Raina Vlaskovska is born 1984, Sofia, Bulgaria, currently lives and works in Bergen, Norway.

netraina(at)gmail.com

Her photography background is based on classic black & white photographic processes and pinhole photography. Last four years her work has been completely dedicated to wet plate studio portraits.


EDUCATION

2014-2016

Master in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

2003-2007

Bachelor in Photography, National Academy for Theater and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

“13+1”, ambrotype portrait 4X5, Gallery Rubber - Sofia, Bulgaria

2012

“Lensless Mind”, pinhole photographs, Gallery of Spish Artists, SpišskáNová Ves, Slovakia

“LenslessMind”, pinhole photographs, University of Presov, Slovakia

“Lensless Mind”, pinhole photographs, Scientific Library in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

2011

“Lensless Mind”, pinhole photographs, Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia

“Lensless Mind”, pinhole photographs, International Meeting of Photography Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2010

Pinhole Photography,  The Water Tower in Sofia, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

HEX, KHiB - MA Degree Show in Fine Art, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

2015

FIELD WORK - In Hockney’s Footsteps, Gallery Rom8, Bergen, Norway

Photography day 2015, Preus museum, Horten, Norway - Honorable Winner

“Fieldwork Bodø”, Nordland Kultursenter, Bodø, Norway

“Passenger”, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

2014

“Lensless Mind” and “Русе през камера обскура”, pinhole photographs, Ruse Art Gallery, Ruse, Bulgaria

“Women's Pinhole Photography”, Gallery Gawra in Raciborz, Poland

2013

V Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography - OFFO 2013

2012

“20 photographers-20 years National Academy for Theater and Film Arts in Sofia”, International Meeting of Photography Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Exhibition of photographic albums, International Meeting of Photography Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2011

Women in photography “Photography and imagination”, International meetings of photography, Plovdiv

“Me, Monarch” - Exhibition of Self portraits taken through a Pinhole camera, Goa, India

Collaboration Exhibition Of Photograms, “Cognitive Dissonance”, Gallery Industrial 11, Sofia, Bulgaria

“Photographic Images”, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

“Canon Bulgaria - Picture of the year 2011”, National Art Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria

2010

Pinhole Exhibition, “Lux in Tenebris”, photo-house Ralica, Sofia, Bulgaria

Goa International Pinhole Photography Contest - Honorable Winner

2009

III Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography - OFFO 2009

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2009 - Honorable Winners

“Black& White Photography” in The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO - First place

2007

“Rats of the capital”, “Things No3”, Gallery Debut Sofia, Bulgaria

Pinhole Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibition “We Are All Photographers Now!”, Musee de l'Elysee inLausanne, Switzerland

PUBLICATION

Darkadya tom 3, 2017

Shots Magazine No 135, Spring 2017

Time in a can solarigraphy project, catalogue 2013

Shots Magazine No 113, Autumn 2011

BLOOD BECOMES WATER, September 2010

Lens Culture Exposure Awards, catalogue 2009

File Magazine January 2009 Light Leaks Issue 6, 7 and 14

JPG Magazine Issue 9 and Issue 11

A5 Magazine Issue 5

F-Stop Magazine

Blur Magazine Issue 10 and Issue 12

WORKSHOPS

June 2014 Pinhole workshop (teacher) Ruse Art Gallery part of festival of urban culture “Me, The City”

September 2013 PrintLab 7-9 / cyanotype and silk screen printing, Sofia, Bulgaria

April 2011 Pinhole presentation video for pinhole photography, Sofia, Bulgaria

GRANDS

Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists2017 - Arts Council Norway

Bulgarian National Fund “Culture” – “Mobility” travel grant 2011

MEMBER

FFF, Forbundet Frie Fotografer (Association for Fine Art Photographers Norway)

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