International Studio Programme : October - December 2007

Pierre Bismuth


Dessislava Dimova and Pierre Bismuth Photo: David Velasco

Pierre Bismuth tackles the challenges of contemporary art by addressing the representation and the reception of a work of art; by playing on the modalities and power of language and image; and by reappropriating art history and modern cultural references, from fashion to cinema. In doing so, he incorporates all artistic mediums available, from origami and collage to screenwriting and art installations. Bismuth has exhibited his works extensively throughout Europe, and North America. He earned an Academy Award in 2005 for co-authoring the screenplay Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Dessislava Dimova


Dessislava Dimova is a writer and curator based in Brussels. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. She holds an MA in philosophy from CRMEP, Middlesex University, London and in Art History from the Bulgarian Academy of Arts, Sofia. In 2010 she curated 'Thank You for Your Understanding – 2', International Antakya Biennial, Antakya, Turkey. Recent projects include 'In 15 minutes everyone will be in the future. An opera' (18th Week of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv Bulgaria, 2012)and 'Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Material Culture: Things in our Hands' (Christine Koenig Gallery, Vienna, 2011). Dessislava Dimova is a founding member of Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Sofia and founding editor of Her first novel The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was published in Bulgarian in 2009 (Razvitie, Sofia).