Emi Kurtova is a photographer developing in visual and applied arts. She works in the fields of photography, painting, cinema and sculpture.

Born in 2000 in Petrich, she begins doing street photography at the age of 12 inspired by her father. In 2019 she enrolls in the “Photography” bachelor program of New Bulgarian University where she also attends ceramics classes. In 2021 she works as the camera operator for the short film “Colors” directed by Denitsa Ganeva which was presented at Columbia College Chicago. During the summer of 2021 she is the organizer and producer of the “Amnesia” music festival that took place in Petrich. In 2021 the National Culture Fund financed Emi s visual project “Self-portrait” where she combines photography, painting and sculpture.

Exhibitions, competitions and awards:

2022 – “Self-portrait” – Art Gallery Serdica, first solo exhibition, Sofia

2021 – Photo competition “HUMANity” 100 years of Bulgarian Red Cross Youth – Special Award

2021 – The Alpine Fellowship “Visual Art Prize”, London, United Kingdom – Runner up

2021 – Student Exhibition “Hungry for Knowledge”, 30 years of New Bulgarian University, Sofia

2018 – International Youth Festival “The Muses”, Sozopol – First place

2018 – National competition “This wonder Love” OP “Youth Center” Haskovo- Second place

2016 – National competition “Photo Tales”, Kardzhali – First place

2016 – International Youth Festival “Inne Spojrzenie”, Sosnowiec, Poland – First place

2016 – Annual exhibition of club “Eureka”, “Melodies of Color”, Petrich

2015 – National student competition “Photography”, Blagoevgrad


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