CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME 
Valentin Simeonov Bakardjiev

DATE OF BIRTH 
20 March 1970

PLACE OF BIRTH 
Sliven, Bulgaria

Valentin Bakardjiev




ADDRESS

Amsterdam
Netherlands 
tel:+31 (0)628366428

E-mail: vbakardjiev@gmail.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art aims at keeping in touch with the past, while reflecting its image in the present.

Using basic techniques, presented in a modern way, my work is an attempt to

connect a variety of mythologies with new discoveries, to show the world as a whole

with a mix of symbols that have their origins in different religions, cultures and places.

In addition, I bring together traditional and modern, decorative and fine art. My style is

a bouquet of original techniques and subjects. Every idea that I have compels me to

pursue its execution and implementation separately and individually, which

contributes to its unique image. I took a "colour" from every culture that I have had

contact with and then brought them all together. In this way, I strive to show the depth

and beauty of the world, celebrating its thousands of small pieces, in the forms of

beliefs, thoughts, folklore or simply: mankind and nature.

EDUCATION 
1984-1989 - High school of arts “Dimitar Dobrovitch” - Sliven Bulgaria

MEMBER OF 
1989 - The grup of Sliven artists Bulgaria
1995 - The union of Bulgarian artists

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

1989 - 1995 -Property master,Sliven Drama Theatre Stefan Kirov"Bulgaria

1995 - 1997 -Property master,National Satirical Theatre "Aleko Konstantinov"Bulgaria

1999 - 2003 - Interior and exterior designer,Occidental Grand Flamenco Bavaro/Punta Cana - Dominican Republic

2005 - 2007-Interior and exterior designer, Iberostar Hotel, Bavaro- Dominican Republic

2007 Interior designer,Paradisus Hotel, Bavaro- Dominican Republic

2007-2008 - Interior and exterior designer,Occidental Grand Flamenco, Bavaro- Dominican Republic

 

SUMMARY OF ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS

1998 International Symposium for plastic arts - Via Pontica - Iasna poliana: Textile on water

– Classical textile techniques and original textile materials framing the reflection of the

cosmos on water.

2009 Project "The Nature" - Barnewelt, The Netherlands – Magical moments of the change

between day and night, moments when the cosmos returns to its wholeness.

2011 Book: 'Kunst', 25 jaar Business Art Service

2012 The Art of Man - Article and front cover, edition 11

2013 Silkscreen of 'Early spring in Zeeland' by Mike and Gita Leach in order of Business Art

2013 Two drawings in Stadsarchief Collection Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013 Book: Capolavoro di uomo, masterpiece of man, Capolavoro publishing

2013 Book cover of the Bulgarian translation of "Damned strong love" by Dr. Lutz van Dijk,

Black flamingo publishing

 

AWARDS

2004 Golden medal - Fine Art Competition after the name of C. Frigerio in Corsico, Italy

2011 Second prize, Contest 'Silver' for the 25th anniversary of Business Art Service,

www.kunst.nl Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands

2014 Winner BASGrafiekPrijs, best graphic art with the silkscreen "Directions of Life"

ONE MAN EXHIBITION

1993-1995 “Mai” gallery in Sliven, Bulgaria

11997 “Draka” gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria

1999-2000 "kafe#5”Chicago,USA

2001 decoration of hotel Secrets Excellence - Dominican Rep.

2004 “Artegabriella” gallery, Busto Arsizio, Milan, Italy

2005 Gallery Bojadiev, Burgas, Bulgaria

2005 Artegabriella, Busto Arsizio, Milano, Italia

2008 Gallery Irida, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008 Restaurant Brazzo, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008 Galerie Sjer Jacobs, Tegelen, Netherlands

2008 Galerie MooiMan, Groningen, Netherlands

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

1989 “Sirak Skitnik” gallery in Sliven - regional Art exhibition

1991 “G. Papazov” gallery Yambol - group exhibition of Sliven artists

1992 “Akrabov” gallery in Plovdiv - group exhibition of Sliven artists

1992 “Vitosha” gallery in Sofia - group exhibition

1992 “Opus” gallery in Varna - group exhibition of Sliven artists

1993 “Vitosha” gallery in Sofia - group exhibition

1994 “Sozopol” gallery in Sozopol - group exhibition of Sliven artists

1994 “Vitosha” gallery in Sofia - group exhibition

1995 “Palas” gallery in Varna - group exhibition

1995 “Natalie” gallery in Sofia - group exhibition

1995 “Borovets” gallery in Borovets - group exhibition

1995 “Draka” gallery in Sofia - group exhibition

1995 “Vitosha” gallery in Sofia - group exhibition

1996 “Sozopol” gallery in Sozopol - group exhibition

1996 “Borovets” gallery in Borovets - group exhibition

1998 “The balkon” gallery in Burgas - group exhibition

1998 “Borovets” gallery in Borovets - group exhibition

2005 Sala del Bramante, Rome, Italy

2005 Premio Open Art, Rome, Italy

2008-2011 Open Art Fair, Utrecht, Netherlands

2011 MiljonairFair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 NATIONAL EXHIBITION

1990-1995 Union of Bulgarian Artists gallery in Sofia - the Spring Salon and the Autumn Salon

1997 National Palace of Culture - “Bulgarian illustration”

1998 International Symposium for plastic arts - Via Pontica - Iasna poliana Bulgaria

2002 "The textile art in Bulgaria" Union of Bulgarian Artists gallery in Sofia

 


© Valentin Bakardjiev 2017