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

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

 

 

 

 

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Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2015 – New Life - Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2014 - The Sculpture as a Hobby – Arosita Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2013 - Stars - Objects & Spaces series - part I – solo exhibition in European Month of Photography in Sofia
2– nd experimental edition - Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia;
2012 - For a Few Dollars More or Nine Portrait – Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art;
2011 - We Love the Dogs and the Dogs Love Us - Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia, Bulgaria;

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016

The painting technology in the contemporary art – symposium on painting and group exhibition, curator Sasho Stoitzov, Blagoevgrad 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;

2015
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;
2014
Optical Confusion - curator Elena Panajotova, Basement Wien Gallery, Vienna, Austria;
2013
Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival 1997 - 2003 Files – Sofia arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia;
2011
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;
2009
Wenn Werte Form Werden – curator Stefan Bohnenberger, supported by Goethe Institute Bulgaria;
2008
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;