Antoni Rayzhekov

Antoni Rayzhekov is a media artist born in Bulgaria and living between Vienna and Sofia, working at
the cross-fields of performing, sound and visual arts. He studied theater directing and performing at
National Theater and Film Academy – Sofia, Jazz Music Improvisation at Vienna Konservatorium and
informational technologies – as a vocational training at LearningTree, London.

Since 2011, he is a associate lecturer in Experimental Media at the department of Media and Digital
Technologies at the University for Applied Sciences in St.Pölten (Austria) and since 2016 a lecturer in
Digital Arts at the National Art Academy – Sofia. In 2019, he co-founded DALAB Bulgaria, and since
2019 is a member of the council of the Bulgarian Association for Free Theater.

In 2008 he co-founded the Viennese new media label THIS.PLAY, where he worked until 2013. Antoni
was artist in residence at FERALabs (2019) – Subnet Salzburg & Schmiede, a fellow of
Wimmelforschung (Berlin) at Platform12 (2018) – an artist in residence program by Wimmelforschung,
Bosch Research Center and Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart, Atelier Arts Sciences – Grenoble
France (2017), a fellow (2016/2017) at Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart, Akademie Hallein
(2014), S.T.E.I.M (2013) and DansMakers (2013) – Amsterdam, among others.

In his works, Antoni often situates the media as a creative partner and a protagonist, embedding the
poetics and the artistic intent directly in a technological representation, uncovering and reviling hidden
processes and entanglements. Through the creation of performative audiovisual works, where the body
is often a primal material of oscillation, he interconnects the performer/s with a cybernetic audiovisual
installations, using biofeedback sensors, motion tracking or other custom technologies, exploring issues
such as mass-surveillance (10VE, 2014/15), critical view of the notion of value (#BIOCOIN, 2018), the
interconnection between artificial intelligence and human affect (BOREOUT, 2019).