Artists from Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Varna and Sofia who participated in the projects which the Foundation supported this year and many other friends from the art world in Bulgaria joined us for the traditional Art Fest in at the Singer Zahariev Space in the village of Malak Izvor. this year the highlight was the presentation […]


The Singer-Zahariev Foundation supported for the second time the iconic Sofia Art Week (6th edition) featuring performances, exhibitions and workshops in Doza Gallery, Aether Artspace, and Untiled Gallery . This year’s edition was dedicated to the life and work of Simone Gilges (1973-2023). Link to Facebook event

Kalin Serapionov, REUSED / RELOOSEN, 2023

The relationship between artwork, viewer and space is one of the main lines that can be traced in the practice of Kalin Serapionov. His video installations are the result of the trinity of these elements. Following the same logic, a work takes different forms of life and changes its impact on the viewer depending on […]

Socialist Palaces – Ghost of Culture

The Singer-Zahariev Foundation is proud to have supported the Bulgarian contribution to the project “Socialst Palaces” at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. The video work “GHOST OF CULTURE” by Voin de Voin, Michaela Lakova and Rayna Teneva investigates the background, history, and legacy of the Palace of Culture in Sofia. Artists and researchers from Bucharest, […]

Counter Codex

“Counter Codex”, a long-term collaboration with the independent art collective Rosa Stern Space. On 4th–6th August 2023 the Singer-Zahariev Foundation hosted the first trial of “Counter Codex”, a long-term collaboration with the independent art collective Rosa Stern Space (Munich), which will develop over a three-year residency program.  Annually curated by Rosa Stern Space, this project seeks to […]

Art & Herbs

On 30 June – 2 July 2023 the S-Z Foundation hosted a rural retreat dedicated to the interaction between nature, plants, herbs, science and the arts. The main aim of the retreat was to provide new insights, and artistic inspiration to the participants based on a closer interaction with plants, herbs, and nature in the […]

OUTER GLOW – Marta Djourina

This year the S-Z Foundation is promoting for the first time the development of Bulgarian artists in Germany. We have been able to support a landmark exhibition “OUTER GLOW” by Marta Djourina at the Kunstverein Junge Kunst in Wolfsburg.  The exhibition provides an insight into Marta Djourina’s experimental way of working with light and focuses […]

Nature Morte

In June 2023, the S-Z Foundation supported the project “NATURE MORTE” by Nikola Stoyanov and curator Hristo Kaloyanov. The authors carry out a thorough study and on-site study of the ecological situation at the Maritsa East TPP site – the result of decades of open-cast mining and lignite combustion. The excavation of rocks, clay, minerals, […]

BUNA Forum of Contemporary Visual Art

BUNA is the new forum of contemporary visual art in Varna. It took place for the first time this year. It brought together artists, gallerists, curators, and experts from the whole country. The five day program of exhibitions, performances and discussions was great proof of the vitality and strength of the Bulgarian contemporary art scene. […]

Open Art Files

Pravoliub Ivanov, Childhood, 201420 x 10 x 60 cm (size without the cable)Courtesy of the artist and Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw “Open Art Files” was developed by the director of Open Arts Foundation Vesselina Sarieva, in collaboration with Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, artistic director of MF “Plovdiv 2019”, and curator and art historian Vera Mlechevska. It is a […]