Veneta Androva (born in Sofia) is a visual artist who obtained a BA's degree in History of art and Philosophy at Humboldt University Berlin and also graduated (MFA) in sculpture/fine arts from the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. With her background in experimental documentary film making and photography, in her recent work she is combining diverse medias and sources such as archive and documentary material with paintings, all related through animation in simulated environments. She took part in numerous shows in Germany and Bulgaria, as well as Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic and in Israel, where she did part of her study at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2016-2017. Androva is also the recipient of several scholarships, such as Mart Stam Scholarship (2015), Artist Scholarship from Cusanuswerk (2016) and was nominated in 2019 for BAZA Award for contemporary art in Bulgaria. Her films have been selected to screen at numerous international film festivals, including: International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Brazil, European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Germany, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany. She is currently based in Berlin.
Important projects / Exhibitions:
2018 DEFYING CURRENTS, The Shelf, Berlin 2019 Art Start 2019, Tomorrow never dies, Goethe-Institute Bulgaria & Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia 2019 Perfekte Zustände, X LANE, Berlin 2019 ANIMA +, part of FILE 2019 Electronic Language International Festival at SESI Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2019 Exhibition of the BAZA Award for contemporary art nominees, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria 2019 FINALE/Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for contemporary art, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 I ENGINEER - 12. Absolventenausstellung der Künstlerförderung des Cusanuswerks, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei / WERKSCHAU Halle 12, Leipzig 2019 Monitoring, 36th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany 2020 Everything is just fine (with us), Institute for contemporary art Sofia (ICA), Bulgaria Festivals/Screenings: 2018 27. European Film Festival dokumentART films&future, Neubrandenburg, Germany 2018 61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig, Germany 2019 MONSTRA, Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal 2019 EMAF 32. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany (Nominated for the EMAF Media Art Award of the German Film Critics Association (VDFK) 2019 FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Anima+, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2019 62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Official Selection, German Competition Short Film, Germany 2019 Monitoring, 36th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
Awards / Prizes :
2015-2016 Mart Stam Scholarship / Deutschlandstipendium 2016-2019 Artist Scholarschip from Cusanuswerk 2019 Nominee for BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria 2019 Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art - Competition "FINALE" 2019