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The Shimmer of a Possibility

Krasimira Butseva Solo Exhibition

June 22 – July 20, 2023 Opening: June 22, 6:30 PM Curator: Vasil Vladimirov

"The Shimmer of a Possibility" is an installation and reflection that combines text, sound, photography, and video, investigating memory, trauma, care, therapy, and mental health. In her solo exhibition, Krasimira Butseva employs autobiographical narratives alongside methodologies from her artistic practice, connecting them with various care tactics and drawing from psychotherapy practices and trauma studies.

The exhibition will feature a publication created in collaboration with the artists Judith Hamann and Luana Lojić. The printed matter is a discussion of methods of self-care, rituals from their creative practices, and ideas surrounding the sense of belonging. Together, the publication and a selection of the author's audio-visual reflections touch upon working with trauma, grounding exercises, understanding and remembering through the body in both personal and artistic context.


Krasimira Butseva is a visual artist and researcher based between Sofia and London. She employs video, photography, installation, sound, and text in her practice, exploring subjects such as political violence and traumatic memory. Krasimira is a lecturer in the BA Photography programme at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is one of the founders of Revolv Collective and a curator of the History in Between archive.

She has participated in solo and group exhibitions, including The Neighbours: Forms of Trauma (1945-1989) at the Sofia City Art Gallery and The Neighbours Studio, Sofia (2022), Are We Communists?, GARA, Sofia (2022), Frequencies of Trauma, Structura Gallery, Sofia (2022), Camera Obscura, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (2023), Needles in a Haystack, National Art Gallery, Sofia (2023), Orbits, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London (2022), History in Between, Sofia History Museum (2020), Photography & Sculpture, AMP Studios, London (2019), Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton (2018), Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao (2016), and others.

cover image: recognizing the landscape through my practice.

The exhibition is realised with the support of the National Culture Fund / One year-grant 2022


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