Stefan Nikolaev

Stefan Nikolaev Cool 2000 Stefan Nikolaev Cool 2000 courtesy the artist
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Born in 1970 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Lives and works in Paris & Sofia

Founder of Glassbox in 1997

EDUCATION
1989–1994
Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Beaux Arts de Paris
1993
Winchester School of Art, Winchester University


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
- Holy Spirit Rain Down, Les Eglises, contemporary art center, Chelles, France
- I hate America and America hates me, Gallery Travercée, Munich
2009
- NEW WORKS OLD DREAMS, galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
2007
- Prestige, ARC Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Minouk Le Poisson Peintre, (1994-2005), The Crouch(klek)-art Basement Project, Sofia
2006
- Powerful Tips, Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours, France
- Sickkiss
, galerie Michel Rein, Paris
- More
, galerie Traversée, Münich, Germany
2005
- Bad Lux, Zoo galerie, Nantes, France
- Come to where the Flavour is
, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
2004
- My Room, Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours, France
- Balkanton, galerie ATA (cur. Hou Hanru), Sofia, Bulgaria
2003
- Frontalunterricht, (with Robert Stadler) Espace Paul Ricard Paris
- One for the Money Two for the Show, galerie Michel Rein, Paris
2002
- Perfect Day, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
- Under Reconstruction , galerie Michel Rein, Paris
- Ket muvesz - ket kurator / Two artists - two curators, Budapest, VIII. Brody Sandor u. 15. fszt. 6. Hungary
2001
- A Studio Remix Bravo Party, Gallery by night, Budapest, Hungary
2000
- VTO Gallery, London, England
- Zwemmer Art, London, England
1998
- Next Stop, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
1997
- Musée des Cartes. Inauguration du nouveau Musée français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
1994
- Running with the King, Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester, England
1990
- Phone your friend, Galerie Artemide, Paris

GROUP EXHIBITION (selection)
2012
- Works..., Olivier Boissier ltd, Sofia, Bulgarie.
- Why Duchamp, Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art, (cur. Maria Vassileva)
2011
- Multiples & co, Centre d'art contemporain La Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
- Liberté/Vabadus, Château d'Asnières, France (cur. Kaia Kiik)
- Accrochage, galerie Traversée, Munich
- Festival APART, St Rémy de Provence
- After the Flight, Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia, (cur. Iara Boubnova)
- Berlin-Paris, Galerie Florent Tosin, Berlin
2010
- Museum Souvenirs, Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia
- Beyond Credit, Antrepo 4, Istanbul (cur. Iara Boubnova, Maria Vassileva & Luchezar Boyadjiev)
- Breaking Walls - Building Networks, Macedonian Museum of Conteporary Art, Tesaloniki (cur. Iara Boubnova)
2009
- Periodic table (cur. Katalin Timar), Traversée, Munich
- From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art - 20 years later (cur. Iara Boubnova), The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow
- Technics, ICA Gallery (cur. Iara Boubnova & Maria Vassileva), Sofia, Bulgaria
- Rideaux sur Loire, Candes Saint Martin et Montsoreau, France
2008
- Le mois de l'image : L'Image fabriquée , Musée des Beaux-arts Ho Chi Minh Ville, Vietnam (cur. Philippe Piguet, Nguyen Xuan Khanh et Bertrand Peret)*
- WATCH YOUR STEP! , Sofia University St. Clement of Ohrid, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
(cur. Iara Boubnova)
- Transfert , Lyon Septembre de la Photographie, BF15, Lyon
- MoleculART , Galerie Raiko Alexiev, Sofia (cur. Boris Kostadinov)
2007
- Promenade au Zoo, Biennale de Lyon 2007 (cur. Valérie Chatrain & Saâdane Afif)
- Du machinique et du vivant, La Réserve, Pacy-sur-Eure (cur. Régis Durant)
- Roomers, Galerie Traversée, Munich, Germany
- 52° Biennale di Venezia, Bulgarian Pavilion, Italy (cur. Vessela Nozharova)
- Sélest'Art, 17e biennale d'art contemporain, Sélestat (cur. Philippe Piguet)
- Sublimes objets/sublime objects/objecte sublime, Collections sans frontières VI , (cur. Mihnea Mircan), Muzeul National de Arta Contemporanea, Bucarest, Romania
2006
- Important announcement, Sofia Art Gallery, (cur, Maria Vassileva, Daniela Radeva)
- Verstehst du das? Neue-Medien-Kunst aus Südosteuropa, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössiche Kunst Münster,Germany
- Vidéothèque mobile, special programmation of Le Plateau, espace Landowski, Boulogne, France
- Transat vidéo, Eglise du Vieux Saint-Sauveur, Caen, France
- Same Same but Different, Tina b., festival of contemporary art, (cur. Pascal Beausse) Prague, Czech Republic
- Sol System (cur. Patrice Joly et Jean Max Colard), la Passerelle, Brest
- Institut Français de Barcelone, Barcelona, Spain
2005
- Joy, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, (cur. Iara Boubnova & Enrico Lunghi)
- Acid Rain, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris (cur. Vincent Honoré)
- Coalesce: the remix (cur. Paul O'Neill), Redux, London, England
- Parker's International Art Market, Brooklyn, New York, USA
- Donumenta, Regensburg, Germany
- Statement, opening exhibition, Galerie Traversée, Munich, Germany
- Ca ne se représentera plus, Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rennes, France
- FIAC05, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris
- Art Cologne 2005, stand Galerie Michel Rein
2004
- Prosismic , Espace Paul Ricard, Paris (cur. Evelyne Jouanno)
- Self-Portrait Part 2, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris
- FIAC04 - Paris, France, galerie Michel Rein, Paris
- Playlist (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud), Palais de Tokyo, Paris
- Tonight (cur. Paul O'Neill), Studio Voltaire, London
- Shifting time/ space, Kunstraum Walcheturm, (cur. Patrick Huber) Zürich, Switzerland
2003
- Transit, Chur, Switzerland
- Smoking/no smoking, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (cur. Benno Tempel), The Netherlands
2002
- FIAC02 - Paris, France, Galerie Michel Rein
- Double Bind, Irida Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
- 4th Cetinje Biennial (cur. Iara Boubnova), Cetinie, Montenegro
- 20/20 The show, Deptford X, London, England
- Liste 2002 - Basel, Switzerland, VTO Gallery, London, England
- Jacques Damase collector, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
- Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, South Korea (with Glassbox) (cur. Charles Esche & Hou Hanru)
- Domino party, Attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland
- Arte Bologna, Bologna, Italy, VTO Gallery London, England
2001
- Double Vie, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada
- A timely place, or, getting back to somewhere (cur. Paul O'Neill), London Print Gallery, London, England
- Liste 2001 - Basel, Switzerland, with VTO Gallery, London, England
- Arco 2001 - Madrid, Spain, with VTO Gallery, London, England
2000
- Kunst 2000 Zürich, Switzerland, Kunstraum Walcheturm Zürich, Switzerland
- Oktoberfest, VTO Gallery, London, England
- La nuit américaine, Rappersvil, Switzerland
- High Fidelity (cur. Julien Fronsacq), White Box, Downtown Arts Festival, New York, USA
- A Shot in The Head, Lisson Gallery, London, England
- Psycho Park, Erban, Nantes, France (Glassbox)
1999
- Nous nous sommes tant aimés, Ensba, Paris
- Vidéothèque auf zeit, Neues Museum Wesserburg, Bremen, Germany
- ZAC 99, ARC Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (with Glassbox) (cur Stéphanie Moisdon Tremblay)
- Côte Ouest - Global Motion, University Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, USA
- Heartbreak Hotel, Thune, Switzerland
- Liste 99, Glassbox & Feeld, Basel, Switzerland
- Clin d'oeil, Gallery Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, (cur. Sabine Schaschl)
- Glassbau, Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris
1998
- Multiples, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (cur. Paul O'Neill)
- Les folies du quotidien, Neuer Berliner Kunstverien, Berlin, Germany (cur. Inke Arns ),
- Vidèothèque auf zeit, kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
- Vidèothèque auf zeit, Medienhaus für Kunst & Kultur, Hanover, Germany
- In vitro e altro, Cabinet des Estampes, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
- Andere sichten, In Vitro, Kunsthaus Zurich, Concept Field, Switzerland
- Ascension, Glassbox, Paris
- Messagers du XXIème siècle, exposition itinérante, Chronopost, France
1997
- Ne me quitte pas, Glassbox, Paris
1996
- Vidéo flash, Gallery Hohenthal und Bergen, Cologne, Germany
- Caravan 96, Taegu Art & Culture Hall, Taegu, South Korea
- The Richard Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh, Scotland
1994
- Pause, Duck Won Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

AWARD
2002
UNESCO Prize for the Art, 4th Cetinje Biennial, Cetinie, Montenegro


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