Portfolio Day 2016

Portfolio Day is an initiative by SARIEV Contemporary for supporting young artists which started in 2016 in the framework of the project Background: Young Artists.

Portfolio Day
Young authors meet art experts

Visual and performance artists can participate in an open call and submit a portfolio. A professional jury selects artists to participate in the Portfolio Day. The participants have individual consultations with the jury members - established artists, curators and gallerists who give them feedback to their portfolio and advises how to develop their career and artistic practice. The goal is to help young artists to learn how to present themselves and their work, how to communicate with curators and gallerists and to introduce them to art professionals. 

Ten young artists took part in the first edition of the project and sought advice on developing their creative careers. The expert jury was composed of the artists Pravdoliub Ivanov and Luchezar Boyadjiev, the curators Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Vera Mlechevska and Galina Lardeva, the gallerists Vesselina Sarieva and Katrin Sarieva.

Portfolio Day
workshop for young artists

Artnewscafe, Plovdiv
4 June (closed event)

Participating young artists after selection: Nikolay Bozhinov, Viktoria Georgieva, Eli Joteva, Stefan Ivanov, Elena Kaludova, Marica Kolcheva, Miglena Yoncheva-Nikolova, Radostin Sedevchev, Radoil Serafimov, Petko Tanchev
Experts: Pravdoliub Ivanov (artist), Luchezar Boyadjiev (artist), Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva (curator and art critic), Vera Mlechevska (curator and art critic), Galina Lardeva (curator), Vesselina and Katrin Sariev (gallerists).