Denica Veselinova (Bulgarian-born, Madrid-based artist) started her art studies at the age of 12, followed by a specialized high school degree in fine arts at the National Fine Arts High School akad. Ilia Petrov in Sofia, Bulgaria (1996-2001). She consequently received a BA in Fine Arts at Complutense University of Madrid (2002-2007) and a Masters in “Arts, Creation and Research” in the same faculty (2007-2008). In 2006-2007 she accomplish a scholarship “Séneca”, University of La Laguna, Tenerife and in 2005-2006 “Erasmus” – a scholarship in the Accademy of Fine Arts, Rome. She obtained a research grant by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of La Laguna and the Contemporary Engraving Center of the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2006-2007). In 2008 she obtained a scholarship in the Painting and New Technologies Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Complutense University of Madrid. In 2011-2014 she obtained a training and research grant from Aula Mentor, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
In 2016 she was awarded in Circuitos of Fine Arts (Edition XXVII) of the Community of Madrid with NotMakeSense (interactive video installation project) and selected by the jury to pursue an artist residency at LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Center, Gijón, with Mouthsaic (interactive installation, March 2017).
Denica has participated in numerous exhibitions in Spain, Italy, England, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece.
She has presented solo exhibitions at AMPA Gredos San Diego Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain; Báculo Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Spanish-Bulgarian Center, Madrid Spain; Contemporary Printmaking Center of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Gallery of “Kliment Ohridski” University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Her works have been shown at various video art festivals: MADATAC, Madrid, Spain; Electrocuciones, Madrid, Spain; Espacioenter, Canary Islands, Spain; Miden de Kalamata, Greece; Digital Art Festival Taipei, Taiwan. Denica was awarded the “Most promising video artist” in MADATAC Festival, 2010.