Konstanzza

ABOUT

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Konstantsa Nikolaeva Koleva was born in Haskovo, Bulgaria on the 19th of January 1994.

In 2013 she graduated from Bulgarian National High School of Fine Arts “Ilia Petrov” where she specialised in painting. Some of her achievements during her high school education include a logo design prize of the brand for mineral water “Devin”(2008), scholarships from “American Foundation for Bulgaria”(2012), a scholarship from Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, category “Painting”(2013).

In 2013 she began her Bachelor degree in Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University. During her studies, she participated with product designs at Spitalfields Christmas market (2014) as well as “Salone del Mobile” (2015) in Milan, Italy where she exhibited a magnetic window blind.

In 2017 Konstantsa continued to study at Goldsmiths University of London where she graduated the year after with a Masters degree in Design: Expanded Practice. Her course there included diverse types of design, curatorial work and social art projects and during her summer semester, she worked as a gallerist in Barcelona, Spain.

Her recent events include a participation in an exhibition called “works on paper” at The Brick lane gallery in Shoreditch, London in April 2021, a solo exhibition called “Cocktails and Art” at The Black Book bar in Soho, London which was held in September 2021 and a solo exhibition called “Cessation” Henson’s bar in Soho in June 2022.

While she’s been studying and since she graduated she works as an art teacher in two private art schools in London and runs projects with social centres with art sessions for people with special needs, a project funded by National Health Services of the United Kingdom.

She worked for the Visitor services department of “The British Museum” but her interests and ambitions are focused on Art teaching, Art therapy, Crafts and curatorial work. She recently graduated from a PGCE in Art and Design (Secondary) and is working as an Art, design and Photography teacher in a secondary school in west London. Her dream is to open a space which is an art school and a gallery and she believes she can run her own projects after gaining experience in her current jobs.

Konstantsa’s hobbies include travelling, photography and dancing and she believes challenging weaknesses and starting new activities improves her artistic sides.



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