Kaliya Kalacheva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she lives and works.
She is an MA graduate from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2011 she won the Prize for promising young artist of the Edmond Demirdjian Foundation. She was shortlisted for the 2012 MOST award. In 2017 Kaliya won the International Artist recognition at Women in the Arts Awards “Celebrating the Genius of Women” exhibition and competition in Orlando, Florida.Her paintings are part of the collections of Art center Hugo Voeten, Belgium, Luciano Benetton collection, Italy, National Art Gallery and Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria. Kaliya Kalacheva was a resident artist in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2014 and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany in 2016.
Selected Solo exhibitions:
2018 “Light” A+ Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017 “Air on Wood” Nuance Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, “Tandem”, [A]cube contemporary, Sofia
2016 “Pieces”, str. Moskovska 11, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 “Close/Open”, “Rakursi” Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 “Where do you go?” Modern Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 “Wait!”, “Rakursi” Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Selected Group exhibitions:
2017 “AlterEgo” Nirvana Gallery, curator Tsvetelina Anastasova
2016 Accessible Art Fair Brussels, Musee Juif de Belgique
2015 „Imago Mundi: Map of the New Art“, Luciano Benetton collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
“Image and likeness”, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
“Caution: Wet paint!”, Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria
2014 “My name is Artist”, curator Vesela Nozharova, Art center Hugo Voeten, Belgium
Eurasia Art Express Project, MBC Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
2013 “Forcing up the choice”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, curator Galina Lardeva
Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
International painting biennial, Chisinau, Moldova
2012 “Chances Choices Changes”, Organized by the World Bank, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, BG
“Love” – project “Idea for Home”, curator Maria Vassileva, “Raiko Aleksiev” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010“Transform” – Tophane Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey


My pictorial geometry reflects the stages of fantasy, reveals that parallel reality that previously crawled over the edge of the eye. Buildings are no longer buildings – they are a gateway to the unlocking of their own soul, and the colors focus their imaginary appearance.

Happy abandoned II, oil on canvas, 100/120 cm., 2015                       Happy abandoned III, oil on canvas, 120/130 cm., 2015

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