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Born on 22nd of august 1974 in the town of Gabrovo. He graduated the secondary Art School in Tryavna (1993) and completed Master’s studies in St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Painting specialty (2000). Qualifies animation in Nu Boyana Film Studios ( 2001) He works with a variety of materials, holds one-man exhibitions, illustrates books and participates in music projects, drawing before an audience on stage. Since 1997 he has been exhibiting his works in various cities and countries and organising a great number of one-man exhibitions and performances. His big solo performances are in CERN (Geneva) 2018 and 2016, Astana ( EXPO Astana) 2017, Milan ( EXPO Milano) 2015, National Museum of Liechtenstein 2015. The satirical project '21st Century' 2018, presented in Central Military Club - Sofia is a great success. It shows some of the most prominent politicians worldwide drawn in the form of playing cards. In 2011 he published short stories in “Heavy Metal” magazine, text Kerim Sakizli. He has works in National Museum of Liechtenstein, World Expo Museum Shanghai, Presidential Palace Museum in Vilnius. His works have been exhibited in Zurich, Bern, Locarno, Geneva, Liechtenstein, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Minden, Vienna, Milan, Brussels, Maastricht, Barcelona, Bratislava, Istanbul, Izmir, Sofia, Plovdiv, etc.

Solo Exhibitions

Locarno – Leonardo Da Vinci Art Gallery – (Leonardo 500, Codex Metamorphoses)

CERN, Geneva – (Timeline of The Universe) – 2018

CERN, Geneva – (Particle Metamorphoses) - 2016

Sofia Science Festival – (Timeline of The Universe) – 2018

Sofia – Central Military Club – (21st Century) - 2018

Astana – Expo Astana, ( Human Energy) – 2017, curator Arminio Sciolli
 

Milan – Expo 2015, (“Riflessioni”) pavilion „Corriere della Sera“ curator Arminio Sciolli
Vienna - Viva Art Gallery (“Graphic Stage”) - 2016
Sofia – Bulgaria hall, Sofia philharmonic (“Metamorphoses”) - 2015
Vaduz - Liechtenstein National Museum - 2015
Zurich - Petra Lossen Gallery - 2014
Sofia - Arena di Serdica (Playing Cards) - 2013
Istanbul - Gallery Ziraat Bank - 2011
Izmir - Gallery „Akademist“ (The Reincarnation of the Satir) - 2007

 


 

Performances and participations

Buckeburg – Buckeburg castle, (Nocturne in Blue) – 2018

Locarno – Leonardo Da Vinci Art Gallery, ( 10 Jours En Lituanie) – 2018

Maastricht  -  CHICHO foundation (“Playing Cards”) – 2016
Barcelona - Hartexpo ( Espacio 120) - 2016; Art Nou Millenni Gallery - 2016
Locarno – Leonardo Da Vinci Art Gallery, Arte in dirreta, (“Riflessioni”) – 2016 ; submitted: Expo Milano 2015, pavilion newspaper „Corriere della Sera“ curator Arminio Sciolli

Minden - Marienkirche – (Nocturne in Blue) - 2015
Balchik - Balchik Palace - The Golden Project (Seventh Sense) - 2015
Minden, Germany – Fort A, The Golden Project - 2015
Sofia - Bulgaria hall, Sofia philharmonic (Metamorphoses) – 2015
Plovdiv - Chamber Scene Plovdiv - The Golden Project (Seventh Sense) - 2015
Varna - Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery - The Golden Project (Seventh Sense) - 2014
Ruse - Dohodno Zdanie - The Golden Project (Seventh Sense) - 2014
Sofia - Sofia Live Club – The Golden Project (Seventh Sense) - 2014

Illustrations

 

“Nocturne in Blue” – cover and illustrations - 2015
“Seventh Sense”, “The Golden Project”, cover and illustrations - 2014
“Heavy Metal” ( magazine) – text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2012
“Fatemate” – graphic novel , text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2007
“ Poems in Paintings” – poetry, text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2007
“The Reincarnation of the Satir” poetry, text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2007