Stela Vasileva

We’re excited to announce our autumn 2022 Bulgarian residency artist Stela Vasileva! She will be staying at roam from mid-August until mid-September. The residency will end with an exhibition during Art Week Berlin.

In collaboration with Structura Gallery, Sofia and Lachezar Tsotsorkov Foundation.

Stela Vasileva works in the field of the object, the installation, and the drawing. She explores the form, the objects in space, with the main attempt to unload the objects of any superfluous elements, while also putting it out of the context of its concrete (ordinary) environment. In doing so, she often erases the boundaries of real space.

Stela Vasileva (b.1983) lives and works in Sofia. She graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia with a major in Mural Painting. She won the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award (2010), Nominations for the BAZA Award for Contemporary Art (2013-2015) as well as various residences including KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria (2012), Krinzinger Projekte, Petomihalyfa, Hungary – Vienna (2012), Cité Internationale des arts Paris, France (2014).

Stela Vasileva participated in numerous group exhibitions and projects some of which: “Intimacy and spectacle in the age of social media”, The Largo, Sofia (2021); “The Pric/ze is Right” – NEXT Balkan: Bulgarian Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia (2021); “History Between‘‘, Regional History Museum – Sofia, (2020); ‘‘State of Apparition’’ Aether Gallery, Hague, Holland (2019)); Process in Progress, Bäckerstrasse4 – platform for young art, Vienna, AT (2015); ViennaContemporary, Focus Bulgaria, Vienna, AT (2015) and others.

Among her solo appearances are:  ‘’Transposition’’, Posta space, Sofia (2022); Lines of Time (in pencil and paper), Arosita Gallery, Sofia (2019); Colorful Gravity, Night Plovdiv 2019; “Signs of Sound”, +359 Gallery, Sofia (2018/2019); “Under Construction”, Contemporary Space Gallery, Varna (2015) and others.