Home > Edition 2010 > Participants in The Old School residence – Gorna Lipnitsa

Foreign participants:


Joanna Buchowska –



Born in Poland. Since 1991 lives in Berlin, Germany.

From 2002 to 2004 she studied graphical design in the Institute for new media in Berlin. She graduated 1986 at the school of fine arts in Opole /Poland/.

During last year she had independent exhibitions in Finland, Vienna and Berlin.

Her art appearance started in 2002.

Internet website: www.buch-owska.de



Maia Stefana Oprea –



Born in 1987 in Romania. In 2009 she graduated in “Fine Arts” at the National University for Arts in Bucharest. One year earlier she got a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, Painting Major at the Savannah College of Art and Design, USA.

She has had individual exhibitions at the Romanian Culture Institute in England – London and Liverpool, Venice, Romania.

Internet website:





Renata Szur –

Visual arts and installations


Born in Hungary. After graduating in “Film History and Theory” she went to London in her early 20’s. A couple of years later she received a diploma in photography from the Camberwell College of arts in London.

She has lived in Hungary, Germany, England, Iceland, Italy and USA.

She works in the sphere of painting, installations, art experiments, essay artworks.

Internet website: www.renataszur.com



Bulgarian participants:


Maria Aleksieva –

Icon-painting and restoration


She works in the sphere of icon-painting and restoration.

In 2001 she graduated in “Icon-painting” at the Theological faculty at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo.

She has had a lot of individual and group exhibitions all over Bulgaria.

In 2001 she painted the walls of the church “St. Constantine and Elena” in Veliko Tarnovo.

Internet website: www.aleksieva.artists.de



Krasimira Dimitrova –




Lives in Veliko Tarnovo. Her creative interests are in history of art and religions, painting, theatre, cinema, philosophy.

Her art appearance started in 2003. She has had individual exhibitions in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Pomorie. She has also had exhibitions in Slovenia and Geneva, where she specialized in “History of art” at the Geneva University in 2005 – 2006.




Margarita Doseva –



Lives in Sofia. She graduated in Fine arts at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia in 2005.

She has had exhibitions in Bulgaria.

Her interests are in art – painting, graphics, photography, animation, decoration, architecture – interior, exterior; film and theatre art, fashion.

Internet website:  http://www.margarita-art.com/



Kalin Koichev –

Wood Sculpture



Lives in Gabrovo. He studied “Sculpture” at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo from 2005 to 2009.

His art appearance started in Sunny Beach; he has had exhibitions in Sofia, Plovdiv, Cherven Briag, Veliko Tarnovo. Last year he received an award for young author from the gallery “The red pony” in Plovdiv.



Martin Petrov –



Lives in Pavlikeni. He has graduated in “Iconography” at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo. He works in the sphere of painting, sculpture and wall-painting.

He says about himself: “I`m on an endless journey where I try to catch visions and ideas and visualize them in a different way”.

Internet website: www.martart.info



Plamen Stoev –



A painter and photographer. Lives in Sofia city. He was born in 1979 in Veliko Tarnovo, where his art career started. He also received diploma for college art education there.

He has participated in group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, and France.

He has had four individual exhibitions in Sofia and one in Veliko Tarnovo.

Internet website: www.pstoev.carbonmade.com




Local artists


Plamen Petrov –



Born in 1965, in Gorna Lipnitsa village. He has graduated painting and aesthetics in VTU “St. Cyril and St. Methodius”. He has been doing graphical design from 1986 until now. He has solo and group exhibitions in Pavlikeni, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Sofia. He is the president of Association for children exhibitions “Story come true” – Bojentsi. He is also leader of a painting school for children in Pavlikeni.



Gabriel Petrov –




Born in 1999 in Pavlikeni town. He is a participator in the Association for children exhibitions   “Story come true” – Bojentsi. He works with dry pastel, water color and paper (collages).

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