Leda Vaneva (b. in Sofia) explores the processes of construction in the observable world, human perceptions and their limitations. Her pieces revolve around themes like materiality, agency /control, sustainability, the relationship of people with nature and digital technology.
Vaneva holds MA degrees in New Media (Aalto University, Helsinki) and Photography (National Academy of Art, Sofia).
Her work has been exhibited at a number of venues, such as the National Gallery in Sofia, the National Palace of Culture, the Sofia City Art Gallery, Contemporary Space, Varna, Lapinlahti Gallery and Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki, Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten in Berlin, as well as exhibition spaces in Barcelona, Eindhoven, Seoul. Vaneva is also the recipient of several awards, including the Essl Art Award (2013), George Papazoff Award for contemporary video (2016), two nominations for the Baza Award (2014 and 2017).
Currently she lives and works in Helsinki.