Pusha Petrov (b.1984, lives and works in Paris & Timisoara), explores through her practice our perception by confronting it to its duality and contradictions. Her research focuses on incongruous objects which unveil, behind our immediate vision, a concealed identity. She attended the École Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine in Metz, France, graduating with a degree in fine arts (2009) and communication (2011).

Her artistic path has been enriched by various internships and residencies in France, and she is currently collaborating with numerous international artists. She has participated in numerous exhibitions: Ex-East, Niemeyer Space in Paris, The brick, la Brique, Caramida, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, L’esprit parfaitement clair (The Perfectly Clear Mind), Santo Amor Gallery, Lille (2018, group exhibition); Soba(The Room), ICR Paris (2016, solo); Dedans (In),Château de Luttange, Lorraine, (2015, solo); Indiscrétions (Indiscretions), Château de Courcelles, Montigny-lès-Metz, (2013, solo); Croyance à la maison(Faith at Home) Galerie Octave Cowbell, Metz, (2012, solo); Le tout amplifié la somme des partie ( T The Whole Magnifies the Sum of the Parts) Espace d’Art du Centre Culturel Jacques Brel Thionville (2011, solo), Carte de visite (Calling card) and La fin, le début (The End, the Beginning), Galerie de l’Esplanade, Metz (2011-2009, group), Daily Mirrors, Conseil Général de la Moselle, Metz (2010, solo), and Une Cohabitation 2, Galerie Octave Cowbell, Metz. She was also a part of the Art Encounters Biennale: Life a User’s Manual, Timisoara (2017) and the 18th International Biennale of Image, Ailleurs (Elsewhere), Nancy (2014).


"My research primarily focuses on the objects that surround us and their connection to our intimacy. By immersing my audience in worlds populated by these objects, I encourage them to question their hidden identity. They confront the duality and contradictions of modern man: the pursuit of uniqueness and the need for belonging. It is through photography that I hope to guide the viewer: to lead them to look and not just see, to feel and not merely observe."

Selected Exhibitions