14 September 2023

Sarieva @ DOT Sofia Opening

Do you remember our exhibition Under Deconstruction, curated by Veselina Sarieva as part of the project Future Unforgettable, which we presented in a building under construction at the Women’s Market in Sofia in the fall of 2021?

In September 2023, after a painstaking construction process and long preparation, the building named DOT Sofia finally opens its doors with the official announcement of Sarieva/Gallery’s collaboration which has been developing since 2019 with the purpose of composing a creative concept, compiling an art collection and drawing up an event program.

DOT Sofia is a venue which combines contemporary architecture with art collection and offers luxury accommodation, cuisine, exhibitions and events in the heart of Old Sofia.

The building was designed by the I/O Architects collective; Lydia Buranova is in charge of DOT Sofia Urban Residence; the KOMAT restaurant is run by chef Alexander Gotsev; the curatorial tours of the art collection, exhibitions and all other events is conducted by Vesselina Sarieva.

The pre-opening of DOT Sofia will take place between September 15-17. The venue will offer visitors to explore the common parts of the exhibition site, try the cuisine of the KOMAT restaurant, enjoy the afternoon concert, take a peek at the DOT art collection, visit the exclusive exhibition by Pravdoliub Ivanov Transformation at the Level of the Eyes realized in collaboration with Sarieva/Gallery.

The official opening of DOT Sofia, taking place between September 29-30, will include numerous discussion, tours, tastings and highlights on the topics of accommodation, art, architecture and cuisine. For the start of DOT Sofia, Sarieva Gallery has organized a special opening of the solo exhibition Home by Bulgarian-French artist Stefan Nikolaev.

See the program below and follow our social media links for more information about the upcoming opening!


DOT Sofia Pre-opening
September 15-17, 2023

46 Bratya Miladinovi Str, Women’s Market, Sofia

September 15-17

2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sarieva/Gallery @ DOT Sofia will present two historical artworks by artist Pravdoliub Ivanov at the exhibition Transformation at the Level of the Eyes. Visitors will be able to see artworks by other Bulgarian artists as part of the DOT collection curated by the gallery.

Free visit

Link to the event

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Refreshments and drinks at the КОМАТ restaurant

September 16

2 p.m.
Meeting and conversation with artist Pravdoliub Ivanov and gallerist Veselina Sarieva

4 p.m.
Concert by Mahrez – L’Algérino Véro

DOT Sofia Opening Program
September 28-30, 2023

46 Bratya Miladinovi Str, Women’s Market, Sofia

September 29

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Vernissage of Stefan Nikolaev’s solo show Home organized by Sarieva/Gallery

Link to the event

Viewing tour of the partially presented DOT Sofia Art Collection with Vesselina Sarieva Architectural tour and photo presentation of the building development with I/O Architects


Free visit

September 30

2 p.m., DOT Sofia Urban Residence – Penthouse 360°

Introduction to DOT Sofia’s architecture – discussion with Georgi Katov and Viara Jeliazkova (I/O Architects)

Until attendance capacity is reached.

4 p.m., DOT Sofia Lobby

Viewing tour of the partially presented DOT Sofia Art Collection with Vesselina Sarieva (Curator of the DOT Sofia Art collection); meeting with artists featured in the collection

Until attendance capacity is reached.


Photos by Pravdoliub Ivanov, Plamen Gavrilov, Maria Djelebova, Michel Rein Gallery