Bisserka Penkova

6 Mar 2018

Bisserka Penkova

Bisserka Penkova
Prof. Phd
Medieval and National Revival Art research group Main areas of research: Medieval and National Revival art; Bulgarian medieval, Byzantine and post-Byzantine Balkan art

1974–1979: Specialised in Art Studies at the National Academy of Art;
1979–1982: Curator at Yambol History Museum and Art Gallery;
1982–1986: PhD studies at IAS under the supervision of Prof. Elka Bakalova;
1987: PhD thesis on Mural Decoration at Bulgarian Monastery Refectories. Function and Iconographic Programme;
1987: Research Fellow, IAS;
1993: SRF of 2nd degree;
1993–2002: Head of the Department of Old and Mediaeval Art, IAS;
2002: Assoc. Prof., National Academy of Art.
Specialised at
May–July 1989: Moscow, Leningrad, Russia;
October 1990: Munich. Germany;
October 1993: Vienna, Austria;
January 1996 – March 1997: Münster, Germany. Humboldt Research Fellowship;
October 1999: Münster, Germany;
April 2001: Vienna, Austria;
October–November 2006: Köln, Germany. Humboldt Research Fellowship.
Joined IAS in 1982 as a full-time doctoral student;
1987 – Research Fellow.

– Образ святости. Изображения святых во фресках Боянской церкви. – In: Древнерусское искусство. Идея и образ. Москва, 2009, 133-160.
– Les saints apôtres Constantin et Hélène dans les fresques de l’église de Boïana. – In: Nis and Byzantium VIII. Nis, 2010, 261-269.
– Към източниците на стила на стенописите от 1259 г. в Боянската църква. – In: Боянската църква между Изтока и Запада в изкуството на християнска Европа. С., 2011, 248-260
– A Newly-found Fresco of The Visitation in the Saint John the Baptist Chapel in Asenovgrad. – In: CYMMEIKTA. Зборник радова поводом четрдесет година Института за историју уметности Филозофског факултета Универзитета у Београду. Београд, 2012, 119-126.
– Thirteenth Century Mural Paintings in South Bulgaria in the Light of the Recent Studies. – In: Orient et Occident méditerranéens au XIIIe siècle. Les programmes picturaux. Ed. Fabienne Joubert, Jean-Pierre Caillet. Picard, Paris, 2012, 135-156.

1993–1995: Corpus of Seventeenth Century Monuments of Monumental Church Painting in Bulgaria (Part One);
1998–2003: Corpus of Fifteenth Century Monuments of Monumental Church Painting in Bulgaria (Part Two);
2006–2010: Monuments of Eleventh-Twelfth Centuries Art in Bulgarian Lands;
2015–2016: The Paths of Balkan Icon Painters and Post-Byzantine Art in Bulgaria.

Prof. Biserka Penkova has participated in a number of symposia and conferences at home and abroad such as:
– Niš and Byzantium, VІІІ, 2009