Nia Pushkarova


I am an artist  from Bulgaria. I have graduated Fine arts in Reading University, UK in 1995 and ever since I work and live in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The main medium of my work is painting and video.

During the years I have got to the point of extending my practice as an artist into making artist run initiative for making a platform for communication through the arts. The festival I have made is called Water tower art fest. Over the years the festival has proved itself to be internationally respectable event despite its alternative, urban underground independent profile; it managed to withstand the binding forces and offers a platform for communication form artists to artists, people to people, on a freely based unbiased communication through arts.

I see myself as a mediator of the western culture and eastern in a way – dealing with art helps me situate myself better in the everyday life being in Bulgaria or elsewhere. In my travels I search for the hidden signs that reveal to me of different lives and truths. The artistic practice of mine has become fuller by having the different aspects of having to deal with art and life and its outcomes and reaching out to people.

The questions of feminine expression are an important one for me and I do explore it in my paintings and videos. Another topic of mine is the sharing – experience, ideas and memories so I do pay certain attention in my art to that too.

So in the recent years in my art I incorporated performance and life situation as a main inspiration to the work I am doing with different mediums- painting , photography and video as well as performance.