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Vessy Gekova

Glass art
Jewelry design
Glass architecture PhD

Vessy Gekova is a Bulgarian glass artist and jewelry designer. She graduated the Spanish institute Miguel de Servantes in Sofia with majors in Spanish and French. Gekova did a prep year in Fine Arts at Metropolitan University of London and graduated from a double BА “Glass, ceramics and porcelain” and “Fine art and mural painting” at NBU. She did a jewelry course under the supervision of Аngelo Krassini. Аfter a 6-month Erasmus internship at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin she mastered the classic Czech techniques of Bohemian crystal glass making and contemporary glass design technology. She is a graduate in MА “Glass design in architecture”  and did is a PhD in “Glass design in architecture” at NBU under the supervision of Konstantin Valchev. Vessy Gekova has presened her art work in more than 50 national and international events. She has three solo exhibitions, the last one of which was held in Prague. Gekova was prized “Best emerging artist” for her blown glass sculpture at the Bulgarika International Art Festival. She designed and installed new stained glass windows at the cathedral “Alexander Nevski” in Sofia. Her art work is acquired by the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Sofia city art gallery and private collectors in Bulgaria, USА, Аustria, Spain, South Аfrica, Italy and the Netherlands. Vessy Gekova was guest artist during the Open days at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. She is among the selected Bulgarian artists at the four editions of the International biennale of glass in Sofia.

Events, Exhibitions & Achievements

  1. “Painting and Glass” International Plein Air, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2018
  2. Guest artist at the Open days of the European Union, Council of Europe, Strassbourg, France 2018
  3. Solo Exhibition “EDEN”, “Graffit” gallery, Varna, Bulgaria 2018
  4. International Biennial of Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria 2017
  5. Solo Exhibition “EDEN”, “Evdokia Art Glass” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 2017
  6. Charity event Mana jewellery, Military club, Sofia, Bulgaria 2017
  7. “Point and Line to the Light” Exhibition, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2017
  8. Organisation of Children’s University, “Uniart” gallery at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  9. Won “Elevation” Award of Association of Women Soldiers for Contribution to the Area of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  10. “Angels Miracle-workshop” Charity Campaign, Central Military Club, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  11. “Drawing, Painting and Glass” International Plein Air, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2016
  12. Glass Exhibition, Czech Cultural Center, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  13. Won 2nd Prize in Category “Sculpture”, International Competition for Young Artists, Radio Art Salon, Varna, Bulgaria, 2016
  14. “EXPRESSION ART” Exhibition, “Largo” Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, 2016
  15. “Beglika” Art Workshop, Small and Big Beglik dam, 2014 & 2015 & 2016
  16. Workshop of Art, “Wake Up” Festival, Kuklen Village, 2015 & 2016
  17. “GIFT OF LOVE”, National Palace of the Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016 & Youth House,  Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2016
  18. Restoration of the Temple-monument “St. Alexander Nevsky”, Placing Stained Glass Windows, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  19. “NO LIMITS” National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  20. “Projections from Fire”, “Art alley” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  21. Glass Exhibition, “Uniart” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  22. Participation in the “Parade of Talents”, Military Club, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  23. Ceramics Christmas Exhibition, “Sofia Press” Exhibition Space, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  24. “Stories from Glass, “Uniart” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  25. “Exits to the Future”, “Industrial” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  26. Exhibition at the National Palace of the Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  27. “Painting and Glass” International Plein Air, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2015
  28. Sixth Festival of the Contemporary Ceramics, “Rayko Aleksiev” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  29. “Children’s University” Open Air Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  30. Glass Exhibition, “Uniart” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  31. “Trajectory of the Art” Exhibition, “Vidima” Gallery, Sevlievo, Bulgaria, 2015
  32. “50/50” Exhibition, “Art alley” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  33. “Less is More” Fifth Festival of the Contemporary Ceramics, “Sofia Press” Exhibition Space, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014
  34. Art Workshop, “WAHA” Festival, Romania, 2014
  35. International Festival of Glass, “Rayko Aleksiev” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014
  36. Art Workshop and Scenography, “Sunny Moon” Festival, Czech Republic, 2014
  37. “Arctic-Vulnerable and Beautiful” Exhibition, “Laboratory for Urban Design-Transformers”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013
  38. Art Workshop and Scenography, Open Air Festival, HMSU, 2013
  39. “Glass and Fire” Exhibition, Museum at New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013
  40. “Small Format” Exhibition, “Lessedra” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012
  41. Scenography of the event “Born 2 Bass”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012
  42. Exhibition at the Palace of the Culture, “Lyuben Gaydarov”  Gallery, Pernik, Bulgaria, 2012
  43. Exhibition at the City Library, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012
  44. Forum – Festival “The Universe of the Computer Music”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011