Nikola Mihov

NIKOLA MIHOV

Born: 1982 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Lives and works in Sofia and Paris.

Graduated in Photography at  New Bulgarian University in 2011

Co-founder of  www.bulgarianphotographynow.com  and  www.socmus.com

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2016   Hello and Welcome to Paris, The Red House – Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria

2015   Forget Your Past, Haus der Fotografie Wien, Vienna, Austria

2015   The Sea Inside, Contemporary Space Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

2014   Forget Your Past, Month of Photograhy, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014   The Sea Inside, Gallery Synthesis, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013   Under Destruction, The Red House – Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012   Victoria Palace, Gallery Synthesis, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011   Forget Your Past, Sofia Architecture Week, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010   Forget Your Past, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany

2009   Forget Your Past, London Photomonth, London, UK

2009   Forget Your Past, The Red House – Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007   The Battle for CPE, Paris Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2015   Circulation(s) – Festival of Young European Photography, Le Cent Quatre, Paris, France

2015   Imago Mundi: Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

2015   Recorded Memories, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2015   Le Voyage a Nantes Festival,  Nantes, France 

2015   Hide and Seek, Hladilnica Pekarna Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

2015   Art for Change 1985-2015, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014   Holidays After the Fall, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014   The Collection. New Acquisitions 2012-2013, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014   Bulgarian Photography Now, Contemporary Space, Varna, Bulgaria

2013   Recorded Memories, Museum for Photography Braunschweig, Germany.

2013   Bulgarian Documentary Photography, Photo Synthesis Art Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013   BG Press Photo, Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013   Modern Architecture Works. Industrialna Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012   East of Best – Young Bulgarian Contemporary Art, Roodkapje Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012   Menotrentuno III, Young European Photography Festival, Sardinia, Italy

2012   Socialism’s Material Residue, WM Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012   A Possible History, The Bulgarian Art Through the Sofia City Art Gallery Collection, Sofia

2012   Raw Art Fiar, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012   International Festival of Young Photography, Cheboksary, Russia

2012   The Collection, New Acquisitions 2010 – 2011, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011   Essl Art Award CEE, Academia Gallery, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 2011

2011   Contempo – Contemporary Art festival, Varna, Bulgaria

2011   The Other Eye, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010   Bulgarian Video Art, Galleria 3H+K, Pori, Finland

2010   Goat Milk Festival, Bela Rechka, Bulgaria

2010   Canon Picture of the Year, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009   Phodar – International Biennial of Photography, Pleven, Bulgaria

2009   From Yesterday till Tomorrow. Monuments of Sofia, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008   Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Bari, Italy

2008   Night of Museums and Galleries, Plovdiv , Bulgaria

2008   Fair of Culture, Student Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

2008   Gaudenz B.Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art – Shortlist 2008, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2016   Nominee for Kassel Dummy Award

2014   Nominee for The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

2012   Nominee for Zooms Award of Salon de la Photo in Paris

2012   Prize for Photojournalism of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists

2012   Second Prize, BG Press Photo Contest

2011   Nominee for Essl Art Award CEE 2011

2009   Photoschool Prize, Phodar – International Biennial of Photography

2008   Nominee for Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016   Hello and Welcome to Paris, a limited edition of 200 numbered and signed copies, self-published, co-produced                             with Janet 45 Publishing, Bulgaria, (Monograph)

2015   Bulgaria : Save the Dreams : Contemporary Artists from Bulgaria, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica, Italy, (Catalog)

2015   Forget Your Past – Communist Era Monuments in Bulgaria, Photographs and texts by Nikola Mihov, Second expanded               edition, Janet 45 Publishing, Bulgaria, (Monograph)

2015   Circulation(s) – Festival of Young European Photography, Fetart/Le Bec en l’air editions, Paris, (Catalog)

2015   Art for Change 1985-2015, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, 2015 (Catalog)

2013   Holidays After the Fall – Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia, Photographs by Nikola Mihov and             Wolfgang Tjaler, Texts by: Michael Zinganel, Elke Beyer, and Anke Hagemann, Jovis verlag, Berln, (Book)

2013   Europe. South-East – Recorded Memories, Spector Books, Leipzig, (Catlog)

2012   Forget Your Past – Communist Era Monuments in Bulgaria, Photographs and texts by Nikola Mihov, Janet 45                               Publishing, Plovdiv, (Monograph)  

2012   The Bulgarian Nouvelle Vague, Edno, Sofia, (Book)

2012   A Possible History, The Bulgarian Art Through the Sofia City Art Gallery Collection, Sofia, (Catalog)

2011   Menotrentuno III, Young European Photography in Sardinia, Soter editrice, Sardinia, (Catalog)

2011   East of Best – Young Bulgarian Contemporary Art, Kolektif, Rotterdam, (Catalog)

2010   Critical Cities Vol 2: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists, Myrdle Court Press, London, (Book)

2009   Phodar – 8th International Biennial of Photography, Sofia, (Catalog)

2009   From Yesterday till Tomorrow. Monuments of Sofia, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, (Catalog)

2008   Gaudenz B.Ruf Award – Shortlist 2008, Sofia, (Catalog)

 

MAGAZINES 

Fisheye Magazine, France, March, 2017

M magazine ( Le Monde supplement ), France, February, 2015

Modern Matter Magazine, United Kingdom, issue 8, 2015

GEO, France, September, 2014

A10 , The Netherlands, Issue 57, 2014

FOAM, Winter 2012-2013, The Netherlands, 2013

British Journal of Photography , United Kingdom, December 2012

Le Monde, France, 8th of December, 2012

Reponses Photo, France, July 2012

IL Fotografo Magazine, Italy, March 2012

Abitare, Bulgaria, August 2011

Reponses Photo, France, October 2009

Edno, Bulgaria, January 2008