Krasimira Butseva



MA Photography - University of Portsmouth - Distinction

BA (Hons) Photography - University of Portsmouth - First Class Degree 

2016 - 2017

2013 - 2016


May 2018 - Shortlisted for The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161

April 2018 - Shortlisted for ESSARTER Éditions: The Red Utopias book

March 2018 - MA Student Achievement Award 

May 2017 - Winner of the Ginnel Foto Fest Student Awards 

May 2017 - Santander Mobility Award

October 2016 - Selected for Brighton Photo Biennial Portfolio Reviews 

July 2016 - Shortlisted for Brighton Photo Fringe

June 2016 - Nominated for Aspex Platform Graduate Award 

June 2016 - BA (Hons) Visual Culture Award 

June 2016 - Ba (Hons) Student Achievement Award

May 2016 - APHE Photo Meet Bursary 

Selected exhibitions

2018 - Photograd OPEN, Photomonth - London Metropolitan University

2018 - Photo Scratch #19 - Hotel Elephant Workspace, London

2018 - Brighton Photo Fringe - Collective's Hubs, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

2018 - BLUNT: micro-exhibition - ACAVA Limehouse Open Studios, London

2018 - Not my art - 167 Place, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018 - Post memory - Lovech Fine Art gallery, Lovech, Bulgaria 

2018 - Temporary Home Residency - London, UK

2017 - Photography on a Postcard - Theprintspace, London, UK

2017 - Transition Exhibition  - Night of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv 2017 - PLOVEDIV Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2017 - Revolv Collective: Archives as Medium Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

2017 - Fragments Sticks Gallery, Gosport, UK

2017 - In Motion by Prototype - Societe General Express Bank, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017 - MA Photography Interim Exhibition - University of Portsmouth CCI Graduate Show, Portsmouth, UK

2017 - Ginnel Foto Fest Ipswich, UK

2017 - Photograd First Birthday Exhibition - University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK

2016 - Uncertain States / Emergence - Photomonth London 2016 - Mile End Art Pavilion, London, UK

2016 - King's Theatre Residency Exhibition - Portsmouth, UK

2016 - Pingyao International Photography Festival - Pingyao, China

2016 - Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 - Brighton, UK

2016 - Aspex Platform Graduate Award 2016 Exhibition - Portsmouth, UK

2016 - Verge Exhibition - Hoxton Arches, London, UK

2016 - Bohemian Exhibition - Number 28 Albert Road, Portsmouth, UK

2015 - Albert Road Trail - Budd's Herbal Apothecary, Portsmouth, UK


Print media

2018 - Becoming The Other by Æther, Stuttgart, Germany 

2018 - Wotisart? #16 magazine, England

2018 - Niglo zine issue 2, Strasbourg, France 

2018 - Lovech News Glas, Lovech, Bulgaria 

2018 - Incandescent zine issue 13, Oregon, USA

2017 - Transition exhibition catalogue, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2017 - Revolv Collective: Archives as Medium exhibition catalogue, London, UK

2017 - ФotoArt Magazine, Sofia, Bulgaria

Radio / Television

Bulgarian National Radio ‘‘Horizont’’ 

Bulgarian National Televison ''The Day Starts with Culture'' (English Translation

Bulgarian National Radio ‘’Hristo Botev’’

That’s Solent TV

Website publications


Sofia Press

24 chasa



Semi zine

Photoworks SHOWCASE

Calvert Journal: Winter Wonderland


NIGHT 2017

Photography on a Postcard exhibition 

Source Graduate Photography 2017

Creative Space CCI

Prototype SGEB

Fleur and Arbor Magazine

Creative Space CCI

Photograd First Birthday Exhibition Catalogue

Untitled Collective Online Photography Magazine Issue 2 

Capital Newspaper 

The Pupils Sphere 


Lovech News Glas

Calvert Journal

Photograd Spotlight Photobook

Uncertain States / emergence exhibition

Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN16 SOLO Shortlist Showcase

Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 Festival Guide

That's Solent TV

The Old Girls Club

Source Magazine Graduate Photography Online 2016

The News Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth News

University of Portsmouth Library

Lectures & Presentations


Artist talk, BA Photography, University of Brighton, December 10.

PIP Collaborative zine workshop, London College of Communication, The Art Academy, December 5.

Roots or Routes? workshop, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton Photo Fringe, October 27.

4UZHBINA: Artist Talk, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton Photo Fringe, October 20.

Photography as a collaborative action workshop, School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Photography graduates, University of Portsmouth, Menier Gallery, London, July 6.

Portfolio reviews, School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Photography graduates, University of Portsmouth, Menier Gallery, London, July 5. 

First Monday, Brighton Photo Fringe, Artist Talk, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, May 14.

Post Memory, session chair and panellist sponsored by Sofia Platform & Lovech City Council, Fine Art Gallery Lovech, Lovech, Bulgaria, March 13.

2016 - 2017

Alumni Symposium, School of Art and Design, Undergraduate and Postgraduate, University of Portsmouth, October 11.

Zine workshop, organiser and lead artist, Revolv Collective: Archives as Medium,Four Corners Film, London, September 8.

Portfolio reviews, School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Photography, University of Portsmouth, April 2, 2017.

Tutorials and critiques, School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Photography, University of Portsmouth, February 2, 2017.

Lecture and presentation, School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Photography, University of Portsmouth, Lecture on Social Media in a photographer’s career, November 16, 2016.


2018 - 2019 - LifeBoat Residency & Peer Mentoring Group by Artquest, London, UK

June 2018 - SPACE / LiveArtLocal Artist Residency, Fareham, UK

April 2018 - Temporary Home Artist Residency, London, UK 

July 2016 - King's Theatre Artist Residency, Portsmouth, UK 


A-n              London Independent Photography 

Live Art Local      

Instagram Takeovers

Metro Imaging




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