Dr. Gatev (1960) graduated from the Medical Academy in Sofia in 1986 and specialized in Dermovenerology in 1992.
He took part in major international forums and exhibitions like SITE Santa Fe Biennial, curated by Rosa Martines, Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg, “bulgariaavantgarde” in Munich and many others. His projects have been commented in Artnews, Neue Bildende Kunst, Kultura, etc.
In 2010 Ruen Ruenov publishes a book on Dr. Gatev – A Late Realist in the Age of Postcommunism.
Sporadic Biphocality is an art project by Dr. Gatev with the special participation of the artists Prof. Stanislav Pamukchiev, Venzislav Zankov and Rassim.It took place at SAMCA / Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art between October 15 – November 11, 2012.
The project „Sporadic Biphocality” presents, probably for the first time in such a sound and clear voice, a problem that bears symmetrically a technological and conceptual character. It’s about art and its presentation and positioning in public space.
The three authors invited for the group exhibition present typically museum / group show works. Prof. Pamoukchiev is creating a site specific phallic silhouette of layers of soft and hard felt covering a good few meters of the central exhibition space. Ventzislav Zankov shows an illuminated neogothic sculpture of his latest period of works. Rassim develops an introspective project into his personal and family mythology as he navigates the imagery of his urine-manipulated photographic prints around the loss of his sister in his early childhood.
The project was reviewed in the press