Pravdoliub Ivanov

Pravdoliub Ivanov, born in 1964 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia. His art includes installation, photography, object and drawing. In 1993 he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. He has worked at his Alma Mater as Assistant Professor since 1996. He is also a member of the Institute of Contemporary Art-Sofia.

He represented Bulgaria at the Venice Biennale (2007); participated in the biennales in: Berlin (2006); Athens (2006); Sydney (2004); Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana (2000); Stanbul (1995); Triennale in Milano (2017). He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in among others: Fridericianum Museum, Kassel (2003); Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg (2003); Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (2009); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Cracow (2012); TANAS and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2013); Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2015); Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2016); Arsenal Gallery, Białystok (2019). He was a fellow of the Henry Moore Foundation, CES Artslink in New York, KulturKontakt in Austria and others. The artist took part in the residence Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

His works are part of the international institutional and private collections: Deutsche Bank; Deutsche Telekom; ERSTE Bank in Vienna; Europe Investment Bank in Luxembourg; Koc Collection in Istambul; National Gallery, Sofia; Arsenal Gallery, Białystok.

Web: www.pravdo.com

Exhibitions in the gallery: Half-truth, Just Another Boring Day, Neglectable Incidents at the Level of the Eyes

PDF documents: PRESS  CV 


Pravdoliub Ivanov
The Chaos of Desires is Being Arranged by the Disappointments, 2017 Installation: 2 tables, double set of objects, apricot stones



Pravdoliub Ivanov
The Chaos of Desires is Being Arranged by the Disappointments



Pravdoliub Ivanov
The Chaos of Desires is Being Arranged by the Disappointments



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Paper Movie (Kaleidoscope-B&W), 2017, ink-jet printed paper, metal screws, 29.7 x 21 x 4.5 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Trying to Walk in My Own Shoes, 2003-2017, color photo print, 99 x 150 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Existing Object-XII, 2003 (From the series EO), color photo print, 70 x 47 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Lamps, 2013, still, HD video, sound



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Light Trip, 2012, still, HD video, sound



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Flag, 2014, still, HD video, sound



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Black Balloons, 2013, HD video, sound, 1'10''



Pravdoliub Ivanov
There Is Certain Comfort In Abstraction, 2014, metal rail, 20 x 237 x 50 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
The Life of Others Is Somehow Easier, 2005-2014, original doghouse hanged on the wall , 90 x 125 x 99 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Childhood, 2013, object, 177 x 56 x 8 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Unnamed Light Boxes, 2014, two lightboes, 141,5 x 85 x 11,7 cm; 40 x 28 x 11,5 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Just Another Boring Day, 2014, puzzles, 47 x 67 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Hand print, 2001, two colour photographs, lambda print, 50 x 75 cm each



Pravdoliub Ivanov
From the series Non Works, 2007-, photograph, lambda print, 40 x 60 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Zig-Zag Palm Tree, 2014, drawing, pencil and ink on paper, 27 x 25 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Childhood, 2013, drawing, pencil and watercolour on paper, 38 x 45 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
From the series Non Works, 2007- , photograph, lambda print, 26 x 35 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
From the series Existing Subjects, 2007, drawing, pencil and tempera on paper, 35 x 26 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Domestic Patterns, 2011, photograph: lambda print on paper, mounted on dibond, 2 × 120 × 90 cm, Ed. 2/5



Pravdoliub Ivanov
There Are No Perfect Games, 2008, installation of modified found objects, dimensions variable



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Just Because, 2011, mi×ed media: acrylic and lacquer on cardboard, 100 × 70 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Feel free to suffer, Drawing on trace paper, lacquer, mounted on Rives paper, 62,5 × 42,5 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Everybody Suffers, Drawing, pencil on trace paper, lacquer, mounted on Rives paper, 54,5 × 69 cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Endless Suffering, Drawing, pencil on trace paper, lacquer, mounted on Rives paper, 54,5 × 69cm



Pravdoliub Ivanov
One Hour, photo installation, 60 B&W photographs, archival ink print, size of each print 20 × 20 cm, wooden frame, glass, Ed. 2/3



Pravdoliub Ivanov
60 minutes, B&W photography, 60 exposures on one single film square, archival ink print, 60 × 80 cm, Ed. 2/5



Pravdoliub Ivanov
24 houres, B&W photography, 24 shots on one single film square, archival ink print, 60 × 80 cm, Ed. 2/5



Pravdoliub Ivanov
Existing Object-XI, 2003, rug, slippers, 450 × 67 cm