Artist Talk - 22 January 2024 : Vera Hadzhiyska and Zula Rabikowska

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Monday 22 January 2024
Phoenix Art Space
Waterloo Place, Brighton

Talk starts at 6.30pm, doors open from 6pm. Join us in Phoenix’s Canvas Café before and after the talk for chat and catch-ups

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presented in partnership with Phoenix Art Space

Photo Fringe Danny Wilson Memorial Award Winners, Vera Hadzhiyska and Zula Rabikowska will talk to us about their respective practices and curatorial collaboration.

NothingbutaCurtain_Additional-4.jpg#asset:1583Ⓒ Zula Rabikowska

Zula Rabikowska is a Polish-born, London-based photographer and videographer making documentary work about migration, identity, and LGBTQI+ communities.

Ⓒ Zula Rabikowska

For her project Nothing But a Curtain, which premiered during Photo Fringe 2022, Zula spent a hundred days travelling on public transport through central and eastern Europe, documenting womanhood and gender identity with her Soviet-era analogue camera.

©Vera-Hadzhiyska-from-the-series-With-the-Name-of-a-Flower.png#asset:1585Ⓒ Vera Hadzhiyska

Vera Hadzhiyska is a Bulgarian multi-disciplinary artist, curator and Photography Lecturer based in Portsmouth. Her practice is informed by the study of migration, cultural and national identity, history and collective memory.

Since September 2018 Vera has been leading a Peer to Peer Feedback group providing a space where artists can share their work in progress, ideas and struggles with ongoing projects and receive honest feedback, help and support from fellow practitioners.

Ⓒ Vera Hadzhiyska

Her long-term project With the Name of a Flower explores the forced name-changes and repressions against the Muslim people in Bulgaria and work from the series has shown during two Photo Fringe exhibitions in 2020 and 2022 and also in our partnership project the In Between Gallery at Fabrica, Brighton.

In 2023 Vera received the Belfast Exposed Futures Curator Award to curate an exhibition of Zula’s Nothing But a Curtain at Belfast Exposed.

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