Cats, robots, bicycles, Sofia Beach, solar energy, punk haircuts, insects. What does the future of Sofia look like in the imagination of its youngest residents?
Vela Dramova, Lazar Neytchev, Vladimir Tsakov, Sonya Zubeva, Philip Bio, Illustrated by Vyara Boyadzhieva
Vyara Boyadzhieva graduated with a bachelor's degree in Comics and Illustration from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and is pursuing a master's degree at the Cambridge School of Art in Children's Illustration. In 2018 she won first prize in the BUCHSCHMUCK competition, organized by the Goethe Institute in Sofia. In 2020, she won the V&A Illustration Awards, one of the most prestigious illustration awards in the UK, in the Student Illustrator of the Year category for her illustration, Wave, from the book Induli. She has illustrated 5 book covers, published 2 illustrated books and participated in a number of exhibitions in Bulgaria and Europe.
Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in the South Park of Sofia, at 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd., Sofia Arsenal - Museum of Contemporary Art is a branch of the National Gallery. In 2015 and 2016, they initiated new projects to complement their role as an art institution. Space - Audience, which presents spatial visualizations related to the museum building, its history, transformation, the people who visit it. Autobiography develops the documentation of contemporary art since the 1990s, while Theater in the Museum supports the creation of performances and enriches the exhibition halls with new ideas, meanings and life.
The museum building is an immovable architectural cultural value of local significance, part of the historic complex "Sofia Arsenal". Built in 1916, it was originally used for the production and storage of artillery ammunition. In the 1930s until the end of World War II it was the headquarters of the Reserve Officers' School and was donated to the newly established National Gallery of Decorative and Applied Arts from the early 1970s to 2003.
22/06 — 19/09/2021
ROOTS: 16 CONTEMPORARY SCULPTORS ON GALIN MALAKCHIEV
Boryana Petkova, Valentina Sciarra, Ventsislav Zankov, Georgi Donov, Emil Bachiyski, Kiril Kuzmanov, Kosyo Minchev, Martian Tabakov, Martin Trifonoff, Nevena Ekimova, Orlin Ivanov, Pancho Kurtev, Rafail Georgiev – Raffò, Simeon Simeonov, Stefan Kotsev and Stoyan Dechev
30/09/2021 — 07/11/2021
QUEER ROMA: SOFIA QUEER FORUM 2021
"Queer Roma" is the topic of the Sofia Queer Forum in 2021 - a network project focused on artistic production and public debate on social issues by ethnic, sexual and sexual nature and human rights. Interweaving and searching of interconnected solutions are the focus of the artistic events in this edition.