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Green: Art between Ecology and Society

CBC, Sofia

CBC (Creative Bar Curators art group)


The members of the CBC are curators and art managers with various levels of professional experience and different expertise. We have curated several projects on social topics and individually. Each of the core members of the team has experience with curating and selection of many videos and contemporary art on this topic.


The team working on the Green Video Platform features Assen Vassilev (CBC manager and IT), Vanja Koubadinska (selection and publicity) Nadezhda Dzhakova (selection and publicity), Ivo Ivanov (technical and selection), Yovo Panchev (technical and selection) and others.


CBC is a non profit contemporary art and culture foundation operating with a cluster of independent project spaces in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities. As an international platform, we aim at an ambitious, transborder interaction between Bulgarian and international art, artists and audiences. We are a flexible team of experts, working professionally with distinguished institutions presenting contemporary art. Realizing artistic and curatorial projects our program features series of events fostering development of the scene, opening it globally and creating market opportunities for contemporary art.


We produce exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences.

CBC unites and interacts with emerging and established artists, critics and curators, searching for efficient networking and collaborations.


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Green: Art between Ecology and Society

is a project of CBC art group that focuses on artists, which in their works examine and address environmental concerns. It aims at encouraging public and artists to investigate, question, and expand upon the relationship between cultural and natural systems. The project explores contemporary art practices and looks at some aspects of how artists have sought to navigate in the dilemmas of living and working in a world system that seems chronically out of touch with ecological realities.

Ivan Kostolov

They Are Still Here

Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, 14.01.- 8.02.2014

Curator: Vanja Koubadinska, CBC art group


Ivan Kostolov, who graduated in Fine Art at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany under Prof. Hermann Nitsch, is presenting paintings dedicated to the still existing nature and asking questions about its future (green landscapes and bee swarms).

Another issue in his works is the loss of bees as a global process. He has dedicated his series on the bee keepers in the Kavarna region. There are sensations, questions that Ivan Kostolov poses while observing bees’ movements and catching them in his canvases. He isn’t merely painting; he is thinking, interpreting and accepting the signals that are warnings to the world: Danger!

Ivan Kostolov's website: http://www.kostolov.com

Krassimir Kostov

Family Portrait, Arosita Gallery, Sofia 21.01. - 03.02.2014

Curator: Nadezhda Dzhakova, CBC art group


The use of photography as an art form was selected by the author for evocative images of the depicted ecosystems of the small landscapes of the village Ezerets that were particularly saved from pollution. Krassimir Kostov used for some series a Zorki 4 camera, which accidentally fell into the lake of Shabla, then dried up and continued to work but only at a shutter speed of 1/125 s. For one year, he has made a series of color photographs by taking pictures of his favorite places in the garden and the village.