April 2023

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Sarieva / Hub  includes Sarieva Galleryartnewscafe, Open Arts FoundationКабинѐт Art Advisory. In the April issue we offer a sneak peek for all of our exciting upcoming projects. Sarieva/Gallery will be participating in Art Brussels 2023 with Rudi Ninov while preparing for a solo exhibition with Pravdoliub Ivanov in May. We’re talking a look at the brand new temporary project +1 which will be opening on the 15th.

Sarieva Gallery

Art Fair

Voice Lines
Rudi Ninov & Sarieva/Gallery
Solo booth, Art Brussels, Discovery section
20-23 April 2023

Sarieva/Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “Voice Lines” by Rudi Ninov within the framework of Art Brussels 2023. This is the first solo participation of the young artist at an international fair. The project is inspired by the opening paragraph from the MANIFESTO of the first issue of SVEP, 1990 by the visual and mail art poet Vesselin Sariev. The exhibition has been selected to participate in the Discovery section of this year’s edition of Art Brussels as the only Bulgarian representative.

“Voice Lines” reflects Rudi’s ongoing interest in language and writing as an occasion for pictorial exploration. His most recent artistic explorations are directly related to the manifestation of sound in drawing, shape and color.

The works are presented in an environment curated by Vesselina Sarieva, including the exhibition gesture “The Carpet” – a proposal for a meeting place in each art installation. It is an alternative to the traditional idea of an gallery, museum, art fair, etc. “The Carpet” invites the audience to sit down right next to each other in an egalitarian manner.

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Voice Lines – on the carpet artist talk
Rudi Ninov & Vesselina Sarieva
Sarieva/Gallery booth
21 April 2023, 2 pm

We invite you to an artist talk on the carpet with the painter Rudi Ninov (b.1992), joined by the curator Vesselina Sarieva.

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Opening: 15 April 2023, 14:00-19:30
+1, located next to Sarieva/Gallery, 40 Otets Paisyi str.

+1 is a temporary project by Sarieva/Gallery, located next to the physical gallery space in Plovdiv. Its program showcases artworks and artistic positions in a shared environment. The aim is to emphasize visual and aesthetic perception instead of conceptual or exhibition framework. 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 Sofia Grancharova (b. 1994), Dimitar Genchev (b. 1985) and Velizar Dimchev (b. 1983). The three young artists have worked with Sarieva/Gallery on a variety of projects, events and exhibitions.

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Pravdoliub Ivanov
Solo exhibition
Opening: 5 May 2023, Sarieva/Gallery, Plovdiv

We are beyond thrilled to announce the gallery represented artist Pravdoliub Ivanov’s upcoming solo exhibition in May. His last solo show at Sarieva/Gallery was Robots Don’t Sweat in 2019. Ivanov’s upcoming exhibition will feature new, never before seen works.

I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT delves into the serendipity in art and the question whether words follow images or vice versa. It explores the inevitable discrepancy between them and the fact that one can never be the other.

artists news

Nedko Solakov

Peyrassoldoodles among Philippe Austruy Collection
Solo project
March 23 – November, 2023

Commanderie de Peyrassol, Flassans-sur-Issole, France

Valio Tchenkov

The physics of Sorrow
Group show

April 28 2023

Cu29, Plovdiv

Nedko Solakov, Stefan Nikolaev, Pravdoliub Ivanov

Beyond all reason. In the Mirror of Surreal Times
Group show
April 13 – June 3, 2023

Curator: Gregor Jansen

Structura gallery, Sofia

artist talk

Who’s afraid of painting
Aaron Roth and Dimitar Genchev
31 March 2023, Artnewscafe, Plovdiv

On March 31st Aaron Roth and Dimitar Genchev, alongside moderator Vesselina Sarieva, held a discussion, in the context of Roth’s solo exhibition Бейж (Beige) which is currently exhibited at Sarieva/Gallery.

The young artists led the conversation in the direction of the combination between painting and shame – the artist’s shame, its natural manifestations and its creeping into the work. Is there shame in being a painter and how does it arise? In an open conversation, Aaron and Dimitar discussed the status of painting and the painter today. The two artists talked about the development of the dynamic contemporary art scene in Bulgaria, the way trends affect it and what they really are at this stage.

recent media

Curator’s Table with Vesselina Sarieva

Vesselina Sarieva was asked about her association upon hearing “Deadline” and which artist does the word bring to mind.

Easttopics magazine
In English


Who’s afraid of painting? Conversation with the artists Aaron Roth and Dimitar Genchev

High View Art
In Bulgarian


To imagine the world

Interview with Pravdoliub Ivanov

Nula32, Kamelia Gareva
In Bulgarian


Come si diventa artisti della Galleria Continua? La prima mostra di Rudi Ninov. Le parole della direttrice di San Gimignano e dell’artista

In Italian

Read here

Aaron Roth at Sarieva

In English


Aaron Roth and Dimitar Genchev lead a discussion on the topic “Who’s afraid of painting?”

In Bulgarian


Open Arts foundation


Bulgarian design and its embodiments by Studio Komplekt

Studio Komplekt offerers a look into the Bulgarian design scene in the past 30 years of constant development.


Artnewscafe bulletin joins Open Art Files

Artnewscafe bulletin is a monthly newsletter with selected information about art events in Bulgaria and across the world, as well as career opportunities in art and culture.

The bulletin is now a part of the Open Art Files website. Read the April issue on it’s new page.

¬ cover : Youlian Tabakov, SYNCERUS CAFFER, 2021, 96 x 76 x 34, African buffalo skull, wood, metal, packaging materials, in the exhibition „GENESIS“, Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, 125 Georgi S. Rakovski Str., 30 March – 17 April.

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Кабинѐт Art Advisory provides a free consultation to young artists and entrepreneurs at the end of every month.

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© Vanessa Popova © Rudi Ninov © Pravdoliub Ivanov ©Stefan Nikolaev, Business model sculpture ©Nedko Solakov © Valio Tchenkov, Putzier, 2023 © Vasil Germanov © Nula32

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