Empowering art through science

17-19 November

‘Symbiartic’ is an ambitious initiative aiming to bridge conceptual art and fundamental science. The main focus of the project will be to develop a cross-disciplinary platform providing insight into the recently founded global SciArt movement, which proclaims that both Art and Science are rooted in ‘an unquenchable thirst for understanding the nature of our existence’. ‘Symbiartic' will be seeking to initiate a movement of its own kind, with the ultimate goal of empowering local artists and scientists to contribute to the cause with relevant artwork to raise public awareness of the underfunding of science and art projects in Bulgaria.

Image credit: Ansell Cizic, “Artist and Artisans from the East End… The Wick and Beyond”

Valeriya N-Georg

An internationally acclaimed artist inspired by Neuroscience, Psychology and Consciousness Studies, who works with a range of media: drawing, printmaking, sculpture, digital and mixed media. N-Georg's very special monotype layered gel images explore the relationship between the physical dimensions of the human body and the metaphysical boundaries of the human spirit.

Image credit: Angel Petkov

Angel Petkov

A Bulgarian sculptor, who is devoted to creating interactive sculptures, combining multisensitivity, quirkiness and kinetics. His futuristic works use technical thought as a main source of inspiration for movement in three-dimensional space.

Julia Buntaine

A neuroscience-based visual artist, director of SciArt Center, and editor in chief of SciArt Magazine. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows in Amherst, New York City, Baltimore, Seattle, Madison, Princeton, London, Toronto, Knokke, and others. She also teaches, consults, curates, and frequently writes about art, and is currently an adjunct professor/Innovator-in-Residence at Rutgers University. Her "Territories" artwork presents a series of brainscape maps that blur the line between the known - the map - and the unknown - the territory. This series is in part inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' short story "On Exactitude in Science" and The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq.

Image credit: Assoc. Prof. George Miloshev and Assoc. Prof. Milena Georgieva

Assoc. Prof. George Miloshev and Assoc. Prof. Milena Georgieva

Well-established Bulgarian scientists, with contribution to numerous national and international scientific projects. Their artwork will showcase their success in establishing a method for the detection of different types of genotoxic stress. Together with Nevena Ivanova, PhD, specialist in biomedia aesthetics and philosophy of technology, they are the driving force behind Symbiomatter: experimental arts laboratory, a non-profit organisation for the promotion of bioart, open biotech and citizen science in Bulgaria.


Alexander Tasev

The art of Tasev is dedicated to the magic of glass, whose personification is the light. His sculptures, the result of playing different techniques, are not accidental. They are inspired by natural phenomena, interpreting the unity of spirit and matter in the human being and its place on Earth.

Rayna Taseva

Rayna Taseva works with experimental focus and is interested in environmental issues, particularly environmental pollution caused by plastics. By using recycled beer bottles to create a majority of her sculptures, she hopes to send the message about replacing plastics with glass in sculpture welding. Her artwork is inspired by continuous forms reminiscent of the underwater life and namely the ocean reefs.
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Nikolay Bozhilov

An innovative Bulgarian fashion designer who explores the sculptural functionality and the conceptual balance between nature and technology. All garments are produced in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Nikolay works with a small team to create original, timeless and flawlessly sewn pieces. Named "Young Designer of the Year" twice in 2010 and 2013, his ethical work and collections have been featured in numerous magazines and as well as Sofia Design Week, Sofia Fashion Week and Berlin Fashion Week. The inspiration for the INSECTIC collection comes from a close look at nature, the world of insects and the science of their study - entomology. The Capsule Collection examines the shapes, textures and colors of some of the smallest representatives of the animal world and reduces them to contemporary clothing for women.

Participation requirements

We welcome your contribution if you consider yourself an artist, sculptor, photographer, architect and if your work is inspired by scientific discovery or represents an artistic interpretation of scientific (natural) phenomena (biomimicry, astronomy etc.), or you are a scientist and you think your work can be presented in a visually attractive way. 

Contact us for more Information!


Rozaliya Tsikandelova
Sci-Art curator / Researcher at the Medical University of Sofia
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