Albena Mihaylova-Bendji

Albena Mihaylova-Bendji is an established Bulgarian Swiss artist and filmmaker, engaging with issues of feminist, environmental and social justice. She is recognised as the female pioneer of performance art in Bulgaria. Her documentary Distance won the best international film award at the 6th Aegean Docs Festival 2017 and continues to screen worldwide. In 2009 Bendji founded AM contemporary – an artist-run cultural institute based in Basel collaborating with various artists and curators.