Daniela Kostova (b.1974 in Sofia) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, performance, photography and installation. Her work addresses issues of geography and cultural representation, the production and crossing of socio-cultural borders, and the uneasy process of translation and communication.
Daniela exhibits internationally in places such as: Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria and Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi, India (2011), Antakya Biennale, Turkey and New Saxon Art Association, Dresden, Germany (2010), The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow, Russia (2009), KK Projects, New Orleans, LA (2009), Estacion Indianilla Museum, Mexico (2008), MAN Museum, Nuoro, Italy (2007), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2005), Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva (2004), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2004), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2003), and others.
Daniela was Director and Curator of Irida Art Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria (2000-03). In the 2000 she received the International Art Award Onufri in Tirana, Albania. In the 2002 she was an ArtsLink Residency fellow at the CIA, Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003 she was granted with a Graduate Fellowship from the RPI, Rensselaer, NY where she later taught Intermediate Digital Imaging. In addition, Daniela curated the BioArt Initiative--art & science project of the Arts Department and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at RPI. In 2011 together with Stanislava Georgieva she started Bulgariana Artists in America (BAA), a growing organization in the territory of the U.S. Daniela currently lives in NYC and works as Exhibition Director of BAA and Director of Curatorial Projects at Radiator Gallery. She is also a board member of CEC Artslink http://www.cecartslink.org