Vasilena Gankovska is a Bulgarian artist known for her painterly-based practice focused on the issues of urban life, leisure, and work in regards to the ideological implications of the past and the present. By articulating the domains of architecture, design, art, and ideology in the urban space of the former Eastern Bloc countries, as well as the pop and visual culture of the post-socialist society, the artist constructs specific and often humorous narratives which function as well-thought notes on contemporaneity.
Gankovska has participated in various exhibitions in Vienna, Warsaw, Sofia, Los Angeles, and Zurich; since 2001 she’s been living in Sofia and Vienna where she currently works for a Galerie IG Bildende as a curator.
Featured image: Vasilena Gankovska – Orion, 2018 (detail). Oil on canvas. 15 7/10 × 19 7/10 in. 40 × 50 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger