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NAME: Pravdoliub Ivanov

BORN: 1964 – in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria

EDUCATION
1993 – Graduated in painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia

Since 1996 – Assistant Professor in National Academy for Fine Arts, Sofia

Since 1995 – Member of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia

 

Photo: Stefan Totev

selected individual shows

2016

On the Wrong Side
10 November, 2016 – 6 January, 2017
SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2014

Just Another Boring Day
June 14 – August 16, 2014
Gallery Le Guern, Warsaw, Poland

Chamber of Uncertainty,
Krinzinger Parterre Gallery, Vienna

Fragments of Demand,
Gallery Alberta Pane, Paris
(dual show with Ivan Moudov)

2013

What you See, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria,
Curator Daniela Radeva

2011

Półprawda / Half-Truth, Gallery Le Guern, Warsaw, Poland, Curator Kamil J. Malinowski

2010

Works, Non-Works and Illusions, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv

2008

Thoughts Within Thoughts - dual show with Alec Finlay, ARC Projects, Sofia

2007

Double Trouble - dual show with Valio Tchenkov, Gallery Steinle, Munich, Germany

2003

Existing Objects – ATA Center / Institute of Contemporary Art-Sofia, Sofia

2002

Pessimism No More, Musee des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

1999

Negligible Incidents, TED Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

1998

Vehicles Dream, Longwood Arts Project, New York, USA

At the Level of the Eyes, TED Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

Macro Swiss, at the Swiss Embassy Residence, Sofia

1997

Between Thoughts and Talks, XXL Gallery, Sofia

1996

Photo-Installations, dual show with Kalin Serapionov, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Territory, Akrabov Gallery, Plovdiv

1995

Zwei Wege, BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland

selected group shows

2017

The Image is no Longer Available,
Curator Vessela Nozharova
Gallery ICA-Sofia
May 3 – Jun 17, 2017

14 x 14 – Survey of the Danube Region. – Individual Views. – Photographic Positions.
Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 25th – June 15th 2017
Curator: Regina Hellwig – Schmid

Landscapes and Lifestyles
group show
Goethe Institut, Sofia
24.03-21.04 2017
Curator Vera Mlechevska

Interior
Gallery Le Guern, Warsaw
Dec, 2016 – Feb, 2017
Curator: Michal Jachula

 

2016

Art & Foot
La Chapelle art contemporain,group showClairefontaine-en-Yvelines, France
10.09 -27.11. 2016
Curators: Marion & Baudoin Lebon

5 Mediations Biennale – FUNDAMENTAL
Poznan, Poland
01-30.10 2016
Curators: Drorit Gur Arie; Andrea Hilger; Harro Schmidt; Tomasz Wendland
Cocurators: Miriam Syowia Kyambi; Valentina Gioia Levy; Risa Takita; Juraj Čarný

NEWROPE
Nitra Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia
22 September – 13 November, 2016
Curated by Omar Mirza

Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia. Works from the Art Collection Telekom
20 April – 9 October, 2016
Curated by Adriana Oprea of MNAC, in collaboration with the curators of Art Collection Telekom, Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher
National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania

Summer Summary
29 July – 31 August, 2016
Curated by Vessela Nozharova
Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Travellers. Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe
Zachęta-National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
14.05 – 21.08.2016
Curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz,
collaboration on the part of Zachęta: Magdalena Komornicka

Magic and Power
Of Magic Carpets and Drones
Marta Herford (Gehry Galleries)
Herford, Germany
The show is a highly extended version of the presentation “Heaven and Hell” conceived last year by Diane Hennebert and Christophe Dosogne for the Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain in Brussels.
27 February – 5 June 2016

Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia. Works from the Art Collection Telekom
curated by Adriana Oprea of MNAC, in collaboration with the curators of Art Collection Telekom, Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher
National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania
20 April – 9 October, 2016

Remember Lidice
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany
Curator René Block
8 March – 8 May, 2016

Let Them Draw
group show about drawing
Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv
Curated by Pravdoliub Ivanov
27 February – 1 April, 2016

 

2015

EuroScope
The Collection of the European Investment Bank at Cercle Cité, Luxembourg
Curator Delphine Munro
20 November 2015 – 29 January 2016

Ich kenne kein Weekend
Archive and Collection René Block
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
September 16, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Remember Lidice
Edition Block
Curator René Block
12 September 2015 – 13 February 2016

Timișoara Art Encounters. Appearance & Essence
Curated by: Nathalie Hoyos & Rainald Schumacher
Timișoara, Romania
3 – 31 October, 2015

Mature and Angry,
Week of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria,
Curator Boris Kostadinov
September 2015

Verkauf in Nebenräumen / Sales in the Side Rooms
curated by Harald Falckenberg
Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
11. September bis 17. Oktober 2015
Curated by_vienna 2015: Tomorrow Today

Romanian – Bulgarian Union. A retrospective
Salonul de proiecte. Anexa MNAC, Bucuresti
4 December 2014 – 15 February 2015
Curator: Vlad Nanka

Heaven and Hell
From magic carpets to drones
Group show
Villa Empain, Brussels
Boghossian Foundation
March 6th – September 6th, 2015

Group Show
Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv
24 February – 8 April, 2015
Curator Vesselina Sarieva

14 x 14 – Survey of the Danube Region –  Individual Views– Photographic Positions.
Pécsi Gallery, Pécs,  Hungary
23 January –  20 February, 2015
Curator: Regina Hellwig-Schmid

Art for Change 1985-2015
group show
Sofia City Art Gallery
20 January – 5 March, 2015
curated by Maria Vassileva

 

2014

Prehod for sale,
Group show (limited editions)
ICA members plus friends
ICA-Sofia Gallery
December – January, 2014
Curator: Iara Boubnova

14 x 14 – Vermessung des Donauraumes
Fotografische Positionen
Edwin Scharff Museum Neu-Ulm, Germany
16 May – 3 August, 2014
Curator: Regina Hellwig-Schmid

Future Past – Past Future,
Media Art from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, An on-site exhibition within the framework of the Transmediale festival 2014
and online exhibition on the ArtUP! platform
Berlin
25.01 – 02.02. 2014
Curator: Sandra Naumann

Unhappy Ready – Made
group show
Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
January – February 2014
Curator: Beral Madra

 

2013

All I Can Do Is Art,
Czech Center, Prague, Czech Republic
December 13 – January 31, 2014
Curator: Vera Mlechevska

Modern Architecture Works
24 October – 10 November, 2013
Curators: Vera Mlechevska and Ina Mertens

Unexpected Encounters , Camera Austria,, 
co-produced by
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2013
, “Liaisons Dangereuses”22.9.-17.11.2013, Graz, Austria

The Unanswered Question. İskele-2, 
TANAS and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
,
September 8 – November 3, 2013,
Curator: René Block

Arts and Urban Space
International Conference
27-28 September, Sofia

Fantasista,The Cello Factory, London, England
July 11-14 2013conceived by Richard Swarbrick,
Curators: Bearspace, London

On the Edge of Story,
6th Brno Art Open, 2013,
Brno, Czech Republic
June 12 – August 31, 2013
Curator Michal Kolecek

In Crisis – Terra Mediterranea,
The Nicosia Municipal Art Centre,
Associated with Pierides Foundation,
July 04. 2012 – July, 2013
Curator: Dr Yiannis Toumazis

A Possible History, Bulgarian Art Through the Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Sofia Art Gallery
Sept 12, 2012 – March 3, 2013
Curators: Irina Genova, Tatiana Dimitrova, Chavdar Popov, Boris Danailov, Diana Popova and Maria Vassileva

 

2012

Anatomy of Integration, Sculpture Quadrinale, Riga, Latvia,
Centre for Art Management and Information,
October 5 – November 25, 2012
Curators: Aigars Bikse, Ivars Drulle and Inese Baranovska

14 x 14 – Vermessung des Donauraumes. Positionen aktueller Kunst, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany
28. September – 4. November 2012, Curator: Regina Hellwig-Schmid

Sport in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, 19 May – 30 September, 2012, Curator: Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka

Beautiful game, 
City Art Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 28. 2012 – Sept. 23. 2012
,
Curator: Alenka Gregorič, 
Co Curator: Luchezar Boyadjiev

Shanghai Contemporary, Sariev Contemporary,
7-9 September 2012

Utopraxia, TAF / the Art Foundation, Athens, Greece,
21.06 – 02.09.2012,
Curator: Evangelia Ledaki

Bound: 1. A boundary, a limit. / 2.tied / 3. to leap forward or upward; spring
OpenShowstudio, Athens, Greece, 7 – 15 June, 2012
Curators: Sofia Touboura, Maria Lianou, Nana Sachini

Recipes
At three places in the town of Dobrich, Bulgaria
19 – 26 May, 2012, Curator: Samuil Stoyanov

Why Duchamp? From object to museum and back (125 years), Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art Sofia
Curator: Maria Vassileva, 08.03 – 01.04. 2012

Group Show, 0GMS Gallery-Drawer, Sofia, Bulgaria,
Curators: Vladiya Mihaylova and Ivan Moudov, 01.02 – 10.03. 2012

MusTempo, Graffit Gallery – Varna, Bulgaria, Contemporary Art and Photography,
Collection Sofia City Art Gallery, 10 – 30 May, 2012,
Curator: Maria Vassileva

 

2011

Within / Beyond Borders – The Collection of the European Investment Bank at the Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece, curator Delphine Munro

Monument Valley (Jaegerspris revisited / a homage to Johannes Wiedewelt) arranged and compiled by artist and critic Andreas Schlaegel

No Network!1st „Time Machine”, Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-0 Ark Underground, Konjic,Bosnia & Herzegovina, curator Branislav Dimitrijević

Tolerabilis, Zeughaus Augsburg, Germany, curator Ilina Koralova

Monumental Privacy, Gallery Royal, Munich, Germany, curator Valio Tchenkov

Zwischenlager / Entrepot, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria, curator Rene Block

An Elusive Object of Art, Dana Charkasi Gallery, Vienna, Austria, curator Iara Boubnova

The Art of Urban Intervention, Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, curators: Michal & Zdena Kolecek

No New Thing Under the Sun, group show in Royal Academy of Arts, in Tennant Gallery, curator Gabriel Coxhead

Vidéo et après, Suspended Spaces #1, video screening at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, curator Brent Klinkum

2010

Suspended Spaces – depuis Famagusta, 18 January – 25 April 2010,
La Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, France, curator Brent Klinkum

The Collection. New Acquisitions 2008-2009, 19 Januari 2010 – 21 March 2010, Sofia Art Gallery

The Big Wave, Varna Biennial, August – September, 2010, City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, curator – Maria Vassileva

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Beyond Credit, Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, 19 June – 25 July 2010, Antrepo-5 (Sanat Limani), Istanbul, Turkey, curators: Maria Vassileva, Iara Boubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev

2009

Who killled the Painting?, Works from the Block Collection, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen Germany

“Black Little Curly Hair”,, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece, curator Nicos Charalambidis

Techniques – ICA Gallery, Sofia,,2009, curators Iara Boubnova, Maria Vassileva

Land of Promise, part of Re Map 2-parallel program to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Greece,  2009, curator Iliana Fokianaki

2008

Ready Made Today, Steinle-Contemporary Gallery, Munich, Germany, curator Eva Kraus

“Transfert”, La BF 15, Lyon, France curator Perrine Lacroix

“No Place – like Home. Perspectives on Migration in Europe”, ARGOS-centre for art and media, Brussels, Belgium

“moleculART”, Gallery Raiko Alexiev, Sofia, curator Boris Kostadinov

2007

LEurope en devenir, curator Marius Babias, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France, October-November, 2007

Plus Zwei, curators Iara Boubnov and Liviana Dan.
MKM Museum Kuepersmuehle fuer Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, June – 26 August, 2007

A Place You Have Never Been Before, 52 Venice Biennial, Bulgarian Pavilion, curator Vesela Nozharova (C)

Being Here, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland, curators: Brent Klinkum, Patrick Huber

Inbetweeness, Ex Carceri del Complesso di San Michele a Ripa, Rome, Italy, curators: Dobrila Denegri and Ludovico Pratesi

2006

Neither a White Cube, nor a Black Box. History in Present Tense - Sofia Art Gallery, curators: Iara Boubnova, Maria Vasileva

Art, Life and Confusion, October Salon, Beograd, Yugolsavia, curator Rene Block (C)

“3rd Forest Art Path”, Darmstadt, Germany, curator Ute Ritschel (C)

“Check-in Europe”, Europe Patent Office, Munich, Germany, curator Marius Babias

“Regards à l’Est”, Caen, France, (Curator Brent Klinkum)

“Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennial”, curators: Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subothnick (C)

2005

Donumenta-4, Regensburg, Germany, curators Regina Hellwig-Schmid, Sabine Rappel (C)

Sous les ponts, le long de la rivière-2, Luxembourg, curator Enrico Lunghi (C)

2004

Cosmopolis-1, micro cosmos X macro cosmos, Thessalonica, Greece, curator Magda Carneci (C)

“Flipside”, Artists Space Gallery, New York, USA, curator Katherine Carl (C)

“On Reason and Emotion”, 14th Sydney Biennial, curator Isabel Carlos (C)

“Interupted Game”, Gallerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany, curators I. Koralova, M. Kolecek

“Multiplications”, Multiples, Collection of British Council, City Gallery, Sofia, curator Maria Vasileva

2003

In the Gorges of the Balkans, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany, curator Rene Block (C)

Blut & Honig, Zukunft ist am Balkan, Essl Museum – Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria, curator Harald Szeemann (C)

On Reason and Emotion, 14th Sydney Biennial, Australia
curator Isabel Carlos

2002

Double Bind, ATA Center, Irida Gallery, XXL Gallery, Sofia, curators: Iara Boubnova; Georg Schollhammer

Radiodumb, Zero Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Piacenza, Italy, curator Paolo Zani

Bound/less Borders – Belgrade, Yugoslavia, concept Biljana Tomic (C)

2001

Escape, The Tirana Biennial, Tirana, Albania, Director Giancarlo Politi, co-curator Iara Boubnova (C)

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2000

Manifesta 3, Borderline Syndrome, Ljubljana, Slovenia, curators Francesco Bonami, Ole Bouman, Maria Hlavajova, Kathrin Rhomberg (C)

On the Other Hand, Ata Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia, curator Dessislava Dimova (C)

1999

Bacterium Bulgaricus Art, Museum for Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia, curator Plamena Racheva (C)

Black See- North See, Open Air Museum Drecht Banks Sculpture Park, The Netherlands, curators Lucien Den Arend, Jan De Lange (C)

1998

Onufri ’98. Permanent Instability, National Art Gallery,Tirana, Albania, curator Edi Muka

Bulgariaavantgarde. Kraeftemessen II, Kuenstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich, Germany, curator Lara Boubnova, concept Haralampi G. Oroschakoff (C)

1997

Black-Gray-White, KeravaArt Museum, Finland, curator Ljuben Kostov (C)

Back and Forth. New Icon, 3rd International Biennial, Cetinje, Montenegro, YU, curators Andrei Erofeev, Bernard Marcade, Iara Boubnova (C)

Ars Ex Natio. Made in BG, 4th Annual Show of the Soros Center for the Arts-Sofia, Old City of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, curators: Iara Boubnova, Maria Vassileva (C)

Menschenbilder. Foto- und Videokunst aus Bulgarien, IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curator Iara Boubnova (C)

1996

Eastern Europe: Spatia Nova, 4th International Biennial, St.Petersburg, Russia, curator Iara Boubnova (C)

1995

Orient/ation, 4th International Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, curator Rene Block (C)

(C)-catalogue

residencies

2007

“Artist to Artist”, Newcastle, England, Visiting Arts, Henry Moore Foundation

“Artist talk in WorkPlace Gallery”, Newcastle, England

2000

“Cite Internationale des Arts”, Paris, France

1999

“Open Air Museum Drecht Banks Sculpture Park”, The Netherlands

1998

“ArtsLink, Fellowship, Longwood Arts Project”, New York, USA

1996

“KulturKontakt Fellowship”,

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1994/95

“Foundation ARTEST” / BINZ’39 Fellowship, Zürich, Switzerland