Minka Stoyanova is an artist-thinker and philosopher-maker. Her “internet-informed” practice consists of code-based image manipulation; installations, sculpture, and performance using micro-controllers and small-scale electronics; and internet applications/net-art. The work uses recursion, repetition, and appropriation to investigate the intersection of the virtual, the physical, and the social. She has received bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Fine Art Photography from Tulane University and the University of New Orleans, respectively. She completed her Master’s of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland and is an alumnus of the United States Fulbright research grant program, where her research was focused on strengthening and documenting the relationship between artists and technologists in Varna, Bulgaria. She has presented work at various international festivals/conferences including Biennial of Young Artists (Romania), Videoholica (Bulgaria), Transmediale (Germany), ISEA (Hong Kong) and the ACM Computation and Creativity Conference (in Glasgow, Scotland). In addition, she has participated in solo and group exhibitions in New Orleans, Scotland, Bulgaria, and elsewhere. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media.
The Art of Cyborgs: Techno-Social Approaches to Contemporary Culture