Lora Hristova

b. 1987, Sliven, Bulgaria. Lives and works in London


Lora Hristova
Lora Hristova, The Family Album Series, Cake Hole, 2009



Hristova's recent practice has been concerned with representations of women and their inherent complexities, most notably the visual culture of pornography. For a recent research project, Hristova befriended an adult film director whom she engaged in factual, theoretical and ideological discussions about the pornography industry. This resulted in frank discussions about the realities of pornography and conceptual debates surrounding feminist theory. Other works involve introducing abstraction to pornographic images by cropping, inking, blurring and erasing sexual organs using analogue and digital editing techniques. Hristova's research website is at http://oral-malkin.tumblr.com/