Constantine Zlatev is a San Francisco based artist who utilizes disabled armaments, industrial materials & processes to create conceptually-driven sculptures and installations.​​​​​​​

"My work is the outcome of an idea propelled forward by an irresistible need for its realization. The knowledge, skills, interests and experiences that I have accumulated through my life & travels strongly inform my work, consciously and subconsciously. This inner aesthetic universe is my ultimate creative guide. I am particularly inspired by projects grounded in ideas of social, political, cultural or historical significance - we live in a time where conceptual art should aspire to no less."
- Constantine Zlatev

'Made In Constantine' is an allusion to the familiar country of origin labels and serves as the ‘artist signature’ on all works exclusively produced by the studio.

Kostadin Ilov is a computer engineer and a systems administrator at UC Berkeley. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Sofia. He enjoys working with artists and tackles the electronic & programming challenges of the robotic installations.
Velina Ruseva is a professional pianist and a music teacher and wrote the musical notes for the mechano-robotic flute installations. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory of Music in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and earned her Master’s degree from Veliko Turnovo University. Her love of music and geeky sense of adventure has led her beyond the bounds of the traditional and she greatly enjoys writing music for such experimental instruments. 

The Last Gun featured in Neural Magazine
The Candy Machine featured on Designboom 
The Last Gun featured on Designboom
Interview with CSI Multimedia (Italian & English)
Article on Experimenta Magazine (Spanish)
Article on CNET Magazine
Feature on CNET: Tomorrow Daily Podcast (5:49 - 7:50)
Feature on CNET: Crave Podcast (0:58 -1:52)
Article on Trendhunter
Article on Us vs Th3m (English)              

2016        Fall 2016 Artist-in-Residence, TechShop-San Francisco
2015        Abate Zanetti Glass School residency, Murano, Italy
                Arte Laguna Special Prize
2013        Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice, Italy
                Overall winner - Sculpture & Installation Section

2012        Politicizing Aesthetics, John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota
                Juror's Prize   [Juror: Monica Herman (Mixed Greens, NY)]