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. 



EDUCATION

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

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


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

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


EXHIBITIONS

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


LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

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

September 2018              Folkestone Darkroom Collective: Salt Photo Printing


PUBLICATIONS

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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