ninavale (Nina Kovacheva and Valentin Stefanov) live and work in Paris and Sofia. For several decades, they have created both individual and collaborative works. Critics often refer to them as three artists: Nina, Valentin and ninavale. Their works – site-specific installations, video installations, video and art objects – are often designed for facades of museums, public buildings and other public spaces.
ninavale’s works are displayed in various galleries and museums such as: MAMC, Saint Etienne / / MAMCS, Strasbourg / MNAC, Bucharest / NHG, Sofia / SGHG, Sofia / SAMCA, Sofia / MOCA Taipei / Zendai MoMA, Shanghai / National Academy of Arts, Sofia / Zona-Center for Arts, Chelsea, New York / +359 Gallery, Sofia / Nuit Blanche, Paris / National Museum, Poznan / Jeju Museum of Art, South Korea / MoCAB, Belgrade / National Art Gallery, Skopje / MOMus, Thessaloniki / Esterhazy Foundation Contemporary / Kunsthalle Hannover / KULTUM, Graz, Austria, etc.
For the video installation “In the Out” in 2002 they received the annual UNESCO award for art development.