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In the world of a young artist, every life transition has its own place


In the world of a young artist, every life transition has its own place

On October 19 at 18:00h. the young artist Anna-Maria Ruseva will present at the contemporary art space of UniCredit Bulbank, UniCredit Studio, her first solo exhibition The Transition. The team of UniCredit Studio chose the young talent of the National Academy of Art, touched by the fascinating story that unfolds in the paintings of the artist about the search, hopes, disappointments and successes of an author at the beginning of her creative career.

Anna-Maria Ruseva is only 25 years old but she knows well the life path of contradictions, doubts and hopes that can divert us from a full life or, on the contrary, inspire us to be better and better for ourselves. Transition is a path of self-knowledge, in the process of which every experience of truth has its own place and leads us to our future. However, the transition is an individual path with an individual goal and place to which we feel our belonging.

“At every moment in the history of our civilisations, people dwell on the meaning, essence and purpose of their lives. In this search, millions of people rely on an innate sense of belonging to a world of spirituality, to a space beyond themselves. Thanks to our unique ability to assemble elements of the present and the past, of reality and imagination, we build worlds, homes, hiding places and sanctuaries of our reason. There are many different forms of going into this alternative world. For some, it is accessible through prayer, dreams, meditation, contemplation, or any other method of detachment from reality. Others remain unable to experience it and live their life entirely within the limits of what is logical, strict, useful, and necessary. There are also people who, either intentionally or not, break every boundary between the rational and the fantasy and live entirely in their own head. The Transition project is precisely an embodiment of this human search, of our hopes and disappointments," says Anna-Maria Ruseva.

In her early years, Anna-Maria Ruseva was interested in the Humanities and language learning and prepared for a practical and orderly life. However, fate had another plan for her and took her on the unpredictable path of art. At the age of 20, Anna-Maria started painting. She is a graduate of the National Academy of Art and during her student years she took part in practical courses, exchange programs and painting workshops that allowed her to travel and present her talent in Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and France. Meanwhile, she also developed an interest in digital arts, which became her profession. In 2022, the author of The Transition acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Painting, which left her with more questions than answers, but also with more love and dedication to art than ever before.

With the support of UniCredit Bulbank and the National Academy of Art, Anna-Maria Ruseva has organised her first solo exhibition The Transition, which is an expression of all the contradictions, doubts and hopes that the artist has been through so far.


UniCredit Studio Contemporary Art Gallery was opened in 2012 when Bulgaria was chosen among more than 20 European countries to host the first UniCredit Studio after the gallery established in Italy. The mission of the studio is to present young Bulgarian and international artists and to provide a platform for their contemporary art.

Since its opening, the gallery has held exhibitions of works by young and talented Bulgarian artists, including Andrey Hambarski, Ivaylo Hristov, Ognyana Serafimova, Velizar Dimchev, Nora Ampova, Radoslav Ninov-Rudy, Yana Lozeva, Maria Nalbantova and others.

In 2016, the Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer presented in the gallery his world-famous exhibition Living On A Dollar A Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor.

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