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Veronika is a multimedia creative born in Varna, Bulgaria (b. 1994) and currently based in Glasgow, UK. Her practice explores the fields of painting, photography, sculpture and architecture and began after she received a travel scholarship in Florence by the RSA in 2018.

Regardless of the medium, her work is predominantly concerned with capturing the ephemeral and ethereal aspects of the human body in movement, nature and light whilst being informed by the tactile qualities of the materials she uses – their translucency or matte opaqueness, topography of their surfaces, texture, reflectiveness - where the medium becomes the message. The surfaces she uses are often distressed, burned, stretched, painted or in the context of photography – over or double exposed, to create a weathering narrative through the created ‘patina’.

Veronika’s recent shows include 'A Fragile Correspon­dence', Scotland + Venice Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture 196th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh (2023), Danube Contemporary Biennale ‘Shapes and Personality’, Kunsthaus 7B, Sibiu, Romania where she represented Bulgaria (2022), ‘We break: Re-Create’ Co-Interest Tea House and Gallery, Shenzhen, China (2022) and the her solo shows at the Alchemy Experiment  (2022) and Stallan-Brand Gallery (2021). In 2022, Veronika also organised and curated a group show 'Tangible / Intangible' at The Haberdashery, Glasgow, UK.

Exhibitions 

Solo Shows

2022

'I See Your Voice, There Was a Silence'

12-28th Aug at The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow, UK

2021

'Sudden Densities' 

Stallan Brand Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2019

'Florence: Portrait of a City' (Part of ArchiFringe Festival)

New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK

2019

'Florence: Portrait of a City' 

The Vic Project Space Two, Glasgow, UK

Selected Group Shows

2023

BAZA Award Group Exhibition, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria

2023

'A Fragile Correspon­dence', Scotland + Venice Pavilion,

The Laboratory of the Future, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2023

196th Annual Exhibition

Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, UK

2023

BUNA: Forum of Contemporary Art in Varna - 24 -28th May

(БУНА: Форум за съвременно изкуство Варна), Varna, Bulgaria

2023

'It'll Be Alright' Group Exhibition and Publication, Feb - March

The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow, UK

2022

'Re-Spirit, Trans-Spirit' SAW (Sofia and Varna Art Week), Oct - Nov
Group Exhibitions at Various Locations, Bulgaria

2022

'Tangible / Intangible' 07 Oct - 28 Oct 2022 (Artist and Curator)

The Haberdashery, Glasgow, UK

2022

'We break: Re-Create'

Co-Interest Tea House and Gallery, Shenzhen, China

2022

Danube Contemporary Biennale 'Shapes and Personality',

Kunsthaus 7B, Sibiu, Romania

2022

195th Annual Exhibition

Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, UK

2021

Elements  at The Soane Museum, London, UK

Collaborative Research Project on Gillespie Kidd and Coia and Sir John Soane

2020

New Beginnings

Bedroom Artists, London (digital exhibition)

2020

Love in the Time of Covid

The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow, UK

2020

Inner World 

Boomer Gallery, London, UK

2020

40th Anniversary of Royal Scottish Academy 

(Sir John Kinross Scholarship), Edinburgh, UK

2020

Soane's Bank of England’s Disappeared Body Parts (Master's Project)

Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2019

Antwerp: Myth, Modernity and Metamorphosis

Final Year Thesis Degree Show at the MSA, Glasgow, UK

2015

Fundraising Exhibition for the Mackintosh Building

The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow, UK

Education 

2021 - 2022

Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture, Glasgow

2019 - 2020

Masters by Conversion,

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow

2017 - 2019

Architecture (Dip Arch), RIBA Part II

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow

2016

Study exchange at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris

2013 - 2017

Architecture Studies, RIBA Part 1

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Awards 

2023

Royal Scottish Academy Gold Medal for Architecture

2023

BAZA Award - Funding and Group Show, Sofia, Bulgaria (July 2023)

2019

Landscape Prize for Thesis Project

2019

GSA Sustainability Prize (High Commendation) for Thesis Project

2018

RSA Sir John Kinross Florence Travel Scholarship Award 

2018

 RIAS Stage 4 Masterplan Shortlisted

2016

 Glasgow Institute of Architects Student Awards 

Third Year Commendation 

2015

 Glasgow Institute of Architects Student Awards

Second Year Commendation

2015

 Finalist in International START Competition - Rome Architecture and Cinema - with Marco Zaccaria (for a Cinematic Museum in Rome).

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