Sofia Queer Forum 2017
International Video Competition “Red Love”
Jury Members:
Slavcho Dimitrov (Macedonia)
Slavcho Dimitrov (1984, Macedonia) holds a diploma in General and Comparative Literature at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius and holds MA in Gender Studies and Philosophy at the Euro-Balkan Institute, Skopje. He had his second M.Phil in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies Programme at the University of Cambridge. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of Media and Communications - SINGIDUNUM, at the department for Trans-Disciplinary Studies of Contemporary Arts and Media. He’s been teaching several courses at the non-formal School on Gender and Politics at the Euro-Balkan Institute. He’s been working as a teaching assistant at the postgraduate Gender Studies and Cultural Studies departments at the Institute Euro-Balkan, Skopje and at the Faculty of Media and Communications - SINGIDUNUM, Belgrade, Serbia. In the last several years he has coordinated several projects on human rights and non-discrimination of minority communities in Macedonia. At the moment he is programme coordinator of the Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities. He has been academic coordinator of many summer schools organized by the Euro-Balkan Institute, and has conducted many researches, and curated several exhibitions in Skopje. Slavcho is also one of the founders and academic coordinators of the Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures and Politics. He is also one of the founders of the IPAK.Center (Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities).
Daniela Radeva (Bulgaria)
Daniela Radeva (1977) graduate in Art Theory from the National Art Academy in Sofia in 2003. Since 2004 she is working at the Sofia City Art Gallery, and since 2012 is the curator of the Contemporary Art and Photography fund. In 2009 she received the Selected Literature for Writers in Art Award of the Institute of Contemporary Arts – Sofia. She curates exhibitions, among which: Art Start: Young Artists We Follow 2017, Credo Bonum Gallery and Goethe Institute, Sofia, together with Vesela Nozharova and Stefka Tsaneva; Between the Labels, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2016; Do You Understand Me? I do, the fridge, Sofia, 2015, with Ivana Nencheva; What Do You See?, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2015, with Maria Vassileva. Since 2014 she is publishing in the Portal Kultura. She is also collaborating with the Bureau Artrecord platform and the radio show Moleskin.
Andrey Parshikov (Russia)
Andrey Parshikov (1985, Podolsk, Moscow region) is a curator and art-critic, head of the Research Department at Manege Moscow Museum Union. He has made numerous (around 30) exhibitions in Russia, US and Europe, including Making Our Stay in the City Visible and Invisible (works from the collection of GAZPROMBANK,, NCCA, Moscow, 2015), A Rose Has Teeth in a Mouth of a Beast (APALAZZO Gallery, Brescia, 2015), Underneath the Street, the Beach (Fondazione Sandretto Re-Rebaudengo, Turin, 2015), We Have Nothing that is Ours Except Time (Central Park, Vienna), I Remember It Differently from You (MUZEON park of Arts, Moscow, 2013), Great Repression (White Box Gallery, New York, and SB gallery, Paris, 2008), Ultra-New Materiality (MMOMA, Moscow, 2009). He has been a teacher in British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow School of Gender Studies, Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Russian State University for the Humanities. His texts were published in Springerin Magazine, Manifesta Journal, Moscow Art Magazine, Art Chronicles Magazine, He made residencies in Fondazione Sandretto Re-Rebaudengo in Turin. In Vienna, he studied in the class of Maria Lind and Juan A. Gaitan in Salzburg Academy. The curatorial career of Parshikov began from the keen interest in the systems of creative industries and relations within them (Ultra-New Materiality project). Now, for a few years already, he has been involved in the issues of non-materialistic knowledge and the options of its re-appropriation in right-wing discourse. This was the topic of the large exhibition in an ancient castle in Italy — A Rose Has Teeth in a Mouth of a Beast. Within investigation of everything magic and weird in art he also distinguishes the queer theory issue as the last bulwark of the system as it is (capitalist, androcentric, religious) and post-internet practices which the curator directly relates to sealed knowledge, for “telepathy is just the well-developed peer-to-peer technology.”

Kathy Rae Huffman (USA)
Kathy Rae Huffman is a US-American curator, writer, producer, researcher, lecturer and expert for video and media art. Since the early 1980s, Huffman is said to have helped establish video and new media art, online and interactive art, installation and performance art in the visual arts world. She has curated for, written about, and coordinated events for numerous international art institutes, consulted and juried for festivals and alternative arts organisations. Huffman not only introduced video and digital computer art to museum exhibitions, she also pioneered tirelessly to bring television channels and video artists together, in order to show video artworks on TV. From the early 1990s until 2014, Huffman was based in Europe, and embraced early net art and interactive online environments, a curatorial practice that continues. Till today, Huffman is working in the USA and in Europe.

Oleg Mavromatti (Russia/Bulgaria/USA)

Oleg Mavromatti is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. Until 2000 he lived and worked in Moscow. Since then he moved to Bulgaria and since 2005 he lives and works both in Sofia and New York. Mavromatti is a prominent representative of the Russian actionism. In the 1990s he participated in several Moscow art collectives such as Expropriation of the Territory of Art (ETI) and Netseziudik with artists Anatolii Osmolovski, Alexander Brenner, Dmitry Pimenov, etc. In 1996 he established the film union SUPERNOVA. His films participate in the Moscow International Film Festival, Cinephantom Club, etc. In 2004, together with Boryana Rossa, he established the collective ULTRAFUTIRO. His works have been shown at Biennial for Electronic Art, Perth (BEAP); Society for Art and Technology (SAT), Montreal; Exit Art, NY, etc.