Enabling artists to realize creative initiatives that inspire and transform
– Pier – a safe harbor for artists across cultures and across disciplines
– Pier ~ petra (Greek) – a rock, something solid to lean on
– Pier homonym peer – your creative partner
Your international arts partner with years of experience in artistic production
and the promotion of artists from the performing arts, visual arts and documentary filmmaking.
© F. Emmanuel Bastien
An international arts manager, agent and producer, Petya Hristova has decade-long experience in the fields of performing arts, visual arts and documentary film production and an extensive network worldwide.
From 2009 to 2015 she served as Director for International Development of the International Theatre Institute ITI – a global performing arts network, founded by UNESCO, with over 80 centres worldwide. At ITI she expanded the organization’s membership and successfully established ITI regional councils in Africa and the Americas. Petya was in charge of gala events, international theatre and dance collaborations, master classes and workshops worldwide and led the organization of two ITI World Congresses – in Xiamen, China (2011) and in Yerevan, Armenia (2014).
She has produced international performing arts events with renowned artists including Peter Brook, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lin Hwai-min, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Akram Khan, John Malkovich, Mourad Merzouki and Julian Sands amongst others.
Since 2015 Petya has been working freelance, consulting for Brook Productions – a documentary film production company founded by veteran theatre director Peter Brook and film director Simon Brook. She produced tours of Simon Brook’s documentary film Peter Brook – The Tightrope (Venice Film Festival Official Selection, ARTE production), most recently in Cuba and Russia, and served as production coordinator for his latest documentary A Different American Dream (Reykjavik International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, winner of best documentary Red Nation Film Festival).
In 2016 Petya established her own company – Art Pier – and now works with organizations, companies, as well as individual artists. Based in Paris, Art Pier covers the globe.
Previous experience includes the European Commission at the United Nations in New York, Pompidou Centre and contemporary art galleries in Paris. Petya is trilingual (Bulgarian, English, French), with good knowledge of Spanish and conversational Russian and German. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and European Studies from New York University and a Master’s Degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.