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In brief

Bulgarian artist and designer.
So far I have 22 national and international awards for art and advertising, 8 solo exhibitions and more than 70 participations in various artistic forums.

Education

2005 MA Painting, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 BA Painting, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Lectures

2019
California Gold Rush – Visiting Artist Lecture, Thimann Lecture Hall 3, University of California Santa Cruz, USA. CEC ArtsLink International Fellow Program 2019, Open Lab, Digital Art Research Center, UCSC, California, United States.
2016
Presentation. Art Semester, Corporate University, Karol financial group. Sofia, Bulgaria.
2014
Presentation “Art & Advertising” Internal training program, UniCredit Bulbank. Sofia, Bulgaria.

Residences

2019 CEC ArtsLink International Fellow Program, NY and Open Lab, Digital Art Research Center, University of California Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
2007 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. Via National competition, the Union of Bulgarian Artists – Young author Award.

Artistic Awards

2016
FutureFest Art Prize: Future Work. Tobacco Dock, London, UK.
2015
Union of Bulgarian Artists Award for Drawing. 3rd National Biennial of Drawing, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
2005
Award for Young Artist in the Annual competition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists for residence in Cite des Arts, Paris.
2004
Special Award for Student Drawing – Foundation “100 Years National Academy of Arts”, Sofia.
First Award for Figurative Painting. National Academy of Arts, Sofia.
Reward granting the financing of a project by Postbank. National competition for art project “The Global and Human”, Sofia.
2003
First Award for Painting in National Contest of the Foundation “St. Cyril and St. Methodius”.
Second Award and Scholarship of Postbank. “Horizons in Pictures” Exhibition, Painting Department of the National Academy of Arts, National Art Gallery, Sofia.
Second Award. “Derwent” national competition for watercolor drawings, Varna.
Second Award for Study Painting. National Academy of Arts, Sofia.
2002
First Award for Study Painting. National Academy of Arts, Sofia.
2001
First Award for Painting. 5th International Competition “Europe”, Ministry of Education, Sofia.
First Award for Photography. 5th International Competition “Europe”, Ministry of Education, Sofia.
2000
Award of Honor. 5th International Biennale for Young Painters “Vox Humana”, Czech Republic.

Awards for Design & Advertising

2011
Silver EFFIE Award. Advertising campaign for UniCredit Bulbank. Designer. Sofia, Bulgaria.
2010
The Grand Prix “Golden Rooster” of 20th Annual advertisement expo for overall performance. Designer for UniCredit Bulbank.
First Award for Graphic Design of 20th Annual advertisement expo. Designer for UniCredit Bulbank.
Silver EFFIE Award. Advertising campaign for UniCredit Bulbank. Designer. Sofia, Bulgaria.
2009
Bronze EFFIE Award. Advertising campaign for UniCredit Bulbank. Designer. Sofia, Bulgaria.
2008
Best Design of The Fair Stand. 28th Plovdiv Spring Fair, National Association of Design and advertisement. Designer for Green Holding JSC.
2007
Silver Leo for effective advertisement. National Palace of Culture, Sofia. Designer for Green Holding JSC.
Special Prize for Young Author – Graphic Design at the 17th edition of Advertisement expo.

Collections

2020-2002
Private collections in USA, EU and UK.
2017-2014
Nikolay Nedelchev Contemporary Art Collection
2017
City Art Gallery – Blagoevgrad, Contemporary Bulgarian Art Collection
2015
Luciano Benetton Contemporary Art Collection
2007
Fund at the State Institute for Culture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 6 paintings and pastels from 2005 till 2007
2006
Fund of the Union of Bulgarian Artists
2005
Museum of the National Academy of Arts – awarded works of painting and drawing competitions academic period 2002 – 2005
2004
Collection of Post Bank Sofia. Awarded works in the National art competition
2003
International Foundation “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”. Awared artwork for First place in national competition for young authors.

Bibliography

2018
LIGHTFLIGHT artistic book. LIGHTFLIGHT solo exhibition, UniCredit Studio.
2016
Visible / Invisible exhibition catalogue. Graffit Gallery, Varna.
2015
3rd National Biennial of Drawing Catalogue, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection. Bulgaria: Save the Dream. Contemporary Artists from Bulgaria
12th International Gyeonggi Ansan Art Fair Catallogue
2014
Approaches to Happiness Catalogue, Credo Bonum Galley, Sofia
Sleeplessness exhibition Brochure, Varna
Lighting Tools – Exhibition Catalogue, Sofia
Contempo 2014 catalogue – 6th International Art Festival, Varna
2012
Real Love Story Catalogue, UniCredit Studio
2008
Ruf Award – Short List
2004
4th International Biennale of Drawing, Pizlen, Czech Republic
2004
2nd International Biennale of Pastel, Nowy Sacz, Poland
2003
European Art Festival of Pastels
2002
International Exhibition of Pastel, Fossano, Italy