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 Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
2019
Direction: North – traveling group exhibition (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark)
2018
June
25 photographic books, Instituto Cervantes, Sofia, Bulgaria – group show
November
Bergeners, Fotografiens Hus, Oslo, Norway - solo show

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Collodion Chemigrams, Gallery SLAKT, Bergen, Norway
2013
“13+1”, ambrotype portrait 4X5, Gallery Rubber - Sofia, Bulgaria
2012
“Lensless Mind”, pinhole photographs, Gallery of Spish Artists, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
“Lensless Mind”, 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, Water Tower in Sofia, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
"Tid" - CYAN studio 20 years, Oslo, Norway
Book of Optics, Chapter One, Gallery OneTwo, Ootacamund (Ooty), India
Inferno Metal Festival, Rockefeller music hall, Oslo, Norway
2016
HEX, KHiB - MA Degree Show in Fine Art, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2015
FIELDWORK, 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, 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 Theatre 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”, Industrial 11 Gallery, 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 Mention 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
“Ratts 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 in Lausanne, Switzerland

PUBLICATION
Stoff Magazine #24, April 2018
SEITIES JURNAL {THEME:PORTRAIT} summer 2017
Darkadya tom 3, 2017
Shots Magazine No 135, Spring 2017
Lens Culture in Editor's Picks, Autumn 2014
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 (Tutor) Ruse Art Gallery part of festival of urban culture "I, 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
Project Support spring 2018 - Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfon
Project Support - visual arts 2018 - Arts Council Norway
Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists 2017 - Arts Council Norway
Program Mobility II, travel grant 2011 - National Culture Fund of Bulgaria

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

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