Involving the Community. Making Art Accessible. Giving Back.
In 2009, following her exhibition at the National Gallery for Foreign Art, Bussel together with Arditti+RDT donated renderings of the Living Monument Project to the Military Medical Academy, one of the largest government run hospitals in Bulgaria.
By hosting various art workshops for kids in different countries, Bussel hopes to help plant the seeds for a better tomorrow.
By involving the communities where she works and exhibits, Bussel has been able to bring local influence into her work and create a dialogue with the surrounding community.
The Living Monument Project
Bussel created the Living Monument Project to elevate public discourse about cancer. The conceptual portion of the Project was unveiled publicly for the first time in 2008 during her solo exhibition at the Beijing World Art Museum. In 2009, the renderings of the Project were exhibited at the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Bulgaria, and later donated to the Military Medical Academy, one of the largest government run hospitals in Bulgaria.
Bussel has loaned and donated her works to various public institutions including libraries and hospitals. In 2014, Bussel loaned nineteen of her earlier works to be exhibited at the El Segundo Library. Her works have also been displayed at Baker Library at Harvard University.