Ivan Kostolov

*1972
born in Bulgaria, lives and works in Berlin/Germany

 

EDUCATION
2012 - 2016  
— PhD student in painting at the National Art Academy, Sofia

2006
— M.A./ Meisterschüler/ in Painting, Academy of Arts Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M.

2001 - 2005 
— Fine Art, Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, Prof. Hermann Nitsch, Prof. S. Starling, Prof. C. Näher

1999 - 2001  
— Academy of Arts Mainz, Germany, Prof. K. Vogelgesang

 

SOLO SHOWS
2014  
— Contemporary space, Varna, Bulgaria 
— Gallery Credo Bono, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 
— Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany 
— Gallery Arte, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011  
— Gallery Aspect, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

2010  
— Gallery Bulart, Varna, Bulgaria 

2008  
— Candies for nix, Gallery Agrion, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007  
— Searching for Goethe Institut, Sofia, Bulgaria 
— Koriander, Atelier Drei Mann, Wiesbaden, Germany

2010  
— Schlampentrompete, U7 Gallery, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2015
— viennacontemporary, Sariev Contemporrary Gallery, Wien, Austria
— Islands in the storm, Galerie Raiko Alexiev, Sofia, Bulgaria
— Caution: wet paint, curated by Maria Vassileva, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria (catalog)
— Image and likeness, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
— Sofioter Arsenal - Museum for contemporary art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014
— Simple Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland
— To be continued, Sammlung Gaudenz B. Ruf, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria (catalog)

2012
— Chances, Choices, Changes, Exhibition of the World Bank Group, Sofia, Bulgaria (catalog)
— So close so far, National Endowment Fund 13 Centuries, Bulgaria 

2011
— Exhibition of works of art, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
— Kunstsalon 2011, House of Art Munich, Germany
— The Choice, curated by Maria Vassileva, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

2010
— Shortlist, The Gaudenz B. Ruf Art Award, Gallery Raiko Alexiev, Sofia, Bulgaria
— Breathe in - Breathe out, by Nadezhda Djakova, Goethe Institut, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009
— Dialogues with time, Gallery Surab Zereteli, Moskau, Russia

2008
— Contemporary Bulgarian Art, by N. Djakova, Arena Vestfossen, Norway
— National Autumn Exhibition, curated by G. Lardeva, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— Current Scene Bulgaria, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

 

AWARDS
2012
— 1. Price in painting, Allianz Bulgaria, regional exhibition Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2012
— 1. Price in painting, Foundation Cyrill and Methodius, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

«Garten», 2014
Oil on canvas, 135 x 190 cm
«Grisaille», 2016
Egg tempera and oil on canvas, 135 x 190 cm
«Imker», 2015
Oil on canvas, 118 x 159 cm
«Kathedrale», 2017
Egg tempera and oil on copper, 20 x 25 cm