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5 Boxes (solo exhibition)

Stela Vasileva, Sofia

Born in Lovech.

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria



2006BA in Mural Painting, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria




Solo Exhibitions

20155 Boxes, the fridge, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014Work and Leisure, Un Cabinet d’amateur, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012July, The Mission Gallery, State Institute for Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011As a Soup, Pistolet Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Field, 0gms drawer by ICA, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2010Formal, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015Caution: Wet Paint! Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

        Art for Change 1985-2015, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

2014To be continued... Collection of Contemporary Bulgarian Art of Gaudenz B. Ruf, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria;
2 Years After, Un cabinet d’amateur, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2013The Third Finger, (An annual group exhibition), Contemporary Space, Varna, Bulgaria;
BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria;


Awards and Artist Residencies

2014Cité Internationale des arts, Paris, France

2012Krinzinger Projekte, Petomihalyfa, Hungary;
KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria;

2010Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgаrian Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009First Award for Painting, 'St. St. Cyril and Methodius' Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria



Email: stela.vasilev@gmail.com
Website: www.stelavasileva.eu





Stela Vasileva

Photo courtesy the artist.

5 Boxes

24.06 - 5.07.2015, the fridge, Sofia



The boxes presented in this show are conceived before and apart from the texts and all of their knowledge and terms gathered from the internet. This actually binds them even better and introduces the viewer to a particular state of predetermination, state where one remains a mere reflection of another self. These reflective voids retain the function of an inner light. As it slides over the form, this hidden light emerges from the deepest, endless darkness. It produces shape, and consequently image, one and the same and permanently different.

Several highlighted phrases from the attached text (based on Wikipedia) serve as a “legend”, which could serve, if necessary, for a more literal reading of the effects that can be monitored in the discrete objects of the exhibition.

The other text is an interview with Nicola Tesla, the Bulgarian translation of which was also recently published in the internet. The presentation of these two texts in reference to the work of Stela Vasileva can be interpreted widely. As it may seem, again, in a very eloquently gracious way things look the way you see them only because of the qualities of light listed here. But let’s stop using text explaining all that, when we don’t need to.

 - Yovo Panchev


The project is realized with the kind support of Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art.   

With great thanks to Nikolay Krustanov and ArtExspress 2000.