Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / archive

Ivan Valkanov - paintings

09.07.19 - 25.07.19 | Gallery - bookstore "Sofia Press"


J.Pank (Jordan Pankov)

05.06.19 - 30.07.19 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

vernissage - 5th of July, 18:00 - 20:00


Hand and Mind - Narrations in Art. PAPER. THERESE WEBER (Swiss Artist)

14.05.19 - 07.06.19 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

Opening: 14 May, Tuesday, 5:30pm

The Union of Bulgarian Artists UBA, under the patronage of the Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria, presents the large scale solo exhibition ‘Paper – Hand and Mind. Narrations in Art’ of the Swiss artist Therese Weber at the Rayko Alexiev Gallery, from May 14th to June 7rd, 2019.

Therese Weber is one of the most important protagonists of ‘Paper Art’ and an acclaimed representative of the contemporary Swiss art scene. Based on her artistic research on paper, its creation and its tradition, at present time she is mainly active in the field of pulp painting: For her works, Therese Weber creates her artwork from coloured pulp (natural fibre) by pouring and forming handmade paper, and combines this as her particular creative medium with drawings, prints and photography to explore new dimensions. Showcasing more than 50 works, this comprehensive exhibition offers a complex and varied panorama of her oeuvre, and also of different techniques and approaches she used during the last 25 years. Therese Weber has been doing research for many years in Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus and in 2018 for the first time in the Balkan region. The exhibition in Sofia presents Therese Weber’s works to the Bulgarian audience for the first time.


"Look at everything first with silence". Painting by Yana Stoycheva

03.05.19 - 28.05.19 | Gallery - bookstore "Sofia Press"

opening - 3rd of May, 18:00

We live in a time when our contemplative abilities are threatened by dissipation. This inevitably brings out every reason for everything we approve or not outside of us. Explaining a solid position on a given subject in some cases becomes "proof" of the existence as a different entity, such as a feat against a vague opponent, domestic heroism, all for one-time noisy use. A controversy arises, mostly based on subjective allegations. In this closed circle, sometimes it turns out that we have bitten our own tail, and our good intentions of influence and change have not been materialized.


Painting by Yordan Kissiov

18.04.19 - 09.05.19 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

opening - 18th of April, Thursday, 18:00

Yordan Kisyov is among the most prominent Bulgarian artists of the last decades. He is a bold experimenter, looking for unconventional means of expression for his large format painting and the installations he makes. He works at the border between collage, sculpture and painting.



04.04.19 - 24.04.19 | Spaces outside UBA

Red point Gallery

24, "St. Cyril and Methodius" str., Sofia

Opening: 4 April, 18:30 

This initiative is the work of a team of members of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and aims to promote contemporary woodcarving on a national scale.

The event is a traveling exhibition of wood sculptures and wood reliefs and will take place in the cities of Sofia, Tryavna, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven. The participants are Bulgarian woodcarvers and sculptors working in this field, and the works have been created in the last few years. The authors are: Aleksandrina Ivanova, Aleksandar Vassilev, Angel Stefanov, Anton Georgiev, Boyan Aleksandrov, Valentin Mitev, Vladimir Michev, Georgi Velikov, Daniel Mirchev, Denitsa Dakova, Diana Vasileva, Dimitar Dimitrov – Gotsak, Dimitar Mitev, Ivaylo Minchev, Ivan Bubev, Ivan Tsekin, Iliya Vladimirov, Ilona Zaharieva, Yordan Yordanov, Kamen Simov, Mariana Maneva, Martin Georgiev, Mityo Mitev, Nikolay Martinov, Orlin Ivanov, Orfey Mindov, Petko Nedyalkov, Radko Valchev, Roman Sinapov, Robert Tsanev, Stelian Steliyanov, Hristo Kirilov, Yavor Tanev…


Tsviatko Ostoich - painting, photography, graphic design, drawings

29.03.19 - 13.04.19 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

opening - 29th of March, 18:00

Tsviatko Ostoich is known for his work in the field of graphic design, especially in the layout of the book. In this exhibition, however, it can be called a jubilee, because it follows the 60th birthday of the artist - we will see the other parts of his work. Together with the fine watercolors and drawings painted over the last 10 years, Tsvyatko Ostoich has for the first time shown his photographs.

Tsviatko Ostoich is one of the artists who do not find it necessary to name their work, to explain them further. In them we see nature with its tender power and dramatic states; we see the man's inner world, gently lifting the curtain to his thoughts. In that way the author leaves the viewer the freedom to understand the way shown and to feel closer to his emotion.


Presentiment of spring - art jewelry

20.02.19 - 08.03.19 | Gallery - bookstore "Sofia Press"

opening - 20th of February, 18:00

The artists from the Jewelry section of the Union of Bulgarian Artists present art jewelry in the exhibition.

Such expositions always attract a large audiences. The interest also comes from the collection of artists with different styles in jewelery.

This year's exhibition of the Jewelry section is quite different because for the first time the objects will be avalable for sale!


August Spassov, Anna Gujuleva, Borislav Krastev, Bogdana Toprava, Velislava Bozhinova, Viktor Pavlov, Vladimir Nikolov, Vladimir Radoev, Gray Airapetyan - Grant, Daniela Radoeva, Ivo Borissov, Katia Lazarova and Snezhana Neikova - Georgieva.


Legacy of the past. Ethno-motives by Nikolay Penkov

01.02.19 - 15.02.19 | Gallery - bookstore "Sofia Press"

The exhibition is a glance at past times, human experiences, images and objects ever seen, and people once lived.

The themes of works relate to the enduring stages that make sense of life - friendship, the magic of attraction, motherhood and the birth of the new life, the family reflected in the kaleidoscope of the subject world of the past.

Ritual breads, costumes, jewelery, rugs and wedding gifts - these are everyday life and the holidays, the customs of the past, characterizing Bulgarians as a nation. The new in this exhibition, besides the thematic search, is the tehnique. The author returns to a technique of painting he abandons 20 years ago (the multi-layer oil painting), which he further develops and refines.


"The Knight and ..." Digital graphics by Buyan Filchev

07.12.18 - 10.01.19 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

The gallery will be closed from 23.12.2018 to 2.01.2019=

The exhibition "The Knight and ..." by Prof. Buyan Filchev includs works of digital graphics, unfolds in front of the spectator an imposing and impressive canvas that presents the last stage of his rich in achievement creativity. It is no accident that the slogan, which in itself increases the associative potential of the images, is open...

Balanced but at the same time extremely rich in various shapes, tones and elements sheets; compositions rich in fragments and auto-citations are like debris of a grandiose explosion. These debris seem to seek to reunite in the space of the exhibition hall in search of a complete and organic visual-plastic unity in which personal and global problems solved with a high-level style are inextricably interwoven with each other.

Prof. Chavdar Popov


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