Public space and St Joseph Church

Artistic interventions in the public space

Sariev gallery’s program and activities have always extended beyond its physical space. Throughout its history, we have initiated and supported projects realized in public space, including video installations, interventions, sculptural projects, which were developed with local and international artists and curators. These projects took place in various locations in the city of Plovdiv, such as Kapana quarter, Cosmos Cinema, Pelicans’ Fountain at Stefan Stambolov Sq.

In 2017, Sariev Contemporary started collaboration with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sofia and Plovdiv, which was manifested in two exhibition projects that took place in the Catholic Church from the 19th century St. Joseph in Plovdiv. That year, the gallery presented the solo show “I Walk a Labyrinth Which is a Straight Line” by Stefan Nikolaev in the gallery’s white cube and in St. Joseph Church, which was a first exhibition in the history of this church. It was followed in 2018 by the solo show “What energy do we put into transforming things, with undisguised pleasure” by Rada Boukova, which was also realized in these two locations.

2010
Kapana quarter, Plovdiv
Project 1 by Svetoslav Michev (curated by Vladiya Mihaylova)

2014
Zlatarska str., Kapana quarter, Plovdiv
Project 0 by Kiril Kuzmanov (curated by Vladiya Mihaylova)

2015
Cosmos Cinema and other public spaces in Plovdiv
AMERICANAESOTERICA, group show (curated by Aaron Moulton)

2017
St. Joseph Church, Plovdiv
I Walk a Labyrinth Which is a Straight Line, solo show by Stefan Nikolaev

2017
Pelicans’ Fountain at Stefan Stambolov Sq., Plovdiv
Love Dive (Diet Pelican Froth), sculpture by Mike Bouchet

2018
St. Joseph Church, Plovdiv
What energy do we put into transforming things, with undisguised pleasure, solo show by Rada Boukova


Project 1 by Svetoslav Michev, Kapana quarter, Plovdiv


Project 0 by Kiril Kuzmanov, Zlatarska str., Kapana quarter, Plovdiv


Jennifer West, Video installation at Cosmos Cinema, Plovdiv, part of AMERICANAESOTERICA, group show


I Walk a Labyrinth Which is a Straight Line, solo show by Stefan Nikolaev, St. Joseph Church, Plovdiv


Love Dive (Diet Pelican Froth), sculpture by Mike Bouchet, Pelicans’ Fountain at Stefan Stambolov Sq., Plovdiv


What energy do we put into transforming things, with undisguised pleasure, solo show by Rada Boukova, St. Joseph Church, Plovdiv