Nina Kovacheva and Valentin Stefanoff
NINA Kovacheva and Valentin Stefanoff – Their common projects (mostly video installations) reveal a fruitful symbiosis between two creative minds, which at the same time have retained their own individuality, the result being a third, as it were, identity. Always economical in terms of images, without eye-catching special effects, often without text, with a very carefully devised sound background, the two artists’ works drive the viewers to pose themselves fundamental questions about existence in the contemporary world. Many of their recent video installations are intended for the façades of different museums and public buildings. For the video installation In the Out, which is based on the same principle, they were awarded The 2002 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts.