About Dimitri was born behind the iron curtain and grew up during a transition period in post-communist Bulgaria. He took his MBA and his MA in International Purchasing from the Law Faculty of Strasbourg University, France. After a 180° turn Dimitri started to exhibit his work. His work is quite influenced by phil… Read More
About Dimitri was born behind the iron curtain and grew up during a transition period in post-communist Bulgaria. He took his MBA and his MA in International Purchasing from the Law Faculty of Strasbourg University, France. After a 180° turn Dimitri started to exhibit his work. His work is quite influenced by philosophy and anthropology (BA in Anthropology in 2015). As a visual artist his profile is rather multidisciplinary with an emphasis on diversity as a concept.
Lora Azza and Dimitri Dimov collective Born in 1987, Lora Azza and Dimitri Dimov grew up during the transition period in post-communist Bulgaria. After finishing their studies in the Law Faculty at Strasbourg University they started to exhibit their conceptual work. Influenced by nature, science, metaphysics and psychology, they soon developed a taste for the unconventional, for the unexplored. Currently they try to overpass the conventional “unconventional” and gaze in the vast unexplored territories of complex interdisciplinary subjects. Their works are made through strict rules which can be perceived as liberating constraints. Romantic values such as ‘freedom’, ‘inspiration’, ‘genius’, ‘authenticity’ and “revolution” are thereby neutralized and put into perspective. Currently they are deepening their practice by studying anthropology and sociology.
+“Dimitri Dimov and Lora Azza from Bulgaria received the “DAW International Prize” for overpassing the conventional “unconventional” by –as they would describe- applying strict rules as liberating constraints. In their work “Metamorphoses”, the artists pay tribute to Ovid’s Metamorphoses in a humorous and thoughtful way through a series of small objects, which incorporate ideas found in Ovid’s work. The approach neutralizes the original thoughts and puts them into perspective by incorporating the heroes and gods of today: computing and information. »
Arthur Clay curator Bioart Seoul + DAW international
+"Dimitri Dimov and Lora Azza twist the ordinary into something marvelous. Taking a minimalist approach, domestic objects are transformed into surprising works where fiction and reality merge. Their visual vocabulary speaks of poetic metaphor and bold statements communicated through manipulated objects from the everyday. Their works exhibited in Hide and Seek - Rubik's Truth and Zarchencence are fantastic examples of how their intelligent works can delight and surprise viewers, addressing the surreal. These are two artists who break our expectations of the objects that surround us, testing what we think we know and refreshing our preconceptions of the world."
Sophie Erin Cooper Hide and Seek Curator Fringe Arts Bath Festival