Violeta Zarankova

Violeta Ilieva Zarankova was born on 15 december 1988 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She completed her secondary school in 2007 in 1st school “Pentcho P.Slaveykov”, Sofia with profile “Fine arts and Spanish language” – module “Applied arts – ceramics, textile and fashion”. In the period 2007 – 2013 studied in the Department of Fine arts at New Bulgarian University. Major module – “Ceramics and glass” and second – “Graphic techniques and illustration”. From july 2013 has a BA. Currently studying MA “Glass and ceramic art in architecture” at New Bulgarian University.


Selected exhibitions at NBU:

  • january 2014 – “Light as a necessity”, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia
  • may – september 2013 – “Glass and Fire”, Museum of NBU
  • january 2013 – “Ceramics”, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia
  • september 2012 – group exhibition “Claro est sklo”, Czech cultural centre, Sofia
  • january 2012 – “Glass – 100% love at 1200°C”for the 20th anniversary of NBU, UBA
  • Shipka 6, 4th floor
  • 2011 – “Academic collection – techniques and experiments”, Museum of NBU
  • 2010 – “Neverending story”, Atelier Plastelin, Sofia
  • 2009 – “YTONG sculptures”, NBU and Hilton Hotel, Sofia

Other projects and contributions:

  • october 2014 – group exhibition – Neshka Art Gallery, Sofia
  • december 2013 – participant in the “Festival of contemporary ceramics IV” – Debut Gallery, Sofia
  •  april 2013 – participant in Spring Cultural Salons, Pomorie, Bulgaria
  • november 2012 – cover artist for the anniversary edition of “360°” magazine
  • september 2012 – Night of Museums and Galleries in Plovdiv – A+ Gallery
  • 2009 – “Hole in light (stage exercise for closed eyes)” – theatrical installation in
  • “Sklada”, Sofia, director Neda Sokolovska
  • 2009 – 100 years Sofia Synagogue – installation “Colors in the crypt”
  • 2009 – Lobby packaging of Plovdiv Drama Theatre
  • 2009 – Indoor installation – “Nikolay Binev” Youth Theatre
  • Violeta took part in projects of the creative groups Pi 3.4 and .NIE
  • During her studies in NBU participated in various workshops
  • Ilindentsi Art Centre
    Brick factory, Cherven bryag, Bulgaria
  • Several glass workshops in Valašské Meziříčí and Světlá nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
  • Glass factory “Inhom” – Beloslav, Bulgaria
  • “Vidima – Ideal Standard”- Sevlievo, Bulgaria

Awards and certificates:
2009 – “Certificate for achievements in morphology with YTONG”