ARTIST NAME Borjana Ventzislavova
GROUP Group XXXII, Apr 2011 - Sep 2011
BIO Born 1976 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Lives in Vienna, Austria


Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Selected Exhibitions

- "diagonale, Graz, Austria (Screening)
- "Creative assemblages – When aesthetics meet the economy or what do they have in Common?," Siemens Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey (Group Exhibition)
- Stuttgarter filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany (Screening)

- "New Works in the Collection 2012," National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- "Magnet and Antimagnet," iCa Sofia, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- "The Keyhole of Mr. Wittgenstein," Bulgarian Cultural inst. Vienna “Haus Wittgenstein”, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Neighbourhood x.0," Goethe-Institut Ankara, Turkey (Group Exhibition)
- "A Room with a View - abstract and real Space in Photography," Bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "In 15 Minutes we’ll be in the Future," Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- "Nacht," Vienna, a Living dreams. dreaming Lives - bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, Austria (Solo Exhibition)
- "Contemporary Icons: Recent Art from Bulgaria," Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, USA (Group Exhibition)
- "Passeur," k/haus passagegalerie, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Wearing Skirts," Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Migration Standards," Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington DC, USA (Group Exhibition)
- Stuttgarter filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany (Group Exhibition)
- "sixpackfilm - Migration Forms," topkino, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Migration Close-up," Pimp my Integration, garage-x, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)

- "The Bulgarian Pavilion," Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- "Final projects," MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA (Group Exhibition)
- "Techné," Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Transgressions," Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- "Common dreams - different realities," Bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, Austria (Two-Person Show)
- Split Film Festival, Croatia (Screening)
- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, Canada (Screening)
- Int. Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (Screening)
- Diagonale, Graz, Austria (Screening)
- ZagrebDOX, Zagreb, Croatia (Screening)

- “Body Codes. Images from the Museum‘s Collection,” Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- “Different Eyes,” part of “eyes - on” Month of Photography, bäckerstrasse4, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- “In The Name Of,” Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna, Austria (Solo Exhibition, with Mladen Penev)
- ex-garage, Maribor, Slovenia (Solo Exhibition)
- “Central Europe Revisited III,” Esterházy Foundation, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- “TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0,” Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "YOUKI - FM4 film series,” Escape – utopia and youth culture, Wels, Austria (Screening)
- "sixpackfilm,” Populäre Rituale, Topkino, Vienna, Austria (Screening)
- Night of Museums and Galleries, “Coffee with suger”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Screening)
- KOPENHAGEN CONTEMPORARY, “Coffee with Suger”, Copenhagen, Denmark (Screening)
- “Fullframe,” Gartenbaukino, Vienna, Austria (Screening)
- “Diagonale,” Graz, Austria (Screening)

- "Contemporary photography. New positions from Austria.” MMKK, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- short list “Rufaward,” Rayko Alexiev gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
-“Common history and its private stories,” MUSA, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- “Me, You and Them. No one is secure.” Phodar Biennial, Pleven, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- “The Temptation of CHALGA”, SGHG, Sofia, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- “We shall overswim,” Academia gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (Solo Exhibition)

- “Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival,” Berwick, UK (Screening)
- "Entre Bulgarie et Roumanie, un fleuve,” Gare au Théâtre, Paris, France

- short list “Rufaward,” SGHG, Sofia, Bulgaria
- "Bulgaria?... Oh, yes, Bucharest!,” Banjata, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)
- “Porno total, ilegal," füe eine Liebe, Mayerhof, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- “Wohin denn ich,” area53, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- “Sexwork. Kunst Mythos Realität,” NGBK, Berlin, Germany (Group Exhibition)
- “10 years video art in Bulgaria,” art alley, Sofia, Bulgaria (Group Exhibition)

Selected Awards

- State Stipend 2013, bmukk, Vienna, Austria
- MAK Schindler Artist in Residence 2011, Los Angeles, USA
- Grant (Migration Standards), BMUKK, Video and Media Art, Vienna, Austria
- Grant for independent project, CEC ArtsLink, New York, USA
- Photo collection of BMUKK, Vienna, Austria
- Artist in Residence ArtsLink, USA
- Start stipend 2009, BMUKK, Vienna, Austria
- Grant (High blue mountains, rivers and golden plains), BMUKK, Video and Media Art, Vienna, Austria
- Collection of the City Vienna, Musa, Vienna, Austria
- Grant (Me, You and Them / No one is secure), BMUKK, Photography, Vienna, Austria
- Grant (We shall overswim), BMUKK, Video and Media Art, Vienna, Austria
- Artist in Residence, ISIS Arts, Newcastle, United Kingdom
- Artist in Residence, BKA, Rome, Italy
Borjana Ventzislavova portrait
© Borjana Ventzislavova
American Dream Acting
American Dream Acting image
© MAK Center / Vivian Babuts

Project Details...
László Földényi
Marie Therese Harnoncourt
Alanna Heiss
Hans Weigand
Peter Noever