Nedko Solakov

Nedko Solakov

born 1957 in Cherven Bryag, Bulgaria, lives and works in Sofia
geboren 1957 in Cherven Bryag, Bulgarien, lebt und arbeitet in Sofia

Selected Solo Exhibitions/Ausgewählte Einzelausstellungen

2018
Some Bulgarians, BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts, Brüssel
2017
Color Stories, Galerie Dvir, Brussel
Stories in Colour, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
2016
Nature, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv
Stories, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
2015
Improvements, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Doodles (with almost no script) and Participating Moviegoers, the lobby of Bulgarian National Film Archive's Odeon Cinema, Sofia
2014
A Group Show #2, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Mixed Media (in at least four directions and one centre), Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich
2013
Paintings with No Texts and I Want Back Home (said the big frog), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Protest Against the Protest, One-Night Stand Gallery, Sofia
Sentimental Show (with Mityo Solakov and Dimitar Solakov), Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv
2012
A Quiz, Collectie 05,
De Vleeshal Markt, Middelburg
All in Order, with Exceptions
, S.M.A.K., Gent
All in Order, with Exceptions
, Fundacao Serralves, Porto
2011               
Two Site-Specific Pieces with More Options
, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna
All in Order, with Exceptions
, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Beauty
, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
All in (My) Order, with Exceptions,
Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento
2010         
High Level Margins with a Catalogue
, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam
The Passage (a commissioned art work´s story, Galleria Borghese, Rome
A Riffraff
, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
I miss Socialism, maybe
, Galleria Continua, Beijing
2009         
Just Drawings (with and without stories),
Dvir gallery, Tel Aviv
Emotions (without masks),
Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt
Sofia City Gallery, Sofia
The Freedom of Speech (or how to argue properly),
Castello di Rivoli, Turino
Some Newly-Born Utopias
, artconnexion, Lille
Emotions
, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
2008          
A Turnover for Many and a Bit of Luck for One,
Whitechapel Street Project - Whitechapel, London
Emotions
, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
2007
Walls & Floor (without the ceiling) (with Dan Perjovschi), Kunstforum, Vienna 
A Group Show, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Wrong Material, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
A Life (Black & White),
Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich
New Noah's Ark, Stupidity & The Wave,
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
2006         
Earlier Works
, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Zurich; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
Confidentiality Guaranteed,
with Sint-Lukasgalerij at Art Brussels, Brussels
Back to Back
(with Dan Perjovschi), Lombard-Freid Projects, New York 
2005
Twelve Semipaintings Done in a Very Fast Way, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Leftovers
, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich
Dead-Lock Stories,
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Garbage People
, Tanya Rumpff Gallery, Haarlem
2004    
A 12 1/3 (and even more) Year Survey, O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz
Drawings 
(with Massimo Bartolini), Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome 
Rivals,
Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona
A 12 1/3 (and even more) Year Survey
, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmoe
A High Level Public Art Project with a Catalogue
, Malmö Konsthall, Malmø
2003
A 12 1/3 (and even more) Year Survey, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Advertisement,
Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels
Alien Auras
, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Negotiations
, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
Seaweeds
(with Slava Nakovska), Base, Florence 
Romantic Landscapes with Missing Parts
, Espacio Uno, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Mirrors,
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
2002
A High Level Show with a Catalogue, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu
Mess
, Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam
Nature People
, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Studies for Romantic Landscapes with Missing Parts
, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Romantic Landscapes with Missing Parts
, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Ulmer Museum, Ulm
20.10.2001
, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
2001
Chat, The Royal Academy Sculpture Hall - IASPIS Gallery, Stockholm
Vitiligo People
, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milano
Marginalia
, Modulo Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon
A (not so) White Cube
, P.S.1 Special Projects Program, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Anywhere, Tanya Rumpff Gallery, Haarlem
2000          
Stories 1,
Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Squared Baroque - Baroqued Square, Ikonen-Museum/Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
1999        
……. #2,
Galerija Dante Marino Cettina, Umag
Announcement, as the official participation of Bulgaria
, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
……., A
TA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia
1998         
A Christmas Show
, Galerie arsFutura, Zurich
Silly,
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
A Quiz
, De Vleeshal, Middelburg
Thirteen (maybe),
Musee Nationale d’Historie et d’Art, Luxembourg
1997          
Yellow
, Galerija Anonimus, Ljubljana
The Paranoid Man
, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
The Absent-Minded Man
, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier
Wars
, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
Somewhere (under the tree),
Deitch Projects, New York
By the way,
Art Connexion, Lille
1996   
Semipoor-Semirich
, The Swiss Ambassador’s residence, Sofia
Desires
, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Doodles
, National Museum of Fine Arts’ mirrors, Sofia
1995      
To Touch the Antiquity,
Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Mr. Curator, please....,
Studio I - Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1994                   
The Superstitious Man,
Center for Curatorial Studies - Bard College - Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Documentation,
Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
The Collector of Art
, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
The Superstitious Man
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje
Notes
, National Palace of Culture’s toilets, Sofia
Bulgarian-American Souvenirs
, American Center, Sofia
1993
Their Mythological Highnesses, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Another World, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Les aventures (et les visions) de Francois de La Bergeron en terre Bulgare
, French Institute, Sofia
4 (maybe 5) Room Installations, Elemag 2D Gallery, Sofia
(with Mitjo Solakov)Lessedra Gallery, Sofia 
Good Luck
, Medizinhistorisches Museum, Zurich
1992          
Just Imagine
, BINZ 39/Artest, Zurich
Neue Arche Noah, ifa Galerie, Berlin
Nine Objects,
National Museum of History, Sofia
7 Paintings, 13 Reliquaries, 1 Installation (New Noah’s Ark),
National Palace of Culture, Sofia
1990          
Objects,
AIA Gallery, Bourgas
1988          
Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv
Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
1987          
Bahnwärterhaus,
Esslingen am Neckar, Esslingen
1985          
The City Square Gallery, Varna
1983          
Autumn Exhibitions
, Plovdiv
1982
Rakovski 108 Gallery, Sofia


Selected Group Exhibitions/Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen

2018
Reduction, Gesellschaft für Projektive Ästhetik, Georg Kargl, Vienna
Riboca1 – Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More, Riga International Biennale, Lettland
I am the Mouth, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (MSU), Zagreb
Folklore, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
2017
Never Ending Stories, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
The Noise of Time, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
A Show Without A Title But In The Holiday Spirit, ICA-Sofia -
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
Let them draw II (drawing and withdrawing), Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgarien
The Artist/Knight, Kastel van Gaasbeek, Lennik
Bauhahahaus, Bebaut Bewohnt Belustigt, afo architekturforum oberösterreich, Linz
Art in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), Krakow
My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise), HDLU, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb
Kathmandu Triennale 2017, Kathmandu International Art Festival (KIAF), Kathmandu
Working Drwaings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed as Art (After Bochner), Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje Landskrona, Landskrona; CAC, Postojna
2016
Um die Ecke denken
, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
Shape of Time - Future of Nostalgia,
National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper...,
CAC Bukovje / Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, MOCA Cleveland
Thinking Outside the Box, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
S.O.S. Save Our Souls. Art for a Time of Urgencies. EMAP 2016, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 
Read my Lips! The True Story Behind the Representation of ..., Castrvm Peregrini, Amsterdam 
Presently, neugerriemschneider, Berlin 
Cabinet d’Amis: The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet, Hotel de la Poste, Brussels 
Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia. Works from the Art Collection Telekom, MNAC, Bucharest 
Remember Lidice, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
Let Them Draw, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv
Silent Image and Blind Text, Sofia City, Art Gallery, Sofia
From the Collection, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst / S.M.A.K., Ghent 
Dance la lune, le Bel Ordinaire - espace d’art contemporain, Billère 
Names from the 90's, Dimitrovgrad City Art Gallery, Dimitrovgrad 
Obsession Dada: 165 Feiertage, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
2015
You Know What We Did Last Christmas, ICA Sofia, Sofia 
La mula y la fea, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona
Stay Focused (Private collection R part II), cookie butcher, Antwerp 
EuroScope. The Collection of the European Investment Bank, Cercle Cite, Luxembourg 
Lionhearts and Other Urgent Matters. Exemplary Pieces from the EVN Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
After Bretton, De Nederlandsche Bank's art gallery, Amsterdam 
Laughter and Forgetting. Bucharest Art Week 2015, various venues, Bucharest 
First Cut, Centrul Municipal de Cultura / Teba Factory, Arad 
Follia Continua! The 25 Years of Galleria Continua, Centquatre, Paris 
Variofocus - ARTISTS, in the frame of Focus Bulgaria at viennacontemporary 2015, Vienna 
Remember Lidice, Editions Block, Berlin
Veduta, The African Museum, Lyon 
Contour 7. A Moving Image Biennale, Mechelen 
Tower, Ibid Projects, London 
Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper..., CAC Bukovje/Landskrona, Võru, Estonia 
Es werde Licht..., Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen 
Au rendez-vous des amis, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini, Citta di Castello 
Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, 5th Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki 
Indisposició general i imprecisa. Elogi de la Fatiga, Fabra i Coats Center of Contemporary Art, Barcelona 
Tales of a Place, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna 
Collection Highlights, National Gallery Square 500, Sofia 
To Jan: A Homage, Marta Herford, Herford 
Walk the Line - Neue Wege der Zeichnung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg 
Grammar of Freedom / 5 Lessons, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
A Man Walks into a Bar..., me Collectors Room / Olbricht Foundation, Berlin 
Art for Change, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia 
20 + 2 Years, Helutrans Artspace Singapore, Singapore 
2014
Prehod for Sale, ICA Sofia
LUDWIG 25. The Contemporary Collection, Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Gimme Shelter, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norwegen
To Be Continued... Gaudenz B. Ruf's Collection of Contemporary Bulgarian Art, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia
Manifest Intention. Drawing in all its forms and languages, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Fragile Sense of Hope. Art Collection Telekom, Me Collectors Room / Olbricht Foundation, Berlin
Helicotrema - recorded audio festival, Via Farini, Mailand
Invisible Violence, Artium, Vitoria, Spanien
Disconsent, The 20th Week of Contemporary Art, Art Today Association, Plovdiv
Know Thyself - a group show of the ICA-Sofia members, ICA Sofia, Sofia
Manifest Intention. Drawing in all its forms and languages, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp mag nicht malen, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Additionen der Gegenwart. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Frank Hense, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
Friendly Takeover - Artists Show Their Collection, Marta Herford, Herford
Mais avant de mourir, j'aimerais savoir qui vous êtes, GDM Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Histories: Works from the Serralves Collection, Museu de Arte Contemporanea Serralves, Porto
The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Collection Lambert / Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon
Les yeux seuls sont encore capables de pousser un cri, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
International Women's Day. Art Works from the Collection of Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov, ICA Sofia, Sofia
The Empty Pedestal, Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
Texte in der Kunst, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
Miroslaw Balka, Pierre Bismuth, Shilpa Gupta, Nedko Solakov - Works on Paper, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013
Once Upon a Time, Stedeljik Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris
FREIHEIT!, Kunstpalais, Erlangen
The Way of the Shovel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Weak Sex – How Art Pictures the New Male, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Donation Florence Et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Recent Painting and Drawing from the Frieder Burda Collection, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
0 Performance – The Fragile Beauty of Crisis, special project for 5th Moscow Biennale, Moscow
My Dear Swan, ACC Galerie, Weimar
Auf Zeit,
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
15 for 150: 15 contemporary artists mark 150 years of the Tube,
various locations, London
For No Apparent Reason,
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
The System of Objects,
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens
Reecho. Zhongshan Park Project,
9th Shanghai Biennale 2012, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Relaunch,
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Berlin
A More Perfect Day – Collection of Mudam Luxembourg
, Artsonje Center, Seoul
2012
Nouvelles Boites!, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
dOCUMENTA (13),
Kassel
Mit krimineller Energie - Kunst und Verbrechen im 21. Jahrhundert, HALLE 14, Leipzig
Kunst am Meer / Beaufort04
, Belgien
Gold, Unteres Belvedere, Vienna
ARTANDPRESS, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2011
The Present and Presence, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
Der Reiz der belanglosen Geschichte
, Galerie Zink, Berlin
Kraftwerk Depot
, MARTa Herford, Herford
Incongruous
, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Open House
, Singapore Biennale, Singapore
LOL: A Decade of Antic Art,
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
I am not a studio artist - Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin
, SALT, Istanbul
Über Dinge
, Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzuschlag
Merz World – Yona Friedman & Tomas Saraceno,
Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
No Government No Cry
, CIAP Actuele Kunst, Hasselt
Things are Queer.
Highlights aus der Sammlung UniCredit, MARTa, Herford
The Power of Doubt,
Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou
The Power of Doubt, Museo Colecciones ICO, PHotoEspaña, Madrid
2010            
Fine Line,
Georg Kargl Fine Arts & BOX, Vienna
Museum Souvenirs
, ICA Gallery, Sofia
Je mehr ich zeichne. Zeichnung als Weltentwurf,
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
Third Thoughts
, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx
Mutiny Seemed a Probability
, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
By Day, By Night
, Rockbund Museum, Shanghai
A Place out of History,
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
The Big Wave. August in Art,
The Municipal Gallery Varna, Varna
Things Evoke Feelings
, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Like Tears in Rain
, Palacio das Artes, Porto
Beyond Credit. Istanbul – Cultural Capital of Europe
, Antrepo 5, Instanbul
Our 20 Years in Contemporary Art
, ICA Gallery, Sofia
A quarter turn on every screw
, Kings Artists Run Initiative, Melbourne
Artists books from Consolandi Collection. 1919-2009,
Palazzo Reali di Milano, Milano
Che cosa sono le nuvole? A selection from the Enea Righi Collection
, Museion, Bolzano
Wishes an purchases. Contemporary Drawing
, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Changing The World
, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Funktionen der Zeichnung,
MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Die Bilder tun was mit mir...Einblicke in die Sammlung Frieder Burda
, Baden-Baden
Brave New World. From the perspective of Mudam Collection
, Musée d´Art Moderne Grand-       Duc Jean, Luxembourg
For the use of those who see
, KW, Berlin
Between Cultures/Socle du Monde,
Herning Art Museum, Herning
GAGARIN. The Artists in their Own Words – The first Deacde
, SMAK, Ghent
Play Van Abbe – Part 1: The Game and the Players
, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Beyond Credit – Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust
, SANAT LIMANI, Istanbul
Just Love Me. Regards sur une collection privée,
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc
A Pair of Left Shoes,
Museum of Contemporary Art , Zagreb
Quartet – Four Biennials Reflected in Prints,
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
2009       
Niet Normaal. Difference on Display
, De Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Morality Act I / Act II, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
European Drawings
, Oredaria Arti Contemporanee, Rome         
Gagarin. The Artists in their Own Words
, S.M.A.K., Ghent
Strange and Close / Play Van Abbe
, Stedeljik Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
For the Use of Those Who See
, Kunstwerke, Berlin
Black Little Curly Hair,
Kappatos Gallery, Athens
Spheres 2009
, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel
1989. The End of History or Beginning of the Future,
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
From Ideology to Economy,
State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow
Pawnshop, e-flux/the shop, Beijing
Exposition Fleuves
, Centre national de l'édition et de l'art imprimé, Chatou
Chapter Four: Word Wraps
, About Change Collection, Berlin
Discoveries: Discovering Contemporary,
ShContemporary, Shanghai
Platform in Kimusa. Void of Memory
, The Old Defence Security Command Site, Seoul
Techniques,
ICA, Sofia
Making of Art,
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main
A Pair of Left Shoes
, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
Take the Money and Run,
Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam
Financial District
, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York
Drawings,
Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels
Liquid Frontiers
, Tri Postal / lille3000, Lille
From Yesterday till Tomorrow. Monuments of Sofia
, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia
The Sky within My House,
Contemporary Art in Patios of Cordoba, Cordoba
Utopics: the 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition,
Biel
Art Unlimited (Gallerie Massimo Minini),
MCH Messe, Basel
Shifting Identities,- (Swiss) Art Today,
Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnjus
2008       
Curator Curator #2: What is My Name?
HISK, Ghent
Prospekt.1 New Orleans
, various venues, New Orleans
Unreliable Witness
, Tramway, Glasgow
Watch Your Step
, ICA at Sofia University, Sofia
Anatomie, les peaux du dessin - collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain
, FRAC Picardie, Amiens
Aktuelle Szene Bulgarien
, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz
Average
, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal
No Leftovers
, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
The Collection
, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst / S.M.A.K., Ghent
I’ve Got Something in My Eye
, Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
Shifting Identities, – (Swiss) Art Today,
Kunsthaus Zurich and various venues, Zurich
Re-Reading the Future,
International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague
Nul,
Foxy Production, New York
God & Goods,
Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo
Ad Absurdum. Energies of the absurd from Modernism till today
, MARTa, Herford
Voice and Void,
Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck
Ephemeral Fringes,
Art Brussels Exhibition Project, Brussels
Lots of Things Like This,
apexart, New York
P2P,
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg
The Hands of Art,
SMAK, Ghent
Coleccion Inelcom Arte Contemporaneo
, Inelcom Headquarters, Madrid
Laughing in a Foreign Language
, Hayward Gallery, London
Warsaw Does Not Exist (exhibition as a book),
Warsaw
(keine) Angst,
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen
U-TURN, 
Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Revolutions – Forms that Turn,
16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
2007       
Cool Days,
Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
1-2-3. The Collection in Focus
, Ludwig Museum – MCA, Budapest
The Word in Art
, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto/Mart, Rovereto
Taking Time
, MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo
Voice and Void
, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
Time Present Time Past
, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
A Purposeless Production / A Necessary Praxis
, St Paul Street  Gallery, Auckland
Our Guest – the MuHKA
, Koninkljik Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
Traum & Trauma - Werke aus der Sammlung Dakis Joannou
, Kunsthalle Wien, MUMOK, Vienna
documenta 12, Kassel
History Started Playing with my Life,
The Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon
Plus Two,
Museum Kueppersmuehle fuer Moderne Kunts, Duisburg
Domestic Irony,
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano, Bolzano
The Art of Failure,
Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
Heroes! Like Us...?,
PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples
[kick!],
S.M.A.K. / AZ Maria Middelares, Ghent
One Colour,
Galleria Continua Beijing, Beijing
Tricky
, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona
Too Near, Too Far,
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Space Invaders
, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana
Constellations / Artissima,
Turin
Pawnshop
, e-flux storefront, New York
Shadows in Paradise, FRAC Nord – Pas de Calais, Dunkerque/ Fort de Breendonk, Willenbroek
2006       
Forms of Classification
, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
Neither a White Cube, nor a Black Box.
History in Present Tense, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia
Art, Life & Confusion
. October Salon, various venues, Belgrade
Broken Lines,
various venues, Toulouse
Art East Collection 2000+23,
Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
Important Announcement
, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia
Common Borders
, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
Küba: A Journey Against the Current, Nestroyhof, Vienna
Art in the Service of Lefties?,
Kronika, Bytom
Coincidences. Distance is a Fake
, Via Nuova Arte Contemporanea, Florence
Küba: A Journey Against the Current
, T-B A21/Canetti House, Ruse
Mityo Solakov – Sculpture,
The House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo
The Culture of Fear,
Hall 14/Federkiel Foundation, Leipzig
Garbage People & Trashstones
, Tanya Rumpff Gallery, Haarlem
Full House – Faces of a Collection,
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
This is not America
, ByArt Gallery, Tel Aviv
Damien Hirst, Annette Messager, Joep van Lieshout e.a.,
Museum de Fundatie, Paleis a/d Blijmarkt, Zwolle
Panic Room
, The Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
Dark Places
, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
2005       
Play Sofia
, Kunsthalle Wien/project space Karlsplatz, Vienna
EindhovenIstanbu
l, Stedeljik Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Senza confine (15th Year),
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Temporary Import – DAAD,
Bethanien et al, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin
Imaginaere Realitaeten
, art agents/gallery, Hamburg
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005
, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Memory Lane
, Goethe-Institute Istanbul, Istanbul
Nach Pokytnik. Die Sammlung der EVN
, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
A Simple Life
, Hydra School Project/Hydra Festival, Hydra Island
Nouveaux projets de MIXM.ORG
, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève, Geneva
Ensemble!
, MuHKA, Antwerp
Modern Times,
Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar
The Window
, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia
Normalisation: That from a long way off look like flies,
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
(my private) Heroes,
Museum of Art and Design / MARTa Herford, Herford
Inset – From MuMOK Collection
, Messezentrum Wien Neu, Vienna
OK/Okay,
The Grey Art Gallery/The Swiss Institute, New York
Strange
, Familiar and Unforgotten, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels
CCA Kitakyushu Artist’s Book Show
, Galerie &: Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris
What´s new, Pussycat?
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Dionysiac II
, Vidéogallery - Mezzanine de l'Alcazar, Paris
Utopia Station
, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre
2004       
Cosmopolis. Microcosmos X Macrocosmos, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Casa de luz,
Fundacio Foto Colectania, Barcelona
Utopia Station
, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Nuit Blanche
, various locations, Paris
25 Years Deweer Art Gallery
, Otegem/Zwevegem
The Ideal,
Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
August in Art,
Varna Festival of Visual Arts, Bulart Gallery, Varna
Instructions
, Karlsplatz area/Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
White Spirit,
FRAC Lorraine, Metz
Art Unlimited (Galerie Arndt & Partner
), MCH Messe, Basel
Privatesierungen. Post-Communist Condition
, Kunstwerke, Berlin
Passage d’Europe,
Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne
Is There a Curator to Save the Show?
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Multiplication
, Sofia City Art Gallery, Plovdiv Municipal Gallery, Varna Municipal Gallery, Varna
Noch einen Wunsch?
Galerie für Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Leipzig
Incidents / De Nachten,
deSingel, Antwerp
2003       
Sculpture,
Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
Art Focus 4,
Underground Prisoner’s Museum, Jerusalem
Divertimento,
Galerie für Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Leipzig
Utopia Station Poster Project
, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Le STOCK sur demande
, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
Empathy - Beyond the Horizon,
Artspace, Sydney
In den Schluchten des Balkan. Kunst aus dem Südosten Europas,
Fridericianum, Kassel
Temporary Spaces,
Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
Continuare
, Bienal da Maia, Maia
Attack! Art and War in the Times of the Media,
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Performance Area
, 18th Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
Home
, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Videoscreening 04
, Galerie Martin Janda/Raum aktueller Kunst, Vienna
Blut & Honig / Zukunft ist am Balkan
, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg
Das Lebendige Museum
, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Salon des Refusés
, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
False Innocence: Exploring the Fundamental Issues of Contemporary Art,
Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona
Telling Stories,
Vedanta Gallery, Chicago
Durchzug/Draft,
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Propositions
, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
2002       
The 80s: Known Unknown Forgotten
, National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia
Hans Stalder, Nedko Solakov, Julie Mehretu
, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun
Livres illustrés et livres d'artiste
, Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
In Search of Balkania
, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Power
, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Das Museum, die Sammlung, der Direktor und seine Liebschaften
, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
2000+ Arteast Collection
, Cifte Amam Art Gallery, Skopje
Loop - Back to the Beginning
, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
10 Years arsFutura
, Galerie arsFutura, Zurich
August in Arts
, The Municipal Gallery Varna, Varna
Frenetic Interferences - Memory/Cage Editions,
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
De Gustibus
, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena
Cadavre exquis,
Galerie George-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Nature
, Tanya Rumpff Gallery, Haarlem
Basics
, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Socle du Monde
, Herning Art Museum, Herning
Marchands de souvenirs
, Musee de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne
Selfportrait
, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia
2001
Arteast Collection 2000+,
Orangerie Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Marking the Territory
, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Loop - Alles auf Anfang
, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; P.S. 1, New York
Total Object Complete with Missing Parts,
Tramway, Glasgow
A World within a Space
, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Devoler
, Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne, Lyon
Empathy
- Beyond the Horizon, Pori Art Museum, Pori
Locus/Focus, Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem
Question Choix Multiple, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon at Clos de la Fontaine, Lycee
Clemenceau, FLER, Montpellier
Reality Watch, ICA Sofia at The Municipal Gallery Rousse, Rousse
Ghost, Galleria Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea/Ciocca, Milano
Every Day There Is Something Different, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
2000
IRWIN, Solakov, Zvezdotchotov, Regina Gallery, Moscow
Bricolage?,
FRAC Bourgogne/Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon
At Room Temperature
, Golash #28, Sofia
Leaving the Island
, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan
After the Wall, Ludwig Museum Budapest; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Waterfront/Cultural Bridge 2000, Helsingborg/Helsingor
Amorales, Melgaard, Rawanchaikul, Solakov, Ozawa, Xhafa,
Galleria Laura Pecci, Milano
Zeitwenden
, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien/20er Haus, Vienna
Premio Michetti 2000
, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Chiet
Storm Centers - Poeziezomers Watou
, Watou
Arteast 2000+/The New Collection,
Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
Urbanites (from the collection of FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon)
, MCA Skopje; Artexpo Bucarest
3 Räume - 3 Flüsse
, Hann, Münden
The Arsfuturashow
, Galerie arsFutura, Zurich
On the Other Hand…,
ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia
46th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
, Oberhausen
Drawing on the Figure: Works on Paper of the 1990s from the Manilow Collection
, MCA Chicago L’Autre moitie de l’Europe, Jeu de Paume, Paris
Video Positive 2000: The Other Side of Zero,
FACT, Liverpool
Cruce de caminos/Crossroads
, Sala Plaza de España, Madrid
1999       
Jahresgaben
, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
Zeitwenden - Looking forward into the next millennium,
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Unconditional Love 2
, Norsk Anarkistisk Fraksjon, Oslo
Locally Interested
, ICA/National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia
After the Wall,
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Turning the Page
, Apollonia Festival of Arts, Sozopol
Faiseurs d’histoires
, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Together III,
Evangelischer Kunstdienst Erfurt/Andreaskirche, Erfurt
Communication Front,
Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
Fauna
, The Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw
Alternative Galeries of the 90’s
, Center for Contemporary Art/ATA, Plovdiv
Vendegjatek,
Museum of Contemporary Art/Ludwig Museum/Csikasz Galeria, Budapest
Recipes
, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
Photographies 2, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
Rondo
, Ludwig Museum/Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Un certain art de vivre (from the collection of FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon
), Ata Center for Arts, Ata-Ray, Sofia
1999       
Ways to Weimar,
Weimar - Capital of Culture/3sat, Weimar
1998       
MoneyNations@access, Shedhalle, Zurich
Magic Carpet,
Malmö Konstmuseet, Malmø
7. Triennale der Kleinplastik,
Züdwest LB, Stuttgart
Revolution - Terror
, ISEA’98, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Landscape
, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia
Medialization, Edsvik Konst. Kultur,
Sollentuna, Stockholm; Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn
Kräftemessen 2: Bulgariaavantgarde
, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich
A Century of Artistic Freedom
, Wiener Secession, Vienna; Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
New Ways of Expression
, Municipal Art Gallery, Dimitrovgrad
Resolution
, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
1997
Der rettende Engel, ACC Galerie, Weimar
a vendre:,
Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg
Heaven - Private View,
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Splash ! - N. Solakov, P. Sorin, G. Wearing
, ACC Galerie, Weimar
Ars Ex Natio
, SCA, The Old City of Plovdiv, Plovdiv
Around Us, Inside Us,
Boras Konstmuseum, Boras
S/light
, Malmö Konstmuseet, Malmø
Beyond Belief,
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
1996
Enclosures, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
The Scream / Borealis 8
, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
Bulgarian Glimpse Show
, BCIC, Moscow
The Image of Europe
, Milos Art Space, Thessaloniki
Inklusion : Exklusion
, Künstlerhaus Graz, Steirischer Herbst’96, Graz
Instant Replay,
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Madame ma conscience
, Galerie Georges-Philippe Vallois, Paris
Manifesta I,
Natuur Museum, Rotterdam
The Sense of Order
, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
1995
VideoHart, SCA / National Museum of Archaeology, Sofia
The Books of the Artists,
Göthe Institute/Sofia City Gallery, Sofia
The Image of Europe
, Nicosia streets, Cyprus
Beyond Belief
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Transittions
, National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia
Caravanseray of Contemporary Art
, Fuori Uso / Aurum, Pescara
Projects,
National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia
The Outburst of Signs
, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich
1994
N Forms? Reconstructions and Interpretations
, SCA/Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia
BG + CH = Ausstellung
, Sredetz Gallery, Sofia
Europa’94
, MOC, Munich
Von Kurzer Dauer, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Atajaras, Budapest Galeria, Budapest
Prechody,
Galeria Medium, Bratislava
Naturally,
Ernst Museum, Budapest
Dermatology ? Art
, Medical Faculty - Department of Dermatology, Sofia
1993
An Idea for Bulgarian Painting, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Object - Bulgarian Way
, Club of the (Eternally) Young Artists, Sofia
Works on Paper
, Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
Übergänge,
Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau
The Danube
, Mücsarnok/Salamon Tower, Visegrad
Exchange II,
Shedhalle, Zurich
3rd Minos Beach Art Symposium
, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
Schaerf, Wüthrich, Solakov, Widoff, Tison
, Shedhalle, Zurich
1992       
Salve, Hohenthal und Bergen Galerie, Munich
Hair from a Brush, Club of the (Eternally) Young Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
From a Moment of Truth...,
Karl Drerup Gallery, Plimouth State College, Plimouth
1991
Pentagonale Plus, Edinburgh
Kaimak (Top) Art, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
Europe Unknown,
Palac Sztuki, Cracow
1990
Expressions, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
The City Utopia, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
Top Secret,
Action with Colleagues, Sofia
The End of the Quotation, Club of the (Eternally) Young Artists, Sofia
10 x 10 x 10, Club of the (Eternally) Young Artists, Sofia
First Exposition of The City Group
, The City Gallery, Rakovski 134, Sofia
The Chameleon
, Action with The City Group, Sofia
1989       
11. 11
, Municipal Art Gallery, Blagoevgrad
The Earth and The Sky
, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
The Tower of Babylon, Action with The City Group, Gabrovo
1988
The City?, Rakovski 125 Gallery, Sofia
1985       
Young Bulgarian Artists, Witgensteinhaus, Vienna
1984       
Aspecte Bulgarischer Kunst Heute - Sammlung Ludwig
, Künstlerhaus Wien; Villa Merkel, Esslingen