Rada Boukova was born 1973 in Sofia. She lives and works in Paris.
In 2019 Rada Boukova represents Bulgaria at the 58th Venice Biennale (together with Lazar Lyutakov).
Rada Boukova does not think there is a stable or essential "me". She is herself an amalgam of so many things: the books she has reads, the movies she has seen, the television shows she has watched, the conversations she has had, the songs she has sung, the loves she has loved. In fact, she is a creation of so many people and so many ideas that she feels she has had very few original thoughts and ideas; to think that any of these things were original to her would indeed be blindly selfish in her opinion.
Selected solo exhibitions include "What energy do we put into transforming things, with undisguised pleasure", Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv (2018); "Magic Spring", Dream Art Fair, London (2017); “Alice Georges”, One night stand gallery, Sofia (2017); “The Sky Is a Color”, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv (2014); “Start a New Victory”, FUTURA, Prague (2013); “Un Sage est sans idée”, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris (2013); “Colour Blue”, Stork Gallery, Rouen (2012); “Me and a German Girl”, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris (2011).
Rada Bоukova is represented by Sariev Contemporary since 2012.