*Paid Actor is a multidisciplinary project rooted in found object sculpture, collage and installation.
HOMECOMING (SUMMER 2018) SOFIA, BULGARIA
The HOMECOMING collection was showcased in a one night exhibition in Sofia, August 2018. Rather than using models, the recyclables of the studio were collected throughout the creation and then stuffed into pantyhose to create sculptural ‘arms’ that give life to the garments as well as a glimpse into the artist’s process. these ‘arms’ swayed, hugged, and embraced each other in traditional folklore dances. additionally, mannequins wearing the collection were spread throughout in small installations which told tales of diaspora and the immigrant experience from the artist’s point of view.
’FIDANA’ (SPRING 2018) DETROIT
the ‘I’m Every Woman’ collection was debuted during a one night exhibition titled ‘FIDANA’. Fidana is Bulgarian for “sapling”, it is the artist’s granmother’s name, and the title for a short film created in collaboration with director Tony Katai.
BONBONI (WINTER 2018) DETROIT
the ‘CHAMPAGNE AND TEARS’ collection was debuted during an exhibition titled “BONBONI” in Detroit in conjunction to a collaborative film debut under the same name.