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Artist Statement




I share the idea of an art that creates reality instead of offering its conventional model. I want to provoke the birth of view that go beyond the boundary of reality itself. These viewpoints stress an order that exist "a priory" in nature and can be developed again and again. This aspect makes the picture exist as a signal that gives the onlooker a chance to go deep into his/her life experience and mind. This is a universal signal to which the individual responds in un unique manner and creates his/her own reality.

Artist Exhibitions



EDUCATION
1997 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, the Public Art Program with Prof. Agnes Denes, Salzburg, Austria
1995 Antonio Ratti Foundation, the Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Prof. Joseph Kosuth, Como, Italy
1992 Vermont Studio Center, the program with Prof. Robert Henry and Prof. Roger Winter, Johnson, VT, U.S.A.
1985-90 National Academy of Art, Department of Painting with Prof. Svetlin Rusev, Sofia, Bulgaria, MFA degree

SOLO EXHIBITIONSPROJECTS
2012 Indigenous Memories, Jack Olson Gallery, School of Art, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, U.S.A.
2008 Portrait of a Collector, Chicago Art Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2000 3D Reality Project, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
1999 Recent Paintings and Paper Works, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
1994 Installations and Assemblages, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
1992 Recent Paintings, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, U.S.A.
1991 Noahs Ark, Wolfgang Riegelsberger Gallery, Mannheim, Germany, catalogue
International Foundation St. Cyril and St. Methodius, Sofia, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONSPROJECTS
2017 • Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• Self-Expession, online competition, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
• Biennial 2017, Museum of Non-Visible Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• Sculpture Exhibit, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2016 • Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
•18th Annual Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York, NY, U.S.A.

2015 • ArtExpo, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2013 • What Do You Hear, SoundCloud DropBox in conjunction with Soundings A Contemporary Score, MoMA, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• summerdream, Yoko Ono’s project, Bullukian Foundation, La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
• Personal Structures, La Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, catalogue
• Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York, NY, U.S.A.

2012 • Visions of Death, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France
• Visions of Death, Salon du Chocolat, Paris, France
• Visions of Death, Queens Museum of Art – New York, NY, U.S.A.
• Triumph of Caïssa, Dedication to Marcel Duchamp, Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
• ReInvention, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and artwiki.org, Berlin, Germany
• Postcards from the Edge, Cheim Read Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2011 • Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, catalogue
• frag-men-tal, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• frag-men-tal, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel Program, Moscow, Russia, catalogue
• Nord Art 2011, KiC Kunst in der Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany, catalogue
• In Bloom, Oakbrook Center, Guggenheim Partners commission, Hinsdale, IL, U.S.A.
• The Popular Show, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
• 6th Annual KIWA Woodblock Print Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan, catalogue
• 7th Annual Fine Art Auction Exhibit, Contemporary Art Center Peoria, Peoria, IL, U.S.A.
• An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASSMoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, U.S.A.
• Postcards from the Edge, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2010 • ABSENCE, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• 4th Beijing International Art Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, catalogue
• Beyond Borders 4”, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• Re Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A.
• G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• Fracking Art and Activism Against the Drill, Exit Art, New York, U.S.A.
• Immigrant Art, SICA, The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ, U.S.A.
• Bound Gathere, Edge Zones Art Center, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
• Michael Landy Art Bin, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom
• Artist Made Books, Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Norris University Center, Northwestern University, Chicago,
U.S.A.

2009 • Design it Shelter Competition, Guggenheim and Google Flickr Group, Guggenheim Museum, New York,
U.S.A.
• Under the Viaduct, Architrouve Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• A Book about Death, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, U.S.A.
• ArtPrize, Blue BridgeCity of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A., catalogue
• Nude, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., catalogue
• Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• Immigration Journeys Jukebox Project, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
• Beyond Borders 3, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2008 • Chicago Art Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• Beyond Borders 2, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2007 • Beyond Borders 1, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• Peace Tower, a project by Mark di Suvero, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2004 • Artist’s Toys, KraftLieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
•LPCAI, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2003 • Pier Walk, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., catalogue
• Maquette Show, Gallery 37, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2002 • Being, LIPA Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
•LPCAI, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

2001 • Suite Home Chicago, Public Art Project of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., catalogue

2000 • Many Colored Artworks, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.

1999 • 30 Times 15x15, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• Border Crossings, the 9th International Sculptors’ Symposium, Arnbruck, Germany, catalogue

1998 • Border Crossings, the 8th International Sculptors’ Symposium, Braunau, Austria, catalogue
• 5th International Sculpture Symposium, Brienz, Switzerland, catalogue
• Bulgarian Graphic Art Today, Rathausgalerie, Brühl, Germany
• Bulgarian Artbook, BRINZ 39 Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland, catalogue

1997 • “Bulgarian Artbook, Ata Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, catalogue
• The 3rd International Sculpture Symposium, Sur EnSent, Switzerland, catalogue
• “Voyage”, Installation in the Old Salt Mine, Hallein, Austria
• Stedelijk Museum Hof Van Busleyden, Meechelen, Belgium

1996 • Plastic Image of the 90s, the National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
• The 4th International Sculpture Symposium, Hojer, Denmark, catalogue
• Cultural Centre A. Spinoy, Mechelen, Belgium
• Section 13 Annual Exhibition, Shipka 6 Gallery exhibition halls of Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, BG

1995 • 3rd International Sculpture Symposium, Hojer, Denmark, catalogue
• Located Work, Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy, catalogue
• International Festival of Painting, Cagne-sur-Mer, France, catalogue
• T. E. S. ’95 4th European Sculpture Triennial IV Triennale Européenne de Sculpture, Jardin des Plantes – Paris,
France, catalogue
• VideoHarT”, Soros Center for the Arts Annual Exhibition, Archaeological Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, catalogue
• The 18th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Kanagawa, Japan

1994 • S.O.F.A. Art Event, Nyborg, Denmark, catalogue
• Selected from the Bulgarian Contemporary Art 60s, 90s years of 20th Century”, Gallery for Foreign Art of the
International Foundation St. Cyril and St. Methodius and Norman Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• The Autumn Salon, Shipka 6 Gallery exhibition halls of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria,
catalogue
• Annual Exhibition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, catalogue
• 13, Shipka 6 Gallery exhibition halls of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria, catalogue
• Olympic Ideals in Bulgarian Art, Shipka 6 Gallery exhibition halls of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia
• The 3rd International Print Biennial, Belgrade, Serbia

1993 • Annual Exhibition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, catalogue

1992 • Bulgarian Art, Gagliardi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, catalogue

1991 • Budapest Art EXPO 91, Budapest, Hungary, catalogue

1990 • International Gallery of Portrait Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

AWARDSGRANTSPUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2016 • Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2015 • Infinity, Rigby Group, London
2014 • Infinity, University of Minnesota, Morris‏, MN, U.S.A.
2012 • Genesis, Orland Park Public Art commission 2008-2013, Orland Park, IL, U.S.A.
2011 • Infinity Mobile”, In Bloom, Oakbrook Center, Hinsdale, IL, U.S.A. Guggenheim Partners commission
• Spin Art, In Bloom exhibition, Oakbrook Center, Hinsdale, IL, U.S.A. Hinsdale Bank and Trust commission
2010 • Green Office Challenge Awards, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2003 • Live Performance Series – Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
1998 • Diploma, 2nd place of public from the 5th International Woodcarving Symposium, Brienz, Switzerland
• Diploma, 2nd place of jury from the 5th International Woodcarving Symposium, Brienz, Switzerland
• Grant of KulturKontakt, Wien, Austria
• Grant of Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
1995 • Grant of Soros Center for the Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
1992 • Full fellowship for Residency of the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, U.S.A.
1991 • Grant of the International Foundation St. Cyril and St. Methodius, Sofia, Bulgaria
1989 • Honor Diploma from the 4th International Competition for Young Painters, Sofia, Bulgaria
• Honorable Mention from the 3rd International Competition for Drawing, Ell Ferrol, Spain...

Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



• Microsoft Corporation – Chicago, IL, USA
• San Fernando Museum – Madrid, Spain
• National Palace of Culture – Sofia, Bulgaria
• Gallery of the Portrait – Tuzla, Bosna and Herzegovina
• Brienz International Sculpture Simposium’s Foundation – Brienz, Switzerland
• Passion Greatest Mail Collection – Mechelen, Belgium
• Hojer International Sculpture Simposium’s Foundation – Hojer, Denmark
• Danish Post Museum – Copenhagen, Denmark

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