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“The man is an animal to which only the unnecessary is necessary”  Jose Ortega y Gasset

More and more society is “driven by dreams of an error-free world, of 100 % efficiency, accuracy and predictability”(Lyotard) in technology as well as in human behavior. My works explore the vanishing niche of the imperfect, the error, the bug as an outcast category , but also as an invariable feature of the human nature. Through photography, video and installations I capture or sometimes intentionally evoke situations which try to disturb the established routine of man and reach to his body, space and self-awareness.

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1987, Iliyana Kancheva lives and works in Sofia. In 2010 she graduated in Stage Design(BA) and in 2014 in Digital Arts(MA) at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. Iliyana works in the field of theatre as well as photography, video and installation. In 2013 her experimental films were selected for “Videoholica” International Festival for Video Art, Varna, “FAÇADE” Video Art Festival, Plovdiv, both in Bulgaria, and “Videomedeja” Video Art Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia. At the Naoussa International Film Festival 2013, Greece, Iliyana was awarded with “People’s Choice SEE Talents Experimental Award” for the short film “Autofocus”. In 2014 she participated in “Turn on the city”Art Festival, Burgas, Bulgaria. In 2015 her film “Today’s Walk” was selected for EUROVIDEO Festival in Liège, Belgium, and was part of the official selection of the 5th International Digital Art Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria. November 2015 her first solo exhibition, “Image Don’t Cost a Thing”, opened at The Fridge Gallery in Sofia. At the JustMAD8 Art Fair, Madrid, February 2017, she won the “Art Residency Prize” at Arts Connection Foundation in Miami, USA, of the call “justTECH 2017”. In February 2019 she participated in the group exhibition “EX5” in Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid. In March 2019 her third solo exhibition, “Interviews from Miami: a dictionary”, opened at 0GMS Gallery, Sofia


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Iliyana Kancheva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria

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