Vasilena Gankovska, born in Troyan, Bulgaria. Lives in Vienna and Sofia since 2001 and works as visual artist and exhibition maker.
Degree in Fine Arts, Academy of fine arts Vienna and Master of Arts, National Art Academy Sofia. Multiple exhibitions and awards, amongst others in Vienna, Moscow, Sofia, Los Angeles and Zurich. Current exhibitions and presentations in CCI Fabrika, Moscow as part of the AIR program of the Austrian Federal Chancellery (2018), City Art Gallery Sofia (2017), Hilger NEXT (2016) and Bulgarian Cultural Institute Haus Wittgenstein (2015) in Vienna.
My artistic practice consists of walking, taking pictures, painting and drawing. Writing about urban space and art related political agenda is accompanying me on this way. Political and social processes, as well as daily life occurencies are those, which hide behind a structure, architecture or a pile of colours. In my works I try to give them a shape.
O.T. (M.Dell), 2010, oil on canvas, 110/160 cm Couloring the Structure (brown), 2017, oil on canvas, 120/80 cm