Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / archive
Opening - 10th of October, 6 p.m.
Organized art life in the city of Pleven is a phased process that has been going through all vicissitudes with an ever up-to-date mission and stance. Until 1944, representatives of the first and second generations of academically trained Bulgarian artists used to live and work in Pleven including Angel Spassov (1884-1974), Hristo Boyadzhiev (1912-2001), Nikola Zlatev (1907-1989), Sidonia Atanassova (1909-1994), Dilo Dilov (1914-1984) and Hristo Krastev (1917-1982). At its pre-organized stage, art life in Pleven was fairly limited – artists were teachers, none of them owned a studio except for Angel Spassov who built one on his own, and there was nothing like exhibition events. Angel Spassov was the pioneer of Pleven artists. Educated in Sofia together with Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora he dedicated his life and creative career to his home city. Many of the artists who would appear on the stage of art in the 1960s and 1970s took their first lessons in his studio.
Opening - 22nd of June, 6 p.m.
The bacelors from all specialties of the National Academy of Fine Arts will present their diploma works and projects from June 22 to July 10 on the first and second floor of the UBA Gallery. The exhibition, which is held annually, presents the level and results of their study in the Academy. The event is organized with the assistance of the long-term partner of the National Art Academy Societe Generale Expressbank and is part of the partnership program between the two institutions.
Opening - 15th of June, 6 p.m.
The traveling exhibition is dedicated to the region that suffered the worst of the great earthquake and the subsequent tsunami on 11th of March 2011. Its aim is to remind of Tokohu's cultural heritage by presenting the rich traditions of craftsmanship there. The exhibition presents 70 works of ceramics, varnishes, textiles, metal, wood and bamboo, etc.
The exhibition is an initiative of the Embassy of Japan in Sofia.
Opening - 1st of June, 6 p.m.
In 2015 in Veliko Tarnovo I started the project „Scales in ...“ and respectively its two editions „Scales in the Local“ (the same year) and „Scales in the Social“ (2016). Strategically the two projects had identical goals - to reflect above all the social, political and existential problems related to the contemporary local and global aspect.
The next, third edition – „Scale 1: 1. New Social Realism“ is ideologically a continuation of the previous two editions.
Opening - 22nd of March, 6 p.m.
The Union of Bulgarian Artists organize a charity exhibition to raise funds for the Department of Neonatology at the Mother House Hospital, the idea for which is of artist Rosa Engibarova.
The exhibition features artists who make their works free of charge for the purpose of buying Pulse Oximeters fir the Clinic for Neonatology. The pulse oximeter is a device for measuring heart rate and oxygen level in the blood, in order to avoid side effects in the body due to an overdose of oxygen in preterm born infants.
Opening - 9th of March, 6 p.m.
This exhibition is a part of events with which the academy celebrates 120 years since its foundation.
Ths exhibition presents the teachers in the academy today - artists who keep the academic identity and also recognize the challenges for contemporary visual arts. The exhibition features over 100 artists whose works are separated in two buildings of the Academy - Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, and within them - the individual disciplines and departments.
Opening - 13th of December, 6 p.m.
In 2016, the festival "Process - Space" was organized for 25 time. On this occasion they were shown various exhibitions in Veliko Tarnovo, Balchik, Rousse and Sofia. In the gallery "Shipka" 6 was presented the exhibition of "Safety pin" action and were selected videos and videodocumentation.
Opening - 24th of June, 6 p.m.
The graduates will present to the audience the works and projects that are a result of their training.
This year Societe Generale Expressbank will give again awards to five students from the Academy for best diploma work. The awards are determined by a special commission of the academy and representatives of the bank. They encourage the highest student achievement without limitation regarding the type of the art and technique they used. One of the awarded graduates will receive the Grand Prize of Societe Generale Expressbank and his work will be a part of the collection of the bank.
Opening - 13th of May, 6 p.m.
τόποσ - topographies - ...topias
the place, its descriptions and the human visions about it (as a physical, social and cultural environment)
The Ancient Greeks had two words for place that partially overlap but still have different meanings. These are “chóra” (Ancient Greek χώρα “region/world”) and “tópos” (Ancient Greek τόποσς) (region/place). With a certain simplification we could say that if chóra is a place in general, tópos is a differentiated place that “contains other things and is defined by those things”, i.e. a place that is rationalized through its content.
Opening - 17th of July, 6 p.m.
The Bulgarian community in Hungary has not only a rich past and a number of institutions, but also has serious intellectual potential, which is the cultural values of Bulgarian nationality. An important contribution have the group of Bulgarian artists living and working in Hungary and their numerous solo and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. The group was formed in 1999 as a part of the association Bulgarian Cultural Forum and is currently in close contact with the association, which supports the work of artists through the realization of their shows, publication of art books and other publications. The artists are also members of the association.