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VELA in the studio 2016

„I’m in love with steel – strong, sharp, hard, soft, bendy, dangerous, responsive… Steel vibrates with every movement or sound in its surroundings, and it reacts to the smallest changes in temperature, thus “breathing” and pulsating with the rhythm of life!“

Bulgarian born VELA lives and works in Berlin since 1998. She is firing up the Berlin independent art scene as a sculptor, installation artist and a DJ. Fascinated by the properties of steel and welding, as well as by the dynamics of interactions between small parts in a bigger picture, VELA plays with structures and shapes, creating sculptures, which are addressing social dynamics, while often referring to the animal world.

Video: Moya Javier

2020
– Lauschen Statt Rauschen group exhibition, gallery Neurotitan, Berlin
2019
– Open Air group exhibition, HofFest Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin
– „Plug“ (Gallery Weekend) group exhibition, Raketa Studio, Berlin
– ADM Solidarity Festival, group exhibition, Urban Spree, Berlin
2017               
– Installation of kinetic sculptural composition BOB & mini BOB, Gonzerath, D
– Production and public presentation of the privately commissioned kinetic sculpture “BOB” in Werk.Statt.44, Berlin
– Rumble in The Jungle group exhibition, gallery Neurotitan, Berlin
2016               
– Werk.Statt.Schau V group exhibition, Werk.Statt.44 Berlin
2015               
– Beton.Stahl.Taube group exhibition, gallery Neurotitan, Berlin 
– Yes, We’re Open! group exhibition, gallery Neurotitan, Berlin
2014               
– Werk.Statt.Schau III, group exhibition, Werk.Statt.44, Berlin
– HofFest group exhibition, Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin
– What If… group exhibition in Berlin, Germany and Denver, USA
2013               
– WestTurm group exhibition, Tag des Denkmals, Teufelsberg, Berlin
– HofFest group exhibition Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin
2010-2012      
– Diverse stage sets and performances in KULE, Berlin
– „20 Years KULE“ group exhibition & performance, Berlin
– Artist residency in Kunst Haus KULE, Berlin  
2007-2008      
– Diverse stage performances and concerts with “Electric Shepherds”
2002               
– Production and installation of „Turning Cow“ sculpture, Cowparade London, Museum of Childhood London, UK
– „Stazi HQ“ photography, part of the permanent exhibition in Urbis Museum,Manchester, UK
1998-2010      
– Stage deco and printed material for the Dangerous Drums events
1989-1998      
– Diverse performances, group exhibitions and events in Sofia, BG

Projects you should check out:

DJ Vela
Werk.Statt.44
KAI
Peter Schütze
Sandra Dick
Eschschloraque
Neurotitan
Haus Schwarzenberg
Monsterkabinet
SR & Company
Davide Faranda 
Marva MK

All artwork on this website is created by VELA. Photos, videos and texts are credited to the autors, whenever applicable. 

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