ARTISTIC AND PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019 part of the commission for selection of the best work made of packaging at the event “EKO-PACKET 2019” on the topic “Electrical household appliances” Participation includes high schools from Republic of Macedonia;
2019-mentor at the creative workshop “Trash Fashion 2019” for making fashion solutions and decorative jewelry from scrap-waste materials. Participation includes high schools from R. Macedonia;
2019-cooperation with Children’s Cultural Center “KARPOSH” as a mentor for realization of a series of workshops on subject “Stop animation and creative IT skills” as part of the project “Creative mentoring” intended for primary and secondary schools in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia;
2019/2018 - part of the creative team of the production house “OXO” Skopje, R. Macedonia;
2019/2017 - cooperation with “Macedonia-Export” - mentor of art workshops for drawing, painting and painting of glass;
2018 - part of the scenography team for recording the short film “Sugar People” in the role of set decorator;
2018 - part of the scenography team for recording a New Year advertising for Telecom, in the role of set decorator;
2018 - cooperation with the National Conservation Center (NKC) for the archeological site “Grobista” near Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia, in the role of a visual drawer of archaeological artifacts;
2018 - part of the scenography team for the production of the short film “Karam Koma” in the role of set decorator; 2018/2017 - part of creative team of “Brigada design” marketing agency in Skopje;
2018/2017-part of the organizing team of the art event “International NIGBOR Art Days” under the hat of Halibas Art, which was realized in April 2018 in Bor and Nigde, central Turkey;
2016-2013 – public relations, organizer and coordinator of the art events of (DLUM) Association of Artists of Macedonia; 2016/2015 - cooperation with the National Conservation Center (NKC) for restoration and conservation of the fresco painting of the 12th century church “Holy Mother of God – Perivlepta” Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia;
2016 - Independent Artist status from Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia;
2015 – Founder and manager of the company “Start-Art” art and crafts, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; - work experience with making screens for set design of ballet, making scenography for movies, monumental mosaics, workshops for painting lessons and glass painting; - part of the creative team of several marketing agencies in Skopje; ‐ works as freelance designer. HRISTINA ZAFIROVSKA
Twelve independent projects and exhibitions are procesing the folowing themes and thopics: the beginning of the creation, interpersonal relations, and improving the rights and treatment of women in the society. Projects are presented in Germany, France, Bulgaria and most of the cities in the R. Macedonia.
2018- “SPROUT II” Open Studio, Intrational City of Arts, Paris, France;
2017-”Sprout” - Museum House “Robevci” Ohrid, R. Macedonia; 2016–“NEW URBAN MAN” Cultural Center “Marko Cepenkov” Prilep, R. Macedonia;
2015–“NEW URBAN MAN-WOMAN” Cultural Center “Kocho Racin” Kichevo, R. Macedonia;
2014 -“WO-MAN” Cultural Informative Center (KIC), Skopje, R. Macedonia;
- Cultural Center “Marko Cepenkov” Prilep, R. Macedonia;
2012 - “Vanity Race” - Gallery “Prima Center Berlin”, Germany;
2012/2011 - “Mainstream”
- National Gallery of Macedonia-Object Chifte Hamam, Skopje R. Macedonia;
- Cultural Center “Marko Cepenkov” Prilep, R. Macedonia;
- Cultural Center “Trajko Prokopiev” Kumanovo, R. Macedonia;
- Cultural Center “Anton Panov” Strumica, R. Macedonia;
2010 - “The visualization of the moment”
- “Open Graphic Art Studio” Museum of the City of Skopje, R. Macedonia;
- House of Culture “Ivan Mazov-Klime” Kavadarci, R. Macedonia;
- Art Gallery “Bezisten” Shtip, R. Macedonia;
- Museum House “Robevci” Ohrid, R. Macedonia;
2010 - “Three same opposites” Art Gallery “Vladimir Dimitrov - Maistora” Kyustendil, Bulgaria;
2009 - “Creation II”
- “Hotel Apollonia” Gevgelija, R. Macedonia;
- Cultural Center “Marko Cepenkov” Prilep, R. Macedonia; 2007
- “Creation” - “Youth Cultural Center’’ (MKC) Skopje, R. Macedonia.
2010 - “CopyBrains” - BIT FEST “Bitola Open City 2010”, International Art Festival Bitola, Macedonia;
“MOMI” (LADIES) GROUP OF 7 ARTISTS
2018 - ”Nest” Open Graphic Art Studio” Museum of the City of Skopje, R. Macedonia;
2015 -“Like a snowball down a mountain...” - Gallery FLU-Skopje, R. Macedonia;
2014 - “Resist! What?” MOMI “Karas Gallery” Zagreb, Croatia;
2014 - “To persist in the circle” MOMI “Cultural Informative Center” (KIC) Skopje, R. Macedonia;
2014 - “SMALL THINGS (with capital letters)” MOMI “AKSC” Skopje, R. Macedonia;
2013 - “Multitude, Deity, Birth” MOMI “Cultural and Information Centre of the Republic Macedonia in Sofia”, Bulgaria;
2013 - “Multitude, Deity, Birth” MOMI Art Gallery “Podroom” The Cultural Centar of Belgrade, Serbia;
2013 - “Semicircling” MOMI Cultural Centre “Gligor Prlicev” Ohrid, R. Macedonia;
2013 - “MOMI II” House of Culture “Kocho Racin” Gallery KO-RA Skopje, R. Macedonia;
2013 - “TABOO” MOMI International Festival of Contemporary Art “NUS” Split, Croatia;
2012 - “Kiss in the mouth” MOMI House of Culture “Ivan Mazov-Klime”Kavadarci, R. Macedonia;
2012 - “Good Vibes” MOMI Multimedia Art Festival “Bosh” Gevgelija, R. Macedonia;
2012 - “MOMI” Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje, R. Macedonia.
2016 - DLUM “Small format” award for painting;
2018-Ministry of Culture of R. Macedonia, scholarship for residency — Cite Internationale des Arts, Macedonian studio in Paris, France. It resulted with an open studio at “Cite Internationale des Arts”
REGIONAL PROJECTS, PUBLIC SOLO PROJECT
2013, negotiator at “Diversity as a way of building capacity in cultural industries” in Podgorica, Montenegro a renewal of the cooperation between the art associations from: Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia by signing a memorandum of cooperation. 2013, curator and project coordinator of “Skopje Urban Stories” – theme “WakeUp Solidarity” public art project (main square of City of Skopje) in cooperation with DLUM and Skopje Summer Festival.
2014 - “Living history, Living nature”, cooperation between municipality Novaci, R. Macedonia and the municipality of Almopia, Greece as parts of the IPA program. One part of the program was directed towards the visual arts and cooperation of the artists from both countries.
Proffesional experience and skills with programs and languages:
-Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel DRAW and MC office;
-organizational and communication skills, especially in mediation and negotiation;
-focused towards realization of the set goals and tasks;
-fluent knowledge in English language;
-work with Internet.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | SELF EMPLOYED
From March 2014, till now I’m working as a freelance designer, with local and external clients, and online platforms that allow freelance working all over the world.
MARKETING ASSOCIATE AND DESIGNER | PROCREDIT BANK
ProCredit Bank is part of ProCredit Holding, that is spread throughout European countries. ProCredit Bank has an internal marketing sector, who’s caring for the design-presentation and advertising of the banking system.
May 2011 - December 2012;
External and internal advertising design for all branches in the Republic of Macedonia, where the main experience was organizing campaigns for major corporations.
ART FAIRS, PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS, FESTIVALS, ARTISTIC GATHERINGS
Participated in over hundred public presentations, festivals and art fairs, residencies. Active participator in over thirty artistic gatherings in Macedonia, abroad and overseas as: Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Czech Republic, China and New York City.