Mariela Gemisheva is a fashion designer and artist working with performance, installation and object. She is known for her numerous experiments in fashion and art performance. She was a model for photographer Alexander Nishkov – Self portrait (2008). For Mariela Gemisheva art is ‘a practice, communication, process, restlessness – dynamics to measure your everyday rhythm in’, Vladiya Mihaylova, ‘Self-knowledge’ – a conversation with Mariela Gemisheva on fashion, art and the modern woman, Intelligent life, Spring 2008. Provocation is an important element in her work. According to American curator Roger Conover 'she is unique in her way for converting restrictions into benefits', catalog ‘In search of Balkania’, 2002.