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Stanimir Genov
(1982, Sofia, Bulgaria)

The main subject in my work are personal experiences. Placing myself in a working atmosphere built around the focus on small fragments of those experiences, I aim to re-experience them through the painting process rather than to describe them. This attitude allows me to somehow interrupt the logical path of my thinking and to enter into more surprising territories. I don’t aim to depict something but rather to amuse myself by what I’ve just depicted, so the result is more of a self-formed image than an artifact of the imagination.

Education:
2016 – 2018 МA in Painting, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 – 2013 3th year DogTime Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2002 – 2006 BA in Painting, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
1996 – 2001 National High School of Fine Arts “Ilia Petrov”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Solo Exhibitions:
2019 – “Plane”, curated by Yovo Panchev, contemporary space, Varna, Bulgaria
2018 – “Some thoughts doesn’t move”, Gallery Cu29, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 – “Bouquet”, curated by Daniela Radeva, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 – “Avalanche”, curated by Yovo Panchev, contemporary space, Varna, Bulgaria
2016 – “It just happened”, Dvoreca Balchik, Bulgaria
2015 – “Exhibition”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Galley “Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora”, Kyustendil
2014 – “Outside”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Galley of UBA “Shipka” 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 – “Paintings”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 – “Clear!”, curated by Yovo Panchev, The Fridge, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 – “Major-Minor”, Pistolet Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 – “Excuse me”, curated by Leda Ekimova, Pistolet Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected Group Exhibitions and Festivals:
2019 – “Finale”, curated by Maria Vassileva, Structura Gallery, Sofia
2019 – “All At Once”, Structura Gallery, Sofia
2017 – “Forms of Coexistence”, curated by Maria Vassileva, Structura Gallery, Sofia
2017 – “Shifting Layers / Young Art at the Museum”,curated by Vladiya Mihaylova, Sofia City Art Gallery
2017 – Exhibition of nominees BAZA award, Sofia City Art Gallery
2017 – „Interruption“, Curated by CoBA, Library Covent Garden, London
2016 – “Lifestyles and Still Life “, Curated by Vera Mlechevska, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes, London
2016 – Exhibition of nominees BAZA award, Sofia City Art Gallery
2015 – “Process in Progress”, Curated by Vessela Nozharova , Baeckerstrasse 4, Vienna
2015 – “Caution: Wet Paint!”, curated by Maria Vassileva, Daniela Radeva, Vladiya Mihaylova, Sofia City Art Gallery
2014 – “My Name is Artist”, , curated by Vessela Nozharova, Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals
2014 – Festival “Contempo”, curated by Dora , Varna City Art Gallery, Bulgaria
2013 – “PARABOLE”, curated by Yovo Panchev, The Fridge, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 – “Reactions”, curated by Vladiya Mihaylova, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 – “EAST of BEST“, curated by KOLEKTIFF, Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam
2011 – Exhibition of nominees Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art SHORTLIST, Sofia City Art Gallery
2011 – “Secret Exhibition”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2010 – “BROADCAST MEDIA SCULPTURES”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2010 – “AKTO5”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Bitola, Macedonia
2010 – “10X5X3”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Gallery Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – “After Ego”, curated by Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2009 – Exhibition of nominees Contemporary Bulgarian Art of M-Tel, Varna, Bulgaria
2009 – “Work in Motion”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Red House Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – “The Temptation of Chalga”,curated by Vessela Nozharova and Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Sofia City Art Gallery
2008 – Exhibition of nominees Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art SHORTLIST, Sofia City Art Gallery

Residences:
2017 – Cité internationale des arts, Paris