DA Fest is an international festival presenting new trends and important achievements in the fields of digital arts to the Bulgarian audience - digital video, interactive performance and installation, net art, sound art, robotics and generative systems, and other interdisciplinary forms.
The festival is organized by DA Lab Foundation in cooperation with the National Academy of Art in Sofia. DA Fest program includes exhibitions, performances, video art screenings, lectures and presentations, practical workshops that are held in an intensive program of 5 days. More than 300 artists, musicians and researchers from 30 countries around the world took part in the past seven festival editions since 2009. Most of these artists come to Bulgaria for the first time and their meeting with Bulgarian audiences is unique and very inspiring for both the public and the participants.
Building a platform for dialogue and collaboration between art, technologies and education, the festival curators Venelin Shurelov and Galina Dimitrova-Dimova invite renowned names on the local and international scene, while giving the opportunity for artistic debut to emerging artists.
Among DA FEST participants are: Albena Baeva (BG), Andrea Paciotto (IT), Andy Graydon (Hawaii/DE), Anna Vasof (AT), Antoni Rayzhekov (BG/AT), Arno Fabre (FR), Bernd Oppl (AT), Brian Knep (USA), Bosch&Simons (NL/ES), Christian Delécluse (FR), Cleaning Women (FI), Cod.Act (CH), Derek Holzer (USA/DE), Don Foresta (USA/FR), Eva&Franco Mattes (IT/USA), Georgi Georgiev (BG/DE), Gerhard Funk (AT), Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea), Guillaume Baychelier (FR), Hans Tammen (USA), hexler (R J Fisher) (DE), Hristo Kolev (BG), Ivan Shopov (BG), Iliyana Kancheva (BG), Jan Klug (NL), James Auger & Jimmy Loizeau (UK), Jeroen van Loon (NL), Kamen Stoyanov (BG/AT), Ken Rinaldo (USA), Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR), Mark Coniglio (USA/DE), Maximilian Pramatarov (BG/AT), Medingrupe Bitnik! (CH), Mihaela Lakova (BG/NL), Mirian Kolev / E.U.E.R.P.I. (BG), Miwa Matreyek (USA), Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (SL), Paolo Cirio (IT), Paul Granjon (FR/UK), Pravdoluib Ivanov (BG), Peter Sarkisian (USA), Peter William Holden (DE), Piotr Wyrzykowski (PL), Polina Gerasimova (BG), post theater (DE), Rene Beekman (NL/BG), Reynold Reynolds (USA/DE), Sibin Vassilev (BG/DE), STELARC (AU), SoundCamp (UK), Tzeni Argiriou (GR), UBERMORGEN (CH/AT), Vibeke Sorensen (USA/SI), Vitto Valentinov (BG), and many others.
Curators and organizers: Venelin Shurelov and Galina Dimitrova-Dimova
Event Coordinator: Iliyana Kancheva
Web site and online communication: Viktoria Kostova
PR & Media: Didi Spasova / NHA
Accounting: Stanka Kertova
Web Development: ESOF
More information and video documentation about past editions of the festival can be found in the Archive.