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Slav Nedev Biography

Svetoslav Nedev

1967 Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
Lives and works in Sofia.
2012 Founding member & President of Biotope Assn.
2011 Member of the Board of Directors of Charette – cooperation for design;
2010 Consultant at Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for new Bulgarian art;
2001 Member of Union of the Bulgarian Artists.


2012 Certificate of Honor from Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA);
2011 Residency at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Schwandorf, Bavaria, Germany;
2009 Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris;
2006 Audience Award, National Competition organized by H. Schmincke & Co.;
Certificate of Honor, Small Forms Biennale, Pleven 2006;
2002 Certificate of Honor, Small Forms Biennale, Pleven 2002.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Biotope, Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia;
2008 Images from Nowhere, Agrion Gallery, Sofia;
2006 Remains, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia;
2005 Elements, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia;
2003 Creation, Kozhuharovi Gallery, Sofia;
Between Two Dreams, Triadiss Gallery, Sofia;
2001 Selected Works, Kempinski & Zografski Hotel, Sofia;
1999 Works on Paper, Dritta Gallery, Sofia;
1996 Remains, Ata-ray Gallery;
1995 Selected Works, Vitosha Gallery, Sofia;
1992 Selected Works, Palace of Culture, Vratsa, Bulgaria;

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Snap to Grid, LACDA (The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), Los Angeles, USA;
New Shades in Contemporary Art, Blagoevgrad/Sofia 2014, Arosita Gallery, Sofia;
What Happened?, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
To Be Continued… (Gaudenz B. Ruf Collection), Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Freeze Frame, Blagoevgrad City Gallery, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria;
Then and Now, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
The Untold Abstraction, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2013 Open Monument – vergängliche Denkmäler im öffentlichen Raum, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany;
Hospital for Lovers, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2012 Earth | Body | Mind, KIAF, Kathmandu, Nepal;
Magnet & Antimagnet, ICA Gallery, Sofia;
Chances, Choices, Changes, (a World Bank project curated by Marina Galvani) National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Communications, VIVACOM Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Tree of Life, VIVACOM Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2011 Zone URBAN, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2010 Section 13, Industrialna 11 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Art Paths, Schabla Town Gallery, Schabla, Bulgaria;
2009 Two Brothers, Bratislava, Slovakia;
Reality & Fiction, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
T-A-P-E INVITES at Made in Arnhem 2009, Arnhem, the Netherlands;
Environmental Justice, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark;
2008 Uninhibited Contacts, Argos Gallery, Sofia;
Close Distance, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia;
2007 Generations’ Dialog, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Traffic, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Cultural Identity, Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia / Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, CT, USA;
Balance, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2006 The Body, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2005 Portrait, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Personal Mythologies, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2004 Landscape, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2003 Water Media, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
10 Years Izkustvo/Art in Bulgaria Magazine, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia;
The Figure Painting, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Five Bulgarian Artists, Bulgarian Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark;
2002 Interior, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Bulgarian Painting after 1989, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2001 Painting, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2000 Young Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery;
1995 - 2000 Spiritual Messages (Series of Exhibitions) Vitosha Gallery, Sofia;
1994 New Names, Shipka 6 Gallery /Union of Bulgarian Artists/;

Residencies & Art Colonies

2014 Anders und doch gleich, 1-st International Art Symposium, Beratzhausen, Bavaria, Germany;
Freeze Frame, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria;
2012 Art 2012, Art Center Ilindentsi, Ilindentsi, Bulgaria;
Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Bavaria, Germany;
The Old School International Art Residency, Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria;
2011 World Art Games - Vukovar 2011 International Art Residency, Vukovar, Croatia;
2010 - 11 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France;
2010 Art Paths, Krapets, Bulgaria;
2008 The Steps of Time, Sliven, Bulgaria;
2007 Oryahovo 2007 International Art Residency, Oryahovo, Bulgaria;
Uninhibited Contacts, 2nd International Art Symposium, Nessebar, Bulgaria;
8th Watercolor Art Symposium “D. Uzunov”, Sozopol, Bulgaria;
2006 7th Watercolor Art Symposium “D. Uzunov”, Sozopol, Bulgaria;
2004 Sozopol Art Symposium, Sozopol, Bulgaria;
2003 Vlasina 2003 International Art Symposium, Vlasina Lake, Republic of Serbia;


Kuratorium Europäische Kulturarbeit, Beratzhausen, Bavaria, Germany;
Contemporary Bulgarian Art, New Bulgarian University Museum, Sofia;
Department of State, Washington DC, USA;
Gaudenz B. Ruf, Zürich, Switzerland;
Museum Detchko Usunov, Sofia, Bulgaria;
City Museum Vukovar, Vukovar, Croatia;
Siddhartha Arts Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal;
Town of Shabla, Shabla, Bulgaria;
World Art Games, Osijek, Croatia;

Selected Bibliography / Reviews / Interviews

2014 P. Tzanev, St. Pamukchiev, The Untold Bulgarian Abstraction (English/Bulgarian), Published by Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, ISBN: 978-954-92096-7-9
2013 “There are cities in the world that are really terrible places to live in.” Interview with Slav Nedev by Simone Kraft for, March 02, 2013;
Interview with Slav Nedev for Peripheral ARTeries, December 2013;
2012 120 years Bulgarian Art: Unions, Associations and Groups from 1892 to 2012, Bistra Rangelova, Foundation Supporting Art in Bulgaria, ISBN: 9549259137, 9789549259131;
2010 St. Yanakieva, Our Place for Life, KULTURA Weekly, No.14, 16.04.2010;
P. Nikolova, Biotope, A Week in Sofia Weekly, 26.03.2010;
2006 M. Dimova, "Remains" of Metal Fight the Industrial Society, SEGA Daily, 16.08.2006;
2005 N. Dimitrova, A Painter and a Sculptress Enchant Elements, SEGA Daily, 27.09.2005;
2003 V. Ivanova, Svetoslav Nedev Paints Cherni Vrah, 24 Hours, 24.II.;
St. Kisiov, Young Artists Trace Out the Way in IRIDA Gallery, SEGA, 4.IX.;
V. Barova, Slav Nedev between Two Dreams, Compass, 26.IX.;
D. Lyubomirova, Art Is Not Journalism, Arch&Art, 29.X.;
D. Simeonova, Th. Vulcheva, The Pastel Technique in the Works of Four Bulgarian Artists, ART LIMES Magazine, Issue 2, 2003, Hungary;
2001 D.G. Dimitrov, Izkustvoto na XX vek - Sudbata na avangarda (The Art of the 20th century - The Fate of the Avant-garde), Prosveta-Sofia AD, ISBN: 9540109345;
2000 St. Yanakieva, Young Artists of the ’90, Izkustvo/Art in Bulgaria Magazine, 75-77, 2000;