Atanas Gadjev

Atanas Gadjev

Sofia, Europa, Bulgaria

About Atanas Gadjev

Atanas Gadjev

Was born on July 30, 1960.
receiving his MFA in Ceramics in 1987. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists since 1991, and co-founder of Lingua Franca association. He works mainly in the field of easel and monumental ceramic sculpture, while experimenting with different possibilities for printing on clay and paper, and exploring methods of under glaze painting and the mixing of clay and paper masses. He has made more that 25 solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad, including "Kafka Express" in Sofia, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague (2011 – 2012) and "Objects from clay and paper" in Madrid (2013).

Education

His art education began in the National High School of Stage and Film Design - Plovdiv, where he was in the class of Ivan Topalov. He is a graduate of The National Academy of Art – Sofia, where he was in the class of Professor Venko Kolev,

Events

He is also the author of various outdoor art events such as "The Resurgence of the Forgotten Crosses" in Kamen Bryag Village, "Meshtra" in Leshten Village, "Im/possible Beauty" in Sofia, etc. He participates in dozens of international projects and artists-in-residence programs: Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Schwandorf, Germany; Vogel, Slovenia; Užice, Serbia; Nitra, Slovakia; Tállya (Tokaj), Hungary; Zlakusa, Serbia; Resen, Macedonia; Pretoria, South Africa, etc., as well as in more than 70 group exhibitions across the country.

Exhibitions

He has made more that 25 solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad, including "Kafka Express" in Sofia, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague (2011 – 2012) and "Objects from clay and paper" in Madrid (2013).