Lyubomir Krastev

Lyubomir Krastev was born in 1983 in Ruse, lives and works in Plovdiv. In 2008 she graduated in Graphics at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv. Some of his solo exhibitions include "The Industrial Temple", NIGHT / Plovdiv (2016); "Forcing Up the Choice", National Autumn Exhibitions in Plovdiv (2013), Art Alley Gallery, Sofia (2011); Autograph Gallery, Plovdiv (2008) and others. Among his participations in group exhibitions, competitions and curatorial projects can be mentioned: "Generation between Enthusiasm and Destruction", curatorial project by Albena Mihaylova-Benji, presented by AM Contemporary as special guest of LISTE, Art Fair Basel (2019); "Tractatus Locus - Space in Contemporary Art", curatorial project by Christina Schrei at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute – Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria (2017); "New Acquisitions 2010 - 2011", Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (2012); The Fifth Beijing International Art Biennale. Fusion - International Contemporary Intaglo Print Inviation Exhibition, China (2012). In 2016 Krastev is a Beneficiary of the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award Support Programme. In 2010 and 2015, he is a visiting artist in the resident program of International Artist Village, Guangzhou, China; in 2012 he received a prize for the National Allianz Competition, Plovdiv; in 2009 was awarded at the National Competition for Young Artists, Critics and Curators, Sofia, Bulgaria.