Lars of Tarnovo

The founder of the Heerz Tooya gallery in Veliko Tarnovo and the ARV.I residency in Vishovgrad finds more and more meaning in his work

The Man with Seven Names

After nearly a decade in Bulgaria, French artist Mitch Brezounek continues to focus on global and local absurdities

The fellowship of graphic painters Zoran Mishe, Goran Trichkovski, Vasil Angelov, Pavel Tselkoski and Ivan Mateev, or Print Nest, who create their creative "nest" in the heart of the city.

Once upon a time in Athos

Where everyone has time to read: Stratos Kalafatis on what brings him back to Athos and the importance of photobooks.

Mark as read

With her project under development "Bookmarks" Maria Nalbantova explores reading habits and what the small traces say about the past.

Limited editions

Independent printed publications by Bulgarian authors are already numerous enough to be collected in a special physical and digital archive.

Animators Against War

In late February, hundreds of Russian animators joined their Ukrainian counterparts in condemning the war in a collective statement. Just a few days later, "Animators Against War" appeared in Russia – a collective of more than a hundred artists who created a series of short videos whose main message was "No to war."

The artist Alla Georgieva and her way to explain to herself what happened amidst the ongoing trauma.

Peace-creators: Aleksey Kulinkovich

Aleksey Kulinkovich studied interior design, but for almost ten years he has been working as an illustrator and graphic designer for various advertising companies in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus.

Peace-creators: Maria Kinovych

Maria Kinovych is a Ukrainian illustrator. In March, we find her outside Kyiv. After the military attacks began, she left her home in the capital and moved to western Ukraine.

Hillside punk

Martina Vacheva's first solo exhibition Sereality (2016) in Sariev Gallery with curator Vera Mlechevska attracted the attention of her colleagues and the public, and it quickly became clear that her work would be popular both in Bulgaria and abroad.

Krassimir Terziev has witnessed all the different processes in Bulgarian contemporary art since the 1990s, has been an active participant in them, and to this day is an artist from whom we can still expect interesting new ideas.

This is who Mihail Mihaylov is

When Mihail Mihailov says that he is about to spend several weeks in complete isolation in Vienna, he is not talking about quarantine. Ever since it was announced in January that the installation There You Are would represent Bulgaria at this year's Venice Biennale, Mihailov has been caught in a whirlwind of media appearances, logistical challenges and deadlines, while his desire to shake off all this noise and focus on real work has only increased.

Cultural habits

Stefka Tsaneva's work focuses on culture and organizing cultural events. Although this has always included a wide range of events and genres, her personal passion is contemporary art – looking at it, thinking and writing about it, curating and organizing exhibitions.

Patrick Harjei and the Roots of Polish Design

Patrick Harjei is an internationally renowned, multidisciplinary illustrator, graphic designer and researcher who we will have the pleasure of listening to and watching live as one of the guests at the one-day symposium at the MELBA 2021 Design Festival

Abandoned utopias with Danila Tkachenko

Danila Tkachenko is an award-winning visual artist from Moscow who describes himself as a "composer" of a new reality and explores various consequences of the human quest for a utopian future with documentary photography.

Portraits of the human: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have been exploring modern ruins with their cameras for years and have noticed that what leads to development is also the cause of destruction.

VIVE LE MONDE

The exhibition Traces of Empires brings together some of his most interesting photographs from around the world.

Haunted by the ghost of the past

In Urbex Gaitandjiev films abandoned buildings, underground spaces and facilities, whose present is marked by disrepair.

Denislav Stoychev captures faces and places so naturally that it's easy to forget that there is a foreign presence, a photographer behind them. Photographs of abandoned buildings make up a large part of his archive, although this is far from the only thing that interests him.

PRINT CHOREOGRAPHY

Three print editions with different focus that complement and develop our understanding of contemporary dance

IN THE BLACK BOX SPECTRUM

In "Black Box" Phelia Barouh creates very personal, intimate and sensual black and white portraits of people in different constellations – families, couples, lovers, colleagues, friends, pets…

NOT WHAT WE SAY, BUT HOW WE SAY IT

Textile, installations, photography, audio, and video also started to appear in her work. Everything Sevda Semer creates seems to offer a direct conduit to her personal thoughts, feelings, experiences, but it is also often a response to public attitudes.

ELENA NAZAROVA AND SOCIETY AS A CENTRAL THEME IN ART

Elena Nazarova says that, ever since she can remember, she has been drawn to the visual arts, and she feels lucky that, after graduating from the National High School of Applied Arts St. Luka in 2016, she has been able to focus on doing what she loves as a freelance artist.

Boris Pramatarov: The Eighth Art

Boris Pramatarov is an artist with a very distinctive style, a book illustrator for SONM publishing house, and a zine author. And now can also add tattoo artist to the list.

HE BREAKS HE CUTS HE SPILLS

The parallels between Todor Zhivkov and Boyko Borissov have been explored many times in public and journalistic spaces, as well as in art. In his new book He breaks he cuts he spills (Janet 45), photographer Nikola Mihov brings this parallel to a higher level.

When The Posing Stops

Radina Gancheva is twenty-eight years old and describes herself as a "photographer, extroverted curmudgeon and music junkie."

VISUAL POEMS

A photographer with a heightened curiosity about language is how Maritsa Kolcheva, a “child of the 80s” describes herself. The dialogue between images and words certainly occupies a central spot in her biography.

Lora Musheva flies between the set and the studio, between the constantly changing roles of photographer, cinematographer, assistant camerawoman and director.

DREAMING ABOUT PICTURES

Lyubov Cheresh dove into interior design, which increased her passion for photography – and we'll be hearing more and more about her work in this field

A STORM FOR MORE THAN A MINUTE

Boryana Pandova believes that she was born a photographer, but it took getting her hands on a camera for her to realize it. Over the years, the likes of Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, and Agnieszka Holland have stood in front of her lens.

VYARA, SOFIA AND OTHER ANIMALS

We can enjoy many book covers featuring Vyara Boyadzhieva's work, and she is also working on several projects for illustrated children's books, including one that she is writing herself.

I GIVE YOU THIS PICTURE

Tihomir Stoyanov's book I give you this picture brings us back to the forgotten tradition of sharing photos with inscriptions written on the back.

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