CLICK CURATORIAL RESIDENCY
At the beginning of March 2018 I applied for CLICK Curatorial Residency and a month later I was selected for this programme initiated by Art Affairs and Documents Foundation in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and Credo Bonum Gallery. Further supported by the Sofia Culture Directorat, CLICK allows international curators to spend a period of 5 weeks researching in Bulgaria and to present an exhibition or other outcome. My residency happened in the months of October and November 2018.
Art Affairs and Documents Foundation was founded by curators Vessela Nozharova, Vera Mlechevska, Dessislava Dimova and Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva. The programme is coordinated by Stefka Tsaneva, representative of Goethe-Institut Bulgaria. The Selection Committee also included: Emile Ouroumov (independent curator) and Snejana Krasteva (curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow).
Other Artists I Come Across
Voin de Voin
Broadly considered the the most recognisable Bulgarian gallery internationally, the gallery works with professional artists who have international careers, and who belong to a wider European artistic scene - well-established figures such as Nedko Solakov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Stefan Nikolaev, Luchezar Boyadjiev, as well as younger artists Kamen Stoyanov, Rada Boukova and Valio Tchenkov. The gallery also supports the development of the next generation of artists such as Lubri, Voin de Voin, Vikenti Komitski and Martina Vacheva.
"Open Art Files: Topics, People, Spaces, Files in Bulgarian Contemporary Art" is a project that seeks to popularise Bulgarian contemporary art in Bulgaria and abroad. On the website is possible to accede a database of Bulgarian contemporary art, as well as curatorial visits, presentations and exhibitions.