© Dobrin Kashavelov
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria
As a child, Rosina Pencheva spent long hours wandering around backstage at the Pantomime Theatre in her hometown Gabrovo where her mom was rehearsing; as a grown-up one finds her mainly where arts and culture happen. What she explores is precisely the happening 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.
Rosina spends long days, sometimes months or even years, with the characters of her photographs to capture the process of creation in its nakedness, sincerity, 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.
Her artist profile can be found in the platforms Bulgaria ON ART (an initiative by Bulgaria on Air National Television) and Open Art Files (a project by Open Arts Foundation). Rosina's professional interests are also in cultural heritage,  design, and crafts. In 2020 she became an ambassador for Sofia for Homo Faber Guide (an online platform dedicated to craftsmanship by Michelangelo Foundation, Switzerland).
EDUCATION
2010, Visual Arts: Photography / New Bulgarian University, Sofia
MASTERCLASSES
2019, Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands) / Nikon-NOOR Academy
2014, Edward Keating (USA) / Sofia Photo Fest
WORKSHOP
2016, Scott Brauer (USA), Sofia Photo Fest
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021,
Without an Audience (online, due to covid-19)
2015, Parallels, Central Square, Gabrovo / I Prize for Best Cultural Event of the Town of Gabrovo for 2015
2014, Working Title, 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
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