Bring me a brick! - part of Brick by Brick series






Name, Surname: Alexander Valchev
Born: 1973 in Sofia, Bulgaria, lives and works in Sofia

2013 -  MFA in Photography, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, BG
1998 -  MFA in Sculpture, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, BG




  Statement pdf
Complete Biography pdf

Short Biography


Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2019 - Constructive Fluctuations - Institute for Contemporary Art - Sofia, Sofia, BG

2019 - How to Deal with the Object, curator Iara Boubnova - Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, BG

2018 - Brick by Brick - Arosita Art Gallery, Sofia, BG
2015 - New Life - Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2014 - The Sculpture as a Hobby, curator Vera Mlechevska - Arosita Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;


Selected Group Exhibitions:


Notes and Footnotes – curator Vera Mlechevska, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv, BG
Portrait of a Friend - curator Iglica Trifonova, Sofia City Art Gallery, BG


On a Clear Day You Can See Forever – curator Carolina Lio, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia, BG
Danube Dialogues festival - New Life – Novi Sad, RS
Works of Art from Bulgaria - Council of the European Union, Brussels, BE


The Reality Despute - curators K. Vassilev, S. Pamukchiev, P. Tsanev, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA,
Sofia, BG
Valchev, Bistrichki, Nedev, Simeonov - group exhibition, Pleven Art Center, Pleven, BG
Valchev, Bistrichki, Nedev - group exhibition, Stubel Gallery, Sofia, BG


The painting technology in the contemporary art – symposium on painting and group exhibition, curator Sasho Stoitzov, City Gallery, Blagoevgrad, BG;
Topos - Topographies - ...topias - group ehibition, curator Slav Nedev, Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, BG;
Fortress - group ehibition, curator Nadezda Dzhakova, Blagoevgrad City Gallery, Blagoevgrad, BG;
UAMO Festival - Fortress - group ehibition, Munich, DE;
In the Labelling Gap – curator Daniela Radeva, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia;
Situation Sofia – organized by Goethe-Institut, Art Gallery ACADEMY, Sofia;


Focus Bulgaria @ viennacontemporary - curated by Iara Boubnova and Vessela Nozharova, viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria;
Save the Dreams – contemporary Artists from Bulgaria - Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fodazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy;
The Fortress - curator Nadezda Dzhakova, UAMO Fetival & Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art;
Art for Change 1985- 2015 – curator PhD Maria Vasileva, Sofia City Art Gallery;


Optical Confusion - curator Elena Panajotova, Basement Wien Gallery, Vienna, Austria;


Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival 1997 - 2003 Files – Sofia arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia;


Re - Production - curators Alla Georgieva, Nadezda Dzhakova, Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art;
THE CHOICE /43 art historians - 43 works/ - the project curator PhD Maria Vasileva – Sofia City Art Gallery;


Wenn Werte Form Werden – curator Stefan Bohnenberger, supported by Goethe Institute Bulgaria;


Contemporary Bulgarian Scene - curator PhD Beate Reifenscheid - Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany;

Selected Grants, Awards & Residences:

2014 - Grant, The radio and the communications of 21-st century – competition of Bulgarian National Radio;
2013 - ESSL Art Award CEE 2013 – Nominee;
2012 - Grant, Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for new Bulgarian art;

Selected Bibliography (References):

Catalogue of Art for Change 1985 - 2015 - Sofia City Art Gallery, 2015;
Catalogue of THE CHOICE /43 art historians - 43 works/ - Sofia City Art Gallery, 2011;
Catalogue of Contemporary Bulgarian Scene - Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany 2008;