Portfolio Day

an initiative by SARIEV Contemporary

Portfolio Day is an initiative by SARIEV Contemporary for supporting young artists which started in 2016 in the framework of the project Background: Young Artists. 

Visual and performance artists can participate in an open call and submit a portfolio. A professional jury selects artists to participate in the Portfolio Day. The participants have individual consultations with the jury members - established artists, curators and gallerists who give them feedback to their portfolio and advises how to develop their career and artistic practice. The goal is to help young artists to learn how to present themselves and their work, how to communicate with curators and gallerists and to introduce them to art professionals. 

The jury members in the first edition in 2016 are: Pravdoliub Ivanov (artist), Luchezar Boyadjiev (artist), Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva (curator and art critic), Vera Mlechevska (curator and art critic), Galina Lardeva (curator), Vesselina and Katrin Sariev (gallerists). 

Participants: Nikolay Bozhinov, Viktoria Georgieva, Eli Joteva, Stefan Ivanov, Elena Kaludova, Marica Kolcheva, Miglena Yoncheva-Nikolova, Radostin Sedevchev, Radoil Serafimov, Petko Tanchev


The jury members in the second edition in 2018 are: Luchezar Boyadjiev (artist), Vera Mlechevska (curator and art critic), Vessela Nozharova (curator), Svetoslav Todorov (journalist), Vesselina and Katrin Sariev (gallerists).