On June, 23rd (Saturday) from 11:00 to 14:00 in Sofia City Art Gallery will be held the meeting with Nedko Solakov as a part of the talk-series “Artists talk – An introduction to contemporary art”. Vessela Nozharova will moderate the meeting which is taking place just days after the opening of the most prestigious world forum for contemporary art Documenta 13 in Kassel (Germany) where the artist was invited to participate for the second time.

To the public in Sofia Nedko Solakov will present his work “Knights (and other dreams)” from his participation in Documenta and he will also tell about his new projects and exhibitions. Three years after his big retrospective in Sofia City Art Gallery the present talk will be one more exciting opportunity to get to know the art of this world-renowned artist.

The event is part of the educational platform “An Introduction to contemporary art” organized for the second consecutive year by Open Arts Foundation and Sariev Gallery. The aim of the educational platform “An Introduction to Contemporary art” is to introduce to the Bulgarian audience the major topics, ideas and artists and to give a Bulgarian context to the understanding, interpretation and perception of contemporary art. In 2012 the platform consists of two main structural stages: “Sunday lectures” and “Artists talk”. The program for this year is with free entry thanks to our partners: America for Bulgaria Foundation, VIVACOM Fund and National fund culture.


Since the beginning of the 1990s, Nedko Solakov (born 1957, Tcherven Briag, Bulgaria; lives in Sofia) has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States. His work was featured in Aperto’93 (Venice Biennial); the 48th, 49th, 50th and 52nd Venice Biennial; the 3rd, 4th and 9th Istanbul Biennial; São Paulo’94; Manifesta 1, Rotterdam; the 2nd and 4th Gwangju Biennial; the 5th Lyon Biennial, Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, the 4th and 5th Cetinje Biennial, the 1st Lodz Biennial; the 7th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; the 3rd Tirana Biennial; the 2nd Seville Biennial; the 2nd Moscow Biennial; documenta 12; 16th Sydney Biennial; Prospect 1, New Orleans Biennial and Singapore Biennial 2011. Recently he had solo shows at Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam; CCA Kitakyushu, Japan; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona; Kunsthaus Zurich; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli; Sofia City Art Gallery and Galleria Borghese, Rome. In 2003-2005 an extensive mid-career “A 12 1/3 (and even more) Year Survey” was presented at Casino Luxembourg, Rooseum Malmoe and O.K Centrum Linz, and in 2008-2009 the “Emotions” solo project was exhibited at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, and Institut Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt. In 2011-2012 his retrospective “All in Order, with Exceptions” is presented at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Fondazione Galleria Civica Trento (“All in (My) Order, with Exceptions”); S.M.A.K., Ghent and Fundação de Serralves, Porto. His works are property of over 50 world museums and public collections, among which are MoMa in New York, Tate Modern in London, contemporary art museums in Frankfurt, Chicago, Vienna, Zurich, Gent, Lyon, Luxembourg, Jerusalem, etc.

Open Arts Foundation and Sariev Contemporary present:


Sofia City Art Gallery
Sofia, 1 Gurko Street

June 23, 11:00 – 14:00
Moderator: Vessela Nozharova

Free entry

Kindly supported by
America for Bulgaria Foundation
National fund culture