Божидар Бончев

Божидар Бончев - скулптор

Born 1956 Bulgaria

 

EDUCATION

1984 National Academy of Fine Arts Sofia, MFA

1975 School of Ceramics and Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1986 (present) Professor, Head of Ceramics

Department,  The National Academy of Fine

Arts,   Sofia, Bulgaria

1997 -98     Visiting Artist and Ceramic Instructor,

Whitworth College, Spokane, WA , USA

 

ART RESIDENCIES, SYMPOSIUMS,

2008 Ceramics Biennale Prevelles-Tuffe, France

2005 Harlech Biennale, Wells

2003 NEXO, Toledo Spain

2002 Congress of IAC, Athens, Greece

2000 Congress of IAC, Frechen, Germany

1999 Ceramic Millennium 99, Amsterdam

1998 Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts,

Helena, MT, USA

1996 5th IRIS Biennial, International Ceramic

Seminar, Porvoo, Finland (17 invited artists)

1996 Artist-in-Residence Whitworth College,

Spokane, WA

1995 Arts Link Artist-in-Residence Program

1994 Artist-in-Residence in "Cite Internationale des

Arts", Paris, France

1994 Artist-in-Residence Kunsthaus, Horn, Austria

1993 Artist-in-Residence Kunsthaus, Horn, Austria

1993 Symposium in Ceramics, Troyan, Bulgaria

1986 International Symposium in Ceramics "Mramor

and Muzika" Arangelovats, Yugoslavia

1985 Symposium in Ceramics, Busintsi, Bulgaria

 

EXHIBITIONS One - Man Shows

2006 “Creatures” Art Alley Gallery Sofia

2006 “Karies” Gallery SARIEV, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2003 National Art Gallery , Sofia, Bulgaria

1999 IRIDA Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA, USA

1997 Penelope Loukas Gallery, Tacoma, WA, USA

1997 Gallery "MAKTA", Sofia, Bulgaria

1996 Gallery "Stulbata", Sofia, Bulgaria

1996 "Jadite Galleries", New York

1994 Palais Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria

1991 "Hemus" Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1989 Gallery of Decorative Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

1986 Gallery of the Union of the Bulgarian Artists,Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Some of the Major Group Exhibitions

2002 Balkan Contemporary Ceramics, Athens, Greece, IAC Congress

2002 Constant and Dissonant, Visual Art Festival,

Varna

1999 Art Festival Space -Process Balchik

1998 Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation

for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MO, USA

Summer Residents Show

1995 Artists from the Whole World visit Tlaxcala,

Mexico(IAAA/AIAP)

1995 "Portrait of one generation", Exhibition of the

National Art Galley, Sofia, Bulgaria

1995 Exhibition "Object in Bulgarian Way", Sofia,

Bulgaria

1994 Exhibition of the Groupe "Cone", Sofia,

Bulgaria

1993 Visiting in the Studio RABIUSLA, Zurich,

Switzerland

1992 International Exhibition and Competition,

"OB'ART" 91, Salon des arts decorative

1991 Bulgarian Decorative Arts Exhibition, Kuwait

1988 Bulgarian Art, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1986 Bulgarian Art, Budapest, Hungary

Since 1984 Participation in any major

National Exhibitions of Ceramics in Bulgaria

 

AWARDS

2007 M-Tel awards for Bulgarian contemporary art    I-st prize -sculpture

1997 "Grand Prix for Ceramics", National Exhibition

of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

1991 Prize "Espoir", International Exhibition and

Competition, "OB'ART" 91, Salon des arts decorative, Paris, France

1990 Grand Prix of Decorative Arts, awarded by the Union of Bulgarian Artists

1985 First Prize - Symposium in Ceramics, Busintsi, Bulgaria

 

MUSEUM AND COLLECTIONS

National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Museum of Decorative Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Museum of Decorative Arts, Yambol, Bulgaria

Museum of Ceramics Biennial, Porvoo, Finland

Permanent Collection, Whithworth College,Spokane, WA, USA

Permanent Collection, Archie Bray Foundation

for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MO, USA

SAFECO Collection, Seattle, WA, USA

Private collections in USA, France,

Switzerland, Japan, Austria, Mexico,

Germany  and etc.

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