Albena Nikolova

Born in 1986 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Nikolova earned her BA in Visual Arts with a specialization in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in her hometown. During her training, she spent four months as an Erasmus student in Kaunas, Lithuania, where she specialized in leather design. In 2013, she earned an MA in design, visual communication, and multimedia at Sapienza University in Rome. Her diverse experience includes work for the Bulgarian Philately, the Bulgarian cultural institutes, and the European Voluntary Service. She has participated in numerous collective exhibitions in Italy and several solo exhibitions in Slovenia and Rome. Nikolova’s works are published in exhibition catalogs in Poland and Italy. In 2010, she received the Audience Award of the Trasimeno Blues Cartoon Festival, Italy.