(B. Bulgaria. Lives and works in London)

Lora Hristova's multi-disciplinary art practice explored sexuality, gender and cultural identity. Feminist theory and psychoanalysis informed her research into universal experiences of shame, anxiety and desire. Her work was influenced by research in to the sex industry and the cultural, psychological and social impact of pornography. Her first documentary Feminist Porn Filmmakers discussed the positive potential of adult material created from a feminist perspective.

Art research archive:

Solo Shows

2013: Zabludowicz Invites: Lora Hristova, The Zabludowicz Collection, London

2011: His&Hers - New Work by Lora Hristova, 18HHG, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018: Practice in Dialogue - In Whose Eyes? Beaconsfield, London

2016: Sex: Work & Play, Carroll / Fletcher Onscreen @ Close-Up Cinema, London

2016: Cinekink, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

2016: Please touch, Uusi Ylioppilastalo, Helsinki, Finland

2015: Feminist Practices in Dialogue, ICA, London

2015: FEAR. DEATH. SEX, Theatre Delicatessen, London

2015: Film Kunst Festival, Langstrassenkultur, Zurich, Switzerland

2015: PornFilmFestivalBerlin2015, Kino Moviemento, Berlin, Germany

2015: Some Like it Wrong, GENDEROTICA Festival 2015, Rome, Italy

2014:, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2014: Critical Perspectives on Pornography, Carroll/Fletcher Onscreen, Online

2014: EXAF: City-Screen, Indoor & outdoor public spaces, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2014: Water Tower Art Fest 2014, Roca Exposition Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013: Time for Outrage! Alteria Art /Art Barter @ the Art Car Boot Fair, London

2012: Superlative TV: Lora Hristova's Prime Time, PAMI, London

2012: Art of Angel 2012, Candid Arts Trust, London

2010: The Library of Babel, Zabludowicz Collection, London

2010: Changeling, Arts Bar, London

2009: ArtBarter, The Rag Factory, London

2009: Not a F******* Art Show! Trinity Buoy Wharf, London


The Zabludowicz Collection, London

The University of the Arts London Collection, London

Private collections in London including those of Les Mes and Tracey Emin

Talks / Events / Awards

2017: The Creative [Pain] Process & Sadface Sewing Circle, V22 Louise House, London

2016: Feminist Porn Filmmakers, Best Documentary Short Award, Cinekink, New York

2016: Feminist Porn Realities, post-show talk Clickbait play, Theatre503, London

2015: We Are Anti-Capiphallists, panel discussion, ICA, London

2015: Mouth Piece, nominated Short Film Competition, PFFB, Berlin

2013: Brainplay: Female Uprising, think tank discussion, THE CUBE, London

2013: The Price of Sex, reading group, Carroll / Fletcher, London

2013: East London Fawcett presents, Zabludowicz Collection, London

2013: Lora Hristova Invites Artists' Presentation, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Interviews / Publications

2016: Generation XXX quoted in Stylist magazine

2015: Feminist Practices in Dialogue 01 publication

2015: Zabludowicz Collection Invites publication

2014: The Girlfriend Experience essay in Lessons in Heterosexuality publication

2013: Punternet Valentine included in SALT. magazine, Issue 4: Pageantry

2013: Interviewed by Ellen Mara De Wachter


2019-21: PGCE, South Thames College / Canterbury Christ Church University

2006-09: BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London