Current Exhibition

  • IT HAPPENED HERE

    Martin Penev

    Jun 16, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020
    Opening: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5 - 8 pm
  • ПОКАНА / ОБЯВЛЕНИЕ

    Уважаеми колеги, членове на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО
    ИЗКУСТВО“,
    На основание чл. 26 от ЗЮЛНЦ и чл. 28, ал. 3 от Устава на Сдружението,
    Управителният съвет на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО ИЗКУСТВО“,
    с ЕИК: 831813928, свиква Общо събрание на Сдружението, което ще се проведе на
    26.08.2020 г. (двадесет и шести август две хиляди и двадесета година), от 18.00 часа в град
    София, в Галерия „ИСИ“, находяща се на адрес: гр. София, п.к. 1504, бул. „Васил Левски“
    № 134, при следния
    ДНЕВЕН РЕД:

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ICA-Sofia (16)

The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia is a private, non-profit NGO, an association of curators, artists and cultural theoreticians. It is dedicated to the study, understanding, promotion and practice of the visual arts of the late twentieth and early twenty first century, to the reestablishment and furthering of the dilogue between cultures and art scenes, to the search for an open art dialogue with everyone.

The history of ICA is rooted in the professional partnership between friends who after 1989 shared the vision to open up and develop the Bulgarian contemporary art scene.

The goals of ICA-Sofia are focused on the development of the contemporary art scene in Bulgaria in relation to the world at large - audience. Primary objective is the constant deepening and strehgthening of relations to the international art world - in a two directional and reciprocal manner by triggering and fascilitating a two-way flow of artists, curators and critics, projects, etc. to not only "take" your/our home out into the world, but also to bring "the world" back home.

The spectrum of ICA activities consists of international and local projects for shows, publications, conferences, seminars, short term educational activities, lecture series, etc.

The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia was founded in 1995 as a non-profit association by Luchezar Boyadjiev, artist; Maria Vassileva, curator (member until 2012); Boris Danailov, curator (member until 1997); Iara Boubnova, curator; Pravdoliub Ivanov, artist; Kiril Prashkov, artist; Nedko Solakov, artist; Vesselin Tzotchev, lawyer (member until 1997).o

Members of ICA-Sofia became: in 1999 Alexander Kiossev, culturologist (member until 2017), and Ivaylo Ditchev, cultural anthropologist (member until 2006); in 2002 Kalin Serapionov, artist and Mariela Gemisheva, artist; in 2006 Ivan Moudov, artist; and in 2007 Krassimir Terziev, artist and Stefan Nikolaev, artist.

Chair of the board of ICA-Sofia is Ivan Moudov. Kalin Serapionov is executive director.

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The opening of the ICA–Sofia Gallery was made possible by the dedicated conviction of Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov that it was not only absolutely necessary to have the gallery but that it was also possible to realize it in the rather thin and amnesic Bulgarian cultural space and especially by their strategic and persistent efforts on its materialization.

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2020-08-11

ПОКАНА / ОБЯВЛЕНИЕ

Administrator

Уважаеми колеги, членове на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО
ИЗКУСТВО“,
На основание чл. 26 от ЗЮЛНЦ и чл. 28, ал. 3 от Устава на Сдружението,
Управителният съвет на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО ИЗКУСТВО“,
с ЕИК: 831813928, свиква Общо събрание на Сдружението, което ще се проведе на
26.08.2020 г. (двадесет и шести август две хиляди и двадесета година), от 18.00 часа в град
София, в Галерия „ИСИ“, находяща се на адрес: гр. София, п.к. 1504, бул. „Васил Левски“
№ 134, при следния
ДНЕВЕН РЕД:

IT HAPPENED HERE

Martin Penev
  • from Jun 16, 2020
  • till Jul 18, 2020
  • Opening: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5 - 8 pm

Everything is just fine (with us)

Bulgarian Fund for Women
  • from Mar 11, 2020
  • till Apr 3, 2020
2020-01-23

BAZA 2020

The BAZA award winner for 2020 is Maria Nalbantova

Open call for curatorial projects!

This is an open call for all interested professionals to state their interest in working out a concrete curatorial project! The curator or the team of curators will be selected according the following procedure:

  • → Respond to the open call and state your interest in the project – via no more than 2 pages statement, including name and contact details;
  • → Invitation to a short list of 3-5 statements of interest to converse with the organizers and to develop a more elaborate curatorial project within the announced thematic framework;
  • → Selection of a curatorial project.

 

The project selected by ICA-Sofia will respect the listed modules and will work out themes that are relevant for the development of Bulgarian art in the last 25-30 years, as well as for the role played by the ICA-Sofia in this multifaceted process. The project will rely on the free choice of works and artists, events and sub-themes, unrestricted by the practice of the ICA-Sofia though integral for the history of contemporary art in Bulgaria as part of the world at large.

The selected project will be realized as a collaboration between the curator (team of curators), with the support of ICA-Sofia and in partnership with the hosting space (in the process of TBD). The planned realization period of time is – ongoing program of events; exhibition – fall of 2020.

 

 → Statements of interest will be accepted in electronic form until 6 pm on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sex and the City

Martina Vacheva
  • from Jan 15, 2020
  • till Feb 22, 2020
  • Opening: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, 6 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia / Credo Bonum Gallery

present

Models of collaborative, transcultural and transdisciplinary forms of curating

presentation by Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler

within the project “Close Encounters: Visual Dialogues”; School4Artists (Part Two – Back2School)

December 13th (Friday) 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Credo Bonum Gallery
Slavyanska Street 2, Sofia
  • from Nov 22, 2019
  • till Dec 28, 2019
  • Opening: November 22, 2019, 6 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia / Goethe-Institut Bulgarien

Presentation of

Reza Afisina and Iswanto Hartono
from ruangrupa, collective-curator of documenta 15, 2022 in Kassel

within the project “Close Encounters: Visual Dialogues”; School4Artists (Part Two – Back2School)

Friday, November 8th, 2019, 6 pm
Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, 1 Budapest Str., Sofia
Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia

Presents

A public talk by Merve Elveren

Within the project “Close Encounters: Visual Dialogues”; School4Artists (Part Two – Back2School)

October 9th (Wednesday) 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Credo Bonum Gallery
Slavyanska Street 2, Sofia

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Contact

  • ICA-Gallery

    134, Vasil Levski Blvd. (entrance from Ekzarh Yosif St.) Sofia 1504, Bulgaria

    Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 3 – 7 pm and by appointment

    00359 2 8466261 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    ICA-Gradina

    Apolonia resort, Chernomorets 8142
     

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