May 2022

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Sarieva / Hub encourages a multilateral connection and breaks boundaries between art, the public sphere, current and future professionals, collectors, fans and the wide audience in an up-to-date, friendly and expertise-based fashion. You can read about the latest news related to Sarieva GalleryartnewscafeOpen Arts FoundationКабинѐт Art Advisory below


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

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artists news

Nedko Solakov

A Cornered Solo Show #2
Solo exhibition
26 May – 25 September 2022

Curators: Hou Hanru, Monia Trombetta

Project in collaboration with MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg

MAXXI Art, Rome

Pravdoliub Ivanov

Double UP! Kunst und Design mit neuen Perspektiven
Group show
From 20 May 2022

Curator: Thomas Heyden

Neues Museum, Nürnberg

Nedko Solakov

Solo exhibition
19 May – 28 August 2022

Kula Gallery, Split

Valio Tchenkov

Poster Campaign 2021/2022
Group Show
17 May – 27 July 2022

Curator: Joanna De Vos

Boban Andjelkovic, Gabi Blum, Jutta Burkhardt, Veronica Burnuthian, Miro Craemer, Caro Jost, Eva Leitolf, Mehmet & Kazim, Olaf Metzel, Beate Passow, Valio Tchenkov, Gülbin Ünlü and others.

Residenztheater and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Stefan Nikolaev

Still Life
Solo exhibition
21 May – 23 July 2022

Michel Rein, Paris

Nedko Solakov

The Circus We Are
Group Show
13 May – 25 September 2022

Curator: Joanna De Vos

Four Locations in Namur, Belgium: Le Delta, musée Félicien Rops, Musée des Arts Anciens, Belgian Gallery

Kamen Stoyanov

Mardin Biennial
20 May – 20 June 2022

Up and Through, short movie, 10:00 min, 2020

Curator: Adwait Singh
Asunción Molinos Gordo, Bouba Touré with Raphaël Grisey, Deniz Uster with Burcu Yağcıoğlu, E.B. Itso, Jonas Staal, Mikhail Karikis, Uriel Orlow, Zahra Malkani and others.

Mardin Biennial, Istanbul

on view

Cool S at Sarieva Gallery

Cool S

Tsvetomira Borisova
Solo Show
29 April – 28 May 2022

Curator: Vesselina Sarieva

For more information about available works, contact the gallery.

Exhibition views and all of the presented works can be seen in the link below.

recent media

Nedko Solakov – Darik’s artist of the week

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Teaser: Cool S

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This month’s STORY is about the young artists Tsvetomira Borisova and her exhibition Cool S. Read about her experience during the 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 flower shop! The space offers a variety of flora, perfect for any interior. Ask the bartenders for more information and prices.


Off-Spaces & Non-Places

Elena Chergilanova

artnewscafe, Plovdiv
25.05.2022, 18:30

Elena Chergilanova presents her publication „Off-Spaces & Non-Places“, which the young author completed within the framework of Sarieva Gallery’s residency „Communication and Art“. 

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Vera Hadzhiyska for Kultura.BG

Vera Hadzhiyska talks about her exhibition “With the Name of a Flower: Your Name” which took place at artnewscafe until the end of April. Watch her interview for Kultura.BG by following the link below.

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Open Arts foundation



Yana is a recent graduate and works as a freelance graphic designer in Sofia and The Hague. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts, KABK, the Netherlands in 2021.

Her practice is multidisciplinary, ranging from theoretical and research fields, to artistic or visually based narratives.

The discourse she explores in her practice often relates to the theme of the various expansive industrial methods shaping the technology industry; how species adapt to a rearranged human landscape and how this rearranged landscape influences new modes of intraspecies conviviality; reimagining the human body, humans leaving their position at the top of the food chain; redefining and re-constructing ecosystems.


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 focus on the Files section, showcasing Vesselin Sairev’s visual poetry on postcards with a proposal letter for a contemporary postcard booth to the Sheraton Hotel from 1990.

Bulgarian Pavilion Spotlight

On the occasion of “There You Are” – Bulgarian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale we are talking with Michail Michailov – the artist behind the project:

Q: Your project is interested in everyday life, the body and their poetization as a possible liberation. How do we create our symbolic, sacred spaces? How does your art transform physical space into symbolic space?

Michail: I think that in order to be able to work in this direction, it is useful, first of all, to be sensitive. A purely intellectual game would not be enough, and the wow effect would be too weak. The process involves enduring unpleasant things, jumping over one’s own shadow and accepting things as they are.

Q: In a noisy place like the Venice Biennale, were you able to create your own space? What makes an artist successful in Venice?

Michail: The exhibition consists of several spaces and each of them has its own spirit. I managed to find this „own space“ in the installation „Headspacing”. It would be naive to think that a good exhibition in Venice will necessarily make you a successful artist.


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 new issue will be released on May 7th. Stay tuned!

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

© Nedko Solakov, Courtesy of the artist, Continua Gallery and Fondazione MAXXI ©Nedko Solakov, Wishes, 2022; ©Stefan Nikolaev, What You See Is What You Get, 2022, copper, patina, neon, 102 x 100 x 16 cm ; © Valio Tchenkov ; © Nedko Solakov, Me, In a bad mood, 2019, photography ; © Maria Djelebova ; © Elena Chergilanova ; © Yana Abrasheva, 2021, photography ; © Vesselin Sariev, Visual poetry on postcard, 1990, part of 22 visual poems, relief print on cardboard, 10 x 15 cm; © Kalin Serapionov ; © Tsvetomira Borisova, Cool S, 2022, photography;

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