5 March 2024

March-April 2024

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Dear friends, 

We are eager to share that we have two exhibitions coming soon under the Sarieva/Gallery label: one in Plovdiv and one in Sofia! 

On March 15 at 6 pm at Sarieva/Gallery, Plovdiv we will open the exhibition of the artist Denitsa Todorova. The exhibition Image on the Edge of Matter includes her specific works on paper which attracted the attention of the professional community and won the author numerous awards. Just as Philippe Van Cauteren observes – the technique is not “graphite on paper” but rather “graphite and paper”. An elemental power is generated from the interaction between the fragile and thin paper, the ethereal pigment and the sharp instruments used for the removal of the dark surface. The breach and removal are reminiscent of sgraffito – a technique for creating monumental murals in public spaces widely known in Eastern Europe during the middle of the last century. This show is a rare chance to see Denitsa Todorova’s art work in Bulgaria as she lives and works in Antwerpen, Belgium. 

At the beginning of April the exhibition Sepia by Plovdiv-based painter Dimitar Genchev will open at Sarieva/Gallery @ DOT Sofia. DOT Sofia has gained wide popularity. In the third exhibition of its programme, we will have the chance to see brand new works by Dimitar Genchev, whose work "merges the visible with the abstract", as Kamelia Gareva writes in a text for Nula32 Magazine.

News related to the gallery and its represented artists travel from Japan to Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Sofia and Paris. Artan Hajrullahu participates in the 8th Yokohama Triennale in Japan, whose theme is Wild Grass: Our Lives. In three group exhibitions in Turkey and Sofia you can see works by Pravdoliub Ivanov. The group exhibition A Matter of Time featuring Nedko Solakov can be seen until the beginning of June at Crawford Art Gallery, and in just a few more days you can see the exhibition Alter Ego in Paris, in which Stefan Nikolaev is among the artists.

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Artan Hajrullahu

Wild Grass: Our Lives

8th Yokohama Triennale

curated by LIU Ding and Carol Yinghua LU

March 15 –June 9, 2024

Yokohama Museum of Art 3-4-1

Minatomirai Nishi-ku

Yokohama, Japan



Pravdoliub Ivanov

Shared Memory

From Çanakkale Biennial’s Memory toward a Museum

group show

curated by CABININ 

February 25 – April 14, 2024

Arts Center CerModern, Ankara, Turkey



Nedko Solakov

A Matter of Time

group show

curated by Dawn Williams

February 17 - June 3, 2024

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Republic of Ireland



Pravdoliub Ivanov

Sounds Like a Whisper (Poetically Political)
International exhibition of contemporary art

curated by Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Ariel Reichman

group show

March 12 - 26 May, 2024
Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria



Stefan Nikolaev


group show
January 27 - March 16, 2024

Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France



Pravdoliub Ivanov

The Better Part Of Us

group show

February 29 - April 4, 2024

curated by Maria Vassileva

Structura gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria



Denitsa Todorova

Image at the Edge of Matter

solo exhibition

March 15 - May 19, 2024

Opening: March 15, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in the presence of the artist

Sarieva/Gallery, Plovdiv

40, Otets Paisiy str., Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Visiting hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Sarieva/Gallery, Plovdiv presents the solo show Image on the Edge of Matter by Antwerp based Bulgarian artist Denitsa Todorova. Her delicate monochrome works produce astonishment with their emotional charge that forestalls the perception of the image itself. It is generated in the almost performative process of their creation – a process where precision and play coexist in symbiosis just as seduction and rejection would. The creative process is extremely energetic, pedantic and continuous.

The author draws inspiration from everyday phenomena, textures, forms and models like water surfaces, reflections, marble structures and firework blasts. These are frivolous effects rather than static scenes. Random, seemingly meaningless details that nonetheless constitute the fabric of reality. Pieter Vermeulen calls them „the noise of materiality“ and adds: „It is often these little things that grant the world its unmistakable character: the crackling of a vinyl record, the throatiness of a voice, the grain of a photograph.” In this sense, although formally possessing such distinguishing marks, Denitsa Todorova’s work does not strike as “abstract” in the literal sense of the term. Her hypersensitivity recalls familiar images, the soft outlines symbolize nature and landscapes, on the surface emerge barely perceptible brightly colored spots which the author self-ironically defines as candy.



Dimitar Genchev


solo exhibition

April 4 - May 12, 2024

Opening: April 4, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in the presence of the artist

Sarieva/Gallery @ DOT Sofia

46, Bratya Miladinovi str., Women’s Market, Sofia, Bulgaria

Visiting hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sepia by Dimitar Genchev is Sarieva/Gallery's fourth exhibition at DOT Sofia. In 2023 at Sarieva/Gallery @ DOT Sofia we saw the exhibitions Transformation at the level of the eyes by Pravdoliub Ivanov and Home by Stefan Nikolaev.

Be sure to stay tuned for more information about the upcoming exhibition.


A new DOT in Sofia

The article in Komplekt on Design describes the collaboration between Sarieva/Gallery and DOT Sofia and presents the exhibition Home by Stefan Nikolaev, held in September 2023

text / in English and Bulgarian



Artan Hajrullahu in Japan removes the walls of the traditional Albanian house

Koha, Besarte Elshani

with reference to Hajrullahu's solo exhibition A House Without Walls, presented at Sarieva/Gallery in 2023

text / in English



Veselina Sarieva in the eye of the hurricane

EVA Magazine, Teodora Nikolova

Interview with Vesselina Sarieva

text / in Bulgarian