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Nostalgic Future

Zoran Georgiev, Sofia

Born 1985 in Gevgelia, Macedonia.

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.



2012MA in Painting at National Art Academy in Sofia;

2010BA in Painting at National Art Academy in Sofia.



2014BAZA Award for Contemporary Art;

2013Essl Art Award CEE;

2011Award in Painting from the International Foundation St.St. Cyril and Methodius


Solo Shows

2014Nostalgic Future, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2012Capital, 0GMS Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Temporary but Permanent, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


Selected Group Shows

2014VIG Special Invitation, Ringturm Gallery, Vienna, Austria;

2013Transcending Cultures, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria;
Nominees for Essl Art Award CEE 2013, Academia Gallery, Sofia;
Nominees for BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, City Art Gallery, Sofia;

2012Love, Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia;
Magnet and Antimagnet, ICA Gallery, Sofia;
Exhibition of the nominees for BAZA Award for contemporary art, City Art Gallery, Sofia;

2011Shortlist, Nominees for Gaudenz B.Ruf Award, Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia;
Nominees for Essl Art Award CEE 2011, Academia Gallery, Sofia;
After The Flight, Gallery ICA, Sofia;
Competition for Young Artists, Critics and Curators organized by the International;
Foundation St.St. Cyril and Methodius, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia;
Boxes for Dreams, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia;

2010Museum Souvenirs, ICA Gallery, Sofia;
10 x 5 x 3, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia.


Email: georgiev.zoran@yahoo.com
Website: www.zorangeorgiev.org





Zoran Georgiev

Photo: Pravdoliub Ivanov

Nostalgic Future

17.04. - 18.05.2014, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia


The desire to edit the past by changing the coded messages is an essential tool to manipulate the dream about future and to triumph over daydreaming events that have not yet occurred - the dreams of every nation in the world. Some nations dream for military superiority, scientific and financial development, others for history and past glory.


The exhibition NostalgicFuture refers to these dreams. By placing current or past events in a future time I’m trying to expose the problems about nationalism, the glorification of past, "antiquisation", national discrimination, restricted human rights, ethnocentrism, development of military technology etc. This is a kind of interpretation of contemporaneity in which we are living now, here in the Balkans and the rest of the world.


With an ironic approach to the reality of past and current events this exhibition aims to find a systematic understanding of the past and present, and to determine the likelihood of future events.