Lyubomir Krastev


Lyubomir Krastev                                             

Born in Ruse Bulgaria 1983 

2013 – 2015 Doctoral degree „Art Studies and Fine Art– Graphics“, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
2006 -2008 – MA in Graphics at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv
1996-2001 – Secondary Art School “Prof Veselin Stoyanov”, Ruse
2017-2018 Guest lecturer at Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Chongqing- China
2010-2018 assistant professor of Graphics at AMDFA, Plovdiv 

Lives and works in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Solo exhibitions 

2016 The Industrial Temple- vernissage of the project in its working environment. Part of the festival Night of Museums and Galleries in Plovdiv
2013 Forcing up the choice, National autumn exhibitions Plovdiv
2011 Solo exhibition at Art Alley gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 Solo exhibition at Gallery Autograph, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Selected group exhibitions 

2017 „Tractatus Locus“ Raum im zeitgenössischen Kunstwerk- a curatоrial project of Kristina Schrei/ Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
8-th Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia
2012 The Collecton. New Acqisitions 2010-2011, Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria
The Fifth Beijing International  Art Biennale
International Print Triennial – Krakow
Fusion-International Contemporary Intaglo Print Inviation Exhibition, China                                          

Awards, nominees, supported projects

2016 The Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art; Beneficiary of the Support Program
2012 National Awards Alianz Bulgaria, regional exhibition Plovdiv- award for graphic
2010 Sixth International Triennial of Graphic Arts Sofia, Bulgaria; nominee
First Szeckler’s Graphics Biennial Romania; specially prized
2009 National Competition for Young Artists, Critics and Curators, Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria; awarded 
2008 III.International Printmaking Competition, Istanbul, Turkey; awarded as an Honorable Mention


2015 Residence artist at the International Artist Village Guanlan Original Industry Printmaking Base, China
2010 Residence artist at the International Artist Village Guanlan Original Industry Printmaking Base, China

collections – 
Sofia Art Gallery, BulgariaThe Organizing Comitee of Lingshi International Biennial, China The Organizing Committee of Guanlan International Print Biennial, ChinaThe Association of the Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey

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