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Atanas Djonov

Atanas Djonov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1972 and moved to Sydney in 1996. He completed a video-production course at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University, Bulgaria. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2002 and a PhD in 2011 from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

Djonov’s practice incorporates a variety of different forms such as video installation art, film, sound, animation, photography, drawing and sculpture.

Djonov says about first start working with video:

“I found video immediate in terms of being able to preview instantly the written information and there is also something about the technology - the video camera and the video recorder itself - their look, technical gear, the electronic viewfinder etc.”

Of his involvement with any organisations or artist-run initiatives that dealt with experimental media, he says:

“I curated 3 screening events as part of Sydney Moving Image Coalition (SMIC) video works in 2005 at the Figtree theatre (UNSW).”

Of his first and latest show he says:

“I showed my first work in class at the College of Fine Arts and have been showing nationally and internationally since.”


b. 1972
Birth place
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Period of activity 
from 1999

Lives and works

Selected works
Pole Shiroko - Wide-open Field, – from Pole Shiroko, via Vimeo 
Postcard from Australia, – from Postcard from Australia, via Vimeo 
Shedding (Inside Out), 2011, Atanas Djonov and Allan Giddy, – from Shedding (Inside Out), via Vimeo 
Compass II, 2003-2010, Studio One exhibition documentation, UNSW, Kenzington, Sydney 9-19th November 2010, – from Compass II, via Vimeo 
Arrival, – from Arrival, via Vimeo 
Dawn, – from Dawn, via Vimeo 
See video
– from Walking Together, via YouTube 
Advance!, – from Advance, via Vimeo 
From Wave, via d'archive
From Wave, via d'archive – from Wave, via d/Archive