Biography 


Veneta Androva (*1985, Sofia) is a Bulgarian artist who, after completing a B.A. in History of Art and Philosophy at Humboldt University, also graduated at weißensee academy of art berlin in Fine Art (MA). With her background in experimental documentary film making, in her recent work she is combining diverse medias and sources such as archive and documentary material with paintings, all related through animation and simulated environments to create an intricate immersive display that confront the viewer with her/his position and reality. She took part in numerous shows in Germany and Bulgaria, as well as Austria, Argentina, Poland and in Jerusalem, where she did part of her study at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2016-2017.

                 

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Education:


2009-2014 Art history and philosophy (BA) at the Humboldt University, Berlin

2016/2017 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel

2012-2018 weißensee academy of art berlin, Sculpture/Fine Arts (MA/Diploma)

2018-2019 Master class (postgraduate program) with prof. Else Gabriel at weißensee academy of art berlin


Scholarships/Awards:


2015-2016 Mart Stam Scholarship / Deutschlandstipendium

2016-2019 Artist Scholarschip from Cusanuswerk

2019 Nominee for BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

2019 Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art - Competition "FINALE" 2019


Solo exhibitions:


02/2018 The Good Fight is on the Gaming Floor at Display, Berlin


Group exhibitions:


2011 CELL BANK, G11 Gallery, Berlin
2012 Für Hunde in der Zentralgrube, Künstler Salon Murid Bosh, Kunsthalle M13, Berlin
2012 I LIKE IT RAW, Freies Ausstellungskollektiv F.A.K. Berlin in Epicentro Artspace
2013 FACTUM, Uhrwerk Gallery, Berlin
2014 WEIßENSEE TRIENNALE, Berlin-Warszawa-Express
2014 CYBERALTAR - a networked performance on translocal identities, TRASLACION #3, Berlin/Buenos Aires
2014 WhAT thE fAk / I LIKE IT RAW, F.A.K. in Neurotitan, Berlin
2015 Rien ne va plus, Süddeutscher Kunstverein, Ammerbuch Reusten/Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
2015 WEIßENSEE TRIENNALE, Ordnungsamt Berlin-Mitte
2015 Kunst im Labor, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin

2016 DEMO:POLIS - Das Recht auf Öffentlichen Raum, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2016 KUNSTHOCH46 - 25. Auswahlausstellung des Cusanuswerks, Burg Galerie, Halle  

2016 "In'ei raisan" in Japanese-German Center Berlin

2017 שמשקרנית in 2000 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 So amazing - Veneta Androva/Josephin Hanke, at Möbelhaus vom A-Z, Berlin

2018 Wunderblock 2018, Eichwalde

2018 Shock and Horror, Goethe-Institute Bulgaria, Sofia

2018 DEFYING CURRENTS, The Shelf, Berlin

2019 Art Start 2019, Tomorrow never dies, Goethe-Institute Bulgaria & Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia

2019 Perfekte Zustände, X LANE, Berlin

2019 ANIMA +, part of FILE 2019 Electronic Language International Festival at SESI Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2019 Exhibition of the BAZA Award for contemporary art nominees, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

2019 FINALE/Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for contemporary art, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2019 I ENGINEER - 12. Absolventenausstellung der Künstlerförderung des Cusanuswerks, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei / WERKSCHAU Halle 12, Leipzig

2019 Monitoring, 36th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany


Filmography:


Sacred Spring (De/Bg), 2014, 7'46'', color, sound
Ignazhden (De/Bg), 2015, 5'51'', color, sound
teacher's day (De), 2015, 2'5'', b/w, sound
HAVRA (De/Bg), 2016, 14'48'', color, sound
Oasis (De), 2018, 15'27'', color, sound
From my desert (De), 2019, 14'18'', color, sound

Festivals/Screenings:

2015 Art Visuals & Poerty Filmfestival, Vienna, Austria
2018 27. European Film Festival dokumentART films&future, Neubrandenburg, Germany
2018 61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig, Germany
2019 MONSTRA, Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal
2019 EMAF 32. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany (Nominated for the EMAF Media Art Award of the German Film Critics Association (VDFK)
2019 FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Anima+, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2019 62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Official Selection, German Competition Short Film, Germany
2019 Monitoring, 36th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany