Andrey Daniel

Andrey Daniel

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Born: March 28, 1952 (67 years old), in Rousse.


1977 - graduated from the Art Academy in Sofia, specialty "Painting", under Prof. Dobri Dobrev.

Since 1992 he has been an associate professor and since 1998 a professor of painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts.

He works mainly in the field of painting, but also in the murals, scenography, graphics and layout of the book. He has more than 100 participations in representative exhibitions of Bulgarian art in the country and abroad and over 50 publications. Author of the book "Things, places and people", 2011, Zahariy Stoyanov Publishing House, Sofia.

She lives and works in Sofia.

Since 1998 he has been actively involved in the European programs "Erasmus" and "Socrates".

In 1994 and 1995, he holds a master's degree in painting in Seoul, Korea, to the Seoul Art Center. 1995 is invited by the Pro Arte Bulgarika Foundation for one month stay and work in Switzerland. In 1997 he won a scholarship to stay and work in Paris.

His works are owned by the National Art Gallery, Art Gallery, art galleries in the country, state and private collections abroad - Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Finland, Israel, Spain, France, England, USA, Germany, Canada, South Korea; National Art Gallery - Bratislava, Art Gallery - Szczecin, Dr. Peter Ludwig Collection - Aachen and others.

He is also the author of four frescoes in Varna. He has made several stage designs in different theaters in Sofia.

In 1996 he was the curator of the exhibition "Bulgarian Jewish Artists" under the auspices of the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Austria.

There have been participations in joint exhibitions presenting the Bulgarian art in Rome, Lisbon, Stockholm, Moscow, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Vienna, Batereihenhal and others.

Solo exhibitions:

2017 - Paintings on paper, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia;

2015 - Attempt to Understand, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia;

2014 - Painting Exhibition, Vladimir Dimitrov - Master Art Gallery, Kyustendil

2014 - "Back to Paris", "Rakursi" Gallery, Sofia;

2012 - Associates, Academy Gallery, Sofia;

2011-2010 - Nostalgia all, Dom Wittgenstein, Vienna; Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bratislava; Gallery-Bookstore "Sofia Press", Sofia;

2010 - "Are You Ready?", Rakursi Gallery, Sofia;

2008 - Things Outside Us, National Autumn Exhibitions, Balabanov House, Old Plovdiv, CIBANK Gallery, Sofia;

2007 - Return to Egypt, Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia;

2002 - Things, places and people (jubilee exhibition), Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia (2001 - Sacrifices, Tsiklop Gallery, Sofia;

Musicians: UBA Gallery, 6, Shipka Street, Eurobank, Sofia;

1999 - 5x3 + 2 or not here and not now, Irida Gallery, Sofia (1999); watercolors from Paris, Ata-Rai Gallery, Sofia;

1998 - 12 Marginals, Ata Gallery, Sofia;

1993 - Knights: National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia,

         - "Sweet Waters" Gallery, London.

 Collective exhibitions:

 Official Collection of the Olympic Games, Barbican, London 2012;

"A message from the ages. Churches and Monasteries of the Balkans ", Sofia City Art Gallery, (curator Adelina Fileva), 2011;

"Tradition and Contemporaryity", Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, (curator Chavdar Popov), 2011;

"The Choice", Sofia City Art Gallery (curator Maria Vassileva), 2011;

"Atelier. Muses and Models ", Sofia City Art Gallery, (curator Milena Balcheva), 2010;

"Crossing points. Artists painted artists", Sofia City Art Gallery, (curator Daniela Chulova-Markova), 2010;

 "Faces of Music", Art and Culture Hall, BNR, Sofia (curator Olympia Nikolova), 2010;

Contemporary Bulgarian and Cypriot Art, Kafkaridis Theater, Nicosia, Cyprus 2009;

Biennale of visual arts August in Art, City Art Gallery, Varna (2008); The Music (Curator Olympia Nikolova), Wittgenstein House, Vienna; Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Prague; Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Budapest; The coasts of Europe (curator O. Nikolova), European Commission, Berlaymont

Building, Brussels (2007); Contemporary Bulgarian Painting: Plastic / Conceptual 2000-2005 (Curators Iskra Trayanova, Chavdar Popov), Narodne Osvetve Center, Bratislava; Hofburg, Innsbruck, Austria; Pole Porcha, Vienna; DAP Gallery, Warsaw; Cultural Center "Babylon", Utrecht; Thermen am Figurt Museum, Trier,

Germany (2006-2007); International Biennial of Painting, Cairo; So do all (curator O. Nikolova), Debut Gallery, Sofia (2006).


Annual National Prize for Painting "Vladimir Dimitrov - The Master" (2012);

Crystal star of Macta Gallery, Sofia (1997);

First Prize, General Art Exhibition Portrait, Pazardzhik (1988);

Diploma, International Painting Competition, Košice, Slovakia (1983).

 Permanent collections:

National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria

Collection of Dr. Peter Ludwig, Aachen, Germany

Art Gallery Bratislava, Slovakia

Art Gallery Szczecin, Poland

Museum of Balkan Art Lemnos, Greece

Collection of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Official collection of the Olympic Games, China



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