2011: Prof., IAS;
2011: Prof., NBU;
2004: Assoc. Prof., NBU;
1999: Dr. Habil. Degree, IAS;
1989: SRF, IAS;
1985: full-time doctoral student in Art Studies, IAS.
Joined IAS in 1989
Recently specialised at:
2012: Università degli Studi di Firenze;
2009: Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich;
2005: National Institute of Art History (INHA), Paris;
2004: New Europe College, Bucharest, etc.
– Modern Art in Bulgaria: First Histories and Present Narratives beyond the Paradigm of Modernity (in English), Sofia 2013;
– Модерното изкуство в България: ранни истории и съвременни наративи отвъд парадигмата на модерността; София 2011;
– Tempus fugit. On Contemporary Art and Visual Image (in Bulgarian and English), София 2007;
– Modernisms and Modernity: (Im)Possibility for Historicising (in Bulgarian and English), София 2004.
Selected articles (after 2010):
– L’idée d’expressionnisme dans les pages de la revue et de l’almanach bulgare „Vezni” – In: Les migrations fauves – La diffusion du fauvisme et des expressionnismes en Europe centrale et orientale. Valérie Dupont et Sophie Barthélémy (sous la dir.) Editions Universitaires de Dijon, Dijon 2012, pp. 113-119;
– Historicising Modern Art: The “Difficult” Names. –In: Europa! Europa? The avant-garde, Modernism and the Fate of a Continent. Ed. by Sasha Bru, J. Baetens, B. Hjartarson, P. Nicholls, T. Orum, H. van der Berg. De Gruyter, Berlin, 2010, pp. 283-295.
– The Bulgarian Twentieth Century in Arts and Culture, project leader Prof. Claire Levy, DSc, IAS, BAS, Funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF). December 2014 – December 2016.
Prof. Irina Genova has recently taken part in a number of symposia and conferences such as:
– November 2014, International workshop on Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Gard and Modernism: The Impact of WWI, Prague;
– August 2014, The Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of ЕАМ, Helsinki;
– November 2013, International colloquium on Symbolisme et esthétiques modernes dans les Balkans : réexamen(s) critique(s), Paris;
– September 2013, International symposium on The European artistic avant-garde c. 1910-1930: formation, networks and trans-national strategies, Stockholm;
– January 2013, International conference on Art History and Humanities in the Region – Present State-of-art and Perspectives in Education and Scientific Research, Zagreb;
– September 2012, The Third Bi-Annual Conference of ЕАМ, Kent, Canterbury;
– February 2010, International conference on New Histories of Modern Art: The Eastern European Avant-Gardes, Chicago.
Courses of lectures:
Lectures on modern art in Bulgaria and South Eastern Europe; contemporary art practices and visual culture.
Prof. Irina Genova has supervised a number of doctoral students; of them one was awarded a PhD degree by IAS; one, co-supervised by Prof. Andrey Daniel, by the National Academy of Art, and two by NBU.
Research related activities:
Curator of a number of exhibitions such as:
– Nikolay Diulgheroff: Hybrid Artistic Identity, Rome – Turin – Sofia, 2008–2010;
– Faces of Modernism. Modern painting in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, Bucharest – Sofia – Athens, 2009–2010 (Bulgarian collection).
2011: Prof., IAS;