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Mitko Karakolev

MA work


An installation piece which looks at the disconnection between mind and body that occurs after a breakup and how one copes with such trauma.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2017

  • My work focuses on love and relationships as well as the various tensions and paradoxes that come with it. I am interested in the domestic space as a site of emotion and memory and have looked at how nostalgia and melancholy influence the way we perceive and reflect on the past.

    My practice ranges from illustration to books, writing, moving image and animation. I draw from my own personal experiences to bring a sense of authenticity to my work and to most accurately convey emotion to an audience.

  • Degrees

  • BA Illustration, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2015
  • Experience

  • Gallery assistant, Doppia Firma, The Hospital Club, London, May 2017,; Campus brand manager, The Fine Art Collective, Royal College of Art, London, September – October 2016; Volunteer, Bjork Digital exhibition, Somerset House, London, September–October 2016,; Gallery assistant, Charles Petillon 'Invasions' pop-up gallery, Royal Opera House Arcade, London, August–September 2015,; Artist's assistant, Charles Petillon 'Heartbeat installation, Covent Garden Market, London, August 2015,
  • Exhibitions

  • Two Pages exhibition, Silo Auto, 7th floor, 180 Rua de Guedes de Azevedo 4000-111 Porto, Portugal