Milko Pavlov


Milko Pavlov is born 1956 in Aytos, Bulgaria; lives and works in Berlin


After short hesitation he decides not to apply in the Bulgarian Academy of arts. Up until 1989 he works with painting and graphics, in the benign go the 90s he starts using paper material and coordinates the

Bulgarian-Swiss sector of ARTEST.

His first exhibition of large-scale frottage works with graphing on paper is The Limits of Paradise in XXL Gallery in Sofia – 1998. In 2005, he starts to fixate fragments from “a past unfinished” - a process, which is central to his works until this day.


Solo exhibitions


Brothers in arms, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia, 2012

Tomorrow belongs to me, ОМС Gallery for Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, California, 2012

2076: 120 years Milko Pavlov, National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria  2008

Bilocation 2029, Fine Arts Department, Academy of Arts, Bеlgrade, Serbia, 2007

Tomorrow belongs to you Milko Pavlov Pictures 2004-2066, City Gallery Bremen, 2007

milkopavlovthelargesizedrawings (2012-2030), Sofia City Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2005


Group Exhibitions

Works on Paper, Jordan-Seydoux, Berlin, Germany, 2016

The Unknown Masterpiece, Wonderloch Kellerrand, Berlin, Germany, 2015

Bulgarian Contemporary Art at the 2014 Art Fair, Hangzhou, China


Public and private collections


Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

City Art Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria

City Art Gallery, Smolyan, Bulgaria

Leopold Hösh Museum Düren, Germany

City Art Gallery Bremen, Germany

Art in Public Spaces Bremen, Germany

swb Enordia Bremen, Germany

print Museum Schreiner Bad Steben, Germany

Premio Internazionale Biella, Italia

Visira Insurance Soloturn, Switzerland

Edito Geneve, Switzerland

Gaudenz B. Ruf Boll, Switzerland

Print Society Krakow, Poland

Tama Art University Tokyo, Japan

Kanagawa Art Foundation, Japan

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