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
2014Nostalgic Future, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2012Capital, 0GMS Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Selected Group Shows
2014VIG Special Invitation, Ringturm Gallery, Vienna, Austria;
2013Transcending Cultures, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria;
2012Love, Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia;
2011Shortlist, Nominees for Gaudenz B.Ruf Award, Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia;
2010Museum Souvenirs, ICA Gallery, Sofia;
Photo: Pravdoliub Ivanov
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.