© Dobrin Kashavelov
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria
As a child, Rosina Pencheva spent long hours wandering around backstage at the Mime Theatre in her hometown Gabrovo where her mom was rehearsing; as a grown-up one finds her mainly where arts and culture happen. This is mostly in Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria but parallel to it, she has covered cultural events and processes of national and international importance for the self-titled World Capital of Humour and Satire – Gabrovo, and the European Capital of Culture: Plovdiv, 2019. 
Her documentary projects put the spot light on the working versions, drafts, creative searching for form and expression. Rosina is a detective among artists – tracking a theatre director down for years, traveling to villages to find youngsters mastering old crafts, secretly snapping portraits of an actress’ dozens of stage reincarnations, entering your studio to find you staring at empty space, paint all over you. The art of capturing a transitional and unstable space – one of the artists creating new worlds – requires eternal patience, an instinct for the right moment, and wide open (blue) eyes.
Her professional interests are also in cultural heritage, art history, and design. Rosina participates in workshops for cultural management and creative economy, design process, and others. Since 2020 she is Michelangelo Foundation's ambassador for Sofia, Bulgaria.
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
• 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 Gochev and Rin Yamamura (Japan), City Art Gallery, Gabrovo
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
• 2020, Т
he Other Hundred HEALERS, Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
2019, Theater in Twin Cities, Historical and Art Museum, Mytishchi, Russia
• 2019, 24th International Gabrovo Biennial, Museum of Humour, Gabrovo 
• 2017, 23rd International Gabrovo Biennial, Museum of Humour, Gabrovo
• 2016, BG Press Photo Contest, III Prize for Documentary stories and photo essays, Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia
• 2015, Gaudeamus Igitur…, Antoan Bozhinov and his students, Humour & Satire Museum, Gabrovo
• 2014, PhotoAcademics, Month of Photography, "Industrialna 11" Gallery, Sofia
• 2011, From Paint to Pixel, Kirkgate Theater and Arts Center, Cockermouth, England