Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:33

Master Class by Prof. Vadim Fishkin

On Sept. 09, 10 and 11, Vadim Fishkin, Professor in Media Arts at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, gave a masterclass for the participants at school4artists "Close Encounters - Visual Dialogues".

In one to one dialogues each of the participants presented their portfolios and projects and received comments, advises and questions by Vadim Fishkin.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 09:59

Light Matters. Presentation by Vadim Fishkin

ICA-Sofia and Goethe-Institut Bulgarien present

LIGHT MATTERS. Public presentation by Vadim Fishkin

Sept 9, 17 h, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien

1, Budapest Street, Sofia. Entrance: Free, Language: English.

July 22, 2017

The Bulgarian artist at work in America – workshop by Miryana Todorova

In the frames of
Close Encounters. Educational Programme for Young Artists

July 18, 2017:

Presentation by Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromatti

In the frames of

Close Encounters. Educational Programme for Young Artists

Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:43

Master class of Nedko Solakov

July 14, 2017:

Master class of Nedko Solacov

In the frames of

Close Encounters. Educational Programme for Young Artists

In the frames of the programme we joined the guided tour of the tripple exhibition "The Image is No Longer Available" with the curator Vessela Nojarova and the artists at the three locations of the project: Credo Bonum Gallery, ICA-Sofia Gallery and "Vasska Emanuilova" Gallery.

Martin Penev invited us to visit his ongoing solo exhibition "Ritual" at Atelie Plastelin, and made a guided tour for the course participants. 

In the frames of Close Encounters programme the participants had the task to analyse and disscuss number of short texts that problematise the place of contemporary art and its means of production and interpretation in the present moment.

The sylabus included some key texts by Ekaterina Gegot, Hito Steyrl, Hans Belting.

On May 18 the participants in the school had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Mami Kataoka (, world known curator working in some of the most innovative museums of contemporary art. Kataoka was a Co-Artistic Director of ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2012) and is at present curator of next Sidney Biennial.

Saturday, 10 June 2017 13:35

Workshop by Pravdoliub Ivanov

Young Artists' Education Program "Close Encounters.Visual Dialogues" - initiated by ICA-Sofia and supported by the Sofia Culture Program.

The guest-presenations series in the frame of the course started with a two weekend workshop by Pravdoliub Ivanov (June 10 and 17, 2017). On June 10 Pravdolyub Ivanov presented his work and specific approach in his practice. On June 17 the artists were showing work and disscussing their ideas and questions concerning different stages of art production with Pravdolyub.

Participants: Axinia Peycheva, Denitsa Milousheva, Ina Valentinova, Martin Penev, Miglena Joncheva-Nikolova, Radoslav Ninov, Radostin Sedevchev, Sofia Grancharova, Stefan Ivanov.
Course leaders: Iara Boubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Krassimir Terziev.
Schedule: every weekend from 3 to 7 pm.

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