Robert Canev


Art Portfolio

Name: Robert Canev

1987 – Graduated with a degree in “Wood-carving” Department at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia
1982 – Graduated with a degree in “Iliya Petrov” High School of Arts, Sofia

Selected exhibitions, competitions and awards:

2017 – 19th Cerveira International Art Biennial – Portugal
2017 – 5th Biennial for contemporary art landscape, association Sculpt'en Sologne Sologne, France
2017 – Individual exhibition ArtAlley Gallery, Sofia
2016 – 8th Biennial of small forms – Pleven, Bulgaria, Diploma
2014 – Individual exhibition in Hungarian Cultural Institute Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 – Individual exhibition in Bulgarian Cultural Institute Budapest, Hungary
2015 – 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, China
2012 – Award from Sofia Municipality, Izgrev district about visual arts
2010 – Premio Internazionale d’Arte “Solstizio d’estate” – Città di Castello, Perugia, Italia – Third Prize
2010 – Award from department “Wood-carving” in the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
2005 – Rencontre Européenne sculpture – Montauban, France
1997 – International Competition ‘Fuji Kasai–Art Space’, Osaka, Japan
1991 – International Triennial of Applied Arts Configura I – Erfurt, Germany

1987–2016 – Took part in more than 90 collective exhibits in Bulgaria and abroad: Austria (Vienna), Germany (Erfurt), USA (New York), France (Montauban), Belgium (Brussels), Eskishehir (Turkey)

1989–2017 – Romania (Transylvania), Germany (St. Blasien, Schwarzenberg), Hungary (Taja), Switzerland (Brienz), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Banja Luka), Italy (Castello Tesino; Steinhaus and Luttago – Luttach/Ahrntal Valley),  Eskishehir (Turkey), France (La Bresse; Sculpt'en Sologne Sologne), Serbia (Poganovo monastery), Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo, Bjala, Balchik, Ahtopol, Tryavna, Jasna poliana and Pernik)

2015 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1989 – Villa Merkel, Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Deutschland

2004 – ongoing – Associate professor in “Wood-carving” Department at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia.
1998–2002 – Chairman of the Department of Wood-carving in Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA)
1991 – Member of the UBA

Robert Canev participated in all group shows of UBA Wood-carving section exhibitions between 1988 and 2015. The artist's works are owned by: National Gallery of Applied Arts, Sofia; Yambol City Gallery of Applied Arts; Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrorvo; Esslingen am Neckar Art Gallery, Germany; Art collections of the International Wood Culture Society in Turkey and China; private collections in Austria, Germany, USA, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Spain and Bulgaria.

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.