Vitto Valentinov was born in 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he lives. He works in the field of installation and participatory art. Valentinov studied at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia (1997-1999), after which he graduated from the AKI Academy for Art & Design (1999-2004) and DAI – Dutch Art Institute (2004-2006) in Enschede, the Netherlands. In 2006 Valentinov returned to Bulgaria and specialized in film directing at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts (2007-2009). In his installation work, Valentinov creates designated areas for guided interactions. Visitors are invited to engage in experiments that often require minimal physical activity but total body and mind concentration. In his participatory projects, people follow short instructions and perform physical actions: one installation, one task, one gesture. By performing them, the visitors become part of collective creative events – artistic rituals.
Vitto Valentinov, Saying Doing, 2021
Interactive installation; steel, steel ropes, rope, rock, plywood, wood, paint, rubber, glass, fabric, metal cannonball;
photos by Mihail Novakov