Vera Hadzhiyska is a Bulgarian multidisciplinary artist and curator based in England. Her practice is informed by the study of migration, cultural and national identity, history and collective memory. Through photography, audio and video installations Vera explores past and present historical and political events in Bulgaria.
Vera has an MA and a BA degree in Photography from the University of Portsmouth. She has exhibited internationally in Bulgaria, Greece and the United Kingdom. Her work has been published in The Calvert Journal, Post Pravda Magazine, AND Then There Was, BalkanStories and Bulgarian Photography Now among others. She was selected by Photograd as one of the 10 highly commended MA graduates of 2019.
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.
Aspex Emergency 2020 (postponed to 2021)
Circulation(s) Festival 2020, 104 Centquatre, Paris, France - open now until 9th August 2020
With the Name of a Flower, MA Photography graduate solo exhibition, Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, London, UK
With the Name of a Flower, Solo exhibition part of the curated programme of the NIGHT/Plovdiv 2019 festival, Stambolyan House, Old Town, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
HOME exhibition by Shutter Hub in support of homeless charities across the UK, Gallery at Home, Wales
Then There Was Us group exhibition, Public Source, Manchester, UK
March!: An Exhibition Celebrating Women’s History Month, Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford, UK
"Thresholds", group exhibition, Gonzo Unit, Thessaloniki, Greece
"Transition", group photography exhibition part of NIGHT/Plovdiv festival, PLOVEDIV Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Revolv Collective: Archive as Medium, group exhibition, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK
Menier Gallery, London, UK 'Transient' exhibition, showcasing 'Kingdom of Chamla'
"Transient", group exhibition, showcasing"Kingdom of Chamla" project, University Of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
"Heat Signature", solo exhibition part of Month of Photography 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria
"Selected", group exhibition part of Third International Photo Salon 2016, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
"A Photographic Exploration of Human Territories", group exhibition with the project "With Love", Portsmouth, UK
"Inner Worlds", solo exhibition part of Month of Photography 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria
"Inner Worlds", solo exhibition part of Albert Road Art Trail, University of Portsmouth Fine Art exhibition, Portsmouth, UK
"Psychogeography and Portrait Photography", a collaborative photographic exhibition with Robbie Spotswood, showcasing projects 'Inner Worlds' and 'Reflection', Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, UK
"The Detska Kitka Choir through the Eyes of a Singer", a debut solo photographic exhibition dedicated to the Detska Kitka choir, showcasing a collection of photographs from 2006 to 2014, Balabanov House, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
With the Name of a Flower travelling exhibition
Revolv Collective: Archives as Medium exhibition
Loupe Magazine interview with Luke Das about "With the Name of a Flower"
Stay at Home Photography visual conversation with Kelli Pennington
AND Then There Was Us publication (in print)
Month of Photography 2015 catalogue (in print)