Boryana Rossa

VIVA! Art Action
August 28

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Boryana Rossa is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator. In 2004, together with the Russian artist and filmmaker Oleg Mavromatti, Rossa established ULTRAFUTURO, an art collective engaged with the social implications and issues of technology and science. In this context, she has shown at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies (FACT), Liverpool and the Society for Art and Technology (SAT), Montreal.

Rossa’s individual works, which engage strongly with feminist and gender issues, have been shown internationally at Kunstwerke and Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; Exit Art, NY; Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, Chicago; Rencontre internationale d’art performance (RIAP), Quebec; the Moscow Biennial For Contemporary Art, Moscow; the Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki; the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUMOK), Vienna.

Rossa completed her PhD on Post Cold-War Gender Performances in Film from the Department of Arts, at Rensselaer, Troy, NY and currently is an assistant professor in the department of Transmedia at Syracuse University, NY. Together with philosopher and activist Stanimir Panayotovand and Oleg Mavromatti, Rossa also co-directs Sofia Queer Forum.