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. She is currently the Artist in Residence at The Toronto Heliconian Club.

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.


 Coming Up
2018  Momentary Bursts, Solo Exhibition, The Toronto Heliconian Club,
 Toronto, Canada


 Selected Exhibitions
2018  Momentary Bursts, Solo Exhibition, The Toronto Heliconian Club,
 Toronto, Canada
2018  Salon Exhibit, The Toronto Heliconian Club,
 Toronto, Canada
2018  The Artist Project 2018, Toronto, Canada
2017  Messy Excitements, Solo Exhibition, Gramophone Club, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017  The Artist Project 2017, 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
2006    Ramazzoti 2006 Art Colony, Kavadarci, Macedonia


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 (full scholarship)
2008  Florence Off-Campus Advanced Studies, OCAD University,
 Florence, Italy (full scholarship)
2006  BDes in editorial Graphic design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2000  National School of Fine Arts Ilia Petrov, Sofia, Bulgaria


 Professional Experience
2017/P  Intern Architect / Artist in Residence, RED Studio Inc. Architects,
 Toronto, Canada
2014/7  Architectural Designer / Project Coordinator, Fishtnk Design Factory,
 Toronto, Canada
2013  Accreditation Exhibition / Woodshop Support, University of Toronto,
 Toronto, Canada
2010/7  Background Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa, Canada
2005/P  Freelance Designer, Nevena Niagolova, Toronto, Canada
2007  Class Assistant, Principles of Interaction Design, OCAD University,
 Toronto, Canada
2006/7  Interface and Graphic Designer / Research Assistant,
 MDCN / Mobile Nation, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada


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


 Extra Courses
2018  Danish II, Nordic Languages Initiative, Toronto, Canada
2017  Creative Writing Fiction, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2017  Creative Writing Non-Fiction, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2017  Danish I, Nordic Languages Initiative, Toronto, Canada
2017  Design of Serious Games, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
2016  Science Communication in Theory and Practice,
 University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016  Argentine Tango, University of Toronto Tango Club, Toronto, Canada
2015  Revit Architecture, OCADU, Toronto Canada
2015  Argentine Tango, University of Toronto Tango Club, Toronto, Canada
2008  Italian, Florence, Italy
2007  Book Binding, Toronto, Canada
2007  Italian, Toronto, Canada
2002/6Bronze Casting, Paper Casting, Photography 1&2,
 Colour Photography 1&2, Printmaking, Etching
 OCAD University, Toronto, Canada


 Featured & Mentions (aka Web Search)
2017/8The 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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