Krassimir Terziev (b. 1969) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher whose work spans a diversity of media, including video/film, photography, painting/drawing, and text, questioning the boundaries between reality and fiction, while exploring the manifold transitions and tensions between a globalized world, dominated by overwhelming multiplicity of symbolic imagery, and its material groundings in technological, physical and human ‘hardware’.
He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Sofia University (2012, where he is lecturing since) and an MA degree in Painting from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia (1997).
His work was shown internationally at museums, festivals and galleries, such as: Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), Antwerp; Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok); Generali Foundation, Vienna, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; TATE Modern, London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia; Moderna Galerija Ljubljana; The National Gallery, Sofia; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Argos Centre for Art & Media, Brussels; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia; 3rd Mardin Biennial, Turkey; Cineteca of Madrid; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Renaissance Society, Chicago, The Kitchen, New York, Kunsthalle Vienna; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid; Nyon Documentary Film Festival, Nyon; Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia; IMPAKT Festival for experimental film, video and new media, Utrecht.
Among his recent solo exhibitions are: New World Order, Structure Gallery, Sofia (2020) curated by Maria Vassileva; Future Unforgettable, Versus Art Project, Istanbul (2019) curated by Firat Arapoglu; Between the Past That is About to Happen and the Future That has Already Been, The National Gallery, Sofia (2015) curated by Iara Boubnova.
Besides his artistic work, he is the author of the book Re-composition. Author, Media and Artwork in the Age of Digital Reproduction (2012, “East-West” & ICA-Sofia).
He has been an artist in residence at KulturKontakt, Vienna, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Visual Seminar, ICA-Sofia & Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia, Artslink, New York.
In 2011 he received the Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art Unlimited, and in 2007 - Gaudenz Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art.
Terziev was a founder of the interSpace Media Art Centre and participated in its activities from 1998 to 2004. He is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia since 2007.
His work is part of the public collections of Centre Pompidou/MNAM, Paris; Arteast 2000+ Collection, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana; Art Collection Telekom, Bonn; Sofia City Art Gallery; Kunstsammlung Hypovereinsbank, Munich; among others.