Bio

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Kaliya Kalacheva

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria / Lives & works on planet Earth

Education
2011 – Painting MA National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – Painting BA National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Awards
2013
• Award for young artist at the National Exhibition “Ludogorie”, “Prof. Ilia Petrov” Gallery, Razgrad, Bulgaria
2012
• “MOST” – nomination for Contemporary art contest, organized by Modern Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011
• Prize for promising young artist of Edmond Demirdjian Foundation

Residences
2016
•Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
2014
• Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Collections:
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton collection, Italy
Hugo Voeten Art Center, Herentals, Belgium
Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected solo Exhibitions:
2016
• “Pieces”, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015
• “Close/Open”, “Rakursi” Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014
• “Golden Mean”, Blue Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2013
• National autumn exhibitions Plovdiv – “Forcing up the choice”, Curator Galina Lardeva, Balaban house, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
• “Addressless” Forum Art Gallery, Khaskovo, Bulgaria
• “Where do you go?” Modern Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 “Wait!” – “Rakursi” Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 “Escalation” – “Sofia-Press” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected group exhibitions:
2016
• Accessible Art Fair Brussels 2016, Musee Juif de Belgique
• “5×5”, Red Pony, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
• Allianz National Exhibition, Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015
• “Male Nudes”, Art Center Hugo Voeten, Belgium
• „Imago Mundi: Map of the New Art“, Luciano Benetton collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
• “Image and likeness”, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Caution: Wet paint!”, Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria
• “The Next Step Generation”, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
2014
• “My name is Artist”, Art Center Hugo Voeten, Belgium
• Eurasia Art Express Project, MBC Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
• Space SSee Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
• “Common parts & Personal Spaces”, Suspacious art studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Friends of the sea”, Biennial for contemporary arts, Burgas, Bulgaria
• “The collection. New acquisitions 2012-2013” Sofia City Art Gallery
2013
• “The Story of the Creative”, New York, USA
• Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
• International painting biennial, Chisinau, Moldova
2012
• “Acquisitions 2012” – National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Format 30+30” – Astry Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Chances Choices Changes” – Organized by the World Bank, under the patronage of the President of Bulgaria, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Love” – project “Idea for Home”, Curator Maria Vassileva, “Raiko Aleksiev” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011
• “Zone Urban” – Union of Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Format 30/30”- Astry Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Tree times Painting”- Paris-Moscow Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Theme and variations” – “Rakursi” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010
• “Back to the Nature” – “Sofia-Press” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Two Faces” – Dada Cultural Bar-gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Transform” – Tophane Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2009
• “The Canvas” – “Debut” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008
• “Still life & Co” –“Sofia-Press” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007
• “Artists drawing Artists” – “Sofia-Press” gallery Sofia, Bulgaria