ART AND CRITIQUE, the electronic journal published by the National Academy of Art for scientific and critical interpretation of current matters in visual arts, is a continuation of the periodical registered in 2009 which specialised in issues of fine arts.
The aim of this project is to update the publishing activities of the National Academy of Art on the internet and use this as an opportunity for targeted publication of specialised scientific texts in the field of fine arts and design, operational critique, coverage of academic and international projects, and cultural events. The journal is a platform for teachers’ and PhD students’ publications, as well as for research and critical texts in the field of fine and visual arts by leading art critics and art historians.
The online academic publication with its structure and functioning creates conditions for free access to a variety of content that meets the interests of undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD students and teachers, as well as a wider range of professionals and audiences. The journal is structured, and the materials it presents are selected and updated by a team of habilitated lecturers at the National Academy of Art.
Ch. Asst. Prof. Suzana Karanfilova, PhD
Department of History of Art, National Academy of Art; teaches General History of Art; History of Bulgarian Art of XX century; Museology and Curation
UBA, Section Art Criticism
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Prof. Mania Vaptsarova, PhD
Department of Scenography, National Academy of Art; teaches Painting and Graphic Art Techniques
Assoc. Prof. Boyka Donevska, PhD
Department of History of Art, National Academy of Art; teaches History of Art; Introduction to History of Art; Description and Analysis of Art Monuments
NATFA, part-time lecturer; teaches History of Plastic Arts; Module World Culture
Prof. Zarko Zhdrakov, PhD
Department of History of Art, National Academy of Art; teaches History of Bulgarian Art
Prof. Nikolay Mladenov, PhD
Department of Poster and Visual Communication, National Academy of Art; teaches Poster; Web Design
NVIG, Secretary General
Assoc. Prof. Velichka Minkova, PhD
Department of Design of Children’s Environment, National Academy of Art; teaches Combinatorics; Composition; Chromatics; Module Shape Forming
Association of Design and Advertising
ISAMA (The International Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture)
Assoc. Prof. Stefan Belishky, PhD
Department of Restoration, Head of department, National Academy of Art; teaches Restoration of Easel Painted Art; Restoration of Mural Painted Art; Theory of Restoration
Delivered lectures under Erasmus+ Programme in Split, Croatia, and Cologne, Germany
European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations (E.C.C.O.), Vice President
Association of Restorers in Bulgaria (ARB); ARB delegate to E.C.C.O.
UBA, Section Restoration
Sen. Lec. Rossen Toshev, PhD
Department of Ceramics and Porcelain and Glass Design, National Academy of Art; teaches Painting
Milena Balcheva-Bozhkova, PhD
Dr. Milena Balcheva-Bozhkova is the Museum Collection curator at the National Academy of Art. She has authored scientific publications and curated exhibitions both related to Bulgarian art of the first half of XX century.
MA in History of Art, 2006; PhD, 2017, thesis topic: Women Artists in Bulgarian Art of the 30s of XX century; both degrees awarded by the National Academy of Art
Editing, proofreading, translation; National Academy of Art
Assoc. Prof. Georgi Pavlov, PhD
Department of Poster and Visual Communication, National Academy of Art; teaches Visual Fantasy; Poster; Computer Graphics
Assoc. Prof. Eng. Vasil Harizanov, PhD
Department of Ceramics and Porcelain and Glass Design, National Academy of Art; teaches Techniques and Technology; Computer Design and 3D projecting