Kalina Danailova

Kalina Danailova

Milan, Lombardy, Italy

About Kalina Danailova

Kalina Danailova is born 1985 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
She lives and works in Milan, Italy.

Starting with the preservation of memory and the past, Kalina analyzes the dichotomies of life in all its work.
Kalina analyzes fragments of existence seen through eyes full of emotions and feelings experienced by the memory of the past and the future, such as projections of a hope or a wish.
With provocative spirit, the artist highlights the issue of population growth on the planet, the decline of resources and therefore the growth of poverty.
This problem leads to a total planetary ecosystem imbalance. The desire to preserve the material, the use of plastic materials and their non-degradability, the era generalized suffering, the loss of the primary values, culture, morality, family, friendship are important elements for Kalina in reference to the conservation of the memory itself.
The artist: '' We do not read the most, our children no longer play outside, we do not remember who we are and where we come from to know where we have to go ''
From where my research comes?
Probably my path at times is similar to that of many others, but it's mine. Years of unspoken questions, of suffering, of no claim, the absence of confirmation, knowing that he had not one but thousands of things to mean, to you, to those who keep my work and myself.
Little things everyday, reflections, thoughts, etc.
Objects, subjects, nature and architecture.
Everything makes sense now. All these images and streams of energy, all the conscious and unconscious thoughts today have joined. Now part of the same cell, the same universe. Everything has become much clearer. I'm full of joy, of concreteness, are more sure of myself. I feel full, free ... free at last.
I realized one thing: you have to start from the inside; from its roots; return to primordial to reach the essence of our being and thus to understand their own "DESTINY", its "GIFT" on their own "PRISM BREAK, VISION" ... And once discovered, you have to BELIEVE !!!
"In Return" my art says simply this: no one's roots, how do you grow?
It is a theme of work, it is a lifetime of research.

Education

2008-2010 MFA of Painting, Accademia di belle arti di Brera, Milan / Italy
2004-2008 A.B. bachelor of Visual Arts, NBU (New Bulgarian University), Sofia / Bulgaria
2003-2004 Master Course of Traditional Animation, NATFA (National Academy of theater and film arts), Sofia / Bulgaria
1998-2003 High School of Fine Arts in english, Pencho P. Slaveikov, Sofia / Bulgaria

Events

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
”Amori Possibili (Autoritrati in viaggio)” EX Studio of Piero Manzoni (Fiori Chiari 16), Milan / Italy
”Life or something like it” Masada , Milan / Italy
2015
Dicember – 10 Jannuary 2016 ” In principio erat Verbum ” at Duomo Mondadori store, Milan / Italy
October “Retrospective” at The tank, Milan / Italy
July “Tracce d’esistenza” at Mostrami Factory spazio Bracco, Milan / Italy
2013
”431 fourhundredthirtyone days of emotive landscapes”, Blanchaert gallery & Basilica Sant’Ambrogio, Milan / Italy

Exhibitions

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
”The Ricoh Prize for young artists”, Spazio Oberdan, Milan / Italy
”Identità e orizzonti” at Galleria Civica, Monza / Italy
March Affordable with Mostrami Factory, Superstudio più, Milan / Italy
March Affordable with Basezero, Superstudio più, Milan / Italy
2015
“Dialogo con la terra” at Mostrami Factory spazio Bracco, Milan / Italy
“La memoira nutre il pianeta” at Mostrami Factory spazio Bracco, Milan / Italy
“LetterArte 2015″ at Galleria Civica, Monza / Italy
2014
”Contemporary Bulgarian Artists Abroad “So Close, So Far” at National Palace of Culture (NDK), Sofia / Bulgaria
”Art Prize – Cairo Editore” at Palazzo della Permanente, Milano / Italy
“Energia vitale: verso Expo 2015″ – ”Mantegna cercasi” at Casa del Mantegna, Mantova / Italy
”Arte nel cuore” Bianca Maria Rizzi e Matthias Ritter Gallery, Milan / Italy
”Mezzominuto di racoglimento” Basilica Sant’Ambrogio, Milan / Italy
2013
”The Ricoh Prize for young artists”, Spazio Oberdan, Milan / Italy
”The Ricoh Prize for young artists 2”, Spazio IdroArt, Segrate / Italy
”Farben Beats”, Maria Frozen gallery, Berlin / Germany
2010

“Arte contemporanea” at Biennale di Pero, Pero / Italy
2009

“MIART” with Accademia di belle arti di Brera, Milan / Italy
”La nova manualità nel’era digitale BOSH” and Accademia di belle arti di Brera at San Carpoforo, Milan / Italy
2008
”L’energia della parola” D’ARS Gallery, Milan / Italy
”L’energia della parola” D’ARS Gallery, Bologna / Italy
”Tutti i Figli del genio” Villa Litta, Milan / Italy
”L’energia della parola” Colonne/Spe/La Nazione, Viareggio / Italy

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2016
Finalist at ”The Ricoh Prize for young artists”, Spazio Oberdan, Milan / Italy
2015
Recidency at Mostrami Factory spazio Bracco, Milan / Italy
Finalist at Mostrami – Dialogo con la terra – Milan / Italy
Selected artist at Visions Collection I edition
Selected artist at Combat prize – Livorno / Italy
Finalist at Mostrami – La memoira nutre il pianeta – Milan / Italy
2014
Saatchi selected collection “Winter Wonderland Collection” curated by Katherine Henning / Saatchi Gallery online
Finalist at ”Contemporary Bulgarian Artists Abroad “So Close, So Far” at National Palace of Culture (NDK), Sofia / Bulgaria
Fnalist at ”Art Prize – Cairo Editore” at Palazzo della Permanente, Milano / Italy
Saatchi selected collection ”Strange Visions: New Surreal Works” curated by Katherine Henning / Saatchi Gallery online
Saatchi selected collection ”Oversized Works For 2.500 And Under” curated by Bridget Carron / Saatchi Gallery online
Saatchi selected collection ”Making Faces – New Portrets” curated by Rebecca Wilson / Saatchi Gallery online
Finalist at “Energia vitale: verso Expo 2015″ – Mantegna cercasi at Casa del Mantegna, Mantova / Italy
2013
Finalist at ”The Ricoh Prize for young artists”, Spazio Oberdan, Milan / Italy
Finalist at ”The Ricoh Prize for young artists 2”, Spazio IdroArt, Segrate / Italy
2010
Fnalist at “Contemporary Art, Biennale di Pero”, Pero / Italy
2009
Finalist at MIART with Accademia di belle arti di Brera, Milan / Italy