Yavor Kostadinov

Yavor Kostadinov was born in 1993 in Plovdiv, where he currently lives and works. In 2018 he graduated in MA in Painting at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, in the studio of Prof. Ivaylo Mirchev. In 2015 he studied at Accademia di belle arti di Brera, Milan, Italy.

He had three solo exhibitions – "Some fears", Vaska Emanouilova Gallery – branch of Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia (2019); "Sickened but curious", Geshov Gallery, Sofia (2018) and "Temporeal", Serdika Gallery, Sofia (2018).

Some group exhibitions in which he participated were: "Beyond the Surface" – National Autumn Exhibitions in Plovdiv (2018); "Schock und Schrecken", Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia (2018); "The Conflict of Reality Part II - the youngest in Bulgarian painting and sculpture", gallery "Rayko Alexiev", Sofia (2018); Exhibition of graduates from the National Art Academy at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute – Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria (2016); Exhibition "Ancora nuovi segni" – students from the course of Professor Omar Galiani, Spazio Espositivo Antonello da Messina, Lenjano, Italy (2015).

He has received awards for young artist from national exhibitions – Gabrovo (2017), Sliven (2018), Montana (2018) and an award for painting from the Allianz Bulgaria competition in 2018; a nomination for the "Sirak Skitnik" Art Prize and an award for painting "Dimitar Dobrovich" Art Gallery, Sliven (2018); Award "Anastas Staykov" as a graduate from the National Art School "Tsanko Lavrenov" (2012).

His works are part of the collections of “Hristo Tsokev” Art Gallery, Gabrovo; "Dimitar Dobrovich" Art Gallery, Sliven; "Kiril Petrov" Art Gallery, Montana; Corporate Collection of Allianz Bulgaria, Sofia.

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