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The Story of Art - A Concise Version

Dimitar Solakov, Sofia

Born in 1987, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Graduated photography in 2010 at New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

Solo Shows
2016 New Life for the Past, Vivacom Arthall, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2014 Exhibition View, 0gms drawer, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania;
The Story of Art - A Concise Version, Sariev Project Space, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;

2013 Exhibition View, 0gms gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Exhibition View, 0gms drawer, Gregor Podnar Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia;

2011 Youth, Incubate Festival, Tillburg, Netherlands;
2010 Youth, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Selected Group Shows
2015 Variofocus – Artists, viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria;
Art for Change 1985 - 2015, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2014 Prehod for Sale, ICA-Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Disconsent, Center for Contemporary Art - The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
BAZA Award Nominees, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2013 Dress Up, ICA-Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria;
All I Can Do Is Art, Czech Centre, Prague, Czech Republic;
BAZA Award Nominees, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Sentimental Show, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;

2012 Winter Group Show, Un Cabinet d’Amateur, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Magnet and Antimagnet, ICA-Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Present Unlimited, Sofia Contemporary Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Rituals of the Habitual, City and Public Spaces Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
Grid Fotografie Biennale, Amsterdam, Netherlands;

2011 The Power of Doubt, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China;
In Defence of Delicateness, Bienal de Cuenca XI, Cuenca, Spain;
The Power of Doubt/Interfaces, Portraiture and Communication, PHotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain.


Dimitar Solakov
Photo: Dimitar Solakov

The Story of Art - A Concise Version (2014)


I’ve never had a proper academic education on the history of art. Recently I decided I wouldn’t be ashamed of this anymore and even to use it as an “advantage”. Revealing my nearly total lack of knowledge about the history of art, I have dedicated a work to each chapter of The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich.