24 Carats 

“24 CARATS” is an exhibition in Sariev Gallery on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Emil Mirazchiev, one of the emblematic figures on contemporary Bulgarian art scene. He is a member and co-founder of the avant-garde art group “Rab” (Edge) from the 90’s. He is also initiator, founder and director of the Center for contemporary art “The Ancient bath”, Plovdiv and a president of “Art Today” association. Emil Mirazchiev is author and curator with modern art vision and participates actively, sometimes scandalously, effectively and efficiently on Bulgarian art scene. 

“24 CARATS” is a project especially made for Sariev Gallery, whose character of an art-action turns the gallery space into a co-author and associate participant, its concept is to play with the meanings and provokes to be perceived as a play. The exhibition of the “24 carat art” by Emil Mirazchiev has the dynamic character of an art-action and performance and ironically hints at the clichéd values. 

Emil Mirazchiev is born on the 17th of March 1960 in Plovdiv. Graduated the National Academy of Fine Arts, specialty graphics, 1986. 

He works in the fields of graphics, hand-made paper, video-art, photography, installation, objects, new media. He has realized more than 15 individual exhibitions at home and abroad. 

Selected individual exhibitions:
2002 – Exhibition in City Art Gallery, Dimitrovgrad 
2000 – Video installation “WAG THE DOG”, Center for Contemporary Art – Plovdiv
1998 – Graphic works, Gallery “Ata - ray”, Sofia
1996 – “Objects” – hand-made paper, “Art 36” Gallery, Sofia, “Binz 39” Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, City Art Gallery – Plovdiv

2001 – Award for artist from Southeastern Europe, Third International print triennial Sofia
1998 – First award for graphics, Annual exhibition of the Association of Plovdiv Artists
1997 – Awarded by the Union of Bulgarian Artist and the “Support of Art in Bulgaria” Fund, 8th International print biennial, Varna
1997 – Award for graphics, National exhibition “Art on paper”, Sofia '97
1996 – Second award for graphics, National exhibition-competition “Music, Vision, Movement”, Rousse
1995 – First award for graphics, Annual exhibition of the Association of Plovdiv Artists

Opening - 16 March 2010, 6:30 pm