Desislava Unger

2005 – 2010 University of Applied Arts Vienna (graphic and printmaking, prof. S. Schenk), Austria. Diploma with distinction.
2001 – 2005 National Academy of Arts Sofia (painting, prof. A. Daniel), Bulgaria

Selected solo exhibitions
2014 es fehlt mir das Menschliche, Gallery Ortner 2, Vienna (A)
2012 Gelandet auf einem Baum, Startgalerie in MUSA, Vienna (A)

Selected group exhibitions
2015 – BAZA award for contemporary art, Sofia City Art Gallery (BG)
Nomination Walter Koschatzky Art Award, MUMOK, Vienna (A)
2014 -To be continued…, Gaudenz B. Ruf`s Collection of Contemporary Bulgarian Art,
Optical Confusions, basement, Vienna, (A)
2013 – Near distance, Bulgaria – Lower Austria, Found. Lilienfeld, (A)
Bulgarian Artists in Vienna. Contemporary Practices at the beginning of the 21st Century,
Sofia City Art Gallery, (BG)
Nomination Walter Koschatzky Art Award, MUMOK, Vienna, (A)
41 Premio internacional de arte Grafico Carmen Arozena, Brita Prinz Art Gallery, Madrid, (E)
2012 – Proceeds collection 2012, National Art Gallery Sofia, (BG)
Contemporary Icons – recent art from Bulgaria, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, (USA)
Contemporary Icons – recent art from Bulgaria, Bulgarian cultural institute Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, (A)
International Print Triennial, Krakow, (PL)
awards/nominations
2015, 2012 Nomination Strabag Art Award (A)
2015, 2013 Nomination Walter Koschatzky Art Award, MUMOK, Vienna (A)
2015 Yalova Art Camp residency (TR)
2015 ArToll Kunstlabor residency, Bedburg-Hau (D)
2015 Nomination for BAZA award for contemporary art, Sofia (BG)
2011 Nomination for G.B. Ruf Award, Sofia, (BG)
2008 Vivatis Competition, Second Price for Drawing, (A)
2008 Label Competition for Brewery STIEGL, Football EM 2008, Salzburg, (A)
2007 One year scolarschip for further training abroad, National Culture Fund, (BG)
2006 Second Price for Graphic – National Competition for Young Artists, Int. Found.
St.Cyril and St.Methodius, (BG)
2005 Second Price for Painting- National Competition for Young Artists, Int. Found.
St:Cyril and St.Methodius, (BG)
Collections
The Federal Artotheque, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Collection of the City of Vienna, MUSA, Austria
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
International Foundation „St. St. Cyril and Methodius“, Bulgaria
National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Foundation „Culture and contemporaneity“, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

http://www.desislavaunger.com/

I work in the fields of drawing and graphic, mostly woodcut and silkscreen. My goal is a simple image. My interest is directed solely at the person, the experience, the suffering, the feeling. Landscapes and interiors are only the formal means of revealing the presence, absence or trace left by human. I am telling stories, which I do not know.

Photographer  Peter Hoiss
Without children at sea, woodcut on Japanese paper, 84 /180 cm., 2014                          Home, woodcut on Japanese paper, 126 /180 cm., 2014

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