Investigating politics, history and memory in her practice, Krasimira Butseva constructs narratives who aim to recount past events, trauma and justice, and human behaviour. Krasimira works with personal, found and archival imagery, text and video in the creation of multi-layered narratives which take form in installations and books. In her work Slices of Red she studied personal and collective memory of the everyday life under the Iron Curtain and created collages from a found family album.
Krasimira completed both of her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Photography at the University of Portsmouth with the highest grades in her class. She is a co-founder of Revolv Collective, as well as the exhibition organiser of London Independent Photography and is currently a part of the Lifeboat residency. She has been awarded the Santander Mobility Award, Ginnel Foto Fest Student Award and APHE Photo Meet Bursary, as well as shortlisted for The RPS International Photography Exhibition 161, Aspex Platform Graduate Award and Brighton Photo Fringe 2016. Her work has been shown in various spaces across London, Brighton, Portsmouth, Gosport, Ipswich, England; Sofia, Plovdiv, Lovech, Bulgaria; and Pingyao, China.