Stefan Nikolaev

Stefan Nikolaev
Born in 1970 in Sofia
Lives and works in Paris & Sofia Founder of Glassbox in 1997

Press / English, French
Press / Bulgarian
Selected books and catalogues



Education
2002
UNESCO Prize for the Art, 4th Cetinje Biennial, Cetinie, Montenegro

1989 - 1994
Ecole Superieure Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

1993
Winchester School of Art, Winchester University, UK


Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming in 2017
I Walk a Labyrinth, Which is a Straight Line, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv

2016
Bronze, sweat and tears, Michel Rein, Brussels

2015
Business, Model, Sculpture, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv

2013
If Things Are Not As You Wish, Wish Them As They Are, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris
Half-Life, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2010
Holy Spirit Rain Down, Les Eglises Centre d Art Contemporain, Chelles, France
Stefan Nikolaev, I hate America and America hates me, Galerie Traversee, Munchen, Germany

2009
NEW WORKS OLD DREAMS, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

2007
Prestige, ARC Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria
Minouk Le Poisson Peintre, (1994-2005), The Crouch(klek)-art Basement Project, Sofia, Bulgaria

2006
Powerful Tips, Centre de Creation Contemporaine, Tours, France
Sickkiss, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
More, Galerie Traversee, Munich, Germany

2005
Bad Lux, Zoo Galerie, Nantes, France
Come to where the Flavour is, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland

2004
My Room, Centre de Creation Contemporaine, Tours, France*
Balkanton, Galerie ATA (cur. Hou Hanru), Sofia, Bulgaria*

2003
Frontalunterricht, (with Robert Stadler) Espace Paul Ricard Paris, France
One for the Money Two for the Show, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

2002
Perfect Day, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Under Reconstruction, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
Ket muvesz - ket kurator / Two artists - two curators, Budapest, VIII. Brody Sandor u. 15. fszt. 6. Hungary

2001
A Studio Remix Bravo Party, Gallery by night, Budapest, Hungary

2000
VTO Gallery, London, UK Zwemmer Art, London, UK

1998
Next Stop, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland

1997
Musee des Cartes. Inauguration du nouveau Musee français de la carte a jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

1994
Running with the King, Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester, UK

1990
Phone your friend, Galerie Artemide, Paris, France

*catalogue published



Selected Group Exhibitions


2014

LUX, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France

Know Thyself, Institut of Contemporary Art – Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria (Curated by Iara Boubnova)

Mais avant de mourir, j’aimerais savoir qui vous êtes, Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux, France

Beyond the Grid, Galerie Michel Rein, Brussels


2013

Dress up, ICA Gallery, Sofia

Si l'art de la parure m'était conté, Chateau du Rivau, France

Walk on te Wild Side, GDM, Paris, France

Talkie Walkie, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris


2012

Suddently Last Years, GDM Tokyo, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

A Possible History, Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria

Un Bel Eté, Un cabinet d'amateur, Olivier Boissier LTD, Sofia, Bulgaria


2012

Why Duchamp ? (cur. Maria Vassileva), Sofia Arsenal Museum, Bulgaria

Winter-Show, Un Cabinet d Amateur, Sofia, Bulgaria

Magnet et Antimagnet, ICA-Sofia Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria


2011

N Minutes Video Art Festival, (cur. Li Ningchun), Shanghai, China

Festival AP ART 2011, Alpilles-Provence Art, France


2010

Beyond Credit (cur. Maria Vassileva, Iara Boubnova, Luchezar Boyadjiev) Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, Istanbul, Turkey

Breaking Walls - Building Networks (cur. Iara Boubnova), Macedonia Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece


2009

Periodic table (cur. Katalin Timar), Traversee, Munchen, Germany

From Ideology to Economy. Contemporary Bulgarian Art - 20 years later (cur. Iara Boubnova), The State Central Museum of
Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

Technics, ICA Gallery (cur. Iara Boubnova & Maria Vassileva), Sofia, Bulgaria

Rideaux sur Loire, Candes Saint Martin et Montsoreau, France


2008

Le mois de l image : L Image fabriquee, (cur. Philippe Piguet, Nguyen Xuan Khanh et Bertrand Peret), Musee des Beaux-arts Ho Chi Minh Ville, Vietnam*

WATCH YOUR STEP!, (cur. Iara Boubnova), Sofia University St. Clement of Ohrid, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

Transfert, Lyon Septembre de la Photographie, BF15, Lyon, France

MoleculART, (cur. Boris Kostadinov), Galerie Raiko Alexiev, Sofia, Bulgaria


2007

Promenade au Zoo, (cur. Valerie Chatrain & Saadane Afif), Biennale de Lyon 2007, France*

Du machinique et du vivant, (cur. Regis Durant), La Reserve, Pacy-sur-Eure, France*

Roomers, Galerie Traversee, Munchen, Germany

52 Biennale di Venezia, Bulgarian Pavilion, Italy*

Selest Art, 17e biennale d art contemporain, (cur. Philippe Piguet), Selestat, France

Sublimes objets / sublime objects / objecte sublime, Collections sans frontieres VI, (cur. Mihnea Mircan), Muzeul National de Arta Contemporanea, Bucarest, Romania*


2006

Important announcement, (cur, Maria Vassileva, Daniela Radeva), Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria

Verstehst du das? Neue-Medien-Kunst aus Sudosteuropa, Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössiche Kunst Munster, Germany

Videotheque mobile, special programmation of Le Plateau, espace Landowski, Boulogne, France

Transat video, Eglise du Vieux Saint-Sauveur, Caen, France

Same Same but Different (cur. Pascal Beausse), Tina b., festival of contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic

Sol System (cur. Patrice Joly et Jean Max Colard), la Passerelle, Brest Institut Français de Barcelone, Barcelona, Spain


2005

Joy (cur. Iara Boubnova & Enrico Lunghi), Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg*

Coalesce: the remix (cur. Paul O Neill), Redux, London, UK

Parker s International Art Market , Brooklyn, New York, USA

Donumenta, Regensburg, Germany

Statement, opening exhibition, Galerie Traversee, Munchen, Germany

Ca ne se representera plus, Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rennes, France*

FIAC 05, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

Art Cologne 2005, stand Galerie Michel Rein


2004

Prosismic, (cur. Evelyne Jouanno), Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France

Self-Portrait Part 2, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

FIAC04- Paris, France, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

Playlist (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France*

Tonight (cur. Paul O Neill), Studio Voltaire, London, UK Shifting time / space, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland


2003

Transit, Chur, Switzerland

Smoking / no smoking, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (cur. Benno Tempel), The Netherlands


2002

FIAC02, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

Double Bind, Irida gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria*

4th Cetinje Biennial (cur. Iara Boubnova), Cetinie, Montenegro

20/20 The show, Deptford X, London, UK

Liste 2002 - Basel, Switzerland, VTO Gallery, London, UK

Jacques Damase collector, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, South Korea

Domino party, Attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland

Arte Bologna, Bologna, Italy / VTO Gallery London, UK


2001

Double Vie, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada

A timely place, or, getting back to somewhere (cur. Paul O Neill), London Print Gallery, London, UK

Liste 2001 - Basel, Switzerland, with VTO Gallery, London, UK

Arco 2001 - Madrid, Spain, with VTO Gallery, London, UK


2000

Kunst 2000 Zurich, Switzerland, Kunstraum Walcheturm Zurich, Switzerland

Oktoberfest, VTO Gallery, London, UK

La nuit americaine, Rappersvil, Switzerland

High Fidelity (cur. Julien Fronsacq), White Box, Downtown Arts Festival, New York, USA

A Shot in The Head, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Psycho Park, Erban, Nantes, France


1999

Nous nous sommes tant aimes, Ensba, Paris, France*

Videothèque auf zeit, Neues Museum Wesserburg, Bremen, Germany

ZAC 99, ARC Musee d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France*

Cote Ouest - Global Motion, University Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, USA

Heartbreak Hotel, Thune, Switzerland

Liste 99, Glassbox & Feeld, Basel, Switzerland

Clin d oeil, Gallery Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

Glassbau, Soirees Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l Art Contemporain, Paris, France


1998

Multiples, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland*

Les folies du quotidien, Neuer Berliner Kunstverien, Berlin, Germany

Videothèque auf zeit, kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Videothèque auf zeit, Medienhaus fur Kunst & Kultur, Hanover, Germany

In vitro e altro, Cabinet des Estampes, Musee d Art et d Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland Andere sichten, In Vitro, Kunsthaus Zurich,
Concept Field, Switzerland

Ascension, Glassbox, Paris, France

Messagers du XXIème siècle, exposition itinerante, Chronopost, France


1997

Ne me quitte pas, Glassbox, Paris, France


1996

Video flash, Gallery Hohenthal und Bergen, Cologne, Germany

Caravan 96, Taegu Art & Culture Hall, Taegu, South Korea*

The Richard Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh, Scotland


1994

Pause, Duck Won Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea*

*catalogue published



Award

2002 UNESCO Prize for the Art, 4th Cetinje Biennial, Cetinie, Montenegro


Festivals & Special Screenings

The Screensaver / The hard-disk / The disk, Transat video, Lux Cinema, Caen, France



Bibliography


Stefan Nikolaev, One for the Money, One for the Show, Les Presses du Reel, 2013
Stephan Nikolaev, Le Chateaubriand, Crisis Management, Technikart hors serie, 10.2008
Stefan Nikolaev, artpress #349, 10.2008
Gandes Maisons, grandes familles, Le Figaro Magazine, 19.07.2008, pp 48-49
Sublimes objets / sublime objects / objecte sublime. Muzeul de Arta Contemporana, Bucarest, 2007, pp 116-117 Kostova Iana, Prestige - No v Sofia, lik, #11, 11.2007
Paineau Fabrice, Stefan Nikolaev, L Uomo Vogue, Mag / Giu 2007
Veneziansko Bianale, Lik, #7, 07.2007
Debailleux, Henri-François et Lefort, Gerard. Dans les cases a Lyon. Liberation, 20.09.2007
Mircan Mihnea. With Stefan Nikolaev, Bulgaria, A Place you Never Been Before, 52nd International Art Ekhibition- La bienale di Venizia (cat.), 2007
Posnic, Emmanuel, http://www.paris-art.com/artiste_detail-3272-nikolaev.html
De Visscher-Lemaître, Isabelle, Joy, 02 #37, spring 2006
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Le tour des galeries, Beaux-Arts Magazine #229,06.2003
Lombard, Anne. Stefan Nikolaev Dans l apesanteur du neon. Icona #14, 06.2003
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Timar, Katalin. Let s get together. Balkon, 04.2001
Rochefort, Jean-Claude. De la discordance des voies. Le Devoir, arts visuels, 17.11.2001
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Delgado, Jerôme. Glassbox: une boîte a surprises. La presse - Arts & Spectacles, 3.11.2001
De Blios, Nathalie. Double Vie - Glassbox@Clark. Montreal 2001 (cat.)
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Strip search. Time Out, 23-29.08.2000
Popova, Diana. Vient le tour de Paris. Kultura # 14(2125) 14.04.2000
Currah, Mark. Stefan Nikolaev / VTO East End. Time Out #1562,26.07- 02.08.2000
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