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Sarko Mutafyan

/ BIOGRAPHY


Sarko Mutafyan (b. 1995, Bulgaria) is a photographer 
currently living and working in England, whose practice 
deconstructs social and domestic environments  in relation
to his upbringing in Eastern Europe. He expands further on
themes of cultural dissociation, family matters and border
territories by using text, video and archives.

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
Panacea Castle Edition, publication by Aether/ Stuttgart, Germany
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, The Eye of Photography, 
Night of Museums and Galleries Plovdiv

TAKEOVERS
Photograd, Splash & Grab


/ AWARDS, SELECTIONS & NOMINATIONS


Selected for Fujifilm and Magnum Photos 'HOME' Portfolio Reviews
Nominated for the Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Bursary Award
Nominated for the APHE Photo Meet Bursary


/ EXHIBITIONS


2020
Showcase
@ Shoreditch Digital Canvas, Old Street, London, UK
w/ Visual Storytelling Group

2019
Group Show
Please Mind The Flash!
Visual Storytelling Installation 
@ Hoxton Arches, London, UK.

2018
Group Show
Revolv Collective, One Year Anniversary Exhibition,
@ Gallery Safehouse 1, London, UK.

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

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

/ ADDITIONAL SUPPORT


2019-2020
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
Front of House, Invigilation, Host for 3 Exhibitions


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