  • city Sofia
  • published by Iztok-Zapad Publishing

You don't really photograph the present, as the past is woven into it... Consequently, it makes seeing unforseen things more difficult.

Hito Steyerl. Politics of Post-Representation. In conversation with Marvin Jordan 1

Between the Past That is About to Happen and the Future That has Already Been

Krassimir Terziev
  • Year 2015
  • Publisher Iztok-Zapad Publishing
  • ISBN ISBN 978-619-152-726-7
  • Format 136 pages, hard cover, english/bulgarian
  • Contributors

    Authors: Iara Boubnova, Vladiya Mihaylova, Krassimir Terziev
    Translation Lyubov Kostova 


  • Year Sofia, 2012
  • 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

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; 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”



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



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)


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

  • Year Stuttgart, 2008
  • Publisher merz&solitude, Reihe Projektiv
  • 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.

A Gaze for the Pale City

eds. Diana Popova, Maria Vassileva, Kiril Prashkov
  • Year Sofia, 2004
  • Publisher Revolver
  • ISBN 3-86588-028-2
  • Format 23x16.5 cm, p. 104,
  • Contributors

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

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