6 June – 4 July 2023


Rakursi gallery is pleased to present the exhibition of Kaliya Kalacheva “Weightlessness” of which the author says:
“Weightlessness is my desire for timelessness. The desire for freedom and the reach of infinity. The desire for harmony. Years ago, phrases like “the hectic everyday life we live in” seemed absolutely cliché to me. Time is not fast now, it is rapid-fire. Busy everyday life is not a triviality of the past, unfortunately it is already a trend, it is even talked about as fashion. Or perhaps a senseless rush? What are we missing as we run towards the future? Sunsets and sunrises chase each other in an endless pink earthly paradise. They blend into a single moment that we either wait for or have missed. Again, a desire to do everything and be able to do everything. Pervasive tension.”

Kaliya Kalacheva

Weightlessness III
acrylic,pigment/ canvas
100/100 cm


Weightlessness IV
acrylic,pigment/ canvas
100/100 cm

Born in Sofia. Kaliya Kalacheva is an MA graduate from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2011 she won the Prize for Promising Young Artist of the Edmond Demirdjian Foundation. She was nominated for the 2012 MOST Award. In 2017 Kaliya won the International Artist Recognition at the Women in the Arts Awards as part of the Celebrating the Genius of Women Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 2021 Kaliya wins the Award of the participants for painting in the National Exhibition - competition for painting and sculpture. 2020 brings her the Prize for an emerging artist at the Burgas Biennale for Contemporary art, Burgas, Bulgaria. In 2021 the participants from the “National award for Painting and Sculpture” choose Kaliya as a winner in painting section. In 2022 Kaliya won the award for painting in the exhibition “Biographical: Places of Experience”. Her paintings are part of the collections of the Hugo Voeten Art Centre, Belgium; the Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy; the National Art Gallery and the Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria. Kaliya Kalacheva was a resident artist in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2014 and in the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany in 2016.

"Weightlessness in the exhibition views the earth's surface as a platform in a cosmic illusion. Underground cosmos of diamond stars. Desire for the universe. A shot into timelessness. Carousel. Pleasure Park. And what is it? The pleasure of time gained, the pleasure of timelessness. With this exhibition, I present my reflections from the last months - almost a year - of rapid-fire events, both personal and public. I present my idea for the present moment. For peace, a moment of love, a slow moment of time for something you haven't done but want it very much.”