Daniela Kostova is an interdisciplinary artist who works with photography, installation, video, and performance. Her work addresses issues of geography and cultural representation, the production and crossing of socio-cultural borders, and the uneasy process of translation and communication.
Her work is exhibited at venues such as Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Queens Museum of Art (NY), Kunsthalle Wien (Austria), Institute for Contemporary Art (Sofia), Centre d’art Contemporain (Geneva), Antakya Biennale (Turkey), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, (Torino), Kunsthalle Fridericianum (Kassel) and many others.
In the summer of 2019, Daniela was commissioned by VIG to wrap the well-known Ringturm building in Vienna, Austria. Her piece “Future Dreaming”spread on 4000 sq. meters represents one of the biggest public art displays in Europe. In 2016 she had her first solo show in NYC as A.I.R. Gallery Fellow, and was a resident at the Center for Art and Urbanism (ZK/U), Berlin. In 2011, Daniela won the Unlimited Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art. In 2009, 2007 and 2006 she received travel grants from NYFA, the American Foundation for Bulgaria and the European Cultural Foundation.
In 2000 Kostova won the International Art Award Onufri in Tirana, Albania. In 2002 she was an ArtsLink Residency fellow at the CIA, Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003 she was granted a Graduate Fellowship from RPI in Troy, NY where she later taught Intermediate Digital Imaging. In addition, Daniela curated the BioArt Initiative – art & science project of the Arts Department and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at RPI.