Rudi Ninov was born 1992 in Bulgaria, lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2021, he graduated from the Städelschule Academy of Art in Frankfurt. He earned his BA in Fine Art at the Goldsmiths College in London, 2015.

His works have been shown in a number of institutions and galleries around Europe and worldwide, including Kunsthal 44Møen, Møn; SARIEVA, Plovdiv; Galleria Continua, San Gimignano; Sotheby’s, Frankfurt; Galeria Ginsberg, Lima; National Palace of Culture, Sofia; Azarian Theatre, Sofia; Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, among others.

He is also the recipient of the Linklaters LLP Prize, Germany (2020) and Cultural Perspectives Foundation Scholarship, Bulgaria (2019).


“I am a painter who also happens to make sculptures. 

I’m interested in the screen like surface of the canvas. The surface is reconfigured, it’s in motion, it’s in time, it slides and changes, it’s adjacent to my body, it’s about colour and formed colours, it’s about negotiation and denial.

I am interested in the sculptural space. I find the medium of ceramics very close to that of painting. Its tactility and weight stretch the cognitive processes of decision making and reflection. Its space is prone to growth and fabrication”