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Martin Penev

Born 1985. Lives and works in Sofia.


2012 – MA, Digital Arts from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia.

2009 – MA, Theology from the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.


He has interests in object, installation, interactive design, media arts and performance.
Since 2010 he has participated in group and solo projects in a number of festivals and events in Bulgaria and abroad.


2020 - It Happened Here - Institute for Contemporary Art - Sofia, 2020.


- Wonderful Urban Story - The Fridge, Sofia, curated by Stefka Tsaneva;

- Unforeseen - Institute for Contemporary Art - Sofia, 2018, curated by Iara Boubnova;

- An Object of Concern - Swimming Pool, Sofia, curated by Victoria Draganova.


2019 - Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes, group show, Kapana gallery, Plovdiv (BG), curator - Vera Mlechevska;

2018 - Art Start: Young Artists to Follow in 2018 – group exhibition, Credo Bonum gallery, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Sofia (BG), curated by Vessela Nozharova, Daniela Radeva and Stefka Tsaneva;

2017 - Shifting Layers. Young Art at the Museum - group exhibition, SCAG, Sofia (BG), curated by Vladiya Mihaylova.


2018 – Winner of BAZA Award for young artist in contemporary art, and in 2019 he was an artist in residence in Residency Unlimited, New York.