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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).


Goethe-Institut, Sofia 


Ergin Cavusoglu, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Stefan Nikolaev, Nedko Solakov, Krassimir Terziev, Alexander Valchev 

My Sofia Art Map

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Studio Visits

Luchezar Boyadjiev

Pravdoliub Ivanov

Radoslav Maglov

Martin Penev

Radostin Sedevchev

Dimitar Solakov

Nedko Solakov

Kamen Stoyanov

Krassimir Terziev

Alexander Valchev


Bulgaria and Sofia, Recent History, Politics and Society Recounted Through Paradigmatic Art Projects

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Exhibition Catalogue

Catalogue of the show "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" curated at the Goethe-Institut, Sofia

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Maria Vassileva's Issuu profile with pdf of a selection of articles and publications

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Krassimir Terziev on the film and video in Bulgarian visual art

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Other Artists I Come Across

Rada Boukova

Vikenti Komitski

Maria Nalbantova

Stefan Nikolaev

Voin de Voin



Review of Vessela Nozharova's Book "Introduction to Contemporary Bulgarian Art" for Journal of Curatorial Studies


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.

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"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.

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Marie Bromander and Sebastian Rypson on monuments and cultural amnesia in Bulgarian Contemporary Art

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