Martina Stefanova is an entrepreneur, producer, manager, journalist in the field of culture, art, cultural policies and international cultural relations. Co-founder and executive director of the DOMA Art Foundation.
She lived for 12 years in Moscow, where she graduated from the "graphic arts" at the Moscow State University of Printing. She majored in "Media and animation" for one year at Jung-bu University in South Korea.
She worked for two years in Moscow, as an art director in the prestigious Russian company "Media Storm", where she was responsible for the advertising vision of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Later in Bulgaria she continued with companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Google, Societe Generale and others.
She is the winner of the award of Forbes Bulgaria in the field of "Culture, art and media", in the competition "30 under 30". Winner of the "Capital" award in the NEXT Generation competition for young business leaders. Member of the Management Board of AICA - International Association of Art Critics - the International Association of Art Critics for Bulgaria, under the patronage of UNESCO.
Among the projects she organizes are "NEXT Balkan", presenting the young Balkan contemporary art scene with countries such as Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, creating permanent exchange meetings, programs and connection between them. She Collaborates with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Khairula Ceku, the Mayor of Pristina Perparim Rama, the Embassy of Albania and Serbia.
She is the organizer of three consecutive editions of the contemporary art festival DOMA Art Fest with a focus on South Korea, Russia and the Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Some of the sculpters from the festival were donated and placed in an urban environment in Sofia.
She is the main iniciator for the project for the creative "Kvartal" of Sofia and the annual "KvARTal Festival", traditionally held on Sofia Day, which focuses on the historical center of the capital and transforms it into an artistic and craft district. The initiative is organized by the DOMA Art Foundation and focuses on the preservation and preservation of the city's cultural and historical heritage, as well as the creation of more pedestrianized urban areas.
Since 2012, Martina Stefanova has been actively exploring the field of contemporary art as a producer and co-organizer of a number of events in Bulgaria and abroad. She works with sectoral and cross-sectoral partnerships, with an emphasis on expanding and attracting the public to culture, contemporary processes and cultural exchanges, national, inter-city and international partnerships. Her focus is the Balkans, the young scene and culture, as a means of communication without borders.
She has numerous publications in various print and online publications, as well as appearances on radio and television programs with a focus on culture.
NEXT Balkan: Косовско съвременно изкуство / NEXT Balkan: Kosovo Contemporary Art
Clubbing Insistence: After a Party, 2022.
The Pric/ze is Right. NEXT Balkan: Bulgarian Contemporary Art in Belgrade, 2021.
From 500 Young Faces, 2021.
- Photographer: Borislav Chernev
- Description: ALZEK MISHEFF. Acqui – Milan – Sofia