Kamen Startchev

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1971

Education:

1985-90 High School of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
1990-96 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected solo exhibitions:

2021 –  “Border of the moment” – LITTLE BIRD PLACE Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 – “Without sound” – KO-OP Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 – „The Secret of the Macines” – U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2018 – “Daylight” – Rakursi Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2018 – “Prolet” Gallery – Bourgas, Bulgaria
2017 – „Extintion of memory” – Contemporary space , Varna , Bulgaria
2017 – „Final report” – Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia , Bulgaria
2017 – Art Center Pleven – Pleven, Bulgaria
2016 – „The Body of Orpheus ” – U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 – Hindlyan’s House – „En passant”- National Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 – U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 – “Diversification of the moon” – Goethe Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 – U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2013 – “Wastewater treatment plants ІІ” – The Fridge Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 – “Wastewater treatment plants І” – Rakursi Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 – U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2012 – House Witgenstein, Wien, Austria
2012 – Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 – Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany
2011 – Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Prague, Czech Republik
2011 – “New Land”– National Art Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 – Arosita Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – ANEL Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 – Arosita Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

Some art participations:

2019 – “Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes”,­ Kapana gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2019 – “Stamp on a landscape/Postcard from Sabina”, U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2018 – “Join the Dots – Connect the Distances” – Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
2018 – „Summer festival of contemporary art”, City Gallery Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
2017 – „Visions capitales” –U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2016 – „Instead of a Head of a Poet – a Forensic Prophecy ” U-P.A.R.K. Gallery,­ Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2016 – „Instead of a Head of a Poet” – REMONT Gallery- Belgrade ,Serbia
2016 – „Summer festival of contemporary art”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
2016 – „Image and Likeness” City Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2016 – „Image and Likeness” City Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2016 – 13th International Biennal of Miniature- Gornji Malinovac, Serbia
2016 – „topos – tpographies-…topias”- Rayko Aleksiev Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 – „Situation Sofia” National Academy of art” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 – “Grayscale – 20 contemporary bulgarian artists”, „Chedomir Krastich Gallery” Pirot, Serbia
2015 – „Save the Dreams” IMAGO MUNDI- Luciano Benetton Collection. Mappa del’arte nouova  Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice Italy
2015 – „Graphic. Why?”- Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia , Bulgaria
2015 – „Jazz format” – Culture center „Boris Hristov ” – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 – „Fortress” – Sofia Arsenal – Museum for contemporary art , Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 – „Image and Likeness”, National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 – Hindlyan’s House – „En passant”- National Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 – “Grayscale, 20 Suvremenih Bugarskih Umjetnika”, Muzej Medimurja, Cakovec, Hrvatska
2015 – “Grayscale, 20 Suvremenih Bugarskih Umjetnika”, Valjevo, Serbia
2015 – “What do you see?” , Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia,Bulgaria
2014 – “The collection. New Acquisitions 2012-2013” , Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia,Bulgaria
2014 – “Contemporary Bulgarian Graphics” – Ateneo de Madrid- Madrid . Spain
2014- ‘My Name is Artist’ – Art center Hugo Voeten – Herentals. Belgium
2014 – Seventh International Triennial of Grafic Arts -Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 -“New Shades in Contemporary Art”, Blagoevgrad
2014- “BULGARIAN PRINTS”- Centre for Graphic Arts and Visual Researches
“Akademija“ – Belgrade, Serbia
2013 – Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU
Member States – Farmleigh Gallery- Dublin, Ireland
2011 – Sixth International Triennial of Grafic Arts -Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – “M-tel Annual Awards for Contemporary Bulgarian Art – 2008” Varna, Bulgaria

 

Awards:

2019 – IRON CROSS for contemporary art “V. Zankov”
2014 – Grand prix – 7th International Print Art Triennial – Sofia 2014
2014- BNR -“Radio and Communications in the 21st Century” art competition.
2013 – Gaudenz B. Ruf Award- Support Programme 2013

Residencies:

2011 – “Cite internationale des Arts”, Paris, France

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria