Water purification plants

 Exhibition
“Water purification plants”
KAMEN STARTCHEV
June 27th through July 13th, 2011

For sure there are days to come that are not numbered.

For sure something will happen some day
with the Water purification plants.
Water will suffer partial or full amnesia.
The inexplicable phenomenon will still be unexplained.
Memories will part with their material essence
and will vanish
without changing the quantity of matter.
Only the foam will remain on top,
at least for a while. The purgatory of memory
will retain residue during the countless last moments seen,
as if by a child
after crying for a long time,
or before that,
or in general … or never… or …… whatever.

Kamen Startchev

Biography:

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1971

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria

Education:

1985-90 – High School of Fine Arts, Sofia

1990-96 – National Academy of Fine Arts,Sofia

Selected solo exhibitions:

2013  –  P.A.R.K. Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2012  –  House Witgenstein, Wien, Austria

2012  –  Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012  –  Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany

2011  –  Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Prague, Czech Republik

2011  –  “New Land”– National Art Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

2010  –  Arosita Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

2009  –  ANEL Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

2008  –  Arosita Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

2004  –  Green cat Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

Some art participations:

2013  –  Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States – Farmleigh Gallery-Dublin- Ireland

2012  – “West park story”- Open air art festival West Park – Sofia, Bulgaria

2012  – “MOST” – Vivacom art hall – Sofia, Bulgaria

2012  – “Sofia Underground 2012” – UBA  Sofia, Bulgaria

2011  – “Digital print” – Industrialna 11 – Sofia, Bulgaria

2010  –  Sixth International Triennial of Grafic Arts -Sofia, Bulgaria

2009  – “M-tel Annual Awards for Contemporary Bulgarian Art – 2008” Varna, Bulgaria

2007  – “Cultural identity” – University of Connecticut, New Groton, USA.

2007  – “Cultural identity” – Gallery „Sofia Press”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2007  – “Equilibrium” – UBA  Sofia, Bulgaria

2005 –  Sculpture Symposium– Art center Ilindentci-  Ilindentci, Bulgaria

Residencies:

2011 – “Cite internationale des Arts”, Paris, France