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Ralitsa Doncheva is a Bulgarian artist and filmmaker working with 16mm film, video and installation.

In her practice, she combines experimental analogue film traditions with documentary and poetic approaches. Drawing on tactile and improvisational processes, her Balkan roots and mythology, her films evoke shimmering worlds on the verge of disappearance.

Her work has been presented internationally in film festivals, galleries and alternative spaces. A solo film program, (almost) impossible worlds, has been exhibited at the Dazibao gallery in Montréal. In addition, her film Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves was awarded The Eileen Maitland Award at the 54th Ann Arbor film festival. Her recent film Desert Islands, made with her father, has been presented at the Festival De Nouveau Cinema and at the Images Festival in Toronto.

Ralitsa lives and works in Tio’tia:ke/ Montréal where she is actively involved in film and artistic communities. Her recent collaborations have been shown in galleries and museums such as Musée d'art de Joliette, the Foremen Art Gallery (Sherbrooke) and most presently at the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal.

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