Stoyan Dechev (b. 1978) lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania. He holds a License, M.A. and Ph.D. from the National Art Academy Sofia in Sculpture. His projects combine sculpture, drawing, installation, animation and video. In an attempt to understand and react to contemporary events, his work often encompasses archeology, history and science subject matters.
Collections: His works are included in important public and private collections among which we mention: The Leder Art Collection Florida US, Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria; Mosan Museum of Art, Republic of Korea; M-tel Sofia, Bulgaria; St. Ciril and Metodies Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria; Museum of National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Selected Solo Shows

2021    Ongoing artist residency at Cité internationale des arts Paris

2021    Commissioned public art sculpture Bucharest 2021

2019    Event Horizon, Anca Poterasu Gallery in Leipzig, DE

2018    Playfly, Credo Bonum, Sofia, BG

2018    Transcript, Apollonia Art Festival, Sozopol

2015    Artificial skin Vaska Emanouilova, Sofia Art Gallery, BG

2013    National Fall Exhibition, Plovdiv. BG

2012    Disposable, the fridge, Sofia, BG

Selected Group Shows

2021    Frieze Sculpture London, curated by Clare Lilley

2021    Image fantôme, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2021    Roots, 16 Contemporary Sculptors on Galin Malakchiev, The National Art Museum Gallery Sofia, BG

2020   Artissima Unplugged, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa

2020   FAIR organized by New Art Dealers Alliance, Viewing Room

2020   Swan Song, Sofia Art Week, Æther, Bulgaria

2020   The Invisible, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2019    Artistic Enquiries into Plants, Tranzit Bucharest, Romania

2019    Paris Photo Curiosa Section (featuring sculpture in collaboration with Olivia Mihălțianu), France

2019    Art.No.Borders, Halls for Contemporary Art Ancient Bath, SKLAD Week of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2019    In The Eye of The Storm, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest

2019    24th Gabrovo Biennal of Humour and Satire in Art, BG

2018    Shifting Layers, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia, BG

2017    Dispute Over Reality, shipka 6, Sofia, BG

2016    Winyan Kipanpi Win, The Visit – Olivia Mihaltianu, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest

2015    Without Distance, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, BG

2014    12th MosanArtMuseumWorldCulturalArtSymposium, Republic of Korea

2014    National awards of Allianz Bulgaria, Sofia, BG2013 Paper Fest, Academia Gallery, National Art Academy, Sofia, BG

2013    Hospital for Lovers, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, BG

2010    Glass Biennale, 1st edition, Sofia, BG

2009    VI emes Jeux de la Francopfonie, Beirut, Lebanon

2008    Anonymous Drawings No:9, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2008    M-tel Awards for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, Turkish Bath, Plovdiv, BG

2007    Foundation St. Cyril and Methodius Awards, Sofia, BG

2007    The Young Artists – Union of the Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia,BG

2007    Cité des Arts, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, BG

2005    The Drawing, Circle Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Sofia, BG

2004    The Body, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, BG

2004    The Young Artists – Union of the Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, BG

2004    The Cannel, blvd. Evlogy Georgiev, Sofia, BG

2003    Step In, Moret sur Loing, Paris, France

2003    The Young Artists – Union of the Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia,BG

2002    International Meeting of Young Artists Didymoteichon, GR