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curated by: Elisabeth Würzl and Michael Schlecht

Duration: December 01, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Opening: Friday, December 01 at 7pm

Location: Die PUTTE, Neu-Ulm (DE)

Unrest Noises, the second exhibition in the annual cycle SHIFTS&SHAKES, focuses on the feeling of constant unrest. In various settings, the two artists of the exhibition address a general discomfort, partly fueled by deep-rooted prejudices and subtle yet powerful assumptions of a societal status quo. Kang Eungbok’s work physically confronts the theme of unrest, while filmmaker Veneta Androva incorporates personal experiences with prejudice and misunderstandings into her episodic film work.

Both artists describe a constant unease that permeates everyday life, causing internal and external conflicts.

In her film Stretch & Release, Veneta Androva presents a creature made of digital clay lying on a blue sofa, narrating short episodes of encounters in Germany with a squeaky computer voice. The insight into the fluffy, bright, and gentle computer-generated world makes the narrative seem light and humorous. The episodes, which deal with sexist and discriminatory prejudices, end with a poppy whistle, transforming the sometimes offensive moments into an act of emancipation and self-assertion. Through the installation and editing, the video work has no beginning and no end; the narratives can be expanded with new episodes and endlessly repeated. The artist shows moments of often unconscious assaults, misunderstandings, and ignorance of diversity.

Kang Eungbok’s interactive installation For All, But Without Seats consists of a festively set table for four with a white tablecloth, white porcelain, wine glasses, and silverware. However, there are no chairs in the room, and over the course of the exhibition, the table will repeatedly empty itself and break the silence with a strong shaking of the tabletop. With each shake, the scene becomes further disordered, leaving a visible and tangible unrest. The artist has set the table according to Western dining etiquette, and the work was created as part of his diploma thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, consciously reflecting his cultural environment. (Text: Elisabeth Würzl)

Featuring works by: Veneta ANDROVA, Eungbok Kang

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curated by: SÁRAI Vanda

Duration: September 23 – October 21, 2023

Opening: Saturday, September 23 at 5pm

Location: TORULA, Győr (HU)

As a result of environmental, technological, and societal transformations of the past decades, the anthropocentric worldview is increasingly being called into question. While animal rights and environmental protection advocates demand a more ethical and humane treatment of animals and nature, in our technology-infused reality, it’s becoming less clear what can be considered truly human. I’M AFRAID I CAN DO THAT seeks to illuminate the – increasingly dimming – boundaries between humans, animals, and machines, and to explore the questions of who will play what role in this more-than-human world order.

Featuring works by: Veneta ANDROVA, BÁCSI Barnabás, BIRÓ Dávid , Dasha ILINA, GEIBL Kata, Kyriaki GONI, SZALAI Dániel

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Art Festival BEGEHUNGEN 2023

Duration: August 17 – August 27, 2023

Location: Palais Lichtenstein/SA., Germany (former Daetz Center)

‘From My Desert’ has been selected to be showcased at this year’s edition of the Art Festival BEGEHUGEN in Chemnitz, as part of the European Capital of Culture 2025 program.

Featuring works by: Nina Behnisch (D), Zhaoyi Chen (CHN), Charline Gdalia (FRA), Ann-Marie Najderek (D/ PL), Halyn Shin (KOR) und Selin Wutzler (TUR), Raquel Algaba (SPA), Veneta Androva (BGR), Verena Bachl (D), Dana Engfer (D), Nicoletta Favari & Christopher Salvito (ITA), Thiemo Frömberg (D), Monika Golla (D), Benedikt Hartl (D), Margret Hoppe (D), Mariko Hori (JAP), Daniela Junghans (D), Tanja Kodlin (D), Fanny Liebhardt & Georg Stahlbock (D), Sarah Lüdemann [Beauham] (D), Catherine McEvoy (GB), Anne Peschken (D) & Marek Pisarsky (PL), Stefan Schleupner (D), Polina Shcherbyna & Sofiia Yesakova (UKR), Carla Sophie Tapparo (ARG), Bernd Trasberger (D/BEL), Johannes Weilandt (D), Phoebe Walton (GB), Thorsten Wagner* (D), Agata Zemla (PL)


June 9 – July 7, 2023

Scope BLN

Opening: Friday, June 9th at 6 p.m. 

Curated by Marta Djourina & Boris Kostadinov

Featuring works by: Veneta Androva, János Brückner, Marta Djourina, Daria Koltsova, Anton Stoianov, Saša Tatić 


Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia

Group exhibition featuring moving image artworks in public space 

April 28 – May 31,  Sofia, Bulgaria
Working hours: 17:00 – 00:00
Tsarigradsko Shose blvd. – Eagle’s Bridge, Tsarevets Underpass 


Segment 1: April 28 – May 7
Segment 2: May 10 – May 19
Segment 3: May 22 – May 31


Artists: Veneta Androva, Alžběta Bačíková, Elisa Jule Braun, Open Group (Yuriy Biley, Pavlo Kovach, Anton Varga), Ivelina Ivanova, Pauline Curnier Jardin and Feel Good Сooperative, Adrian Paci, Moritz Stumm, Driant Zeneli


Curator: Vasil Vladimirov


Unexpected Care is a group exhibition organised by the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia. It will take place in April 2023 on the underpass of Eagle’s Bridge, a primary public location in the city centre of Sofia. For the duration of one month, the exhibition will feature 9 video artworks from local and international artists. Each work will be presented continuously for ten days in one of three identical abandoned stores which are next to one another.



━ Curatorial Statement ━


The unexpected has always held a certain allure, an invitation to explore beyond the familiar and into the unknown. In this exhibition, the unexpected is not only a theme but a fundamental component of its structure. It challenges us to reconsider our understanding of care, to explore the ways in which it can manifest in unexpected forms and expressions.

The format and location of the exhibition are themselves an act of care, granting new meaning and function to the abandoned stores that illuminate the underpass. The dark, transient space becomes a canvas for radical experimentation, a space where the limitations of conventional art display are cast aside and replaced with new possibilities for community engagement.

In the first segment, the artworks themselves are a testament to the transformative power of care, inviting us to question the very foundations of artistic production and representation. We are confronted with a powerful critique of the prevailing power structures that govern our society, challenging us to consider who makes art, who benefits from it, and whether it includes the communities it seeks to represent. The artists move beyond mere critique to become active agents of change, intentionally and meaningfully including people from specific communities in the artistic process. By doing so, they embody an act of care, empathy, and compassion, transforming the very nature of art and its role in our society.


In the second segment, the artists expose the inherent absurdity and contradiction of certain social and economic processes, helping us to understand our subordination and to challenge the inevitability of these systems. Finally, in the third and final segment, alternative modes of storytelling are employed to convey the deep care and empathy that are often missing from depictions of violence and trauma.

The exhibition serves as a potent reminder of the radical potential of art, its ability to challenge us, to inspire us, and to transform the world around us. Through its innovative format and powerful content, it offers a vision of care that is at once visionary and practical, calling on us to engage with the urgent issues of our time and to embrace the unexpected in all its forms.

The project is organised by the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia thanks for the support provided by Sofia Municipality and with the assistance of “Egida-Sofia” Ltd.

A Few Ways to Win the World

Duration: 22 March – 13 April 2023
Location: Doza Gallery, Sofia
Opening 22 March (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The exhibition looks into the history of contemporary Bulgarian art through its performative self-presentation to the outside world in an attempt at a dialogue – real and imagined.
We can speculate that the identity of Bulgarian art is not an intrinsic characteristic, but is played out again and again, for and in front of the gaze of each new potential viewer. Who we are is simply a string of possible roles.
In the history of contemporary Bulgarian art, this inescapable external gaze is as much internally assimilated as it is subject to sabotage. It informs an inevitably double vision. Part of this ambivalence can be seen as a legacy of the artist’s “internal emigration” during socialism and the desire to project a different meaning into the surrounding “sameness.” Doubling, however, is also often used by the artist to confuse and challenge the external gaze in its preconceived ideas and the expectation to find something different, offering instead a mirror image, simply more of the same.
The exhibition takes as pretext the interest expressed by the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, in including works of contemporary Bulgarian art in the museum’s collection. Through the imaginary gaze of an international museum, the exhibition re-enacts the theatre of what we want (or don’t want) the world to see of us.
Curators: Dessislava Dimova and Vera Mlechevska
With the participation of:
Veneta Androva, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Martina Vacheva, Mariela Gemisheva, Alla Georgieva, Gery Georgieva, Ivo Dimchev, Orlin Dvorianov and the “Kukuvden” Group, Vladimir Ivanov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Tsvetan Krastev, Ventseslav Kostov, Albena Mihailova – Benji, Ivan Mudov, Stefan Nikolaev, Adelina Popnedeleva, Rassim ®, Boryana Rossa and ULTRAFUTURO, Georgi Ruzhev, Veselin Sariev, Kalin Serapionov, Nedko Solakov, Sasho Stoitsov, Krasimir Terziev, Houben Tcherkelov, Stanka Tsonkova – Usha and personal archives.
“A Few Ways to Win the World” is organized by the Bulgarian Art and Culture Foundation and DOMA ART Foundation, and realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.


AIVA is selected for the 15th edition of GO SHORT – International Short Film Festival in Nijmegen. The screening will be on April 9, 2023 at 7:15 pm at Mariënburgkapel as part of the program Artificial Intelligence In Art. 


Veneta Androva | Dominik Halmer | Paule Hammer

Duration: March 11, 2023 – April 10, 2023

Location: Feldbusch Wiesner Rudolph Gallery, Jägerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin

Jürgen Wittdorf (1932-2018) And Veneta Androva, Norbert Bisky, Harry Hachmeister, Bettina Semmer

An exhibition curated by Stephan Koa and Karin Scheel

Duration: September 04, 2022 – Januar 31, 2023

Location: Schloss Biesdorf, Alt-Biesdorf 55, 12683 Berlin


Wittdorf was a master of creative nuances. In addition to his masterful woodcuts, he is also known for numerous book illustrations as well as for his expressive portraits and nude drawings. His breakthrough as an artist in the GDR came with his depictions of young people, who were not idealized as workers and peasants but portrayed as seekers with all their wishes and longings. What earned Wittdorf the reproach of “westernisation” from the authorities was enthusiastically celebrated by the youth. Schloss Biesdorf pays tribute to Jürgen Wittdorf in a comprehensive presentation. Wittdorf’s works are juxtaposed in the exhibition with contemporary positions.


with Veneta Androva, D’Andrade, Michelle-Marie Letelier, Sharon Paz, Juliane Tübke
curated by Katharina von Hagenow

June 30 – Dezember 31, 2022
Prater Digital

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Exhibition opening hours and programme:

The exhibition is supervised Mon. – Thu. from 1 – 4 pm, if you have any problems or questions, call Prater Gallery at: 030 90295-3812

Prater Digital on the Road:
Exhibition tour with VR goggles

September 8, 2022 4 – 8 pm
as part of the summer festival at Ernst-Thälmann Park
Danziger Straße 101
10405 Berlin

September 8, 2022 3 – 8 Pam
Kastanienallee 40
10119 Berlin

Online Event:

21/09. | 1/10.| 23/11. | 14/12. 6 – 7 pm each
Exhibition tour with Katharina v. Hagenow

02/11/2022 6 – 7 pm
Evening Conversation with Zsófia Puszt on her project Democracy and Me at Prater Digital.
Registration at: [email protected]

Curator: Katharina von Hagenow
Coding and Design Mozilla Hubs galery room: Studio für unendliche Möglichkeiten (Gloria Schultz (Lead),
Julian Kamphausen, Konstantin Andörfer, Vadim Smakthin)
Technical support and documentation of residencies: Abdulsalam Ajaj
Prater Galerie: Tereza Havlíková, Lena Prents und Julie Rüter


POST NORMAL is an exhibition of works by the five artists who have participated in the Prater Gallery’s digital residency programme. The Prater Gallery has invited artists to explore the challenges of a digital exhibition space, and to try out their own work in the Prater Digital rooms. Taking their own artistic works as a basis, the artists have discovered different ways of approaching the digital gallery space.

The exhibition title POST NORMAL is borrowed from the work by Sharon Paz. It refers to the concept of ‘postnormal times’ (PNT) developed by Ziauddin Sardar. In 2010, Sardar described the present day as an interim phase during which old orthodoxies would die out while new ones were still to be born – a phase during which very little would appear to make sense. The digital space permits the playful abolition of the boundaries imposed in physical space. After all, who can make objects float in mid-air in the physical space, as Juliane Tübke does in her piece? Or deconstruct architecture entirely, like Michelle-Marie Letelier in her work, in which the digital gallery space is continually and increasingly disrupted? Starting from our bodily experiences and the limitations imposed in the physical space, we must still learn to move anew in the digital space. As a municipal gallery, we are investigating ways to operate in the digital space. It is with the aim of exploring this together with artists and the public that we have set up the digital residencies whose results we present in this exhibition.

Exhibition/Award Ceremony at Münzenberg Forum Berlin 

Opening September 30, 2022 at 7pm

Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin

Duration: September 30 – November 11, 2022

‘AIVA’ as one of the award winners (first prize in the film competition) will be presented at the exhibition.

WARM UP at the Goldkante, blicke filmfestival

November 09, 2022 at 8:30pm

Goldkante, Alte Hattinger Str. 22, 44789 Bochum

‘AIVA’ will be screened together with OMA (Lenia Friedrich), BERÜHR’ MICH (Hendrik Ströhle), DOOM CRUISE (Hannah Stragholz & Simon Steinhorst),  CATSITTER (Lukas Becker), as part of the WARM UP event for the 30th edition of blicke filmfestival.

International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Duration: October 18 – October 23, 2022

Panel Discussion: Animation Perspectives

In the fourth edition of the “Animation Perspectives” dialogue seating, directors Veneta Androva and Tang Han will discuss their work as artists. The event includes a screening of two works from previous two editions of DOK Leipzig: Veneta Androva’s fictional computer-animated vision of the future, “AIVA” (2020), in which the male mentality of an engineer absurdly seeks to program gender equality into the art market, and Tang Han’s Silver Dove-winning “Pink Mao” (2020), a humorous examination of the 100-yuan note. While maintaining an ironic distance, both artists examine roles in society and pose the question of how the term “animated film” may be understood. As fundamentally different as their artistic styles may be, parallels can be found in their basic interdisciplinary approach, which explores the boundaries of animation.


15. filmzeit | Das Allgäuer Autorenfilmfestival

October 9 – October 16, 2022
Colosseum Center, Königstraße 3, Kempten

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of the international competition program.


Saturday, September 10, 2-8 pm
exhibition with lectures, concerts and performances
curated by Alex Winterstein, Daniel Hopp, Lena Mai Merle
every day
September 11-17, 2-8 pm

Santos Road 32b
SW18 1NS 

The House that Mum Built’ and the accompanying week-long program abundant with lectures, performances, readings and concerts. 

Mothers moving out cause a shift in reality; rearranging old structural components and merging mythical memories, fragments cluttered together in packing cartons and stumbling over alien boxes (always where they shouldn’t be) in that liminal space between entry and exit. 
Mothers, in passing by the row of roped-in heaving shoulders, make space for new gatherings. 

So, cuddle up on Mum’s old bed for Mum’s movie night, or if you need to cool your head after all the flux and hugs, take a walk to hear a lecture at 8pm in Hop Pole Pub, which is just a shimmy down the road.

To stay informed about the schedule, live stream and documentation follow @svntos32 on Instagram. 

Participating artists
Veneta Androva  Babeworld  River Cao  Keren Cytter   Jesse May Fisher   Adam Grainger (FORTH)  Daniel Hopp  Sarah Hablützel und Marko Mijatovic  Aidan Jakfar  Wednesday Kim  Harold Offeh  Patrick Panetta  Sean Roy Parker Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel  Coleman Stewart  Alice Theobald  Deividas Vytautas  Twee Whistler  Katharina Jabs   Goscha Steinhauer  Paola Estrella  Chloe Langlois  Qingqing Liu  Imran Nafees Siddiqui  Sophie Schweighart  Raphael Sbrzesny  Friederike Steinert  Max Weisthoff  Rieko Whitfield  Rainer Ganahl  Anna Gohmert  Laal Hartaal  Olga Hohmann Charlotte Klink  Hannelore Paflik-Hubber  Henning Lundkvist  Marcus Steinweg Annabelle Agbo Godeau  Belia Brückner  Amalie Gabel  Johannes Herrmann Laura Franzmann  Magdalena Los  Lena Mai Merle  Kevin Siwoff  Clara Palmberger-Süße  Henrik Potter  Chloe Rose Purcell  Leomi Sadler  Øyvind Sørfjordmo  Alex Winterstein  Layan Hell  Stanislav Iordanov  Leonie Kellein  Tammy Langhinrichs  Jano Möckel  Justin Piccirilli  Andy Prepp  Wieland Schönfelder  Tim Skinner  Esther Dow  Ungemach  Fritz Lehmann  Joscha Blankenburg  Serena Ferrario  Ruudu Ulas  Takeo Marquardt  Goscha Steinhauer  Tizian Baldinger  Paul Voggenreiter

Date: May 10, 2022

Time: 6pm

Location: Camera Austria, Graz


Film Screening: AIVA (2020), From My Desert (2019) and OASIS (2018) and an artist talk, moderated by Felicitas Pilz.
The event is part of the residency program at Kulturvermittlung Steiermark

68. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Duration: April 30 – May 9, 2022

Screening: May 5, 2022

Time: 2:45pm

Location: Lichtburg Star, Oberhausen

‘From My Desert’ will be screened at 68. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen as part of a the ‘Emerging Artists’ Program.
In Focus: Germany

Date: April 07, 2022

Time: 9pm

Location: LUX, Nijmegen

‘AIVA’ is part of the “New Wave of German Filmmakers” short film program, curated by Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen.

Date: April 01, 2022

Location: LWL Industriemuseum

‘AIVA’ is part of a short film program, curated by Blicke Film Festival and part of FUTUR 21 in Dortmund.

Exhibition opening: March 17, 2022 at 6pm

Networking meeting: March 19, 2022 at 3pm

Duration: March 17, 2022 -March 26, 2022.

Location: Roam project space, Berlin

Artists: Zara Alexandrova, Veneta Androva, Alison Darby, Marta Djourina, Jane Gabert, Zoran Georgiev, Birgit Hölmer, Elena Kaludova, Vikenti Komitski, Ivan Kostolov
Supported by: Structura Gallery, Goethte Institute, RAM – Rebel Art Management, Toplocentrala


Duration: March 11, 2022 – March 13, 2022

Location: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

‘AIVA’ is part of the short film program KÜNSTLICH (eng. ARTIFICIAL), curated by FILMFEST DRESDEN and part of the 8th Künstlermesse in Dresden.

With works by:  Nikita Diakur (FEST), Gabriel Abrantes (OS HUMORES ARTIFICIALS), Sasha Svirsky (MY GALACTIC TWIN GALACTION), Gunhild Enger (PLAY SCHENGEN).


Bias in technologies

Duration: November 18, 2021 – January 31, 2022 via Goethe-On-Demand platform, accessible for the US and Canada.

‘AIVA’ is part of the short film program on the topic “Bias and technologies”, curated by Goethe Institute San Francisco, part of IMAGE AND BIAS project.
With works by: Brenda Lien, Björn Melhus, Halina Kliem, Jürgen Trautwein, Silvia Nonnenmacher, Vera Sebert, Harun Farocki

Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival

Duration: November 20 – November 30, 2021

‘From My Desert’ will be screened as part of the program ‘Emerging Artists – Contemporary and Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany’ on November 24, 2021, 5:30pm at Passos Manuel, Porto.

25. PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Duration: November 12, 2021 – November 28, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of the Shorts Alternatives program ‘Black Nights Comedy’ of the 25th PÖFF.

22. Izmir Short Film Festival

Duration: November 22 – November 28, 2021

‘From My Desert’ will be screened as part of the program ‘Emerging Artists – Contemporary and Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany’ on November 23, 3pm at Karaca Cinema, Izmir.

III Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival

Duration: November 12, 2021 – November 21, 2021

‘From My Desert’ will be screened on November 13, 3:30pm as part of ‘Emerging Artists – Contemporary and Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany’ at Pera Museum, Istanbul.

EthicAI=Forum 2021

EthicAI=Forum 2021, part of EthicAI=LABS, a regional project by the Goethe-Institutes in Athens, Bucharest, Ankara, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb.

Date: 18.November 2021

“AIVA” will be screened as part of EthicAI=Forum 2021.

38. Kassel Documentary Film And Video Festival

Duration: November 16, 2021 – November 21, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened on November 19, 1:15pm in BALi Kino, Kassel.

N°15 Short Film Festival Cologne

Duration: November 16, 2021 – November 21, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened on November 20 and again on November 21 at Filmhaus Kino as part of the competition program.


Duration: November 17, 2021 – November 21, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened on November 20, 8pm at endstation.kino Bochum as part of the competition program.

5. VISIONÄR Film Festival Berlin | Encounters With New Talents

Duration: November 10, 2021 – November 14, 2021

Location: ACUD Kino Berlin

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of the Short Berlin Encounters program.

31. Message To Man | International Film Festival

Duration: October 29, 2021 – November 04, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of the special program “In Memory of the Future”, curated by Alena Koroleva.

FEST – New Directors | New Films

Duration: October 4, 2021 – October 11, 2021

‘From My Desert’ will be screened as part of the “Sylver Lynx Animation” Competition

17th 25FPS International Experimental Film And Video Festival

Duration: September 23, 2021 – September 26, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of the Competition program.

ARS ELECTRONICA 2021 // A New Digital Deal // CyberArts Exhibition

Duration: September 08, 2021 – September 12, 2021

Online and on site in Linz, Austria

As one of the Prix winners, AIVA (Award of Distinction) will be screened online as well as offline in Linz.

Prix Forum: The Re-Enchantment Of Humanism

Speakers: Guangli Liu (CN), Veneta Androva (BG), Erick Oh (KR/US), Helen Starr (TT)

September 12, 2021 at 3:15pm-4pm (CET) online and offline in Linz

CyberArts 2021 Exhibition

Location:  OK, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz



Veneta Androva & Peter Odinzow

Goethe Institute Bulgaria, Sofia

Duration: August 20, 2021 – September 10, 2021

LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation And Media Art Festival

Duration: September 1, 2021 – September 5, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of experimental animation program.


Screenings, Exhibitions, Performances and Talks

curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, Kalin Serapionov and Krassimir Terziev

Locations: Goethe Institute Bulgaria, Credo Bonum Gallery, ICA, Bobbina Space, Sofia

Duration: August 23, 2021 – August 29, 2021

‘Ear Cleaning’ will be screened as part of the program ‘Shooting Ghosts’ on the 24th August at Goethe Institut Bulgaria

FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival

Duration: August 16, 2021 – August 21, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened as part of the Balkan Competition program.

33. FILMFEST DRESDEN International Short Film Festival

Duration: July 13, 2021 – July 18, 2021

‘AIVA’ is selected for the International Competition of 33. FILMFEST DRESDEN

Videoscreening program ‘Short Emotions’ / Videoabend ‘Kurze Emotionen’

Film screening on July 7, 2021 at 8pm, Motorenhalle Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden

Organized by riesa efau, Kultur Forum Dresden

Selected films: Surface Glaze (Lotte Meret Effinger), Sieben Mal am Tag beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf, um nicht zu träumen (Susann Maria Hempel), PLATEAU (Vanessa Nica Mueller), BEYOND BEACH (Clara Winter & Miguel Ferraez), From My Desert (Veneta Androva), Beast of no Nation (Krzysztof Honowski)

‘From My Desert’ will be screened as part of the fifth edition of ‘Emerging Artists – Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany’.

A screening event, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, the cultural association Blob Art and with the partnership of the Municipality of Livorno, AG Kurzfilm and German Films.

Duration: June 14, 2021 – June 20, 2021

‘AIVA’ will be screened in the program Focus: Mirror Mirror on Friday, 18 June 2021 (4pm) in Poznan.

Start 15.06.2021 at 6pm CET

Duration: 15.06.2021 – 20.06.2021

‘Her Accurate Private Mind’ is a live stream video program, part of the exhibition ‘Intimacy and Spectacle in the Age of Social Media’, curated by Vera Mlechevska, Dessislava Dimova and Vessela Nozharova.

Participating artists: Amalia Ulman, Ana Prvacki, Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Gery Georgieva, Ivan Moudov, Keira Greene, Kira Nova, Manon de Boer, Miriana Todorova, Rumen Markov, Tsvetan Krastev, Valko Chobanov and Dimitar Shopov, Veneta Androva

‘OASIS’ will be streamed as part of the program.

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

Bulgarian artist films & videos, part of Goethe-Institut’s project ‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany’

ONLINE VIEW: Https://Blinkvideo.De/Shootingghosts
starting on November 6, 2021
Artists: Veneta Androva, Neno Belchev, Mitch Brezounek, Marina Genova, Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova, Kalin Serapionov, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuil Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev, Dimitar Shopov
Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev
(curatorial text – excerpt)
What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives – narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.
All works in the programme start not from a blank page, but from a directly lived experience that poses a problem. So they all stay close to the real, perceived from the personal position of the artist. But the artists are not content to figure all the elements that already shape the reality of the experienced situation, nor to reduce it to a chain of probabilities and calculations. On the contrary, their approach at work is to complicate the situation with all the possibilities that are not foreseen, with all the ghosts and monsters that are part of the picture but invisible from certain angles. In order to realise all the possibilities that shape reality the artists take on the angles of wild imagination, grotesque exaggeration, or poetic indetermination.
Yet what we witness is not merely artistic play. It is an outcome of certain ethical and political positions that reject the view that the world is a predetermined product of calculated probabilities, lately emerging as the apotheosis of the Capitalocene.
– Veneta Androva ‘Ear Cleaning’ 2018, animation, 18 min
– Neno Belchev ‘My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea’ 2016, experimental autobiographical fiction, 93 min
– Mitch Brezounek ‘How to Become the Best Artist in the World’ 2020, tutorial, 35 min
– Marina Genova ‘New Comfort Zone’ 2019, animation, 3:44 min
– Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova ‘A Made-up Story’ 2014-2015, video, 13:17 min
– Kalin Serapionov ‘A Blonde Woman in a Red Dress and Bright Lipstick is Talking on the Phone and Smoking a Cigarette’ 2016, video, 5:59 min
– Kamen Stoyanov ‘Havalimani – New Istanbul Dream’ 2017, docufiction, 26:52 min
– Samuil Stoyanov ’10 min National Museum of Natural History’ 2013, video, 10:20 min
– Krassimir Terziev ‘[…] Suspended’ 2020, experimental film, 8:38 min
– Dimitar Shopov ‘Plovdiv Life Vest’ 2017, film forecast, 6:57 min
‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Gemany’ is a project by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, that includes various online and offline initiatives, starting in November 2020. The online program, realised in partnership with Blinkvideo, will consist of two curated programmes: ‘Moving Images / Moving Bodies’, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, and ‘Shooting Ghosts’, curated by Krassimir Terziev and Kalin Serapionov. Partners: Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and Blinkvideo.

37. Short Film Festival Hamburg

Duration: June 01, 2021 – June 07, 2021

‘AIVA’ is part of the German Competition.

Facing B

Group Exhibition, curated by Stephan Koal

Duration: 10 April – 5 June 2021
Galeria Espacio Minimo | Dr. Forguet 17, E-28012 Madrid

With works by Norbert Bisky, Lena Marie Emrich, Sonja Eschefeld, Arne Schreiber and Jürgen Wittdorf.

FLATPACK Festival, Birmingham

Duration: May 21, 2021 – May 31, 2021

‘AIVA’ is part of the Short Film Competition.

Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Duration: Apr 8, 2021 – Apr 22, 2021 (online event)

‘AIVA’ is selected for the European Competition of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen.

25. Sofia International Film Festival

Duration: March 11, 2021 – April 11, 2021 online geo-blocked for the territory of Bulgaria

‘AIVA’ is part of the Bulgarian Short Film Competition at the hybrid edition of 25. Sofia International Film Festival.

Hungry Eyes Festival

Duration: Feb 05, 2021 – Feb 07, 2021 online geo-blocked for the territory of Germany

‘AIVA’ will be presented at Hungry Eyes Festival as part of a curated short film program.

34. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival For Expanded Media

Duration: Jan 06, 2021 – Jan 20, 2021, online geo-blocked for the territory of Germany

‘From My Desert’ will be screened at this year Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival For Expanded Media as part of the program ‘Emerging Artists’ Vol 5, curated by Sarah Adam, Anne Gaschütz, Carsten Aschmann, Tobias Hering and Anne Turek. Organized by AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association in collaboration with German Films.

KFFK/Short Film Festival Cologne Nr. 14, Germany

‘From My Desert’ is part of the official selection of this year KFFK/Short Film Festival Cologne, Nr. 14 in Germany.

Location: Leipzig

‘AIVA’  is part of the official selection of this year hybrid version of the 63rd International Leipzig Festival For Documentary And Animated Film in Germany and will celebrate World premiere.

16th 25FPS International Experimental Film And Video Festival, Zagreb

‘From My Desert’  is part of the official selection of this year 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival (24-27/09/2020) in Zagreb.

CRITICS’ JURY AWARD for ‘From My Desert’

LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation And Media Art Festival

‘From My Desert’ is part of the official selection of this year LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation And Media Art Festival in Ukraine.