Doncho Donchev

Doncho Donchev

Short biography

Born on 22nd of august 1974 in the town of Gabrovo. He graduated the secondary Art School in Tryavna (1993) and completed Master’s studies in St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Painting specialty (2000). Qualifies animation in Nu Boyana Film Studios ( 2001) He works with a variety of materials, holds one-man exhibitions, illustrates books and participates in music projects, drawing before an audience on stage. Since 1997 he has been exhibiting his works in various cities and countries and organizing a great number of one-man exhibitions and performances. His big solo performances are in CERN (Geneva) 2016, Milan ( EXPO Milano) 2015, National Museum of Liechtenstein 2015. In 2011 he published short stories in “Heavy Metal” (Turkey), text Kerim Sakizli. His works have been exhibited in Zurich, Bern, Locarno, Geneva, Liechtenstein, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Minden, Vienna, Milan, Brussels, Maastricht, Barcelona, Bratislava, Istanbul, Izmir, Jacobstad (Pietarsaari), Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Gabrovo, etc.

Solo Exhibitions and Performances

CERN, Geneva – (“Particle Metamorphoses”) - 2016
Milan – Expo 2015, (“Riflessioni”) pavilion „Corriere della Sera“ curator Arminio Sciolli
Vienna, Viva Art Gallery “Graphic Stage”
Sofia – Bulgaria hall, Sofia philharmonic (“Metamorphoses”) - 2015
Vaduz, Liechtenstein National Museum - 2015
Zurich, Petra Lossen Gallery - 2014
Sofia, Arena di Serdica (Playing Cards) - 2013
Istanbul, Gallery Ziraat Bank - 2011
Izmir, Gallery „Akademist“ (The Reincarnation of the Satir) - 2007
Sofia, Russian Embassy - 2007
Sofia, Concert Hall, Sofia Philharmonic - 2005
Sofia, Club Microphone and Mouse - 2004
Sofia, Mellon Gallery - 2001
Triavna, Old School - 2000
Dryanovo Art Gallery - 1998,1999,2004,2007

Performances and participations

Maastricht , CHICHO foundation (“Playing Cards”) – 2016; Plovdiv, (“Playing Cards”) Vinaria - 2014;
Barcelona, Hartexpo ( Espacio 120) - 2016; Art Nou Millenni Gallery - 2016
Locarno, LDV Gallery, Arte in dirreta, (“Riflessioni”) – 2016 ; submitted: Expo Milano 2015, pavilion newspaper „Corriere della Sera“ curator Arminio Sciolli
Minden, Marienkirche – (Nocturne in Blue), musical compositions Anton Sjarov - 2015
Balchik, Balchik Palace - 2015
Minden, Germany – Fort A, The Golden Project & Anton Sjarov - 2015
Sofia, Bulgaria hall, Sofia philharmonic (Metamorphoses) – 2015
Dobrich, Hall of Mirrors - 2015
Plovdiv, Chamber Scene Plovdiv - 2015
Varna, Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery - 2014
Ruse, Dohodno Zdanie - 2014
Sofia Live Club – The Golden Project (Seventh Sense) - 2014

Illustrations

“Nocturne in Blue” – cover and illustrations - 2015
“Seventh Sense”, “The Golden Project”, cover and illustrations - 2014
“Heavy Metal” ( magazine) – text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2011
“Fatemate” – graphic novel , text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2007
“ Poems in Paintings” – poetry, text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2007
“The Reincarnation of the Satir” poetry, text Kerim Sakizli, publishing house “Arkabahce”, Istanbul - 2007