She arrived in France in 1996, in the city of Nice, where she presented herself as a windsurfing champion in order to obtain a French visa before continuing her studies there. She graduated from the Art Academy Jules Pasquin (Sofia, Bulgaria) and has a Master's degree from the International Academy of Fine Arts E.P.I.A.R. Villa Arson (Nice, France). She created the duo Lubovda with the French writer and poet Antoine Dufeu.

Biographical note: Valentina Traïanova is an artist, performance artist and singer, born in Sofia (Bulgaria), living in Paris.
In a practice where drawing, song, writing, dance and sound sculptures meet together, Valentina Traïanova’s voice is transformed into material for sculpting. Reflecting on the passage from one field of art to another,
she invents the figure of the ‘singer-skater’.
In August 2023, she was in residence in Venice at the Emily Harvey Foundation with her project “I am sinking”.
In the past few months, her work was presented at the Palais de Tokyo as part of the Festival “Les écritures bougées” co-organized with the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Paris, June 2023), at Largo as part of “Sofia Art Projects III” by Art Affairs & Documents Foundation (Sofia, October 2023), at the Centre Pompidou as part of
“La Nuit de la Lecture” by Littérature Supersport (Paris, January 2024). Her last performance, “Lust”, was presented as part of Danser Chanter Aimer, Valentina Traïanova's last solo exhibition, which was shown in Sofia at the Swimming Pool art centre at the invitation of Viktoria Draganova from 12th December 2023 to 28th February 2024. Recently, she performed “Lust” during the two-day symposium (Karlsruhe, May 3/4) “Tuned for Reality” for the exhibition “Lily Greenham: An Art of Living” at the Badischer Kunstverein, “Go West” at the Aperto project space of the Fondation Ricard, invited by MORE Projects, as part of Piste 3 (a host)/Too Many Records (Paris, May 16th) and “aeí” at the Château de Montsoreau - Musée d’Art Contemporain for the Nuit Blanche (Montsoreau, May 27th).
Pick-up (test), le 19 juin 2012, PLOTHR, Rouen
Danse de la sorcière, 2 juin 2018, performance dans le cadre du programme Serpentine, Schauspiel, Cologne, Allemagne
aeí, 29 juin 2023, performance dans le cadre du festival des écritures bougées & Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
«I am sinking» (Affondare) 2023, performance dans le cadre de la residence à la The Emily Harvey Fondation, Venise, Italie, juillet-août © Ayana Evans
LUST by Valentina Traianova in Danser Chanter Aimer Swimming Pool Sofia 12.12.2023
video extract of the « aeì »performance at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in January this year by Marissa Chatin
aeì by Valentina Traianova_Largo Sofia