• 8 Moments of Kaliya Kalacheva

    14 February 2019

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    She calls herself an architect by soul and a painter by profession "but since I became a mother, I don't remember what I am anymore". Although she misses the carelessness of her childhood, she also really likes the deadlines that she faces today because they're like an engine for her creativity.
  • 9 Moments of Alexandra Mladenova

    7 February 2019

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    She either sleeps too much or too little and she always eats too much spaghetti. What's never too much for her, though, are trips - whether just a stroll around the city, a trek in the mountain or a journey to a faraway place like the Columbian jungle.
  • 8 Moments of Monika Yaneva

    31 January 2019

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    She easily gets obsessed with new hobbies, then leaves them and takes up something else. Currently she's into embroidery, looking after plants and creating handmade jewellery. Travelling and food, however, have always been her number ones. Food is also her favourite thing to draw.
  • Interesting times in Venice

    31 January 2019

    This year - for the first time since 2008 - Bulgaria will have a pavilion on the Venice beiennale, this most important scene for contemporary art. The curatorial project is by Vera Mlechevska, with whom we meet to talk about what work will artists Rada Boukova and Lazar Lyutakov show - and how they're commenting on The Way We Live.
  • 8 Moments of Ralitsa Stratieva

    24 January 2019

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    She likes movies with a strange idea or an ususual way of filming (The Room for example always makes her smile). Words are also her forte - she loves writing down all her drifting thoughts or interesting things she hears on the street.
  • 7 Moments of Marinela Galeva

    17 January 2019

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    She loves the sincerity of animals, her first sip of coffee in the morning and her bike with a basket, and when she rides it, she loves doing quick stops to draw the view in her sketchbook.
  • One year in Plovdiv

    17 January 2019

    In 2019, Plovdiv is European Capital of Culture: a generous host who invites us with a 12-month program to engage, change, entertain, astonish us. It's worth checking out the events at plovdiv2019.eu to find out what'd be interesting for youin the four platforms with events. Before that, we talk to the artistic director of the foundation Plovdiv 2019 about the program - how it's selected, what it's focused on, how has it changed, and what's going to happen to it in a year.
  • 8 Moments of Andon Bakarov

    10 January 2019

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    "It comes from honey, which is the inherited skincolor in my family," says Andon about his surname, but he signs his graffiti and drawings with another name - Rib0k.
  • 7 Moments of Denitsa Boyadzhieva

    13 December 2018

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    "I have no art education and I love painting," is how Denitza describes the self-taught talent with which she works aside from teaching English.
  • 7 moments of Nora Ampova

    6 December 2018

    In her paintings, a dandy kangaroo smokes a cigarette, and a zucchini poses like a swan. But don't assume Nora is always joking - she holds a master's degree in painting, she's studied in England and she has a few solo exhibitions in her biography. Her last one, Cosmos, was in Sofia earlier this year, and before that Hide and seek was in Lesvos, Greece, all around the migrant crises.
  • 8 Moments of Elitsa Nikolova

    29 November 2018

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    She trained horseback riding for a long time before she got an allergic reaction and had to quit forever. "Nothing is by chance", she says, "That's how I concentrated more on drawing and here I am now."
  • Objects of discussion: Venelin Shurelov

    29 November 2018

    He's an artist of interactive installations, a scenographer with Askeer and Ikar awards, a teacher of digital arts in the National Arts Academy and a curator of DA fest. Right now, Credo Bonum gallery is showing his work that has been from here to tens of other shows and festivals - and while the exhibition is coming together, we sit with him for a long talk about his work, walking, and how important humour is.
  • 7 Moments of Ventsislav Dzhokov

    22 November 2018

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    "I felt something great was happening, as if a portal opened and the music flowed through it, and  our only job and privilege was to get it out in the open." Thus Ventsi remembers the beginning of Imagine - a jazz / soul / funk / reggae / trip-hop band in which he is on the guitar, while the other three play bass, cajon and sing.
  • 9 Moments of Harita Asumani

    15 November 2018

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    "I succumb to manipulations in the form of chocolate, flowers, R'n'B and compliments." Well, now that you know her weaknesses, let's concentrate on her superpowers. Harita draws these remarkable portraits just for fun - otherwise she's a stage and costume designer with experience in the National Theater and many different projects. Some of them introduced her to the Nulla production studio who now invite her to do a solo exhibition at their new offica/bar space.
  • Giving shape to memories: Radostin Sedevchev

    15 November 2018

    One of the first things he tells us is that he wants to be more organized and that's amazing - after all, Radostin has several exhibitions in his biography, a BAZA award for young artists nomination and a doctorate from the National Academy of Art, where he is already an assistant professor.
  • 8 Moments of Milen Yordanov

    8 November 2018

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    He loves rainy Rome, the mountain during winter, the smell of coffee and black and white movies. He actually studied to be a film director but today he spends all his time on two other kinds of art: music and graphic design.
  • In focus: Roger Ballen

    8 November 2018

    He insists that he is a visual artist and does not have a way with words. But in fact, Roger Ballen talks as interestingly as he shoots. But not so freaky - a definition that is often used for his strange photographs with enough darkness and absurdity that Die Antwoord recognized themselves in him. Today, we are talking to Ballen for half an hour to warm us up for his upcoming show.
  • 7 Moments of Georgi Trashliev

    1 November 2018

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    If we have to profile him, he's one of the people who don't get upset easily and prefer a positive outlook on life. At 14 he left Bourgas and settled in Southsea - a resort on the southern coast of the UK where he still lives today. 
  • The things of life: Folch Studio

    1 November 2018

    In their office with huge windows in Barcelona for a moment it seems like they have everything: both powerful design projects and enough time for surfing and innocent side entertainment like the erotic magazine Odiseo.
  • 7 Moments of Vasilena Gankovska

    25 October 2018

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    She loves walking around cities and taking photos of things that seem boring at first, but actually say a lot about the inhabitants, the lifestyle and the general environment of the place. All this, plus the forms of coexistence, the cities in transition (such as Sofia) and the architecture of late modernism are the major themes that Vasilena explores in cultural studies and paintings at her atelier in Vienna.