/ BIOGRAPHY


Sarko Mutafyan is a photographer and editor based between Bulgaria and England. His projects focus on his upbringing in Eastern Europe and aim to 
deconstruct the domestic and socio-political environments within the region. Further attention is placed on cultural dissociation, family archaeology and border territories as material and psychological spaces. His professional
practice has recently secured a TPG DEVELOP Bursary to attend the 'Looking East: Photography in Central and Eastern Europe in the 1930's-90's' course
run by The Photographers' Gallery, London.


Co-Founder of @albumeastcentral


/ EDUCATION & TRAINING


2020    
'Looking East: Photography in Central 
and Eastern Europe in the 1930s - 90s'
run by The Photographers' Gallery, London

2019
Visual Storytelling Trainee, 
run by Magnum Photos & A New Direction
@ London, UK

2014 - 2017
BA(Hons) Photography 
@ University of Portsmouth, UK  

/ PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES

PUBLICATIONS
2020/2021 (Ongoing) Essarter Editions Tri-Regional Open Call w/ 
Sofia Yala Rodrigues, Krasimira Butseva, Guillaume Chauvin and Ziad Naitaddi

Panacea Castle, publication by Aether Sofia

ZINES
There is No Place Big Enough, zine w/ Revolv Collective
I Need a Room, zine w/ Transparent Domain & Elena-Andreea Teleaga
Please Mind The Flash, zine w/ Visual Storytelling, Tate Design & It's Nice That

FEATURES
Lenscratch 2020 Online Showcase, Lecture in Progress, Turf Projects Blog, 
The Newspaper Club, Then There Was Us, L'Œil de la Photographie,
Night of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv 2017

 
TAKEOVERS

Closure Magazine, Spectrum Lab,
Photograd, Splash & Grab


/ AWARDS & NOMINATIONS


Selected Recipient of TPG's DEVELOP Bursary for the Looking East Course
Selected for Fujifilm and Magnum Photos 'HOME' Portfolio Reviews
Nominated for the Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Bursary Award
Nominated for the APHE Photo Meet Bursary


/ CURATOR


MID-2021, UK
West Of The Black Sea,
Exhibition on Bulgarian Documentary Photography

Deadline to apply is open until January 15, 2021

>> OPEN CALL <<


/ EXHIBITIONS


2020  Showcase, @ Shoreditch Digital Canvas, Old Street, London, UK
2019  Please Mind The Flash!, Visual Storytelling @ Hoxton Arches, London, UK.
2018  One Year Anniversary, Revolv Collective, @ Safehouse 1, London, UK.
2017  Night of Museums and Galleries 2017, @ Gallery PLOVEDIV, Bulgaria.
2017  Transient, @ Menier Gallery, London, UK.

/ ADDITIONAL SUPPORT


2019-2020
Barbican Art Gallery & The Curve, Barbican Centre, London
Front of House, Invigilation, Host for 4 Exhibitions


Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Trevor Paglen: From Apple to Anomaly


2019
Artists Open Houses
Phoenix Art Space, Brighton (may)
+
London Art Fair
Business Design Centre, London (january)
Supported the event's development, the visitors,
exhibitors and programmes for both events.


2016-2017
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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