Boryana Rossa
Boryana Rossa

Boryana Rossa is an interdisciplinary artist and curator born in Sofia, 1972. She holds PhD and MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer University, Troy, NY and MFA in Mural painting from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia. Rossa is currently and Assistant professor in Transmedia at the Syracuse University, NY.  

Hert works are shown at venues such as Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art (MUMOK) Vienna; Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw;  1st Balkan Biennale, Thessaloniki; Kunstwerke and Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; The 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennial For Contemporary Art;  Sofia City Art Gallery;  Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia; Exit Art, NY, Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMCA), Sofia, 2018 Beijing Media Art Biennial, China; University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland; Coreana Museum, Seoul etc.  

In 2004 together with the Russian artist and film maker Oleg Mavromatti, Rossa establishes UTRAFUTURO–an international group of artists engaged with issues of technology, science and their social implications. Works by ULTRAFUTURO have been included in the Biennial for Electronic Art, Perth (BEAP) and shown at FACT, Liverpool; SAT, Montreal.    

Since 2012 Rossa has been a director of Sofia Queer Forum, together with the philosopher and activist Stanimir Panayotov.  

In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious 2014 NYFA Fellowship Award for Digital/Electronic Arts  together with Oleg Mavromatti. Her 2014 bio-art project “The Mirror or Faith”, she completed at Hangar, Barcelona was part of the Grid Spinoza program, funded by the European Commission.  

Rossa’s art has been written about in milestone books about art such as Global Feminisms, 2007; Gender Check, 2010; re.act.feminism, 2014; ZenD’Art 2010; Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960, Manchester University Press, 2018 and magazines such as Kunstforum International, Frieze etc.