b 1993, Bulgaria

Based in the UK

Co-founder of Revolv Collective

Lina Ivanova is an artist working with photography, moving image and installation. Having completed a BA in Photography from the University of Portsmouth (2015) and an Artist Residency at Ashford School (2016-2017), she is practicing as an artist and teacher in London. 

Influenced by native customs and histories, Lina's practice explores the dichotomy of culture within social, domestic and political structures. 


2017 - 2018                     School Direct (PGCE) Art & Design  Canterbury Christ Church University 

2012 - 2015                     BA (Hons) Photography  First Class Honours  University of Portsmouth 


June 2018                             Turner Contemporary Portfolio Prize

May 2017                               Nominated for Kent Creative Awards

Sept 2016 - June 2017      Artist in Residence – Ashford School, Kent 

June 2015                             Nominated for Aspex Platform Graduate Award

May 2015                              Strong Island Creative Graduates to Watch Award – Photography


Sept - Oct 2018               4UZHBINA Phoenix Brighton, Brighton Photo Fringe

July 2018                           Showcase, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

May 2018                           Portfolio, Turner Contemporary, Margate

September 2017               Night of the Museums, Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Transition

September 2017               Four Corners Gallery, London - Archive as Medium 

July 2017                            Simon Langton Girls' Grammar - Arts Fest 

June 2017                          Ashford School - St Kliment Ohridski

Dec 2016                           Unit 23, Park Mall, Ashford – Work In Progress

June 2016                         Number 28 Albert Road, Portsmouth – Bohemian Exhibition

Oct 2015                            Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth – Platform 2015 

July 2015                           Shoreditch Town Hall, London – Untitled Degree Show

May 2015                           University of Portsmouth, School of Art and Design – Graduation Show 

March 2015                       Southsea Orthodontic Practice, Portsmouth – Island City Art 

March 2014                       University of Portsmouth, School of Art and Design – The Body project

Dec 2013                            Honest Politician, Portsmouth – Clique Collective


February 2018                  Canterbury Christ Church University, BA Fine Art ‘Art World Survival Kit Sessions’

September 2018              Folkestone Darkroom Collective: Salt Photo Printing


Ashford School - http://www.ashfordschool.co.uk/News/Latest-News/award-winning-photographer-joins-our-team-102420

Strong Island - http://www.strong-island.co.uk/2015/06/05/strong-island-creative-graduates-to-watch-award-2015-photography-winner-lina-ivanova/

Creative Space CCI - http://creativespace.cci.port.ac.uk/2015/07/01/cci-students-announced-for-platform-graduate-award/

Frame and Reference - http://frameandreference.com/lina-ivanova-portsmouth/

Aspex Gallery, Platform 2015 Review - https://www.aspex.org.uk/news/posts/platform-review-by-kia-charalampous/

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