Plamen Yordanov

Plamen Yordanov

Chicago, IL, United States

About Plamen Yordanov

contact: plamenart@hotmail.com --------

Graduated the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia with MFA in painting. Specialized in Como, Italy, Antonio Ratti Foundation, the Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Prof. Joseph Kosuth and in Salzburg, Austria, Public Arts with Prof. Agnes Denes. Founder of Chicago Art Center in 2007 and Museum of Modern Art Chicago in 2008 as a conceptual opposition to the institutionalization of art.

Participated in more than 100 exhibitions in Europe and America, including Queens Museum of Art, 2009 & 2010; Chicago Cultural Center, 2007; Daley Center, Chicago, 2007-2011; National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria; Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy, 1994; Gagliardi Gallery, London; "Re: Contemplating the Void", 2010 and "Design it", 2009, Google and Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2010; South London Gallery - London, 2010; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, USA, 2011; 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2011; ArtWiki: Open Data for the Arts, 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2011; 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.

Education

EDUCATION:
1997 • International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, the Public Art program with Prof. Agnes Denes – Salzburg, Austria
1995 • Antonio Ratti Foundation, the Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Prof. Joseph Kosuth – Como, Italy
1992 • Vermont Studio Center, the program with Prof. Robert Henry and Prof. Roger Winter – Johnson, VT, U.S.A.
1985-90 • National Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Painting – Sofia, Bulgaria, MFA

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS:
2020
• “Plamen Yordanov: Frottages and Shadows”, PLAMEN Art Foundation – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2019
• “Rarities and Commons: Untitled Objects and Other Relics”, Julia Gray Gallery – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2012
• “Indigenous Memories”, Jack Olson Gallery, School of Art, Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL, U.S.A.
2008
• “Portrait of a Collector“, Chicago Art Center – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2000
• “3-D Reality Project”, University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
1999
• “Recent Paintings and Paper Works”, Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
1994
• “Installations and Assemblages”, National Palace of Culture – Sofia, Bulgaria
1992
• “Recent Paintings”, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT, U.S.A.



GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS:
2020
• “Postcards from the Edge”, Bortolami – New York, U.S.A.
2019
• "Sculpture in the Parks", Chicago Sculpture International – Austin Town Hall Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL,U.S.A.
• “Visual AIDS”, Bortolami – New York, U.S.A.
• "Wish you were here 19”, A.I.R. Gallery – New York, U.S.A.
2018
• “Postcards from the Edge”, Gallery 524 – New York, U.S.A.
2017
• “Postcards from the Edge”, Metro Pictures – New York, NY, U.S.A.
2016
• Chicago Sculpture Exhibit – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• "18th Annual Postcards from the Edge”, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. – New York, NY, U.S.A.
2015
• ArtExpo – New York, NY, U.S.A.
• "Postcards from the Edge”, - Luhring Augustine Gallery – New York, NY, U.S.A.
2013
• “What Do You Hear”, SoundCloud DropBox in conjunction with Soundings: A Contemporary Score, MoMA – New York, U.S.A.
• La Biennale di Venezia - 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
• “Postcards from the Edge”, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. – New York, NY, U.S.A.
2012
• “Visions of Death”, Couvent des Cordeliers – Paris, France
• “Visions of Death”, Salon du Chocolat – Paris, France
• “Visions of Death”, Queens Museum of Art – New York, NY, U.S.A.
• “Triumph of Caïssa. Dedication to Marcel Duchamp”, Tretyakov State Gallery – Moscow, Russia
• “Re/Invention”, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and artwiki.org – Berlin, Germany
• “Postcards from the Edge”, Cheim & Read Gallery – New York, NY, U.S.A.
2011
• “Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute – Siena, Italy
• “frag-men-tal”, Richard J. Daley Center – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• “frag-men-tal”, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel Program – Moscow, Russia (catalogue)
• Nord Art 2011, KiC Kunst in der Carlshütte – Büdelsdorf, Germany (catalogue)
• “In Bloom”, Oakbrook Center, Guggenheim Partners commission – Hinsdale, IL, U.S.A.
• “The Popular Show”, Townhouse Gallery – Cairo, Egypt
• 6th Annual KIWA Woodblock Print Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum – Kyoto, Japan (catalogue)
• 7th Annual Fine Art Auction Exhibit, Contemporary Art Center Peoria, Peoria, IL, U.S.A.
• “An Exchange with Sol LeWitt”, MASSMoCA – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, U.S.A.
• “Postcards from the Edge”, CRG Gallery – New York, NY
2010
• “ABSENCE”, Queens Museum of Art – New York, NY, U.S.A.
• 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China – Beijing, China (catalogue)
• “Beyond Borders 4”, Richard J. Daley Center – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• “Re: Contemplating the Void”, Guggenheim Museum – New York, NY
• G.R. N’Namdi Gallery – Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
• Fracking: Art and Activism Against the Drill - Exit Art, New York City, NY
• “Immigrant Art”, SICA - The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts – Long Branch, NJ, U.S.A.
• “Bound & Gathered”, Edge Zones Art Center – Miami, FL, U.S.A.
• “Michael Landy: Art Bin”, South London Gallery – London, England
• “Artist Made Books”, Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Norris University Center, Northwestern University – Evanston, IL, U.S.A.
2009
• "Design it" Shelter Competition, Guggenheim and Google Flickr Group, Guggenheim Museum – New York, NY