Born: In Ruse, Bulgaria
He graduated from the Higher Institute for Fine
Arts "Nikolay Pavlovich" (now National
Academy), Sofia, (1977).
Since 1997- professor of
Painting at National Academy of Fine Arts - Sofia.
Member of the Union of Bulgarian artists since 1979;
Member and founder of the group "The City" / 1986 /.
Since 2015 Corresponding Member of the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
works primarily in painting, but also
the murals, stage design, graphics and
the layout of the book. He has realized over 150 appearances
in representative exhibitions of Bulgarian
art at home and abroad and over 40
publications. Author of the book "Things places and people"
2011, ed. "Zahari Stoyanov" Sofia.
Lives and works in Sofia.
Individual exhibitions / selection /:
"Hic habitat felicitas", Nuance Gallery (2016);
"Trying to figure out," Rakursi Gallery (2015);
"Back to Paris" Rakursi Gallery (2014);
Art Gallery "Vladimir Dimitrov - the Master"
- Kyustendil (2014);
"Related parties" Accademia Gallery, Sofia (2012);
“Nostalgia for whole”, Wittgenstein House, Vienna;
Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bratislava; gallery-
bookstore "Sofia Press", Sofia (2011-2010);
"Are You Ready?", Rakursi Gallery, Sofia (2010);
Things outside us, National Autumn Exhibitions,
Balabanov House, Old Plovdiv, gallery
"EIBANK", Sofia (2008); Egypt revisited
gallery-bookstore "Sofia Press", Sofia (2007);
Things, places and people (anniversary exhibition) Gallery
"Rayko Alexiev", Sofia (2002); “Human
food”, gallery "Cyclop", Sofia; “Music makers”
gallery UBA,/ E/urobank/,
Sofia (2001); “5x3 +2 or not here and not now”, Irida Gallery
, Sofia (1999); “Watercolors from Paris” "Ata-Rai" Gallery, Sofia;
12 marginals "Ata" Gallery, Sofia (1998);
Knights: National Gallery
for Foreign Art, Sofia; Gallery
"Sweet Water", London (1993).
Group exhibitions / selection /:
Biennale of Visual Arts in August
Art, City Art Gallery, Varna(2014);
Official collection Olympics, Barbican, London 2012, Beijing, China 2013;
Bulgarian art collection to the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium 2011;
"Message from centuries. Churches and monasteries in the Balkans "
SCAG, Sofia (curator Adelina Fileva), 2011;
"Tradition and Modernity" Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"
Sofia (curator Chavdar Popov), 2011;
"The" choice’’, SCAG (curator Maria Vassileva), 2011;
'Studio. Muses and Models "SCAG, Sofia,
(Curator Milena Balcheva), 2010;
"Crossing Point.Artists paint artists"
SCAG, Sofia (curator Daniela Culov-Markova), 2010;
"Faces of Music" BNR, Sofia (curator Olympia Nikolova), 2010;
Contemporary Bulgarian and Cypriot art
Kafkaridis Theatre, Nicosia, Cyprus 2009;
Biennale of Visual Arts in August
Art, City Art Gallery, Varna
(2008); Music (curator Olympia Nikolova)
Wittgenstein House, Vienna; Bulgarian culture
Institute Prague; Bulgarian Cultural Institute,
Budapest; “The coasts of Europe” (curator
O. Nikolova), the European Commission, Berlaymont
Building, Brussels (2007); modern Bulgarian
Painting: Plastic / Conceptual 2000-2005
(Curators Iskra Trayanova, Chavdar Popov), Centre
"The people osvetove", Bratislava; Hofburg,
Innsbruck, Austria; Palais Porcia, Vienna; gallery
"DAP", Warsaw; Cultural center "Babylon"
Utrecht; Museum "Thermal am Fimarkt" Trier,
Germany (2006-2007); International Biennial
painting, Cairo, Egypt; Cossi fan tutti (curator
O. Nikolova) "Debut" gallery, Sofia (2006)
Oil paintings, Liberal Synagogue, The Hague, Netherlands / 1997 /;
Exhibition of the group "The City" Galeriyas Del Este,
Valencia, Spain / 1992 /; Exhibition of the group "The City"
Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, England / 1990 /;
Awards / selection /:
Man of the year, special award of the team of Darik Radio (2015)
Annual National Award for Painting "Vladimir Dimitrov - the Master" (2012);
Golden Pen / for contribution to Bulgarian culture /Sofia (1998);
I prize, General Art Exhibition Portrait, Pazardzhik (1988);
Diploma, International competition in painting, Kosice, Slovakia (1983);
Diploma, Youth International Competition of Painting, Sofia (1978);
National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria
Collection of Dr. Peter Ludwig, Aachen, Germany
Gallery Bratislava, Slovakia
Art Gallery Szczecin, Poland
Museum of Balkan art Lemnos, Greece
Collection of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Official collection of Olympic Games, Beijing, China
Collection of the American Embassy in Sofia
Seoul Art Center - Seoul, Korea / 1994, 1995 /
Institute of Contemporary Arts - Sofia / 2009 /
The Residence programs:
Pro Arte Bulgarika - Lucerne, Switzerland / 1995 /
Cité des Arts - Paris, France / 1997 /
Cité des Arts - Paris, France / 2012 /
Kunstlerhouse – Salzburg, Austria /2015/
His works are in private collections in Bulgaria
Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Israel, Spain,
France, England, USA, Canada, South Korea, Austria, Germany
Greece, Poland and others.
He has participated in group exhibitions presenting Bulgarian
Art in Rome, Lisbon, Stockholm, Moscow, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Vienna
Bad Reichenhall, Seoul and others.
Curator of numerous projects, including:
"Bulgarian Jewish artists," Jewish Museum Vienna, Austria / 1996 /;
"Idea of House," Shipka 6, UBA, Sofia / 2012 /
"Friends of India" Sredets Hall, Ministry of Culture, Sofia / 2013 /