Krasimira Butseva

Selected works


Krasimira Butseva is a visual artist, researcher, writer and educator based between London, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. In her creative and academic work, she explores political violence, traumatic memory, and the official and unofficial history of Eastern Europe. Krasimira employs video, photography, installation, sound and text, in the recontextualization of difficult and erased histories in relation to the communist regime. Her works are both part of gallery spaces and academic journals.

Krasimira is a senior lecturer at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is also an associate lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and the University for the Creative Arts Farnham. In 2022, she received the BAZA Award for Contemporary Art (YVAA), and in 2021 she was awarded an artist fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany. In 2022, her article “Vernacular Memorial Museums: Memory, Trauma and Healing in Post-communist Bulgaria” was published in the Museums & Social Issues Journal.

Krasimira is also a curator of the archive and programme of History in Between; alongside one of the cofounders of Revolv Collective, and a former editor of eep mag.