Image: Press Conference and Interview with Varna Radio, 2008
The Ballet Exhibition in Varna was Paola Minekov's first big show and it only came a few months after she moved to London. Being a part of a world class event such as the International Ballet Competition, it included a press - conference prior to the opening (another first) and national TV and radio coverage of the Private View.
Paola Minekov was born in Sofia, but her grand father came from Varna and when Paola was a child they used to spend the summers there. Living in London today, she still feels a strong emotional connection with the city of Varna and the Bulgarian coast. Having her first exhibition there, together with her father whom she only gets to see a few times a year, was a very special treat for the young artist.