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.
Studies at the University „Sts. Cyril and Methodius“, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Department of Religious Painting (emphasis murals)
In-House Artists collective exhibition | Vienna International Centre
Small | Kunstraum SUPER, Vienna
Oh mein Gott! | Ausstellungsraum, Vienna
Heuriges 2014 | Ausstellungsraum, Vienna
Heuriges 2013 | Kunsthaus Mengerzeile 3, Berlin + Ausstellungsraum, Vienna
Das Absurde in der Realität | WUK Projektspace, Vienna
Intrnationale ARTconnection on Humanity | BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
Begegnungen in Wien | Rearte Gallery, Vienna
Art Diplomacy | BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
International ARTconnection | Künstlerhaus, Wien
Pangaea | Castle Laxenburg, Laxenburg
Kulturelle Verschiedenheit | United Nation, Conference, Vienna
International Day of Peace | Korea Cultural House, Vienna
Art Connection | Gallery Kandinsky, Vienna
Agora | BKI Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
Pangaea | Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna + European Parliament, Vienna + ICD Conference, Brussels
First International Exhibition of Contemporary Christian Art | Russia, Moscow
Byzantinische Fenster | Gallery Jüttner, Vienna