vasilena gankovska

 Vasilena Gankovska, born 1978 in Troyan, lives in Vienna since 2001 and works as a visual artist. Degree in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Multiple exhibitions and awards, amongst others in Vienna, Berlin, Sofia and Los Angeles. Selected exhibitions: Visual Transformations, HOST GALLERY, Sofia (2024), PROEKT KINO KOSMOS, Scope BLN Berlin (2022), In the Blind Spot of the Painting, +359 Gallery in Water Tower Sofia (2022), Multiple Singularities, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2020), Contemporary News* Shepard Fairy meets Vasilena Gankovska, Hilger NEXT (2019), The Gift of Mr. Wittgenstein (with Boris Kostadinov), Bulgarian Cultural Institute “Haus Wittgenstein”, Vienna (2015). 


Her artistic work deals with the different aspects of the urban life, leisure and work and their spaces. Gankovska navigates between different media such as painting, drawing, ceramics and installation. The artistic research includes city walks, derives and short texts which accompany her so-called “visual notes”.


She is currently a board member of IG Bildende Kunst.

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