apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Boyan Manchev
Fellowship Program
Name: Boyan Manchev
Visiting From: Paris/Sofia  
Dates of Fellowship: March 26 - April 20, 2007  
Recommended by: Stephen Wright
writer and philosopher in Paris, France
Boyan Manchev is philosopher, Professor at the New Bulgarian University (Sofia) and at the University for the Arts (UdK, Berlin). He is also former Director of Program and Vice-President of the International College of Philosophy in Paris. His actual research, which proposes the perspective of a radical materialism, is focused on the fields of ontology, philosophy of art, and political philosophy. Manchev has lectured widely at European, North-American, and Japanese universities and cultural institutions. He has organized and/or collaborated on a number of projects, congresses, and public forums dealing with philosophy, art and politics at the CIPh (Paris), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Tanzquartier (Vienna), CND (Paris), BAK (Utrecht), UTCP (Tokyo), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), among others. Manchev has also participated as theorist, dramaturge, or performer in theater, contemporary dance, and visual arts projects. He curated the exhibition Out of Time at the Sofia City Art Gallery (March – April 2011). Manchev is the author of seven books and more than 100 book chapters, catalogues, and other publications in various languages, including: Logic of the Political (Sofia: Critique&Humanism, 2012), Miracolo (Milano: Lanfranchi, 2011), L’altération du monde: Pour une esthétique radicale (Paris: Lignes, 2009); La Métamorphose et l'Instant – Désorganisation de la vie (Paris: La Phocide, 2009); Rue Descartes 64: La métamorphose, ed. by B. Manchev (Paris: PUF, 2009); Rue Descartes 67: Quel sujet du politique?, ed. by G. Basterra, R. Ivekovicm, and B. Manchev (Paris: PUF, 2010). His book The Body-Metamorphosis (Sofia: Altera, 2007) deals extensively with contemporary art, performance and dance.

His fellowship is supported in part by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

apexart's Fellowship Program and Fellowship Lecture Series are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

FELLOWSHIP TALK: Our Capital is Joy with Radhika Subramaniam
April 18, 2007