Viktoria Georgieva MOUSE (1989, Isperih, Bulgaria) is a visual artist. She works in the fields of street art and mural painting, painting, illustration, narrative and artistic installation, she works with a number of media and approaches. Viktoria graduated from a BA in Pedagogic of Fine Art /Painting/ from Faculty of Fine Arts (UNI-VT), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in 2013. From 2011/2012 she was on Erasmus Students Exchange at the Facultad de Bellas Artes UCLM, Cuenca, Spain
From an early age, she felt attracted to literature/narrative / which appears as a true "window to the world" for her. Her passion to travel and leave traces behind takes her to various places in Europe, where she worked on diverse projects, she met with numerous artists who also enriched her horizons. From teenage age, she was involved in street art, which developed over the years in many different forms, the character in her work is the idea of improvement and a new vision of the space. MOUSE has numerous individual actions and projects, and continuous collaborations with Nikolay Bozhinov / SUNSHINERS / Aleksi Ivanov / FAMOU /.
She is one of the most active representatives of this movement in Bulgaria.
Viktoria works with much diverse media. In her previous exhibitions presented mainly paintings. Also, work in drawing and illustration; she takes a part in numerous ¨fanzines¨(¨Co-mixer¨ BG, ¨Dame Pan y Dime Tonto¨ SP,¨ ¨Recto Facial Verso Vertèbre ¨ FR), self-published editions-¨Wonder Dream¨-2014,¨Welcome to the House of Fun¨-2015. She takes apart at the Mail Art projects ¨ Poste Restante: Wanderlust¨ by Lizzie Coleman-Link,¨Monumento Vostell¨ by David Suarez. Over the last six years of active creative life participated in several collective exhibitions, symposiums, festivals, projects in urban and galley space in her native Bulgaria and other European countries. Has been granted twice with STEP BEYOND TRAVEL GRAND for a residential stay in Lviv.Ukraine,2011/ and Ohrid /Macedonia,2014/.Winner of the painting competition of students –gallery “The Red Pony”/2011/. Founder and teacher of creative workshop “Alphabet of Imagination”.Viktoria currently lives and works in Varna/Bulgaria.
●TEACHING and TALKS
15 Minutes of Fame, performative event, part of the platform “Young Artists”, SARIEV Contemporary & Open Arts Foundation, curated by Vera Mlechevska, TELL ME Bar, Sofia, Bulgaria
*Alphabet of Inspiration* TED X Talks Varna, University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria 2016
Alphabet of Imagination Class, Founding Member, Varna, Bulgaria, 2014 – present
●HONORS AND AWARDS
"Полет в Изкуството" , “Stoyan Kambarev” Foundation,Sofia,Bulgaria . 2018.
Special Award for Young Artists, UNI CREDIT Bulbank, Sofia, Bulgaria. 2018.
FRASE GOT TALENT PRIZE “To the Wonder “ – Winner of the Audience Award, Frase Contemporary Art. Italy. 2016.
STEP Beyond Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation, Lviv, Ukraine. 2012.
1st Place Painting, 7th National Exhibit Contest Awards Nacho Culture Gallery "The Red Pony", Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 2011.
●ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROJECTS
2018 Ghetto Residency 2018 organized by URBAN SCRIPT CONTINUES, Dresden, Germany
2012 SUNSHINERS, curated by Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine