Sarko Mutafyan

/ BIOGRAPHY


Sarko Mutafyan (b. 1995, Bulgaria) is a photographer currently living and working in England. His work primarily deconstructs social and domestic environments and their surrounding behaviours through the use of still images, archival material and video.

With an interest in contemporary society as both a conscious and subconscious product of the past, he expands on themes of cultural dissociation, fragmented family narratives and border territories in relation to his upbringing in Eastern Europe.

For the latest feature:

https://www.newspaperclub.com/blog/posts/19183-visual-storytelling-with-magnum-photos-and-create-jobs



2019



2014 - 2017

/ EDUCATION & TRAINING

Visual Storytelling Trainee,
run by Magnum Photos & Create Jobs/ A New Direction
@ London, UK


BA(Hons) Photography
@ University of Portsmouth, UK



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2016

/ PUBLICATIONS, FEATURES & AWARDS

There is No Place Big Enough, zine w/ Revolv Collective
Takeover of Splash & Grab (ig)
Featured on Lecture In Progress w/ Visual Storytelling Group


Featured on the Newspaper Club
Worked & Published on Please Mind The Flash! zine
w/ Tate Design Team & It's Nice That
Featured on Then There Was Us
Featured on The Eye of Photography (fr)


Takeover of Photograd (ig)
Winner of Revolv Collective's One Year Anniversary Open Call
Selected for Fujifilm and Magnum Photos 'HOME' Portfolio Reviews
Nominated for the Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Bursary Award


Featured on Night of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv 2017
Featured on LensCulture Magnum Photo Awards Competition Gallery


Nominated for the APHE Photo Meet Bursary



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2019




2018



2017

/ EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming:
Zine Exhibition,
@ Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, London, UK
run/supported by Transparent Domain and Elena-Andreea Teleaga


Group Show
Please Mind The Flash!
Visual Storytelling Installation 
@ Hoxton Arches, London, UK.


Group Show
Revolv Collective, One Year Anniversary Exhibition,
@ Gallery Safehouse 1, London, UK.


Group Show
Collective "Преход", Night of Museums and Galleries 2017
@ Gallery PLOVEDIV, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Group Show
Transient, Graduate Work
@ Menier Gallery, London, UK.



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2016 - 2017

/ ADDITIONAL SUPPORT


Artists Open Houses
Phoenix Art Space, Brighton (may)
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London Art Fair
Business Design Centre, London (january)
Supported the event's development, the visitors, exhibitors and programmes for both events.


Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Assisted in curation installation & gallery research,
+ Visual Support for Marketing and Promotion.


/ FOR COMMISSIONS, COLLABORATIONS & CONTACT

E-mail: sarkomutafyan@gmail.com
Instagram: sarkomutafyan

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