Boyan Manchev is philosopher, Professor at the New Bulgarian University and at Universität der Künste (Berlin), Guest Professor at the Hollins University and Sofia University. He is also former Director of Program and Vice-President of the International College of Philosophy in Paris. Photo: France Lamorlette
Boyan Manchev is philosopher, Professor at the New Bulgarian University and at Universität der Künste (Berlin), Guest Professor at the Hollins University and Sofia University. He is also former Director of Program and Vice-President of the International College of Philosophy in Paris. Manchev has lectured widely at European, Asian and North-American universities and cultural institutions. He has organised and/or collaborated to number of projects, congresses and public forums dealing with philosophy, art and politics at the CIPh, EHESS, CNRS, Palais de Tokyo, CND (Paris), Universität der Künste, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Volksbühne, FU, NBK (Berlin), IWM, MUMOK, Tanzquartier (Vienna), ZKM (Karlsruhe), University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP), Apexart, PS1, Columbia University (New York), BAK (Utrecht), among others.
He has debated and/or collaborated on different occasions with leading philosophers and cultural theorists from various generations; he has also participated as author, theorist, dramaturge or performer in theatre and contemporary dance projects, including Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield’s The Frequently Asked, Boris Charmatz’s expo zero and Poster session “Mouvement” for the Festival d’Avignon, Ani Vaseva’s Frankenstein, A Dying Play and Phaeton: Miscreants and Vierte Welt Kolaborationen's Pandora’s Daughters. Manchev has curated the exhibition Out of Time at the Sofia City Art Gallery (March – April 2011). Manchev is the author of seven books and about two hundred book chapters, catalogues and other publications in various languages. In the last years ap-peared 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. Ivekovic and B. Manchev (Paris: PUF, 2010). His bookThe Body–Metamorphosis (Sofia: Altera, 2007) deals extensively with contemporary art, performance and dance.