The Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) is a non-profit association of professional artists and art critics

Managed from:

6 Shipka Str., Sofia

Management of the UBA:

  • General Assembly (GA)
  • Managing Board (MB)
  • Executive Bureau (EB)
  • Chair

Highest governing body is the General Assembly convened by the Managing Board.

Executive Bureau of the UBAʼs Managing Board:

Lyuben Genov, Chair; Ivaylo Djenev, Deputy-Chair; Anton Staykov, Deputy-Chair; Dolores Dilova; Bogomil Zhivkov

Chair of the UBA: 

Lyuben Genov

Members of the Managing Board: 

Ivaylo Djenev, Anton Staykov, Stanislav Pamukchiev, Olimpia Daniel, Dolores Dilova, Tsvyatko Ostoich, Elena Panayotova, Delya Chausheva, Momchil Mirchev, Tsvetoslav Hristov-Tsupy, Bogomil Zhivkov, Tonya Goranova, Slav Nedev, Plamen B. Petrov, Radoslav Simeonov, Evgeny Nedev

Control Committee:

Nikola Enev, Vihra Ognianova, Stoil Mirchev, Adelina Fileva, Rainis Gelov

Business hours of the administration
at 6 Shipka Str., Sofia

Monday – Friday: 9 to 17 h. (lunch break 13 – 14 h.)

Opening hours of the galleries in Sofia:

6 Shipka Str. Gallery:
Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 19 h.
“Rayko Alexiev” Gallery:
Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 19 h.

Bank account:

branch V. Levski Memorial, Sofia
account holder: UBA
IBAN BG 47 UNCR 7630 1078 5769 26
in money transfers, three names and grounds for the transfer should be indicated (e.g., membership fee for the respective year)

Constitution of the UBA

The Constitution of the Union of Bulgarian Artists has been adopted by the General Assembly as the main document of the organization.

Exhibition Regulations

The Exhibition Regulations of the UBA contain the rules regulating the organizing of individual, collective, international and other kinds of exhibitions in the exhibition spaces of the UBA, and describes the procedures to book an exhibition, the terms and conditions for organizing exhibitions, the rights and obligations of the UBA, and the exhibitors.

White Book

 The UBA White Book lists chronologically the administrative and managerial resolutions concerning the economic activity of the UBA during the period following the adoption of the Trade Law, from 1991 to 2013.


At present, some 3,000 artists and art critics of all generations are members of the Union. Membership is individual and structured in 17 sections.


Painting; Graphic Art and Illustration; Sculpture; Art Criticism; Cartoon Art; Commercial Design; Scenography; Restoration; Monumental Arts; Design; Ceramics; Graphic Design; Section 13: Non-Conventional Forms; Woodcarving; Jewelry; Textile; Comics.

Representative Offices

Representative offices have been set up throughout the country, to bring together UBA members based on territorial principle. By its activities, the UBA supports the implementation of its membersʼ creative projects; provides them with information of significant events and national/international forums; assists them to establish creative contacts. 

Social Activities

All members of the Union can avail themselves of the social programs and the opportunities to defend their professional interests and copyright, opportunities to participate in various competitions, symposia, plain airs.

Exhibition Halls

The UBA owns the largest exhibition complex for contemporary and classical Bulgarian art: the halls at 6 Shipka Str., and the salon of the “Rayko Alexiev” gallery at 125 Rakovski Str., in Sofia.

The exhibition policies of the Union are open for ideas and projects. The UBA halls will host various exhibitions: individual, collective, anniversary, retrospective, visiting, as well as authoritative international events and avant-garde.

Membership in International Organizations

UBA is a collective member in the following international organizations: IAA/AIAP, ICOGRADA, AICA.

Expert Council of the UBA

The Expert Council of the UBA, established in 1992, offers expert reports, and certificates of authenticity, condition and qualities of artifacts, consultations, expert opinion and evaluations relating to visual arts, design, restoration and synthetic genres on request by state institutions, NGOʼs, companies, administrations, judicial and investigating authorities, private persons etc.

The UBA Expert Councilʼs services would be available subject to payment of certain charges.