✺ Projects

The Singer-Zahariev Foundation was founded in 2020. The first project of the Foundation was an Open Call for a site-specific work by Bulgarian artists living in Bulgaria and abroad. The call was launched in the middle of the Covid crisis and was welcomed by the artist community as a means of support during this tough period. The winner of the competition was Krasimira Butseva with her project “The Curtain That Separates Us: History is in the Present”. Krasimira’s practice focuses on documented histories research. In 2024 she was selected as part of an artist collective to present Bulgaria’s official contribution at the Venice Biennale 2024 with her project “Neighbours”. We are very proud of Krasimira and her work. 

In 2022 the S-Z Foundation started an artist grant programme to support Bulgaria-linked artists with gap funding for their ongoing projects. 

To date, the Foundation has already supported 35 projects through the Program. Among them many individual projects like the residency of the Ukrainian performance artist Daria Pugacheva in Plovdiv, Bulgaria; a residency with Bulgarian and German artists in a rural location, an exhibition of emerging Bulgarian artist Marta Djourina’s  exhibition in Wolfsburg, Germany ; a student project with the Art Academy of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria;  the immersive dance performance “The last Sunset” in Gabrovo and – most recently, the performance by Bulgarian-Italian duo Voin de Voin and Valentina Sciarra at a collateral event during the Venice Biennale 2024.

In addition to individual projects, the S-Z Foundation has supported institutional programmes and regular events such as  the international art show Sofia Art Week ; the educational activities of the Institute of Contemporary Art:  ICA-Sofia; the comprehensive art documentation of Bulgarian Contemporary art Open Art Files and the programme of the Varna-based Re-bonkers/ Buna art space, and Buna Varna – the largest contemporary visual arts forum in Bulgaria. 

✺ 2024

Bridging Borders
LOBSTER AND SHRIMP ON MY PLATE, I NEED MY POCKETS SO FAT THEY INFLATE VOL.3: TRANSPORTATION
School4Artists
The Feathered Ones – How we exercise / exorcise power – Venice Biennale 2024
POSTCARDS AND CONTRABAND
THE MANY-HEADED BODY

✺ Archive

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OPEN HOUSE INVITATION AND SINGER ZAHARIEV ART FEST 2023
SAW-SOFIA ART WEEK edition 6
Kalin Serapionov, REUSED / RELOOSEN, 2023
Socialist Palaces – Ghost of Culture
Counter Codex
Art & Herbs
OUTER GLOW – Marta Djourina
Nature Morte
BUNA Forum of Contemporary Visual Art
Open Art Files
Anti-Object Intention
Notes on Bov
Fear and Love
Places of Sorrow
Grant Program 2022
Restaging Parallax – Lars Nordby
Sofia Art Week vol. 5 ~Sofia Art Week~ visits Varna
Sofia Art Projects II
Sofia Art Week vol.5 *Re-Spirit Trans-Spirit*
Pyjama Party in the Belly of the Whale – Nevena Ekimova
Singer-Zahariev Art Fest 2022
Krassimir Terziev – (Self) Tracking Shot
Context AiR Plovdiv – Microcosmos Presentation
Superpositions 2 / Entanglement, 2022
Other Urban Order(s) – Sophia Grancharova
SIGNS OFFF – Opening
Tropic of Cancer: Turn Back Time
SIGNS OFFF
Context AiR Plovdiv – News from Home, Anne Fehres & Luke Conroy
Context AiR Plovdiv – A City Portrait of Plovdiv, Simon Van Parys
The Last Sunset – an immersive dance-theatre performance
Daria Pugachova at Context AiR
A tour of “The Curtain” by Krasimira Butseva
Opening of History is in the Present by Krasimira Butseva
CONTACT with Poiema
Congratulations to Krasimira!
Site visit with Krasimira Butseva
Site visit with Elenka Nazarova
Site visit with Slav Nedev and Alexander Valchev
Shortlisted artists event
Take a peek into our shortlisted artists’ submissions
OPEN CALL HISTORY IS IN THE PRESENT

✺ Projects