Vasilena Gankovska

Born in 1978, Troyan, Bulgaria

Lives and works in Vienna

Solo exhibitions

2017
Situation 2, part 1, Mandelkern project, Vienna

2016

Situation 1, ongoing project, various locations in Vienna

2015

The Gift of Mr Wittgenstein (with Boris Kostadinov), Bulgarian Cultural Institute, “Haus Wittgenstein”, Vienna

2014

Street Stories, National Endowment Fund 13 Centuries Bulgaria, Sofia

What a Palm Tree Can Tell, Project Room @ NEXT, Hilger NEXT, Vienna

2012

Vasilena Gankovska featuring PERFEKT WORLD, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna

2011

Aperitivo Artistico, performative installation (with Sandra Kosel), Austrian Cultural Forum

Rome (Studios)

2008

Urban Melodramas, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia

2006

Spiel. Platz, SOHO in Ottakring, Vienna

Park Life, Artothek-Galerie, Vienna

2005

Raum/Zeit (with Markus Dressler), Siemens ArtLab, Vienna

2003

WORK/S (with Kamen Stoyanov), Irida gallery, Sofia

2002

FINE (with Kamen Stoyanov), MAK-GALERIE, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Selected group exhibitions and projects

2017

PAST PRESENT FUTURE, group exhibition, ARcc.art Open Space Vienna

Versuchanordnung widerspenstigen Handelns, a project by Elke Smodics, GALERIE IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna (mural)

2016

The Hilger Collection Part 2. Painted Surfaces, HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna

Pay the Artist Now! (curatorial project), GALERIE IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna

On being…greeted, Performance by Kamen Stoyanov with Vasilena Gankovska as part of FEMTRAILS, Performance event, curated by Katharina Swoboda (Golden Pixel Cooperative), Spektakel, Vienna

Presentation at vienna contemporary, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna

Ask The Artist
, Performance by Kamen Stoyanov, with Vasilena Gankovska and Boris Kostadinov, Cabaret der Künste – Zunfthaus Voltaire, Manifesta 11, Zürich

Objects of Subjectivity, LLLLLI, Vienna

2015

Mature and Angry, Art Today Association Centre for Contemporary Art “Ancient Bath”, Plovdiv (curated by Boris Kostadinov)

Caution: Wet Paint!, Sofia City Art Gallery

Gasthaus, an artist-in-residence project by Yotto Bano, Zsenne Art Space, Brussels

2014

Visual Strategies. Urban Space Reformulated, book project

Cash, Cans & Candy Print Edition, Hilger NEXT, Vienna

Handbuch. Arbeiten im Kulturbereich, a project by trafo. K Vienna

2013

So Close, So Far, National Palace of Culture, Sofia

Disturbances in the Structure, Art Today Association Centre for Contemporary Art “Ancient Bath”, Plovdiv (curated by Ilina Koralova)

Bulgarian Artists in Vienna at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Sofia City Art Gallery

In Ihrem Interesse, Association of Visual Artists, Vienna

Fragile Piece of Art, performance at Hilger Next, Vienna

Cash, Cans & Candy, a street art project, Hilger Next, Vienna

2012

The Keyhole of Mr Wittgenstein, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, “Haus Wittgenstein”, Vienna (curated by Boris Kostadinov)

FRAGILE PIECE OF ART, artistic interventions, various locations, Vienna

Who Left What Behind, Pleven/Bulgaria, Ankara/Turkey

Art@Europarl, European Parliament Art Collection, Parlamentarium, Brussels

2011

Meet Everyone at Once, Start an Artist-Run Space, 0gms Projects, Sofia

Contemporary Art from Bulgaria, Collection of the European Parliament, Brussels

Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art Sofia

kommunikation, Flat 1, Vienna

2010

August in Art, international Biennial, Varna

This Obscure Object of My Desire, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna

Here, There and Everywhere. 60 Years – 60 Artists. A selection from the Ernst Hilger Collection, Hilger BROTKunsthalle, Vienna

2009

From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art – 20 Years Later, State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

Get Connected, Sammlung Alexander Reznikov, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

From Yesterday till Tomorrow. Sofia Monuments, Sofia City Art Gallery

2008

Current Scene Bulgaria, Ludwig Museum Koblenz

Sauna 08, festival for extensive art, Konzerthaus, Vienna

Ansich[t] Wien, Kro Art Gallery, Vienna

BAZA Award, exhibition with the nominees, Sofia Art Gallery

Manuals, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszaw

Telenovela, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2007

Between Welcome and Goodbye, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia

Galerie Hohenlohe: ein Rückblick, Hohenlohe Gallery, Vienna.

POLLENFLUG Austria, contemporary art from collections in Austria at the Art Cologne

2006

International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Shoumen, Bulgaria

2005

All You Need is Work, Quelle, Plattform für Kunst und Kultur, Vienna

In Wirklichkeit gibt es kein ‘war’, Ragnarhof, Vienna

Translation Alternatives, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

A Little Less at HOME, Kunsthof im Reichshof, Vienna

2004

Reproduction without Alternative, ATA Centre of Contemporary Art, Sofia

Next Europe, Festival 21, Heizhaus Stammersdorf, Vienna

Gastronomy as a Global Effect (project with Kamen Stoyanov), Theatre „Sfumato“, Sofia

Line/Spot (curatorial project), Black Dragon Society, Vienna

Works from 2 Workshops, Art Alley, Sofia

2003

Kaiserschmarrn, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles

Blasenwerfer, Art A.T.O.M., Vienna

Art Position, Ottakringer Brauerei, Vienna

2002

The Portrait, Galerie Irida, Sofia

Hochsaison, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna