Dessislava Terzieva

Desislava Terzieva is a Bulgarian-American contemporary artist born in 1989 in Bulgaria, currently living between Detroit, Sofia and Mexico.She earned a BA in Political Science from Oakland University and an MA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021 where she won the Museum Purchase Award and her work was accessioned into the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum. Prior to attending Cranbrook, Terzieva became a prominent figure in the Detroit art scene, exhibiting in off-site locations, curating independent spaces, and executing interactive and immersive installations in the public sphere. In 2021, she founded FIDANA Foundation, a non-profit organization facilitating contemporary art and artistic interventions in public spaces based on pre-existing infrastructure. Terzieva has exhibited in the United States and internationally, including: Manifesta 14 in Pristina, Kosovo; Citronne Gallery in Athens, Greece; ART-O-RAMA in Marseille, France; KO-OP in Sofia, Bulgaria;  Swimmingpool in Sofia, Bulgaria; Punta Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria; College for Creative Studies - Center Galleries in Detroit, Michigan; Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Æther Haga in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Huron Art Space in San Francisco, California; Mönchskirche in Salzwedel, Germany; Guck mal Günther, Kunst in Lenzburg, Switzerland; International Biennale of Santorini in Santorini, Greece; Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has been awarded a residency at Hestia (Serbia), Bedsuy Art Residency (New York), Atelierhaus Hilmsen (Germany), and World of Co (Bulgaria).