Hristina Tasheva (1976, BG/NL) graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2011) in Amsterdam and earned her Master Photography at AKV | St. Joost (2015), Breda, the Netherlands. Born in Bulgaria, she lives and works in the Netherlands. Her experience as an Eastern European migrant and her position as a citizen are a driving force in her work. As conceptual artist she uses mediums like photography, text, sound and performance. Her project “Imagine That The Migrant Was Not A Human Being” took place in the streets of Sao Paulo and some other European capitals. Her sound installation BIO ROB 20 18 was presented in Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam and it took part of the Helicotrema Festival in Italy. Her self-published books “The Woman with the Brown Hair or me and my informant” and “The Queen of the Animals and the Most Beautiful Gardens” were shortlisted for several dummy awards and shown in exhibitions in Ireland, Belgium, UK, USA, the Netherlands, Greece and Spain. Her last publication “In Belief is Power” was nominated for the Unseen Dummy Award (Amsterdam) and presented at Singapore International Photography Festival. The last October the book won the Full Contact 2018 Award at SCAN Tarragona Festival in Spain.
For a period of one year (2017/2018), her artistic development was kindly supported by Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists.