A sculptor, designer and performer, Albena Baeva uses a combination of elements to lure audiences into participation. In her work The Last Benjamin, audience members were invited to cycle on a simulated bicycle, perspiring in order to provide moisture to the Ficus benjamina displayed in a vitrine, thereby pointing out human impact on the environment. Her current interests explore processes of myth-making and social narration in an urban context.
Albena is a founder of Runabout, a project that investigates commonalities between art forms through an ongoing series of cross-disciplinary interactive performances. She is also co-organizer of local dorkbot activities. During her residency in the US, she looked forward to meeting with artists and students who share her interest in cross-disciplinary technological research and hoped to cultivate connections with US cultural organizations working in this area.