Milko Pavlov
(born in 1956 in Aytos, Bulgaria)

1961 The family moves to Sofia.
1976 After brief hesitation decides not to apply for the Fine Art Academy.
1978-83 Private lessons from different artists.
1983 Displays works for the first time in a collective exhibition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. Watercolours, oil painting.
1988 Diploma from the 4th International
Competition for Young Artists, Sofia.
First prints.
1990 Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
1991 Co-founder of The Club of the Forever Young Artists.
Painted objects.
ARTEST Grant from the Stiftung BINZ 39, Zurich, Switzerland.
First sand paintings.
1991-95 ARTEST coordinator for Bulgaria.
1993 Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Cologne, Germany.
First paper pulp works, books.
1994 Curator BG+CH=IZLOJBA=AUSSTELLU NG, “Sredetz” Gallery of MC, Sofia.
1996 Member of The International Print Society, Cracow, Poland.
Curator “Hermetical/Chaotical”, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia.
1997 Curator “Bulgarian Art Book”, ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia.
1997-98 Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany.
1998 First large size frottages on paper in “The borders of Paradise”, XXL Gallery, Sofia.
1997 Prize of the “Support for Art in Bulgaria” Foundation.
Museum award of TAMA ART UNIVERSITY, Tokyo, Japan.
1999 Living and working in Bremen and Sofia.
2005 First fixing of fragments from a “Future incomplete”.
2008 - Living and working in Berlin and Sofia.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 “Recently Ahead“, ONE+ Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
„Unsettled Paintings Frozen Like Mountains”, Villa Magdalena, San Sebastián, Spain.
2021 „Frei sein”, St Peter und Paulkirche, Ratingen, Germany.
2020 FACIES, St. Matthäus Stiftung, Berlin, Germany.
2019 „Hungertuch”, St Peter und Paulkirche, Ratingen, Germany.
2018 „Sophia Nova 2118-2084”, One Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2012 „Brother in Arms”, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
„Tomorrow belongs to me”, The OMC Gallery, Huntington Beach Ca/USA.
2008 „2076:120 Years of Milko Pavlov”, National Art Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria.
2007 „Bilocation 2029”, FLUC Belgrade, Serbia.
„Tomorrow belongs to you – Milko Pavlov Painting 2004-2066”, City Art Gallery, Bremen, Germany.
2005 „milkopavlovthelargesizedrawings (2012-2030)”, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 „BLAU”, Ohnesorge Gallery, Bremen, Germany.
2019 BG minimal – Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Sofia, Bulgaria.
„Thank you Mr Ruf”, Credit Bonus, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2017 Sofia Underground Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2016 „Watercolour, ink and acrylic on paper”, Jordan-Seydoux Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2015 Prints from the SGHG Collection, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2014 „The Untold Bulgarian Abstraction”, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
„Unknown Masterpieces”, Wonderloch Kellerland”, Berlin, Germany
2011 „Out of time”, SGHG, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009  „Reflections from Tomorrow“, The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv
2008 „Heaven and Hell today”, St. Stephani Kirche, Bremen, Germany
„Gardens of Memory”, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria
2007 „Visual Immortality”, Contemporary Art from
Southeast Europe, Basel, Switzerland
2006 „The Unknown Masterpiece”, City Art Gallery, Bremen, Germany

SOME PUBLICATIONS
Lynn Kühl: Berliner Kunstgriff, Gallerietalk, February 2020
Kiril Vasilev: “Sophia Nova 2118-2084”, Kweekly, Sofia, October 2018
Irina Genova, Milko Pavlov: Conversation in “Sledva”, May 2015
Philip Zidarov, Milko Pavlov: Conversation in “Brother in Arms” catalogue, Sofia, 2012
Boyan Manchev: Catalogue “Out of Time”, City Art Gallery Sofia, 2011
Boris Danailov: “Three Visions in Milko Pavlov’s Work” in “Milko Pavlov: Tomorrow belongs to me”, Bremen/Sofia, 2007
Nadia Timova: “From the Passion of Self-reproducting Reality” in “Milko Pavlov: Tomorrow Belongs to Me”, Bremen/Sofia 2007
Rainer Beßling: “Milko Pavlov – Tomorrow belongs to you” in “Milko Pavlov: Tomorrow belongs to me”, Bremen/Sofia 2007
Arie Hartog: “An Art History of the Future” in “Milko Pavlov: Tomorrow Belongs to Me”, Bremen/Sofia 2007
Katerina Vatsella: “Tomorrow belongs to you – Milko Pavlov Bilder 2004-2066”, punkt. Bremen, Germany, February 2007
Arnulf Marzluf: “Die Gegenstandswelt im frühen Zustand des Werdens”, Weser-Kurier, Bremen, Germany, March 2007
Rainer Beßling: “Gestalten des Künftigen”, Syker Kreiszeitung, Syke, Germany, March 2007
Svetla Petkova, Milko Pavlov: Conversation in “Fortuity is the Engine of Eternity” Kultura, Sofia, November 2005
Stefanie Beckröde: “Bilder gegen die Illusion der schönen Blumen”, Weser-Kurier, Bremen, Germany, September 2004
Iara Boubnova: Catalogue ART EX NATIO, Sofia, 1998
Günter Bastian: “Life traces”, Nordsee-Zeitung, Bremerhaven, September 1998
Ilina Koralova: “Borders of Paradise in XXL Gallery”, Sofia, 1998
Svilen Stefanov: Catalogue “VideoHart”, Sofia, 1997
Bruce Wightman: “A Benevolence Quite Unbrilled”, The Sofia Independent, Sofia, May 1997
Diana Popova: “Long live the artbook!”, Kultura, Sofia, May 1997
Bruce Wightman: “Sometimes…”, The Sofia Independent, Sofia, April 1997
Ilina Koralova: “Strange…”, Kultura, Sofia, April 1997
Irina Genova: “Maximal Art”, Kultura, Sofia, March 1996
Yanko Dolapchiev: “A Painting”, Kontinent, Sofia, July 1994
Irina Genova: Catalogue Contemporary Bulgarian Artists, Die (France), 1994
Catalogue “Literatur und Kunst im Heinrich Böll Haus, Langenbroich, Germany, XXXXX
Vessela Lozanova: “Beyond the Snobism and the Kitch”, 168 Hours, Sofia, 1994
Dr. Dorothea Eimert: Catalogue of the 5 th PAPERART Biennale, Düren, Germany, 1994
Iara Boubnova: Lettre international (BG) no 4, Sofia, 1994
Irina Genova: “Exhibition of Milko Pavlov in the Dossev Art Gallery”, Kultura, Sofia, July 1993
Rouen Rouenov: “The Paintings of the Objects”, Standard, Sofia, February 1993
Art in BulgariaNo2, Conversation, Sofia, 1993
Frietz Biletter: Catalogue BINZ 39, Zurich, Switzerland,  1992
Fritz Biletter: Zuri-tip, Zurich, Switzerland, September 1991
Hans Rengli, ARTESTreport, Zurich, Switzerland, 1991
Stefan Shishkov, “… in the galleries” Kultura, 1988

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
National Art Gallery, Sofia
Sofia City Art Gallery
Art Gallery – Dobrich
City Art Gallery – Plovdiv
Varna City Art Gallery
Arts support Found, Sofia
Stiftung St. Matthäus, Berlin
Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany
Städtische Gallerie Bremen, Germany
Swb Enordia Bremen, Germany
Leopold-Hoesh Museum Düren, Germany
International Print Society Cracow
TAMA Art University Museum Tokyo, Japan
Kanagawa Art Foundation Yokohama, Japan
Associazione Premio Internazionale Biella per l`Incisione, Italy

Sophia Nova 2081
Sophia Nova 2081

2046 graphite on canvas, 162x130 cm

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Sophia Nova 2084
Sophia Nova 2084

graphite on canvas, 200x170 cm

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Sophia Nova 2109
Sophia Nova 2109

2038 graphite and oil paint on paper, 53x40 cm

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Sophia Nova 2081
Sophia Nova 2081

2046 graphite on canvas, 162x130 cm

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