Venelin Shurelov graduate “Scenography” at the National Academy of Art, Bulgaria – PhD (2009). Co-founder and Associate Professor in MA program “Digital Arts” (2008-), National Academy of Art; Co-founder, part of the curatorial team and technical organizer of DA Fest, International Digital Art Festival, Sofia (2009-). Founder of ‘Subhuman Theatre’ (2004-) and the International art group ‘Via Pontica’ (2002-2005).
Venelin Shurelov is the author of various interactive installations/performances, some of which are "Drawing machine" (2005), "Fantomat” (2008), "Orthoman" (2009) “Tabula Rasa” (2010), “Shooting Gallery” (2012), "Rotor" (2016) - presented at Ars Electronica center, Linz. In 2011 he realized the cyber lecture “Man Ex Machina”, and in 2016 he directs a durational performance/installation "Post-Everything", as a guest lecturer at Towson University, USA.
His works explore the transitional states of the human body by focusing on his marginalization. They also relate on decoding the language of modern myths and encoding them in new creatures, to the intersection between man and technology, human and subhuman as a sub-product of the social, political, economical and cultural situation. His projects are multifaceted and include drawings, interactive installation and performances, digital technologies, video and art theory.
He has had a number of stage design projects, individual exhibitions and participations in general exhibitions and festivals in Bulgaria, Europe and USA. Awarded many times for his work in theater and contemporary art.
Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.