Boyan Manchev

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Photo: Svoboda Tzekova

Boyan Manchev is a philosopher, Professor at the New Bulgarian University (Sofia) and guest Professor at the HZT Berlin and at the Sofia University. He is also former Director of Program and Vice-President of the Collège International de Philosophie 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 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 (2011).
Among his last books are 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). His book The Body-Metamorphosis (2007), dealing with contemporary art, performance and dance, proposed the perspective of transformationist materialism.