Art for the environment
Thursday 03 March 2022
UniCredit Bulbank presents “If You Want It”, an impressive eco-exhibition by Boryana Ventsislavova – an artistic call to action for people to protect the environment.
Boryana Ventsilavova’s provocative exhibition at UniCredit’s Bulbank Studio entitled “If You Want It” focuses on the negative impact of human actions on nature and invites people to take measures to protect the environment.
The exhibition presents the photographic work ‘Through the Cave’ from the series ‘Ghost Lights’, which showcases both, natural landscapes and civil life using light as the key element to symbolise man and his presence / absence from the environment. According to Boryana Ventsislavova: “Light is a very important symbol – it can be a beginning and an end, it can be either warm or cold, it can sustain life or destroy it.”
“We are happy that in this very moment we are hosting an exhibition, which intensely draws attention to our responsibility as people regarding the preservation of nature. The connection between nature, art and a financial institution may seem surprising, but there is a strong logic behind it. We are living in times of transformation from a personal perspective, but we are also changing the way of doing business. Art visualises this transition in an impressive way. We too, as a leading financial institution, are aware of our responsibility to walk this path together with our clients and partners towards a transformation to a greener and digital economy. Besides that, we understand that the time to accomplish this is getting shorter. We are happy to join Boryana’s call and acknowledge that everything is in our hands and if we want it, we can preserve our environment,” said Tzvetanka Mintcheva, CEO of UniCredit Bulbank.
The project is run in partnership with the Embassy of Austria and Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
About Boryana Ventsislavova
Boryana Ventsislavova was born in Sofia and currently lives and works in Vienna and Sofia. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She is an interdisciplinary artist and works in the fields of photography, film/ video, installation, performing and media arts. Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions and at several media and film festivals in Europe, America and Asia, including Belvedere 21, Kunstforum Vienna, Lentos Art Museum in Linz, MAK Vienna, MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg and Klagenfurt, Salzburger Kunstverein, and many others. Her works are included in private and public collections, including those of the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Art, of the City of Vienna and of the National Gallery in Sofia. Boryana received several prizes, recognitions, and scholarships and in 2017, she was awarded Austrian citizenship for merits in the visual arts.