Born in Bulgaria, Agnessa Petrova (b. 1968) earned her PhD in Art History from the Fine Art Academy in Sofia. She has participated in 68 monumental sculpture events in 28 countries and has created 45 monumental works in stone, including six in granite. Petrova has also received multiple awards in China and Bulgaria. She is the Director of Shenzhen New Space – Public Art Institute and a member of the Bulgarian Artists Union.