Traces AIR Antwerpen

Pepa Ivanova

Oct 2018 to Nov 2018
1984 °Bulgarije, woont en werkt in Gent

Pepa Ivanova is invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand, as part of the annual Résidence Croissée exchange project, together with French artist Elvia Teotski.

Very diverse and highly developed multi-sensorial multi-disciplinary artistic practice based on excellent knowledge of science, sound recording, digital design and processing, data visualisation. Intangible light, sun and sound are collected through field recording or various methods of data sharing are turned into different physical, visual or oral art forms. Each output has a poetic resonance and adapted technology and manifestation. Urban or rural interventions are at the core of this observational practice, filled with stories and soundscapes, wonderment and precision. Abstractions, knowledge and facts are transformed into experience. (Caroline Babcock, 2017)

Pepa Ivanova participated at the Higher Institute of Visual Arts (HISK), Ghent, 2016-17 and is currently a researcher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent. She participated in the following projects (a selection): Matter over Mater, Goethe Institute, Sofia, 2018; Sun Lullaby, De Singel, Antwerp, 2018; CAMP festival for visual music, Stuttgart, 2018; Composition for a garden - Green ghosts of city poetics, Stadsmuseum Hasselt, 2018; 6 Tunnels Project, Brussels, in collaboration with Lode Vranken and De Bouwerij, 2016-17