Elitsa Ganeva (born 1986, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria) lives and works in Cambridge, England. She is a graduate of the University of Veliko Tarnovo with a BA (Hons) in Bulgarian Philology and Journalism. Elitsa has been writing poetry and literary texts since an early age. Her poems and texts were published at Hartikel.de (2020), Lunatic.bg, Manu Propria (2015), Trubadurs Magazine (2012), Public Republic Magazine (2008), Ragika Medley and Circle Magazine (2006).
She has been active as an artist since 2006. Entirely self-taught in that field, she got interested in the subjects of self-observing and describing the emotional paths of creativity and creative prоcess through art. Her work often is focused on problems such as self-doubt, isolation. It utilizes raw female energy and creativity as a way of resolving deep emotional riddles. She is interested in mixing traditional and digital media. Elitsa has worked in a collaboration with a number of musicians - Dario Mambro and his band Der Zirkus Brennt (Italy), Vasko The Pig (UK), E.U.E.R.P.I. (Bulgaria), the UK-based jazz musician Liran Donin, Krāllār (Bulgaria).
WTAR #6 ½ Veliko Tarnovo 1 – September 2022 - ‘The double life of a house’
March 2021 Entropy of words - experimental poetry project
September 2020 Water Tower Art Residency - Online edition Crea(L)TIVE Mode
(In) Voluntary Limitations - video
September 2017 Nakanojo Biennale 2017 (Japan) - video installation
June 2016 Water Tower Art Fest (WTAF) Sofia, Bulgaria - Video installation Calyptra
September 2011 Joint exhibition with G. Stanchev at Gallery Atelier (Taralej), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
April 2010 Elitsa was invited by Gea Russell to take part at The Writer's Bench (Antwerp, Belgium) and Numoon Festival (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). The video performance from the festivals was shown at Numoon on air music TV series directed by Hanyo Van Oosterom&Arash Khosravipour for NPO Cultura.
The Streets Magazine
The Guardian - Pixelmania Readers' art
‘Dear moss, what are you?’ - Art and educational workshop for children at Nakanojo Biennale - Nakanojo, Japan
AEGEE-Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - Art workshop organiserAugust 2010
Painting/Photography Workshop for EU students and members of AEGEE
“Freeze the summer and catching it on a shot"
Award For Artistic Debut for the 10th Anniversary of Water Tower Art Fest