Sofia Art Projects is a pilot initiative of Art Affairs and Documents Fundation supported by the Visual Arts Programme of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria. Sofia Art Projects is planed as an annual international exhibition.
Its first edition is "Intimacy and spectacle in the age of social media" curated by Vera Mlechevska, Dessislava Dimova and Vssela Nozharova. The event will take place between June 10th and June 20th and will include an exhibition in public and non-traditional spaces (Largoto and underpasses) and a special online streaming program.
Vera Mlechevska is born in Sofia, Bulgaria 1979. Graduated in National academy of Fine Arts, Art History department, Sofia and CuratorLab program, Konstfack University Stockholm. Since 2014 she is Phd candidate at Bulgarian Academy of science. Curated many group and solo shows as: Still life and Lifestyle, Lubomirov/ Angus-Hughes, London, 2016; Modern Architecture Works – curated together with Ina Mertens, 2013; All I can do is art, Czech centre, Prague, 2013;The End and Beyond, Week of contemporary art, CCA Art Today, Plovdiv, 2010; Handle with care, UniCredit Studio, Milano, 2010. Contributed to various publication as: Phantom magazine New York, Art in Bulgaria magazine, Kultura newspaper, Altera magazine, Lik magazine, Fotoart magazine, World and Diplomacy newspaper.
Vera Mlechevska creates hybrid events that combine curatorial experience and performative practice as lecture - performances: The cultural news, Gavazov and his times - together with Dimitar Shopov and the presentational format for artists 15 minutes of fame for Open arts foundation. Guest lector in Photography department of Academy for Theatrе and cinema, Sofia since 2016. Chorus member of Documenta 14, Athens.
Vessela Nozharova (b. 1974 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria) is an art historian, critic and curator based in Sofia. She graduated Art History from the National Art Academy in Sofia. Working predominantly with contemporary art, her activities focus on curating, art criticism for a number of Bulgarian publications, and lecturing on the history of art and its current agenda. Още
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Dessislava Dimova is a writer and curator based in Brussels. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. She holds an MA in philosophy from CRMEP, Middlesex University, London and in Art History from the Bulgarian Academy of Arts, Sofia. In 2010 she curated Thank You for Your Understanding - 2. International Antakya Biennial, Antakya, Turkey. Other projects include The Spam Show (internet, 2007-2008) and School for Revolution (Kultura weekly, 1 Magazine, 2008 – ongoing). Her first novel The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was published in Bulgarian in 2009 (Razvitie, Sofia). She is a founding member of Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Sofia and founding editor of blistermagazine.com.