Founder of the Capturing Creativity platform
Photographer, visual artist
Creative producer of cultural projects
Homo Faber ambassador


A native of Gabrovo, Rosina is currently based in Sofia but works as a creative producer and photographer in both cities. She is the founder and visionary behind Capturing Creativity – a platform for cultural projects and creative services. Rosina is often a mediator between like-minded people from different fields of art and culture for the realization of multidisciplinary formats. Her motivation as a creative producer is for more and more contemporary artists to be involved in the presentation and interpretation of the Bulgarian cultural heritage.

The main object of Rosina’s photographic research is the event itself – the idea of art as an evolving and changing process that goes through various metamorphoses and stages in search of itself and its completeness. She spends long days, sometimes months or even years, with the characters in her photographs to document the process of creation in its nakedness, genuineness, and unique imperfection. The art of capturing a transitional and unstable world – one of the artists creating new worlds requires eternal patience, an instinct for the right moment, and wide open (blue) eyes.

Since 2020 Rosina is a Homo Faber's ambassador – an international network presented by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. She is also presented in the platforms for contemporary Bulgarian artists Open Art Files and Bulgaria ON ART.
EDUCATION
2010, Visual Arts: Photography, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

MASTERCLASSES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPs
2023
Narrative and Documentary Practice, interdisciplinary seminar with Prof. Paul Lowe at VII Academy, online & Sarajevo
2023, The Art of Photobooks, intensive workshop with Larry Towell and Stuart Smith, Magnum Photos, London
2022, Portrait with Kalin Ruichev, Sofia
2019Visual Journalism and Documentary Art with Kadir van Lohuizen, Nikon-NOOR Academy, Sofia
2016, Documentary Photography with М. Scott Brauer, Sofia Photo Fest, BG Press Photo Foundation, Sofia
2014,
Documentary and Street Photography with Edward Keating, Sofia Photo Fest, BG Press Photo Foundation, Sofia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2022,
Crafted by Hand. Photo Diary, digital project 
2021, Without an Audience, digital project
2015, Parallels open-air photo installation, Central Square, Gabrovo, 1st Prize for Best Cultural Event of the Town of Gabrovo for 2015
2014, Working Title, selected by the Bulgarian Month of Photography, "Rubber" Photography Gallery, Sofia

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS
2019, Construction Crafts of Stara Planina, with Meshtra NGO and Etar Open Air Museum, IEFEM (BAS), Sofia
2015, Points of View, with Petrinel Gotchev and Rin Yamamura (Japan), City Art Gallery, Gabrovo

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023, BG Press Photo, First Prize in Culture Reportage
2021, BG Press Photo, Еxcellent Performance prize for "In the Studio: Rin Yamamura" / New Bulgarian University, Sofia
2020, Тhe Other Hundred HEALERS, shortlisted / Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
2019, Theater in Twin Cities, shortlisted / Historical and Art Museum, Mytishchi, Russia
2019–2017, 23rd and 24th International Gabrovo Biennial, shortlisted / Museum of Humour, Gabrovo 
2016, BG Press Photo, III Prize in Documentary series / Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia
2015, Gaudeamus Igitur…, Antoan Bozhinov and his students / Museum of Humour, Gabrovo
2014, PhotoAcademics, Month of Photography Festival, shortlisted / "Industrialna 11" Gallery, Sofia
2011, From Paint to Pixel / Kirkgate Theater and Arts Center, Cockermouth, England

2008, PhotoAcademics, III Prize in Art Photography / International Fair, Plovdiv


Portrait of Rosina Pencheva © Kalin Ruichev
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