June 2022

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The Sarieva / Hub  platform is not simply a medium, but also a tendency and a way of life which inspires a modern-day lifestyle directly related to the art domain. Sarieva continues its familial legacy, historically rooted in the cultural sphere and based on an actual professional expertise where the experiment and the zest for learning and discovery are the main driving forces. Sarieva/Hub includes Sarieva Galleryartnewscafe, Open Arts FoundationКабинѐт Art Advisory below

Sarieva/Hub Videos

We launched the Sarieva / Hub video channel! The first release, called Време/Място (Time/Space) features Elena Chergilanova, Hristo Kaloyanov and Katrin Sarieva, accompanied by host Vesselina Sarieva. Together they discuss off-spaces and alternative, non-traditional exhibition places. You can watch the video on our official YouTube channel!

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Sarieva Gallery

Upcoming at Sarieva

Capsule by Sasho Stoitzov

Solo Exhibition

Opening: 10.06.2022, 16:00-20:00
Sarieva Gallery, Plovdiv

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New available works by Valio Thenkov

Sarieva Gallery presents a selection of new works by Valio Tchenkov, created between 2021 and 2022. Here’s what the artist had to share about them:

In my work, creating preconditions for problems to occur is an important process. However, this is a much more laborious endeavor than finding solutions to the problem that has emerged.

More available works

artists news

Luchezar Boyadjiev

The Influencing Machine
Group Show
24 June – 6 November 2022

Curators: Aaron Moulton


U-jazdowski, Warsaw


Stefan Nikolaev

Here You Come Again
Exhibition, alongside works by Jan Vercruysse and Philippe Wolthuis. June 26 – September 9 2022



Kamen Stoyanov

Up and Through

Studentski Park, Sofia
24.06.2022, 20:30


Nedko Solakov

Lenin Was a Mushroom: Moving Images in the 90s
Group show
June 3 – August 21 2022

Curators: Nav Haq, Associate Director, M HKA

AMVK, Aernout Mik, Amar Kanwar, Andrea Fraser, Artūras Raila, David Claerbout, Gianni Motti, Gillian Wearing, Hänzel & Gretzel, Nedko Solakov, Pipilotti Rist, Rosalind Nashashibi, Rosângela Rennó, Şener Özmen and others

M HKA, Antwerp


Pravdoliub Ivanov

Strange Time
Online group exhibition
From March 22 2022

Curator: Stepan Ryabchenko


recent media

Cool S at Sarieva Gallery

In English

Read Here

Gallery Weekend: Paris is back on top

Stefan Nikolaev

In English

Read Here

A New Game: “ThisPlay” at Arter

Pravdoliub Ivanov and Luchezar Boyadjiev

Whitehot magazine
In English

Read Here

Cool S

The short film presents Tsvetomira Borisova’s residency at Sarieva gallery. The young artist shares more about her art, creative visions and work processes.

Short film
In Bulgarian

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Cool S – solo exhibition by Tsvetomira Borisova at Sarieva Gallery

BNT, Kultura.BG
In Bulgarian

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This month’s STORY is about the young artists Elena Chergilanova and her book Off-Spaces & Non-Places. Read about her experience during her residency!

artnewscafé, Plovdiv


Artnewscafe is back after a refreshing “facelifting”. With a new interior and working hours, the café-bar is ready to materialize it’s ambitious plans. The hybrid space combines coffee-bar, plant shop, bookstore, artspace, personal renewal spot, library, furniture showroom and others.


Did you know?

Artnewscafe’s hybrid concept includes a bookshop! You can enjoy a fine selection of readings while having a drink. You can even buy the titles which catch your eye. The books, magazines and catalogues are published by our partners Paper Pages, Janet-45 and Metheor.


Luchezar Boyadjiev’s retrospective catalogue launches at Plovdiv Reads

Book presentation with Luchezar Boyadjiev and Iara Boubnova (director of the National Gallery, Sofia)

artnewscafe, Plovdiv
19.06.2022, 19:00

On June 19 we will discuss the work and career of Lachezar Boyadjiev in the context of the catalogue of the artist’s retrospective exhibition at MOMus-Contemporary, Thessaloniki in 2020 – Re-building the World of Images. 1991-2019. 

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FARA 2022 + artnewscafe, Plovdiv

FARA 2022 Opening party at artnewscafe, Plovdiv
09.06.2022, 19:00-22:00

Artnewscafe is FARA Festival’s after hour spot! The Festival of the Bulgarian Association of Communication Agencies is one of the most prestigious forums of the creative industry in Bulgaria. talk about important news.

Official Site

Open Arts foundation


Video Channel

This section of Open Art Files aims to document, preserve and present a series of events, programs, discussions and stories for which the video archive media is most appropriate, namely live public meetings and those in a virtual online environment. We present leading initiatives accompanying Open Art Files, part of the educational platform „Introduction to Contemporary Art“ of the Open Arts Foundation.



Open Art Files is part of the Open Art Foundation’s “Introduction to Contemporary Art” educational program. In addition to the website, it includes publishing, exhibitions, and events. In this section you can find more information on the publications of the program, which give an in-depth and accessible overview of artists, artworks, and the historical processes connected to the Bulgarian contemporary art.



Open Art Files is a database and an archive of Bulgarian contemporary art. The content of the website consists of four sections: Topics, People, Spaces and Files, presented in а clear and accessible way. Each month Sarieva/Hub’s newsletter will present selected profiles, topics and files from the site.

This month we present Maria Nalbantova (b. 1990). In her work she experiments with different media and techniques such as drawing, collage, found objects, installation, video and photography. She is the winner of the 2020 BASE Award for Contemporary Art, and at the beginning of the same year she was a resident at Sariev Gallery with the exhibition Hybrid-Pure.


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 June issue on it’s new page.

In Support of the Eco System:
Кабинѐт Art Advisory

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

Book a slot at office@sarieva.org

Some of the projects mentioned in the newsletter were realized with the support of the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.

© Sasho Stoitzov, Untitled, Spring, 1974, oil on canvas, 184 x 115 cm; ©Valio Tchenkov, The Collector, 2022 Vision, 2021, UPUPUP, 2021 ©Luchezar Boyadjiev, Project for a Monument to George Soros – scale model 01, 2019 ©Stefan Nikolaev, Candelabre, 2010 ©Nedko Solakov, ThisIs Me Too, 1996 ©Pravdoliub Ivanov, A Clockwork Sweat, 2016-2019 ©Kamen Stoyanov, Up and Through ©MOMus Museum ©Maria Nalbantova Post-tools, 2021 ©Vladislav Sevov ©Gergana Tabakova, Благото, 2021