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
2017
• Special recognition at Women in the Arts: "Celebrating the Genius of Women" art competition, Orlando, FL
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
Nikolai Nedelchev collection, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected solo Exhibitions:
2018
• "Light", A+ Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017
• "Air on wood", Nuance Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
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:
2019
"Reforget your past", A project of Nikola mihov, Contemporary space, Varna, Bulgaria
• "A close look at the depot (or collecting contemporary)",Ware house, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
• "Natural Forms", Little bird place gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017
• "Reforget your past", A project of Nikola mihov, Photosynthesis Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2016
• Accessible Art Fair Brussels 2016, Musee Juif de Belgique
• “5x5”, 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