(b. 1966 in Sofia) is Professor at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Doctor of Science. He is artist, art historian and art critic. Stefanov works in the field of painting. He is author of books about the history of Bulgarian contemporary art: Avant-garde and Norm, 2003; Processes and Tendencies in Bulgarian Contemporary Art (Late 20th and Early 21st Century), 2014. Svilen Stefanov is one of the main representatives and ideologists of the XXL Group, established in Sofia in 1994. He lives and works in Sofia. He is represented only by One Gallery, Sofia.
Selected One-Man Shows:
2017 – Art 4. Contemporary art museum, Moscow, Russia;
2017 - Wittgenstein House, Vienna, Austria;
2017 – Prozor Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia;
2015 – One Gallery, NY, Sofia;
2014 – One Gallery, Sofia;
2013 - Yuzina Gallery, Sofia;
2009 - Arosita Gallery, Sofia;
2005 - National Art Gallery, Sofia;
2001 - XXL Gallery, Sofia.
Selected Group Shows (for the last five years):
2017 – Four Artists from Bulgaria, Laconia Gallery, Boston, USA;
2017 – Contemporary Art from Bulgaria, City Gallery of Nish, Serbia;
2017 – Center of Contemporary Art, Montenegro;
2016 – Cosmoscow International Art Fair, Moscow, Russia;
2015 – Cosmoscow International Art Fair, Moscow, Russia;
2015 - Grayscale (20 Contemporary Bulgarian Artists), Museum Medzimuria, Chakovec, Hrvatska;
2015 – Imago Mundi. Contemporary Artists from Bulgaria, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice Biennial;
2014 – Istanbul Contemporary, Turkey;
2014 – XXL Group & Friends, City Gallery of Nish, Serbia;
2014 – Hangzhou Art Expo, China;
2014 - Grey, Traklhouse Gallery, Salzburg, Austria;
2013 – Wittgenstein House, Vienna, Austria.