Galena Sardamova's artistic, curatorial, and research practice investigates the cross-cultural and cross-linguistic nuances of memory, nostalgia, displacement, and belonging. She is particularly interested in examining spaces of exhibition-making as responsive to the surrounding social, historical, and environmental reality, with the potential to offer a viable alternative to current modes of being.
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020 with a major in Architecture and minors in Fine Arts, Art History, and English. During her undergraduate studies, Galena worked at Slought Foundation, the Barnes Foundation, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA), and was a member of the ICA Philadelphia Student Board. After graduating, she interned remotely at the Museum of the Moving Image (New York, NY) and worked as a Curatorial Assistant at Swimming Pool (Sofia, Bulgaria). Galena is currently pursuing a Master in Design Studies, Domain of Narratives, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
CV, full artistic portfolio, and architectural portfolio available upon request.