Borjana Ventzislavova (A/BG)
1976 born in Sofia (Bulgarien)

2005 Diploma at the University of Applied Arts Vienna: Visual Media, Digital Art (Class of Peter Weibel, Karl Dudesek, Thomas Fürsten)

The artist works within the areas of photography, film, video, installations, and new media. She lives and works in Vienna.

www.borjana.net
Exhibitions
Exhibitions (Selection)
  • 2016 Fluchtpunkt Westen, Westraum, Berlin, D
    We shall overswim, Kurt-¬Kurt + LS43, Berlin, D (solo)
    We are part of a collection, curated by Dessislava Dimova, gallery bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, A (solo)
    Zuflucht. Asyl. Wo? Living Collection sixpackfilm, Metro Kinokulturhaus, Vienna, A
    Blickle Archive Series: Borjana Ventzislavova, curated by Claudia Slanar, 21er haus Kino, Vienna, A (solo)
    Look at Me! I am Made for You., curated by Boris Kostadinov, Projektraum LS43, Berlin, D
  • 2015 PROCESS IN PROGRESS, curated by Vessela Nozharova, Galerie Bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, A Shaping Realities, Galerie Bäckerstrasse Berlin, D
    RABENMÜTTER: Zwischen Kraft und Krise: Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute
    , curated by
    Sabine Fellner, Elisabeth Nowak Thaller und Stella Rollig, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, A
    Focus Bulgaria, curated by Iara Boubnova and Vessela Nozharova, Viennacontemporary, A
    Mature and Angry, curated by Boris Kostadinov, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, BG
    Imago Mundi. Luciano Benetton Collection. Mappa dell’arte nuova -¬‐ Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT
    A Dance (in Chicago) | Borjana Ventzislavova, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
    WHAT DO YOU SEE?, curated by Maria Vassileva and Daniela Radeva, SGHG, Sofia, BG
    DISPLACED Film #1, curated by Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop, DISPLACED, Luckenwalde, D
    Sleepless -¬‐The bed in history and contemporary art, curated by Mario Codognato, 21er Haus, Vienna, A
    Borjana Ventzislavova: Me, you and them, curated by Johannes Holzmann, Museum Angerlehner, Wels, A (solo)
    MIND THE GAP II -¬‐ VIENNA, curated by Boris Kostadinov, Gallery Bäckerstrasse4, Vienna
  • 2014 That Thing, the fridge, Sofia, BG (solo)
    Specters Of The West curated by Claudia Slanar, bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, A
    Roles, curated by Yovo Panchev, Sofia History Museum, Sofia, BG (solo)
    Difference Screen, curated by Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop, ABC No Rio, NY, USA
    The Dignity Of Man ..., curated by: Maja Abdomerović, Berthold Ecker, Roland Fink, Terezie Petišková, Jana Vránová, Brno House of Art, SK
    Bulgarische Arbeit, curated by Marleen Andreev & André Obermüller, geh8, Dresden, D
    Difference Screen, curated by Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop, Nageratsi Institute, Yerevan, AM
    der zweite blick – reisegeschichten und andere déjà vus, program by Lisa Neuman & Gerald Weber, Open – Air short film festival, Vienna, A
    The Dignity Of Man ..., curated by: Maja Abdomerović, Berthold Ecker, Roland Fink, Terezie Petišková, Jana Vránová, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    KEEP IN TOUCH, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, In der Kubatur des Kabinetts, FLUC, Vienna, A
    The Dignity Of Man ..., curated by: Maja Abdomerović, Berthold Ecker, Roland Fink, Terezie Petišková, Jana Vránová, MUSA, Vienna, A
    future past - past future, Artup!, curated by Sandra Naumann, Supermarkt, Berlin, D
  • 2013 Dialogues, kuratiert von Silvie Aigner, bäckerstrasse4- plattform für junge kunst, Wien
    Artup! Home/s, curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina Goutziouli, Benaki Museum, Athen
    15 Minute Constitutional Bed Stories, e(merge) art fair, Washington DC
    Difference Screen, curated by Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop, Artisterium 6, Tbilisi
    Bulgarian Artists in Vienna.Contemporary Practices at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
    Art in Public Space "Zapaden Park", curated by Galina Dimitrova-Dimova, Sofia
    passeur, curated by Caroline Messensee, Galerie Odlile Ouizeman, Paris
    Living Dreams. Dreaming Lives., Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia
    Diagonale, Graz
    Creative assemblages – When aesthetics meet the economy or what do they have in Common?, curated by Dimitrina
    Sevova, co-curated by Mürteza Fidan and Melih t. görgün, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul
    Stuttgarter filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart
  • 2012 The 18th edition of the Week of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv presents, In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future, Center of contemporary art- Plovdiv “Ancient Bath”, Bulgarien
    passeur, kuratiert von Caroline Messensee, k/haus Passagegalerie, Wien
    Wearing skirts, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg
    Migration Standards, kuratiert von Silvie Aigner, Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington DC, USA
    Stuttgarter filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart
    sixpackfilm - Migration Forms, topkino, Wien
    Migration Close-up, pimp my integration, garage-x, Wien
  • 2011 Common dreams-different realities, bäckerstrasse4- plattform für junge kunst, Wien
    ART&ANTIQUE, Hofburg Wien, bäckerstrasse4– plattform für junge kunst, Wien
    Viennafair, Wien, bäckerstrasse4– plattform für junge kunst, Wien
    Diagonale, Graz
  • 2010 Museum der Moderne, Body Codes, Salzburg
    bäckerstrasse4, eyes - on, Monat der Fotografie , Wien
    In the name of, Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Wien
    ex-garage, Maribor, Central Europe Revisited III, Esterházy Foundation, A TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0, Landesgalerie Linz
  • 2009 The Temptation of Chalga – SGHG, Sofia
    Me, You and Them,  No on eis secure – Phodar bienal, BG
    We shall overswim - Academia gallery, Sofia
    Me, You and Them, No one is secure - Zhenits gallery, Sofia
    art austria Museumsquartier, Wien, review, bäckerstrasse4- plattform für junge kunst, Wien
    Zeitgenössische Fotografie, Museum Moderner Kunst, Klagenfurt
  • 2008 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick, UK
    bäckerstrasse4- plattform für junge kunst, Wien
    Entre Bulgarie et Roumanie, un fleuve, Gare au Théâtre, Paris
  • 2007 short list, Rufaward, SGHG, Sofia
    Bulgaria?...Oh, yes, Bucharest!, Banjata, Plovdiv
    Porno total, ilegal - für eine Liebe, Mayerhof
    SEXWORK, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
    10 years video art in Bulgaria, art alley, Sofia
    Star&Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upn Tyne, UK
    The Rencontres internationales, Babyl. Movie Th., Berlin
    The Rencontres internationales, Circ. de B. Artes, Madrid
  • 2006 [prologue] new feminism, new europe, Berlin
    The Rencontres internationales 2006, Villette Theatre, Paris
    EURO DE LUX, Red house, Sofia
    It was always dark outside, SGHG, Sofia
    KÜBA: journey against the current-minority logbox
    remapping mozart, Wien
    Diagonale, Graz, Kleine Saison, Sfumato, Sofia,
    16. Cologne Conference, Köln

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2014 Artists in Residence Chicago
  • 2012 österreichisches Staatsstipendium für bildende Kunst
  • 2012 research residency, ISIS arts, Newcastle
  • 2011 MAK Schindler artist in residence, LA
  • 2007 Ruf Award - Sofia
    Artists in Residence ISIS Arts, Newcastle
    Artists in Residence BKA, Rom
    Nominierung für Dokumentarfilm - Robert Bosch Stiftung - D  
  • 2006 Gewinner Top Ten Nonfiction(Fokus Pokus Euromatik)-Cologne Conference, D
    Preisträgerin des Otto Prutscher Fonds, Wien
  • 2005 Stipendium Susmannstiftung, Wien
    Artists in Residence – dezentrale medien, Austrian Cultur Forum, London
  • 2002 Anerkennung (luis, i think!) -AIM III, Art In Motion, Los Angeles
    Auszeichnung (herein.at) – Ars Electronica, Graz
  • 2001 Anerkennung (luis, i think!) - CYNETart, Dresden


 
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