Rudi Ninov was born in 1992 in Teteven, Bulgaria. He earned a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2015 and is currently continuing his education in the class of Monika Baer, Amy Sillman and Nikolas Gambaroff at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany.

Recent exhibitions include Liste Showtime Pop-up, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv (2020), ORBIT, Messeturm, Frankfurt am Main (2020), NOT CANCELLED East x South, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv (2020), Sariev Selfisolation, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv (2020), Good Weather, Ginsberg Galeria, Lima (2020), The Artist Collector’s Dream (a nice thing), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (2020), Gravitiy Works Only When You Look Down, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia (2019), FOTEL, Sotheby’s, Frankfurt am Main (2019)

He is also the recipient of the Linklaters LLP Prize, Germany (2020) and Cultural Perspectives Foundation Scholarship, Bulgaria (2019).


“I am a painter who also happens to make sculptures. 

I’m interested in the screen like surface of the canvas. The surface is reconfigured, it’s in motion, it’s in time, it slides and changes, it’s adjacent to my body, it’s about colour and formed colours, it’s about negotiation and denial.

I am interested in the sculptural space. I find the medium of ceramics very close to that of painting. Its tactility and weight stretch the cognitive processes of decision making and reflection. Its space is prone to growth and fabrication”