The work of Vesselina Zagralova deals with issues that shape today‘s society – consumption, religion, gender roles, social rules, human behavior and human beings themselves. Media (television, newspapers, Internet), history and everyday life are points of reference. Each artwork is a reflection of something happening in the real world, either in the present or in the past.

People and objects get a symbolic meaning, which calls gridlocked social rules of yesterday and today into question. Objects that surround us as children and as adults and form our role models and our view of the world, for example appear as a whole army threatening to kill us. Objects become part of the human being or the human being turns into the object.



Born in 1977 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Vienna since 2004.


EDUCATION

1998-2003
Studies at the University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Department of Religious Painting (icon and mural painting)


Group Exhibitions

2017
Masterpieces – Against Arbitrariness / ausstellungsraum.at, Vienna

2016
incomprehensible / AKH Contemporary, Vienna
So close, so far 2016 / Bulgaria
Huntenkunst 2016 / Niederlande
Kunst auf Rezept / Ongoing Project, Vienna

2015
In-House Artists collective exhibition / Vienna International Centre
Small / Kunstraum SUPER, Vienna
Oh my God! / ausstellungsraum.at, Vienna

2014
Heuriges 2014 / ausstellungsraum.at, Vienna

2013
Heuriges 2013 / ausstellungsraum.at, Vienna + Kunsthaus Mengerzeile 3, Berlin
The absurd in reality / WUK Projektraum, Vienna
Intrnationale ARTconnection on Humanity / BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
Begegnungen in Wien / Rearte Gallery, Vienna

2012
Art Diplomacy / BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
International ARTconnection / Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Pangaea / Schloß Laxenburg, Laxenburg
Kulturelle Verschiedenheit / United Nation, Conference, Vienna
International Day of Peace / Korea Cultural House, Vienna

2011
Art Connection / Galerie Kandinsky, Vienna
Agora / BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
Pangaea / Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna + European Parliament, Vienna + ICD Conference, Brussels

2007
First International Exhibition of Contemporary Christian Art / Russia, Moscow

Single Exhibitions

2005
Byzantinische Fenster / Galerie Jüttner, Vienna