May 2023

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Artists news

Luchezar Boyadjiev

Urban Daydreaming
Solo exhibition
April 27 – June 3, 2023
Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia

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Valio Tchenkov

Places of Sorrow
Group show
April 29 – May 28, 2023
Curatorial project by Domenico de Chirico and Velizar Dimchev

Artists: Stanimir Genov, Valio Chenkov, Lars Nordby, Aaron Roth, Mitch Brezounek, Anton Stoianov, Marina Genova, HR Stamenov, Martina Vacheva

Cu29, Plovdiv

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Kamen Stoyanov

Georgi Konstantinov, Antihistory and Social Revolution
film screening and conversation with Kamen Stoyanov
May 18, 2023, 18:30

Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Sofia, Great Hall

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On view Sarieva

Pravdoliub Ivanov

I Don’t Know What You Are Talking About
May 5 – July 29, 2023

Opening: May 5th, 18:00-21:00
Sarieva/Gallery, Plovdiv

Pravdoliub Ivanov (b. 1964) shares that the exhibition is an escape from reality into projects and topics which excited him before the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, and which helped him outlast the harsh reality. The artworks pose questions such as: Do the words follow the images or vice versa? Why cannot the visual be read verbally? The pieces constitute an attempt to explore found objects, images and visualized prejudices, whereas all their interpretations are equally truthful.

Gallery news

Sarieva/Gallery at Art Brussels 2023

From April 21st till April 23rd Sarieva/Gallery presented at Art Brussels 2023 a solo booth with new paintings by Rudi Ninov (b.1992, educated in Goldsmiths and Städelschule). His project ‘Voice Lines’ was inspired by the Bulgarian visual poetry of Vesselin Sariev created in early 90s. Taking this starting point, Rudi’s paintings are exploring the manifestation of sound, animation and language in drawing, shape and color.

“Voice Lines” was presented in an environment curated by Vesselina Sarieva, including the exhibition gesture “The Carpet”, a proposal for a meeting place in each art installation.

Voice Lines is in the top 10 best booths from the fair this year, according to Weltkunst. The Belgian singer Angèle chose a work by Rudi as one of her favorites.

Find the Preview PDF of the booth here
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On view


Located next to Sarieva/Gallery
Working hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 14:00-18:30

+1 is a temporary project by Sarieva/Gallery, located next to the physical gallery space in Plovdiv. The title of the project refers to the guest lists, where the name of the invited person is mentioned and the accompanying person is marked with +1. The first presentation includes works by Sophia Grancharova (b. 1994), Dimitar Genchev (b. 1985) and Velizar Dimchev (b. 1983).

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Recent Media

10 Highlights der Art Brussels
Nicole Busing & Heiko Klaas
Sarieva/Gallery and Rudi Ninov’s booth “Voice Lines” is listed amongst the most impressive ones at Art Brussels.
text / in German


Urban Daydreaming
text / in English


SPECIAL FEATURE: Art Brussels 2023
Art Viewer
photos / in English
Contains selected photos of “Voice Lines”


Luchezar Boyadjiev shows drawings and visualisations of the important cities in his life
text / in Bulgarian


Urban Daydreaming – solo exhibition by Luchezar Boyadjiev
Bulgarian National Television, Kultura!BG
video / in Bulgarian


The artistic utopias of Luchezar Boyadjiev in the exhibition Urban Daydreaming
Bulgarian National Radio
audio and text / in Bulgarian



Sarieva/Gallery joins BUNA

Vesselina Sarieva is invited by Varna Association Talyana and ReBonkers to take part in the first edition of the festival for visual arts BUNA, which will be taking place between 24 – 28 May in the city of Varna.

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Video Archive

Who’s afraid of painting? 

Documentation of the conversation between the painters Aaron Roth (b.1996) and Dimitar Genchev (b.1985), moderated by Vesselina Sarieva, held at Sarieva/Gallery Kabinet* in Plovdiv.
video / in Bulgarian

Photo Cr: ©Pravdoliub Ivanov  ©Valio Tchenkov, Offside landscape, 2017 ©Kamen Stoyanov, Georgi Konstantinov, Antihistory and Social Revolution ©Luchezar Boyadjiev, work from the project Utopian Suggestions for Dystopian Cities © ICA – Sofia © gallery archive