Current Exhibition

Recent Exhibitions

Manifesta 14 Prishtina 2022

Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia is pleased to be a partner in the Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Project: Co-Producing Common Space and Shaping Formations of Solidarity in the Western Balkans and beyond, co-funded by the European Union.

As part of the evolving, multidimensional, across borders activities within the whole project, the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia will be organizing events both in Sofia and in Prishtina. Loosely described as “visual talks”, these will encompass theoretical, visual and critical “voices”, off and on-line contributions, panel discussions and exhibition displays by a multitude of contributors from the region and beyond.


ICA-Sofia: Motives, Analyses, Critique

Vector. ICA-Sofia: Motives, Analyses, Critique is an online platform presenting the history, specifics and contemporary state of that part of Bulgarian contemporary art with which the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia is connected. An interactive multimedia interface combines key texts, videos, publications that contributed to the development of the scene of contemporary art in Bulgaria and its relations on the global art map.

We see this digital platform as a bridge between the past and the present of the visual arts in Bulgaria; between the visibility of the scene in the world and the visibility of the art world here; between audiences and content creators; between different personal positions and the unifying context; between topics and media.

For the 25 years of existence of ICA-Sofia we have realized that there are solid accumulations of content published in and outside Bulgaria, built with the hope that the scene image gets improvement. It is time for this scattered content and reflection, which in principle (and not only as specific names) connects "here and there", some audiences with other producers and products, to "return" and start functioning in an intertextual narrative, with all its multi-layered themes, keywords, media, synchronous intuitions, chronological sequences and anachronistic connections.

Educational Programme Close Encounters. Part 2

  • ICA-Sofia Gallery
    34, Vasil Levski Blvd Sofia, Bulgaria, CO 1504

    Models of collaborative, transcultural and transdisciplinary forms of curating

    Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler

    Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
    Opening: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • ICA-Sofia Gallery
    34, Vasil Levski Blvd Sofia, Bulgaria, CO 1504

    Presentation of ruangrupa, collective-curator of documenta 15

    Reza Afisina and Iswanto Hartono

    Nov 8, 2019
    Opening: 6 pm
  • ICA-Sofia Gallery
    34, Vasil Levski Blvd Sofia, Bulgaria, CO 1504

    Memoir, memory, life, nature, freedom

    Merve Elveren

    Oct 9, 2019
    Opening: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • ICA-Sofia Gallery
    34, Vasil Levski Blvd Sofia, Bulgaria, CO 1504


    Marina Fokidis

    Oct 5, 2019
    Opening: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Awards

  • BAZA 2021

    BAZA 2021

    The BAZA 2021 award winner is Marta Djourina


  • BAZA 2020

    BAZA 2020

    The BAZA award winner for 2020 is Maria Nalbantova.

    Nominated artists: Boryana Petkova, Kalas Liebfried (Калоян Любомиров), Maria Nalbantova, Natalia Jordanova, Yavor Kostadinov.

  • Art Writers Award for 2018

    Art Writers Award for 2018

    For the sixth time this year the Essential Reading for Art Writers Award, an initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia, was presented.

    The 2018 award is presented to Stefka Tsaneva.

  • BAZA 2019

    BAZA 2019

    The BAZA award winner for 2019 is Valko Chobanov.

    Nominated artists: Aleksander Aleksandrov, Maria Nalbantova, Milena Georgieva, Nevena Ekimova, Radostin Sedevchev, Sevda Semer, Valko Chobanov, Veneta Androva.


    Уважаеми колеги, членове на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО ИЗКУСТВО“,
    На основание чл. 26 от ЗЮЛНЦ и чл. 28, ал. 3 от Устава на Сдружението, Управителният съвет на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО ИЗКУСТВО“, с ЕИК: 831813928, свиква Общо събрание на Сдружението, което ще се проведе на 27.09.2021 г. (двадесет и седми септември две хиляди двадесет и първа година), от 18.00 часа в град София, в Галерия „ИСИ“, находяща се на адрес: гр. София, п.к. 1504, бул. „Васил Левски“ № 134, при следния

    Приемане на Годишен финансов отчет за 2020 г., Доклад и Отчет за дейността на СДРУЖЕНИЕ „ИНСТИТУТ ЗА СЪВРЕМЕННО ИЗКУСТВО“;
    Вземане на решение за приемане на нови членове на Сдружението;

    Моля, имайте предвид, че при липса на кворум, Общото събрание на Сдружението ще се проведе на същия ден от 19.00 часа, на същото място и при същия Дневен ред.
    Моля, имайте предвид, че писмените материали по Дневния ред на Общото събрание са на разположение на всички членове на Общото събрание на Сдружението – на адреса на управление на Сдружението: гр. София, п.к. 1000, район „Средец“, бул. „Васил Левски“ № 82 В, ет. 4.
    Моля, имайте предвид, че всеки един от членовете на Общото събрание на Сдружението ще бъде уведомен също за датата, мястото и часа на провеждане на Общото събрание на Сдружението, включително Дневния ред на неговото провеждане и чрез е-mail и писмена Покана.


    Дата: 10.09.2021 г. Подпис: ………………………..

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