Wednesday, May 22, 2024

horizonta23 at nonsofia gallery & archive

the exhibition to the fourth edition of bulgaria's national forum for geometric abstraction was officially opened on 11 january 2024 and featured the works of eight contemporary artists: 

boyan chakarov, erdem kucukkoroglu, georgi dimitrov, georgi georgiev, ivan shumanov, kamen kalev, maria chakarova and viktor vlaesku.

along with the show horizonta23, financially supported by the national culture fund of bulgaria, included artist presentations, as well as a series of guided tours and workshops for children.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

georgi yanakiev: silent diversion

nonsofia's latest exhibition – one of the nicest and busiest shows we have had so far – honoured the memory of bulgaria's most prominent post-war non-objective artist georgi yanakiev (1933 – 1998). the commemorative initiative, part of our 2023 cultural programme, was once again made possible thanks to fondation gottfried honegger and the kind courtesies of mr aleksandar yanakiev and mrs valentina shishkova. 

Monday, November 27, 2023

export: bulgaria 3, vasarely museum

in the summer of 2023 we experienced the unique pleasure to materialise nonsofia's most significant international breakthrough so far, i.e. the third edition of export: bulgaria – a showcase of contemporary geometric art produced solely by bulgarian-born artists. the works of twelve painters, born between 1933 and 1989, were exhibited at the vasarely museum, budapest – one of europe's most important geometric strongholds. 

our sincere gratitude goes to all dear friends from the osas collective, liszt institute sofia, the participating artists and everyone involved in this truly historic initiative. special thanks to dóra maurer, barna benedek, andrea bodis, szandra miskedi, krisztina kopp and the whole bunch of friends who travelled to budapest for our wonderful hungarian adventure.

export: bulgaria 3 included a workshop for children of the bulgarian community in budapest and featured the works of: adriana czernin, boyan chakarov, georgi dimitrov, georgi georgiev, georgi todorov, georgi yanakiev, ivan shumanov, kamen kalev, maria chakarova, mina stoyanova, petar dochev and viktor vlaesku. 

Monday, September 18, 2023

focus: hungary – manifold

the collaboration between nonsofia and osas, which officially dates back to the first edition of orthogonal: international forum for constructive art, has led to another fruitful partnership with liszt institute sofia, and resulted in the debut edition of nonsofia's brand new exhibition format – focus. 

our great friendship with artist/curator barna benedek and gallerist andrea bodis made this fabulous initiative happen at its best. thirteen hungarian contemporary artists were presented in two separate shows at two different venues – the galleries at 16 aksakov st. and 36 dondukov blvd. 

the exhibition, part of our 2023 programme, has been made possible thanks to the heartfelt support of fondation gottfried honegger. it featured a number of guided tours and workshops for children

participants: andrás wolsky, árpád forgó, barna benedek, bertalan varga, dóra maurer, györgy varga, istván haász, istván halmi-horváth, jános saxon-szász, judit horváth lóczi, judit nemes, katalin haász and levente bálványos.

above: views from focus: hungary – manifold at nonsofia gallery & archive. 


Thursday, February 16, 2023

georgi dimitrov: invisible lines

views from nonsofia's 'temporary exhibition' by georgi dimitrov (b. 1980) consisting of oil painting, pencil drawing and digital media work produced over the past 15 years. all stages of dimitrov's development as a visual artist, i.e. mystic, metasymbolic and orthogonal (all the way to the invention of the arcangle), are marked in this show – financially supported by the national culture fund of the republic of bulgaria

Friday, January 13, 2023

petar dochev: the way of the artist


for more than a month we had the privilege to host one memorable retrospective at our premises. hundreds of visitors entertained the creative directions explored by one of bulgaria's most prominent 20th century masters – petar dochev (1934 – 2005). 'the way of the artist' presented about thirty artworks including some of dochev's most emblematic pieces made between 1957 and 2005. the portrait of the artist's mother, his typical industrial and city landscapes, as well as works from his (expressive and geometric) abstract periods were featured in the exhibition which was financially supported by the national culture fund of the republic of bulgaria.