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Competition for BAZA 2022: NOMINATED ARTISTS

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Nominated artists for 2022

Initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia

Edmond Demirdjian Foundation

Sofia City Art Gallery

together with:

Foundation for a Civil Society, USA

Young Visual Artists Awards YVAA -

Trust for Mutual Understanding -




With a jury:

Ani Vaseva, Krassimir Terziev, Martina Yordanova, Mariela Gemisheva and Radoslav Mehandjiiski selects 7 nominees from 33 candidates, which will be presented in an exhibition at the Sofia City Art Gallery. In the second phase the jury will be joined by Lilia Kudelia.

After the residence the artist organized a solo exhibition in the gallery of ISI-Sofia.


The nominated artists are:

Aaron Roth

Harita Asumani

Krassimira Butseva

Lars Nordby

Peter Chinovsky

Sofia Grancharova

Yavor Kostadinov


The award is a scholarship and an eight-week stay at Residency Unlimited in New York in 2023. Residency Unlimited is an active platform that helps artists make contacts and meetings for the most fulfilling stay in New York.

The project is co-financed by Lachezar Tsotsorkov Foundation.


*cover: Krasimira Butseva, BALKAN OURS (2016-2019), Wave in Osam, Lovech, 2018, photography.