BIOGRAPHY

Veneta Androva (born in Sofia) is a visual artist who obtained a degree in History of Art and Philosophy from Humboldt University Berlin and also graduated in Fine Arts from Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. With her background in experimental documentary filmmaking and photography, in her recent work she is combining diverse media and sources such as archival and documentary material with paintings, all related through animation in simulated environments. She took part in numerous shows in Germany and Bulgaria, as well as Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic and in Israel, where she did part of her study at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2016-2017. Androva is also the recipient of several scholarships, such as Elsa-Neumann-Scholarschip (NaFöG, 2020), Artist Scholarship from Cusanuswerk (2016) and was nominated in 2020 for German Short Film Award. Her films have been selected to screen at numerous international film festivals, including: International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany; MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal; FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Brazil; European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Germany; Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany.

She is currently based in Berlin. 

CV

Education

2018-2019 Master class (postgraduate program) with Prof. Else Gabriel at Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin

2016-2017 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel with Miri Segal, Michal Helfman and Avi Mograbi

2012-2018 Fine Arts at  Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin (MFA/Diploma)

2009-2014 History of Art and Philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin ( B.A.)

Scholarships/Awards

2020

Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship by the Federal State Berlin (NaFöG)

Special Mention Allegro Prize 2020, International Competition for Visual Artists, Poland

Nominee for German Short Film Award With ‘From My Desert’

Critics Award for ‘From My Desert’, 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Croatia

2019 

Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for Contemporary Art (FINALE), Bulgaria

Nominee for BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

2016-2019 Artist Scholarship from Cusanuswerk

2015-2016 Mart Stam Scholarship/ Deutschlandstipendium

Solo exhibitions

2018 The Good Fight is on the Gaming Floor, DISPLAY, Berlin

Selected group shows

2020 

Souveniers from the future, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Sofia, Bulgaria

Specualtive Playrooms, online exhibition on Mozilla Hubs, part of a residency program at Kara Agora online Art and Research Center

Everything is just fine (with us), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Sofia, Bulgaria

Startpoint Prize 2019, Prague, Czech Republic

2019 

I ENGINEER, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, WERKSCHAU Halle 12, Leipzig, Germany

Monitoring, 36th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany

FINALE/Gaudenz B. Ruf Award, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

Perfekte Zustände, X LANE, Berlin

ArtStart, Tomorrow never dies, Goethe-Institute & Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018 

DEFYING CURRENTS, The Shelf, Berlin

Shock and Horror, Goethe-Institute Sofia, Bulgaria

2017

שמשקרנית at “2000”, Jerusalem, Israel

2016 

“In’ei raisan” in Japanese-German-Center, Berlin

KUNSTHOCH46 – 25. Auswahlausstellung des Cusanuswerks, Burg Galerie, Halle

DEMO:POLIS – Das Recht auf Öffentlichen Raum, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2015 

Kunst im Labor, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin

WEIßENSEE TRIENNALE, Ordnungsamt Berlin-Mitte

Rien ne va plus, Süddeutscher Kunstverein, Ammerbuch Reusten                                                                                       

2014

 CYBERALTAR – a networked performance on translocal identities, TRASLACION #3, Berlin/Buenos Aires

WEIßENSEE TRIENNALE, Berlin-Warszawa-Express

Festivals/Screenings

2021

Hungry Eyes Festival, Gießen, Germany

Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Part of ‘Emerging Artists – Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany’ Vol. 5, Germany

2020 

Shooting Ghosts / Bulgarian Artist Films & Videos on Blinkvideo, Germany 

KFFK Short Film Festival Cologne, Nr. 14, Germany 

63rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany

25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Croatia

LINOLEUM, Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Ukraine

BOOM, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

2019 

Monitoring, 36th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany

62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany

FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Anima+, Sao Paolo, Brazil

EMAF 32. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

18. MONSTRA, Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal

2018 

61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig, Germany

27. European Film Festival dokumentART films&future, Neubrandenburg, Germany

2015 

Art Visuals & Poetry Filmfestival Vienna, Austria