Name: Vessela Nozharova

Date / place of birth: June 20, 1974, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria



1992 - graduates the Humanitarian High School "Saint Cyril and Methodius", Blagoevgrad with art profile.

1999 - graduated the National Art Academy for Fine Arts - Sofia, in the course "History of Art" Diploma Paper on the topic "Bulgarian scenography in the 70s and 80s of the twentieth century".


Professional experience:

Since 1995 writes in the specialized press on the issues in contemporary Bulgarian art - for "Izkustvo" (Art) magazine, "Kultura" (Culture) newspaper, "Teatur" (Theatre) magazine etc.

Since 1998 maintains a section for operative criticism in the everyday newspapers "Monitor", "Sega", "Standart", "Demokratsia", "Douma", "Kapital" and others.

1998 – 2000 - head of the "Public Relations" department of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. Editor of the monthly informational bulletin of the union for its members.

2001 - January - April - works as director of Irida Gallery, Sofia

2001 - April - October - works in ATA Centre for Contemporary Art

Since October 2001 - works as development manager for Triumviratus Art Group.

Since October 2001 - works as editor of the theater section of www.cult.bg, joint edition with Triumviratus Art Group


Curated projects:

April - 1998 - Curated project "After falling asleep - before the dream", ATA Centre, Sofia. Joint project with Desislava Dimova

May - 1999 - Curated project "Personal Topics", part of youth exhibition "Version 1", Union of Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Str, Sofia

January - 2000 - Curated project "Getting close", exhibition halls of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Str, Sofia, Joint project with Albena Spasova.

July - 2000. Curated project "Emil Popov - Parallelly - Angel Stanev", exhibition halls of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Str, Sofia

Compiled the exhibition "Intimately" - Vaska Emanuilova and Stoyan Venev, Irida Gallery

-        compiled the artistic travel, exhibition and catalogue - "Layers", Tunis 2000, Irida Gallery

-        compiled the catalogue "The Artists of the National Palace of Culture" on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the National Palace of Culture

-        compiling the catalogue for the painting section of the Sofia City Art Gallery / in preparation /


Works actively as PR specialist for individual artists and institutions.


Language: English - working knowledge