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Boris Kostadinov is a curator and art critic - lives and works in an international context between Berlin, Vienna and Sofia.
He is the Director of SCOPE BLN, Berlin.
His projects are in the field of contemporary art - installation, photography, video & film, multimedia, painting, sculpture, public art, conceptual design, architecture, sound and interdisciplinary forms.
They explore the interaction of art with political and geopolitical realities, economics, social processes and theories: economy of art, art as a social or activist gesture, art as a political platform, gender art issues.
The second guideline of his work is art & technology. Such projects are defined by artistic practices that moderate relationships between elite science, future forecasts and social consciousness.
He has curated recent projects for: FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion – Plovdiv 2019 Eropean Capital of Culture; DNA Gallery, Berlin; National Art Gallery, Sofia; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Projektraum LS43, Berlin; Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna; Notgalerie, Vienna; Radiator Gallery, New York; IG Bildende Kunst Gallery, Vienna; bäckerstrasse4 Gallery, Vienna; Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna; Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna; LOOP Fair, Barcelona; Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia.
He served as Director for FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion and the International Videoart Festival, Videoarchaeology.
Kostadinov has authored many texts in catalogues and specialized publications.
Works.io and ICI have selected Boris Kostadinov for the 2015 Curatorial Residency in Budapest.read more »
Mature and Angry, an exhibition by Boris Kostadinov, collects viewpoints, theories, critical commentaries and analyses of various artists between the ages of 33 and 45.read more »
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »