Albena Baeva works with interactive design, experimental video and performance. In her interactive installations for urban spaces and galleries she uses technology, creative programming and DIY practices. She has two MAs; in Restoration (2008) and in Digital Art (2010) from the National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2011 she was awarded the international Essl Art Award for contemporary art and Vienna Insurance Group Special Invitation.
She is co-founder of Runabout project
, a platform for interdisciplinary performances and studio for interactive design Reaktiv
. Within Runabout project she works with musicians, dancers, poets and engineers to create new performance instruments. Her works have been shown in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Serbia, Ukraine and USA.