Revolv Collective is an artist-run organisation based in the UK that promotes the practice, teaching and dissemination of expanded photography. Lina Ivanova and Krasimira Butseva established Revolv in 2017 in Portsmouth, UK, with the ambition to create opportunities for early-career artists. Since then, their numerous projects have fostered creativity and artistic innovation through a collaborative, interdisciplinary and non-hierarchical approach focused on access to educational and professional resources. The collective’s active members are Lina Ivanova, Laura Bivolaru, Victoria Doyle, Alexander Mourant and Lucas Gabellini-Fava, with honorary members, Krasimira Butseva and Ibrahim Azab

In 2022, Revolv selected the recent graduates, Myles Bailey, Christian Jago, and Martha Gray as recipients of the Revolv Award, a year-long mentorship that facilitated their professional and artistic development through a programme of workshops, meetings with industry professionals and critique sessions. The same year, Revolv received their first artist-in-residence, Kate NganWa Ao, who was supported to learn about how the organisation operates. The collective’s practice incorporates teaching, curating, and publishing, as well as portfolio reviews, mentorship and peer-to-peer learning.

Selected projects include: A Cohesion of Light, Peckham 24 (2021); Statement of Being, Deptford Does Art (2019); Photography & Sculpture, South Bermondsey Art Trail (2019); Homeland, Take Courage Gallery (2019); 4UZHBINA, Brighton Photo Fringe (2018); Archives as Medium, Four Corners Gallery (2017).

Revolv Collective has produced a number of collaborative, experimental publications: Exquisite Futures (2020); Since There Is No Place Large Enough (2020); Homeland (2019); Roots or Routes (2018); Photocatalysis (2017).

Revolv Collective’s talks and workshops include: The Interdisciplinary Darkroom, funded by the Analogue Photography Grant through the Richard and Siobhán Coward Foundation (2023); East Meets West Masterclass (2021, 2022); Moving Towards Collective Action, University of East London (2022); Collective Working & Exhibiting, Kingston University (2022); The Power of the Collective, Arts University Bournemouth (2021); Tectonics, UCA Farnham (2020), and many more.

In collaboration with Seen Fifteen Gallery, Revolv Collective has produced the exhibitions Orbits (2022); F O R M and the accompanying symposium Forms of Ground (2020); and Intro:spective with an accompanying critique programme and panel discussion featuring artists Tom Lovelace, Jonny Briggs and Alexandra Davenport (2019).



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British Journal of Photography - Arts and grafts: Revolv Collective bring landscape to London Art Fair

Photo50 2024 Meet the Curator

LAF Photo50 2024 Fair Programme

Free Space Project - Creativity and Wellbeing week: the online edition

Art Licks: Issue 25

Seen Fifteen x Revolv Collective

Revolv Collective x FORM interview

The Digital Photographer: interview

The Weekender

Calvert Journal: Notions of the archive



Revolv Award Mentorship Programme with Myles Bailey, Christian Jago and Martha Gray
Camberwell Multiples Publishing Fair 

Moving Towards Collective Action, UEL, Lina Ivanova and Victoria Doyle
Collective Working and Exhibiting, Laura Bivolaru and Lina Ivanova
East Meets West Masterclass, FORMAT & Derby Quad Masterclass, Laura Bivolaru, Victoria Doyle, Lina Ivanova and Alexander Mourant
Revolv Award Mentorship Programme with Myles Bailey, Christian Jago and Martha Gray
Cyanotype workshop, The Bomb Factory Arts Foundation

Artist Talk, London Creative Network, Four Corners Gallery, Victoria Doyle and Alexander Mourant
East Meets West Masterclass, online, led by Laura Bivolaru and Lina Ivanova
Cyanotype workshop, led by Lina Ivanova, The Bomb Factory Arts Foundation
Collage Workshop, led by Ibrahim Azab, The Bomb Factory Arts Foundation 
Conversations with Artists, Digital Programme of Talks, Instagram Live
The Power of the Collective, Artist Talk, Arts University Bournemouth, Lina Ivanova and Krasimira Butseva
New Waves: How to make a zine & How to hustle after graduation, London College of Communication, University of Arts London

Tectonics, Zine workshop, University of Farnham, led by Victoria Doyle and Laura Bivolaru
Destruction and Construction, Free Space Project, Collage workshop led by Ibrahim Azab
Portfolio Reviews, BA & MA Photography students, Online
Replay+Reinvent, Zine workshop, Seen Fifteen Gallery
The Thousand Gardens, Writing workshop led by Victoria Doyle, Seen Fifteen Gallery
Slow Down, workshop led by Lina Ivanova, Seen Fifteen Gallery
Forms of Ground, Mini-symposium, Seen Fifteen Gallery; Participating artists and chairs of the panels: Krasimira Butseva, Lina Ivanova, Ibrahim Azab, Lucas Gabellini-Fava, Vivienne Gamble, Victoria Louise Doyle, Alexander Mourant, Dana Ariel, Laura Bivolaru, Giovanna Petrocchi and Giulia Parlato.

Transition, Zine workshop co-led with Bayryam Bayryamali, Sofia, Bulgaria
We make the yolk, Photography, Writing and Reading workshop led by Victoria Doyle, Depford Does Art, London
Shifting Borders, workshop co-led with Vera Hadzhyiska, Four Corners, London
Fabricated Homelands, panel discussion with Dafna Talmor and Martin Seeds, chaired by Lina Ivanova, Take Courage Gallery, London
Homeland, Book-making workshop, Take Courage Gallery, London
Intro:spective, Panel Discussion - Tom Lovelace Jonny Briggs and Alexandra Davenport, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London
Intro:spective, Artist Crit, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London

On Collaboration, Talk and Crit, BA (Hons) Photography, University of Brighton
PIP: Obliteration of Authority, Zine Workshop, BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication, The Art Academy
Bulgarian Photographers Showcase, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Brighton Photo Fringe Closing ceremony 4UZHBINA, Routes OR Roots?, Public workshop, Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Brighton
4UZHBINA, Artist Talk, Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Brighton
Photography as a Collaborative Action
, Workshop, BA (Hons) Photography, University of Portsmouth, Menier Gallery, London


Photo50 Grafting: The Land and the Artist, London Art Fair

Orbits, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London

A Cohesion of Light, Sunset Studios, Peckham 24

F O R M, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London

Photography & Sculpture, AMP Studios, part of South Bermondsey Art Trail, London  Statement of Being, Depford does Art, London
Homeland, Take Courage Gallery, London
Intro:spective, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London

4UZHBINA, Collective’s Hub, Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Brighton
Bulgarian Photographers Showcase, closing ceremony of BPF, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts
One Year, Safehouse 1, London

Transition, The Night of the Galleries and Museums, Plovediv Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Archives as Medium, exhibition and public programme, Four Corners Gallery, London


Exquisite Futures, limited edition publication, in collaboration with Aliki Braine, Victoria Kieffer and Folium Publishing 
Since There Is No Place Large Enough, Seen Fiften Gallery, London

You Are F*cking Ugly, BA (Hons) Photography, LCC, London
Homeland, Take Courage Gallery, London
Zine It Up!, BA (Hons) Photography, LCC, London

PIP, BA (Hons) Photography, LCC, London
Roots or Routes, Brighton Photo Fringe

Photocatalysis, Four Corners Gallery, London


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