Nevena Niagolova

Nevena Niagolova


Nevena Niagolova is an artist and designer working with a variety of mediums. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, she currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Coming from generations of artists, she began fine arts lessons at the age of 10 and continued her studies in the National Fine Arts School in Sofia. Since, she has received her BDes in graphic design from the Ontario College of Art and Design, studied interaction design at the Canadian Film Center Media Lab and not long ago has finished her Masters of Architecture in University of Toronto.

Always exploring the world and looking for new challenges and adventures, her work strives to encompasses all these fields in one way or another. She is most concerned with the experiences that one gets through a work of art, no matter the medium. The emotions, the questions, the wonder, the possibility of the naivety of freedom of play are things that interest her greatly.


 Selected Exhibitions
2017  The Artist Project 2017, Toronto, Canada
2015  Art World Expo 2015, Toronto, Canada
2015  Toronto Outdoor Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2010  Solo Exhibition at Hot Soup, Labspace Studio, Toronto, Canada
2009  Found Wanting, CFC Media Lab, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche,
 Toronto, Canada
2007  Monosaic, Labspace Studio, Toronto, Canada
2007  Night of the Living Artists, Florence, Italy
2007  Manifestation for Art in Malmo, Malmo, Sweden
2006  Montorontreal, Methinks Presents, Toronto, Canada


 Artist Residency
2017/8  The Toronto Heliconian Club, Toronto, Canada
2012    Ramazzoti 2006 Art Colony, Kavadarci, Macedonia


2012  Bohlen, Marc; Maharika, Ilya; Sargent, Paul Lloyd; Zaianty, Silvia;
 Lee, Nicole; Delgado, Angelica Piedrahita; Niagolova, Nevena; Vogelsteller,
 Fabian. “Prototyping Ubiquitous Biosensing Applications through
 Speculative Design”, 2012 8th International Conference on Intelligent
 Environments (IE). 2012
, pp: 198-205


2013  Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2010  Global Architecture 2010, University of Toronto & UBA,
 Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009  CFC Media Lab Interactive Art & Entertainment Program,
 Canadian Film Center, Toronto, Canada
2008  Florence Off-Campus Advanced Studies, OCAD University,
 Florence, Italy
2006  BDes in editorial Graphic design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2000  National School of Fine Arts Ilia Petrov, Sofia, Bulgaria


 Featured & Mentions (aka Web Search)
2017  The Artist Project 2017, Toronto, Canada
2015  Canadiano
2015  Toronto Outdoor Exhibition Artists
2015  Photo Credit
2012  MArch Thesis Review. Project: “Conversations Between Strangers”
2012  Martha Ladly, Mobile Communities at Work and Play
2010  First Year MArch Presentations
2010  1000 x 10
2009  During TOJam #4, Nevena & Milan created the game Bloom
2009  Featured in Young Blood in Applied Arts Magazine
2009  Damaged Goods
2009  1000 x 10
2009  Monosaic Artist
2008  Per Aurim
2008  Our OCADU blog from Florence
2008  Amazing Project by Denica Sabeva
2008  Barbara Crow, Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk, Andrea Zeffiro,
 “Voices from Beyond: Ephemeral Histories, Locative Media and the
 Volatile Interface”, Urban Informatics: Community Integration and
, ed., Marcus Foth, Hershey, PA: Information Science
 Reference, IGI Global, 2008.

2007  MDCN
2007  Mobile Nation
2007  Park Walk, MDCN
2007  Alter Audio, MDCN
2007  Mobile Nation


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