Current Exhibition

  • ICA-Sofia Gallery
    34, Vasil Levski Blvd Sofia, Bulgaria, CO 1504
    Exhibition at the ICA-Gallery
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    Alexander Schellow / Kalin Serapionov

    Apr 28, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
    Opening: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 3 - 7 pm
    Curator(s): Krassimir Terziev

Recent Exhibitions

Vector

ICA-Sofia: Motives, Analyses, Critique

Vector. ICA-Sofia: Motives, Analyses, Critique is an online platform presenting the history, specifics and contemporary state of that part of Bulgarian contemporary art with which the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia is connected. An interactive multimedia interface combines key texts, videos, publications that contributed to the development of the scene of contemporary art in Bulgaria and its relations on the global art map.

We see this digital platform as a bridge between the past and the present of the visual arts in Bulgaria; between the visibility of the scene in the world and the visibility of the art world here; between audiences and content creators; between different personal positions and the unifying context; between topics and media.

For the 25 years of existence of ICA-Sofia we have realized that there are solid accumulations of content published in and outside Bulgaria, built with the hope that the scene image gets improvement. It is time for this scattered content and reflection, which in principle (and not only as specific names) connects "here and there", some audiences with other producers and products, to "return" and start functioning in an intertextual narrative, with all its multi-layered themes, keywords, media, synchronous intuitions, chronological sequences and anachronistic connections.


25 years and 5 themes later
. ICA–Sofia Retrospective

Sep 29, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020
Opening: Tuesday, September 29, 5 - 8 PM
National Gallery / The Palace
The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia is honouring its 25th anniversary with an exhibition presenting old and new works, as well as works made especially by its members Ivan Moudov, Kalin Serapionov, Kiril Prashkov, Krassimir Terziev, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Mariela Gemisheva, Nedko Solakov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, and Stefan Nikolaev. ICA – Sofia is one of the longest existing and active non-governmental organizations engaged with visual arts in Bulgaria. Its history is closely linked to the development of our art-scene in the last decades, its self-education, opening up and positioning in the world, with some of its most visible manifestations in both the local and the international context. The institute was founded informally in 1993 after the first in many years group “national” participation curated by Luchezar Boyadjiev in the 3rd Istanbul Biennial “The Production of Cultural Differences”, 1992. The association of art critics/curators and artists was registered in 1995.


Recent project

Shooting Ghosts. Online screening programme in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Sofia

Nov 6, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Blinkvideo.de

Artists: Veneta Androva, Neno Belchev, Mitch Brezounek, Marina Genova, Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova, Kalin Serapionov, Dimitar Shopov, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuil Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev.

Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev.

What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives - narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.


Educational Programme Close Encounters. Part 2

Awards

  • Baza Award 2021. Open Call

    Baza Award 2021. Open Call

    Институт за съвременно изкуство – София

    Фондация Едмонд Демирджиян

    Софийска градска художествена галерия

    съвместно с: Фондация за гражданско общество, Ню Йорк

    и международната мрежа Награди за млади художници

    обявяват

    Конкурс за "Награда за съвременно изкуство БАЗА" 2021

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  • BAZA 2020

    BAZA 2020

    The BAZA award winner for 2020 is Maria Nalbantova.

    Nominated artists: Boryana Petkova, Kalas Liebfried (Калоян Любомиров), Maria Nalbantova, Natalia Jordanova, Yavor Kostadinov.

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  • Art Writers Award for 2018

    Art Writers Award for 2018

    For the sixth time this year the Essential Reading for Art Writers Award, an initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia, was presented.

    The 2018 award is presented to Stefka Tsaneva.

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  • BAZA 2019

    BAZA 2019

    The BAZA award winner for 2019 is Valko Chobanov.

    Nominated artists: Aleksander Aleksandrov, Maria Nalbantova, Milena Georgieva, Nevena Ekimova, Radostin Sedevchev, Sevda Semer, Valko Chobanov, Veneta Androva.

    Read more...

Vector ICA-Sofia: Motives, Analyses, Critique

Jun 3, 2021
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Vector. ICA-Sofia: Motives, Analyses, Critique is an online platform presenting the history, specifics and contemporary state of that part of Bulgarian contemporary art with which the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia is connected. An interactive multimedia interface combines key texts, videos, publications that contributed to the development of the scene of contemporary art in Bulgaria and its relations on the global art map.

We see this digital platform as a bridge between the past and the present of the visual arts in Bulgaria; between the visibility of the scene in the world and the visibility of the art world here; between audiences and content creators; between different personal positions and the unifying context; between topics and media.

For the 25 years of existence of ICA-Sofia we have realized that there are solid accumulations of content published in and outside Bulgaria, built with the hope that the scene image gets improvement. It is time for this scattered content and reflection, which in principle (and not only as specific names) connects "here and there", some audiences with other producers and products, to "return" and start functioning in an intertextual narrative, with all its multi-layered themes, keywords, media, synchronous intuitions, chronological sequences and anachronistic connections.

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