Rada Boukova

Rada Boukova
Born in 1973 in Sofia
Lives and works in Paris and Istanbul


Press / English
Press / Bulgarian
Portfolio

Education

1997
Graduated in scenography from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2002
Graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


Solo Exhibitions


2017
Alice Georges, One night stand, Sofia
Solo show, Sariev Contemporary, Art Rotterdam


2016
Magic Spring, 35 rue de Chanzy, Reims
Quelle Énergie mettons-nous à transformer les choses, avec un plaisir non dissimulé ( with Shanta Rao), POPKIMOTO, Pré St-Gervais, France

2014
The Sky is a Color, Rada Boukova and Angelina Krusteva, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv

2013
Start A New Victory, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
Un sage est sans idée, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris

2012
One, two, three…, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Couleur Bleue, Störk galerie, Rouen

2011
Me and a german girl, curator Jonathan Chauveau, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris, France

2010
Landscape whit a stone, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgarie

2009
Still life, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), Sofia, Bulgaria

2006
Nostaltours, &nbsp, La Generale, Paris


Group Exhibitions

2017
Hauteurs passagères - De la gravité et autres vertiges, LPA, Paris
6 OF CUPS/Pleasure, Lapetanque, Paris
Les Appartements Du Président, The Tropicool Company, Le Consortium, Dijon
Landscapes and Lifestyles, curator Vera Mlechevska, Goethe-Institut, Sofia


2016
Post Ecolonialism Project, Curator CHEN Hungyi, MOCA Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
Les noix de coco choisissent leurs têtes, The Tropicool Company, Paris
Lifestyles and Still Life, curated by Vera Mlechevska, Lubomirov / Angus-Huges, London
Miscellaneous, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris
SDS≠10, Salon du Salon, Marseille
Crossed Fertilizations: Taiwanese Landscapes, Curator Hungyi Chen, Alice Schyler Mallet, Varengeville sur mer
Summer in The City, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris
In the labelling gap, curator Daniela Radeva, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia


2015
FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris
ArtInternational Istanbul, By the Waterside, Istanbul, Turkey
LATITUDE ET LONGITUDE (here we stand), ελα/Ela! Projects, Petralona, Athens
THE OFFICE OF GRAVITATIONAL DOCUMENTS #FAX, a project by Dieudonné Cartier, galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris
REDEFINING THE SPACE OF EVERYDAY LIFE, curators : Irina Batkova, Ezgi Bakçay, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul
Group Show, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv

2014
Der Rahmen und die Handlung, Video Programm, curated by Mikki Muhr, Café Lassa, Vienna, Austria
The Romanian-Bulgarian Union. A Retrospective. Curated by Vlad Nanka. Salonul de proiecte, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest, Romania
YIA Art Fair #04 - LE CARREAU DU TEMPLE, Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris, France
The Dark Side of the Night, Curated by Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
MORCEAUX CHOISIS vol.1 et 2, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France
LET'S TWIST AND CROSS, curator Pavlina Krasteva, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France
Art Brussels 2014, 0GMS gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, Curator Iara Boubnova, ICA, Sofia, Bulgaria
EAT THE BLUE, un projet de Jagna Ciuchta, 116 Centre d"art contemporain de la Ville de Montreuil, France

2013

ALL I CAN DO IS ART, curator Vera Mlechevska, Czech Center, Prague, Czech Republic
VIENNAFAIR 2013 The New Contemporary, Sariev Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Eat the blue a project by Jagna Ciuchta, 116 Centre dart contemporain de la Ville de Montreuil, France
Barbarie, curating by Elisa Rigoulet, FIAC off, La générale en Manufacture, Sèvres
Would You Like A Bag With That? Plastic bags in art and design, MUDAC – musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
ZOOart, Fresia Gardens of Cuneo, Italy
Salle d’attente 3, invitation by Elvire Bonduelle, Laurent Mueller Gallery, Paris, France

2012
Changing Perceptions, EBRD, London, UK
The Collection. New Acquisitions 2010-2011, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
L ascension d une montagne commencée dans le salon, PlotHR, Rouen, France
BRAINBOW I, Le Châlet, Paris, France
BRAINBOW II, Bertrand Grimont Galerry, Paris, France
WHY DUCHAMP?, curator: Maria Vassileva, Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
IBG2011 : Ins Blickfeld gerückt, gdm, galerie des multiples, 17 rue Saint Gilles, Paris, France
Stock Option, a proposal by Caroline Pradal, galerie 22,48m2, Paris, France

2011
Eleventh Hour, curated by : Michal Novotny, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
East of Best, curated by Kolektif, Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Poor but sexy, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The End and Beyond, Curator: Vera Mlechevska, The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Not for sale, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Diep 2011, curators Alice Schÿller-Mallet and Philippe Terrier-Hermann, Diel, France
After the Flight, curator Iara Boubnova, Institut of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
L’hiver ou le deluge, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
The Big Bang; curator Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia

2010
La Gamme Perouse, M.O.H.L.L 148, une proposition de Maxime Thieffine et Alexandre Ovize, Aubervilliers, France
There Has Been No Future, There Will Be No Past, commissaire Marco Antonini et Sandrine Canac, ICSP, New York, USA
Zero Crossing, commissaire Magali Sanheira et Judith Lavagna, LaGenerale en Manufacture, Sevres, France
Invisible?, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France
Diep, festival de la cote d’albatre, Manoir d’Ango, Varengville-sur-Mer, France
Thriller, a proposal of Xavier Mazzarol and Eric Stephany, Berlin, Germany
Quelle energie mettons-nous a transformer les choses, avec un plaisir non dissimule. A proposal of Rada Boukova, La Generale en Manufacture, Sevres, France
Rien a voir, video program at Instants Chavires, Montreuil, France
The Bold and The Beautyful, curator Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Sofia, Bulgaria
Ins Blickfeld geruckt, pby Gaelle Boucand & Francisca Wurz, Institut Francais, Berlin, Germany

2009
1 69 A2, Eric Stephany, 28 rue du chateau d’eau, Paris, France
Year awards for contemporary Bulgarian Art of M-Tel, Varna, Bulgaria
SUper Nova, La Generale en Manufacture, Sevres, France
Videoclub, a proposal of Stephanie Cottin and Bernard Guegan, Paris
Filme ans Firmament! Zeiss Planetarium im Wiener Prater, Vienna, Austria

2008
L’art contemporain en Europe, an exhibition organized by Beaux-Arts Magazine, curator Fabrice Bousteau, Domaine de Pommery, Reims, France
On est tellement bien..., at an invitation of Asteride in la Friche de Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Introduction de la femme a la buche, curators Geraldine Longueville and Mathilde Villeneuve, La vitrine, Paris, France
Der Rahmen und die Aktion, curating Mikki Muhr, Central Garden, Vienna, Austria
Baza Award, Sofia Art Galery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Video Salon 2, Galerie 10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
R-d-C Spitz, LaGenerale en Manufacture, Sevres, France
Predator, Curator Manuel Chirauqui, Galerie g-module, Paris, France

2007
Armageddon, La Generale en Manufacture, Sevres, France
Palais des glaces, Galerie du Belley, Mont-Saint Aignant, France
Wirs Ind Wanders, at an invitation of target:autonopop, Hamburg, Germany
Biennale de Dieppe, Le temps d’une maree 2, Dieppe, France
„Bulgaria?...Oh, yes, Bucharest!”, curator Yana Kostova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Power Tower, Paris-Busan, Soul Art Space, Busan, South Korea
Video Salon 2, Galerie 10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Commando, The Embassy, ( Apocalypse Now), &nbsp, Paris, France
Xploitation, Love, Etc..., L’iceberg (Volet 1), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2006
The Prediction, Panik, Forteress, Suburbs, Animalia ( Apocalypse Now), &nbsp at La Generale, Paris, France
Horizons Synthetiques, curating L’ambassade, Mains d’oeuvre, Paris, France
Mobile Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
Premiere vue,curator Michel Nuridsany, Passage de Retz, Paris, France


Projects

2005
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2002
L’Agence


Awards, Collections And Residences


2015-2016
Self-funded residency, Istanbul, Turquie

2014
Gaudenz B. Ruf Supporting program, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012
Residence at PlotRH, Rouen, France

2011
Residence at Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, Pays Bas

2010
Aide a l’installation, DRAC Ile de France
Public collection for contemporary art, Departement de la Seine-Saint-Denis

2009
Shortlist 2009 for the «Gaudenz B. Ruf Award», Sofia, Bulgaria
Aide a la creation, DRAC Ile de France
M-Tel award for contemporary Bulgarian Art, Bulgaria

2008
BAZA AWARD, YVAA, The Fondation For A Civil Society, New York, USA
Residence at ICSP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New York, USA

2004-2005
Residence - Pepiniere europeenne pour jeunes artistes, SHAKERS, Montlucon, France


Bibliography

SDS≠10, Salon du Salon, Marseille,2016
The Office of Gravitational Documents #FAX, catalog
Maman, la peinture appelle sa mère » Fabienne Audeoud, Galerie Eva Meyer, Paris
Salle d’attente 3, galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris
ZOOart, Fresia Gardens of Cuneo, Italie
Changing perceptions, EBRD, London, 2012
Ecstatic+Streaming, Noa Giniger, SYB, Holland, 2012
WHY DUCHAMP?, Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, 2012
Stock Option, galerie 22,48m2, Paris
East of Best, by Kolektif, Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam gallery, Rotterdam, 2011
Diep, festival de la côte d’albâtre, Le Modernisme, Cybele 2011
Poor But Sexy, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, 2011
#2 Code 2.0, Lotti – 2011,
Landscape whit a stone, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, 2010
There Has Been No Future, There Will Be No Past, ICSP International Studio & Curatorial program, New York, 2010
Le journjal de la Biennale de Belleville, Paris, 2010
Diep, festival de la cote d’albatre, les Imressionistes, Cybele 2010
Year awards for contemporary Bulgarian Art of M-Tel, PRIMA Agency, 2009
L’art contemporain en Europe, Hors-serie, Beaux-Arts Magazine, 2008
A-A-H, Project of : Goethe-Institut & „39 grama” Newspaper, 2008
Bulgaria?...Oh, yes, Bucharest!, 2007
Power Towe - Busan en Coree du sud / novembre 2007
Biennale Dieppe 2007 - Migration, Le temps d’une Maree2, Edition 2005Cybele
Premiere Vue, 4e edition, Passage de Retz, Ateliers 30
Paris Project Room, catalogue retrospectif 2000>2003
Made in Paris: Photo/Video, London 2003
Pas n’importe ou, juste a cote, Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, Paris, 2003
Tissus, jardins, trames & liens, Parc des Moutiers, 15 mai-31 aout 2002, Edition Prunus de tweed