Alexander Valchev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He lives and works in Sofia.
In 1998 he graduated in Sculpture, MD from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, in the class of Prof. Krum Damianov. He graduated in Photography, MD from New Bulgarian University in 2013. In 2004 he was a resident artist in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France and in 2008 he received a scholarship to specialize at “CCN” Graz, Austria.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2018 – “Brick by Brick”, Arosita Art Gallery, Sofia
2015 – “A New Life”, Goethe-Institut Sofia
2014 – “The Sculpture as a Hobby” curated by V. Mlechevska, Arosita Art Gallery, Sofia
2012 – “For a Few Dollars More”, Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia
2011 – “We Love the Dogs and the Dogs Love Us”, in Goethe Institut Sofia
2005 – “Reminiscences” curated by S. Yanakieva, Sofia City Art Gallery.
Participations in International Festivals:
2018 – “Danube Dialogues”, Novi Sad, Serbia
2016 – “UAMO festival”, Munich, Germany
2008 – Month of Photography, Vienna, Ausrtia
2007 – Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Group Exhibitions:
2017 – “The Reality Despute”, curated by K. Vassilev, P. Tsanev, S. Pamukchiev, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2016 – “In the Labelling Gap”, curated by D. Radeva, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia 2015 – “Focus Bulgaria @ viennacontemporary” – curated by I. Boubnova and V. Nozharova, Vienna, Austria
2015 – “Art for Change 1985- 2015”, curated by M. Vassileva, Sofia City Art Gallery
2011 – “THE CHOICE (43 art historians – 43 works), curated by R. Konstantinova, the project curator M. Vassileva, Sofia City Art Gallery
2008 – “Bulgarian Contemporary Scene”, Ludwig Museum in Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany.
2006 – “AWOL”, Biennial of Contemporary Young Artists – 2nd edition, curated by I. Grabovan, Bucharest, Romania

His works are part of the collections of the National Art Gallery and Sofia City Art Gallery Bulgaria.

Sculpture is my belief.
Sometimes it is abstract and the main thing that interests me is the process of creating, observing and exploring forms and spatial relationships. Another time it is socially

 

Brick by Brick – 2018, acrylic/canvas, 12 x 50/50 cm.                                                         Fortress II – Installation, 240/140/140 cm

 

 

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