Viktoria Draganova


Viktoria Draganova is a curator and writer living between Frankfurt/Main, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2014, she founded Swimming Pool, a non-profit project space in Sofia focused on artistic and curatorial research, collaborative approaches, art education and art community politics. Her personal research relates to poetic institutions, politics of truth and the potentials of the imaginary and the South East. Outside Swimming Pool, she has worked with Städel Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt/Main) and curated projects at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow and Art in General, New York. Viktoria writes for research publications, artists’ catalogues and art magazines, her texts have appeared in Badland, Echo Gone Wrong, Flash Art International, Frieze, Mousse magazine and СВЕМА. Viktoria holds a degree in law and PhD in legal history.


Stefania Batoeva

Balconia, 2015.



  • Photographer: Mihail Novakov

  • Description: Installation view “Balconia” with painting by Stefania Batoeva at Swimming Pool, Sofia, 2015. Photo: Mihail Novakov

Martin Penev

An Object of Concern, 2018.



  • Photographer: Yana Lozeva

  • Description: Installation view “Martin Penev: An Object of Concern” at Swimming Pool, Sofia, 2018.
  • Copyright: Photo: Yana Lozeva