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Stanimir Genv, Sofia

Stanimir Genov was born 1982 in Sofia.

He lives and works in Sofia.



2013 3rd year DOGTime Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands;

2006 BA in Painting, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria;

1991 National High School of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Solo Exhibitions

2014Outside, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012Paintings, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011Clear!, The Fridge, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010Major-Minor, Pistolet Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008Excuse Me, Pistolet Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014My Name is Artist, Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, Belgium

2012Reactions, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria



2006Award of the International Foundation St.St. Cyril and Methodius


His works are in the collections of the Sofia City Art Gallery, the Art Fund of the Bulgarian MFA, private collections in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, The Netherlands and Switzerland. He was twice a finalist in the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award and a nominee for the Mtel Award for contemporary art.

Website: http://stanimir.eu





Stanimir Genov

Photo: Yovo Panchev


Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia

13-23 December 2014


The actual forms of luxury are presented here at the same time as painting and a situation. They offer a spatially unfolding artistic model of the internal milieu of the author.


Outside contains nine canvases, composed in two structures-configurations. Head and What Part of You Is That? are works that once again, like in earlier projects, lead the classical technique of high art to the liminal territory of aesthetic excess. By emphasizing the beautiful as а characteristic of art, Stanimir Genov formulates a new hierarchy in a traditional realia that is a result or an exalted essence of the ethical cataclysms in contemporary society. What does this mean?


The project is realized with the support of Gaudenz B. Ruf Award.