10 - 30 September 2020 - Antonia Dimitrova solo exhibition Curator: Stela Kamenova
The first solo exhibition of artwork by Antonia Dimitrova, titled “WHICH WAY? THIS WAY?”, begins with questions, inviting the viewer on а journey of exploring new ideas, possibilities and realities.
The presented works begin their journey in 2018, while Antonia is in-residence with World of Co (an international artist residency based in Sofia) and they find their way to being developed into this exhibition, specifically for the gallery at KO-OP. With these artworks, the artist points viewers towards the need for nurturing curiosity and the imagination, for re-imagining what realities we co-create and how we define them.
The exhibition includes a series of drypoint monoprints and an interactive work that invites visitors to take part in the creative process. In this way, the already-created images begin to take on a life of their own in the space, allowing for new individual meanings and interpretations to emerge.
Antonia Dimitrova is a Bulgarian-American interdisciplinary artist who lives and works between Sofia and Miami.
In her projects, Antonia explores what it means to live life to the fullest in the tension of being present to what is, while on the way to something unknown. She creates drawings, monotypes and monoprints that map her process of layering images, words, memories and movement to uncover new layers of meaning. Antonia is passionate about building connections between Bulgarian and American artists and creating spaces that nurture rhythms of personal and collective renewal through artistic practice.
She holds a B.A. in Printmaking and Art History from Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, a certificate in Intermodal Expressive Arts from the Expressive Arts Florida Institute in Sarasota, Florida and is completing an M.A. in Arts and Conflict Transformation at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.
Her work is part of the Wheaton College Permanent Collection as well as private collections in Bulgaria, Spain, Argentina and the United States.