ARTIST STATEMENT
As an artist I have always been inspired by cultures from around the world with the intention and ambition to connect them, and show the world as a unity without borders. All my art, both my earlier, more figurative work, as well as my present, more abstract way of working. I always search for new and different ways to apply ancient art techniques. I like to learn and use techniques and ancient crafts to create my works, creating contemporary art that connect the past with present. My work is a mixture of traditional and contemporary, eastern and western cultures: taking aspects from every culture that I have had contact with and then brought them all together.
Valentin Bakardjiev


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 Amstel 41, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Presentation Salon Genèva, Switzerland
2018 Gallery Keizersgracht 419 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 The Nature, Barneveld, The Netherlands
2008 Restaurant Brazzo, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2008 Galerie Sir Jacobs, Tegelen, The Netherlands
2008 Galerie MooiMan, Groningen, The Netherlands
2008 Gallery Irida, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 Artegabriella, Busto Arsizio, Milan, Italiy
2005 Gallery Bojadiev, Burgas, Bulgaria
2004 Artegabriella gallery, Busto Arsizio, Milan, Italy
2001  Secrets Excellence - Dominican Republic
1999-2000 coffee # 5 Chicago, USA
1997 Draka gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1993-1995 Mai gallery, Sliven, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Sudio Surel Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic
2018 Art Paris Art Fair, Le Grand Palais, Paris France
2018 Affordable Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 Masters of Luxury, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008-2011 Open Art Fair, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2005 Sala del Bramante, Rome, Italy
2005 Premio Open Art, Rome, Italy
2002 The textile art in Bulgaria, Union of Bulgarian Artists gallery Sofia Bulgaria
1998 International Symposium for Plastic Arts - Via Pontica - Iasna Poliana Bulgaria
1998 The Balcony Gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
1998 Borovets Gallery, Borovets, Bulgaria
1997 National Palace of Culture - Bulgarian illustration Bulgaria
1996 Sozopol gallery, Sozopol, Bulgaria
1996 Borovets gallery, Borovets, Bulgaria
1995 Pals gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
1995 Natalie gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1995 Borovets gallery in Borovets Bulgaria
1995 Draka gallery, Sofia Bulgaria
1994 Sozopol gallery, Sozopol, Bulgaria
1992 Akrabov gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1992-1995 Vitosha gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1992 Opus gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
1991 G. Papazov gallery, Yambol, Bulgaria
1990-1995 Union of Bulgarian Artists gallery The Spring Salon and the Autumn Salon
1989 Sirak Skitnik gallery, Sliven, Bulgaria

AWARDS
2014 Winner BASGrafiekPrijs, the best graphic art with the silkscreen 'Directions of Life'
2011 Second prize, Contest 'Silver' for the 25th Anniversary of Business Art Service -
         www.kunst.nl Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands
2004 Golden Medal - Fine Art Competition after the name of C. Frigerio in Corsico, Italy

EDUCATION
1984-1989 Dimitar Dobrovitch High School of Arts - Sliven Bulgaria

ART MEMBERSHIPS
2004-present The group of C. Frigerio, Corsico, Italy
1995-present The Union of Bulgarian Artists
1989-present The group of Sliven artists Bulgaria

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