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KIRIL CHOLAKOV (1964)
Kiril Cholakov was born in 1964 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Rimini, Italy and Izvor, Bulgaria. He graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 1989. His searches are focused on the processes of formation of personal identity, of transculturization as a consequence of his existential residence in two different countries as culture and society. Techniques: drawing, object and installation. Painting, photography.
His recent solo exhibitions are: Nostalgia, Primo Piano Gallery, Rimini, Italy (2019); "An Anchor Lighter", Intro Gallery, Sofia (2018); “Dissection of the Memories”, curated by Irina Batkova, Stubel Gallery, Sofia (2017); House Beyond the World, curated by Galina Lardeva, Autumn Exhibitions, Balabanov House, Plovdiv (2015); “Diario minimo Balcanico”, Museo Civico delle Cappuccine, Bagnacavallo (RA), Italy (2014); Viaggio in Bulgaria, project implemented together with Elizabeth Holzl / photography /, curated by Emanuela De Cecco, Gefanngins / le Carceri, Kaltern (Bolzano) 2014, Piccolo popolo, curated by Katya Angelova, ES gallery, Merano, Italy (2010)
Kiril Cholakov has participated in a number of group exhibitions, including twice at the Biennale Disegno Rimini, Italy (2014-2016); A Theory of the present, curated by Irina Batkova, Gaia gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Perditiva curated by Massimo Pulini, Aria Gallery, Florence, Italy (2016); Image and likeness / 77 self-portraits from the collection of Nikolay Nedelchev, curated by Nadia Timova, National Gallery, Sofia (2015), Save the Dreams, the Bulgarian collection of Imago Mundi, curated by Claudio Scorretti and Irina Ungureanu, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy ), Aktuelle Szene Bulgarien, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany, curated by Beate Reifenscheid (2008), Donumenta, curated by Regina Hellwig-Shmit, Regensburg, Germany (2005)
Kiril Cholakov is represented by Zamagni Gallery, Rimini.