Valko Chobanov

Valko Chobanov was born in 1991 in Plovdiv. He graduated in Scenography at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv and Digital Arts at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. He works in the media of painting, video art and performance. In 2017 he had his first solo exhibition "Inorganic / Organic" at Coffee&Gallery Cu29, Plovdiv, with the support of the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award. He has participated in various group exhibitions and projects in Bulgaria and abroad, some of which are "Immersion - Background: Young Artists from Plovdiv", curated by Vera Mlechevska, Bulgarian Embassy in Helzinki, Finland (2018); "My dear provincialist" in 2017 in Swimming Pool, Sofia,"Places of Pleasure" part of the “Multipolis” project organized by The Fridge, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia in 2017 and others.

His video art works are shown in the Bad Video Art Festival, Moscow, 2018 and in "Niglo", 2017 as well as #VERYSHORTFILMFEST @ Vine, 2013.

His original performances such as "Pizza slut" are part of the DA Fest, 2015 and EXAF art gallery, while "I have a pale cultural dissonance, yeah like whatever fuck it and feelings and stuff", 2017 and "LOL", 2018 were part of the program of the performance art festival Sofia Underground.

Valko Chobanov is the 2019 BAZA / Young Visual Artists Awards winner - - a prize attributed by the Sofia City Art Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia.