Critical Cities book published in LondonA 22 pages portfolio of Nikola Mihov's project '' Forget Your Past - the communist era monuments in Bulgaria'' is featured in the book ''Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge & Agitation from Emerging Urbanists''' Vol 02, published by Myrdle Court Press, UK. The book can now be found at the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Photographer’s Gallery and The Architecture Association in London.
Collective exhibition at Al Dar island, BahrainIndividual Destiny-Collective destination is featured in the exhibition ''Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead'' Al Dar island, Bahrain, 21- 23 October 2010. The exhibition organized by Temporary Artistic Zone is contributing to the 4th edition of Bahrain's leading music festival ''Lunar Fest''
Participation at the Digital Graffiti Festival Festival in FloridaHuman Flux / video produced by Nikola Mihov and Deyan Parouchev/ have been selected for display and competition during the ''Digital Graffiti Festival''. The festival will be held on 12th of June, 2010 at Alys Beach - a resort town in Florida, USA. Digital Graffiti Festivel is the world’s first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project their original works onto the town’s iconic white walls.
Exhibition at The Goatmilk Festival in Bela Rechka
Nikola Mihov's sesries ''Forget your Past - The communist era monuments in Bulgaria'' will be exhibited durring the 7th anuual memories fastival ''Goatmilk''. The festival will be held in Bela Rechka village in the north-west of Bulgaria from 21th until 24th of May, 2010.
Screening at the Sofia Internationl Film FestHuman Flux / video produced by Nikola Mihov and Deyan Parouchev/ is included in the Future Shorts screening, part ot the Sofia Internationl Film Fest official program. The world biggest short-film label ''Future Shorts'' presents an exclusive selection of short-films and music videos together with a live perfomance otf the Bulgarian jazz/chill band Phuture Shock. The event will take place on Wensday, 17 March at Sofia Live Club.
Nomination for ''Canon - Picture ot the year'' awardNikola Mihov is among the three nominated artists in the '' Photo essay'' section of the ''Canon - Picture of the Year - Bulgaria'' annual award. It's recent series ''Forget your Past'' will be presented durring the exhibition of the nominated artists taking place in the National Art Gallery in Sofia from 4th until 21st of March 2010.
Personal exhibition at the the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Berlin
''Forget your Past - The communist era monuments in Bulgaria'', a perosnal exhibition by Nikola Mihov at the the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Berlin. The exhibition can be seen from 10th until 24th of February 2010.
Personal exhibition at the Red House in Sofia
Forget your Past - The communist era monuments in Bulgaria'', a perosnal exhibition by Nikola Mihov at the ''Red House - Centre for Culture and Debate in Sofia''. The exhibition is in part of the festival ''Light and shadows of Socialism - 20 years later'', selebrating the annversary of political changles in Bulgaria. The exhibition can bee seen from 10th until 19th of Novemeber, 2009.
Publication in Reponses Photo magazineThe leading French photography magazine ''Reponses Photo'' published 8 pages portfolio of '' Forget your Past'' series in it's october issue, devoted to B/W photography.
Participation at London's photomonthNikola Mihov's recent project '' Forget your Past - the communist era monuments in Bulgaria'' will be exhibited durring the second edition of This Is Not A Gateway Festival (TINAG), taking place in Hanbury Hall in East London between 23-25 October 2009. The festival program includes: exhibitions, lectures, debates and workshops celebrating cities and urbanism. Nikola Mihov's exhibition is part ot the official program of London's Photomonth 2009.
Personal exhibition at the French Cultural Institute in Sofia
En Photo Avec la Tour Eiffel, exhibition by Nikola Mihov at the the French Institute in Sofia, from 4 to 30th of June, 2009.
Participation at the FEST - International Film Festival, Portugal
Individual Destiny – Collective Destination / produced by Nikola Mihov and Deyan Parouchev / is selected among 1500 other movies to take part at the FEST - International Youth Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal. The fifth edition of the festival which is a top event in Portugal and an important festival in the European circuit, will take place between the 21 and 28 of June.www.fest.pt
Participation at the Synch Festival in Athens
Human Flux / produced by Nikola Mihov and Deyan Parouchev/ is included at the ‘’ moving image’’ selection of Synch Festival - Athens' most diverse and multi-dimensional music festival, promote the variong various aspects of contemporary digital culture, from music to art, to cinema. Its eclectic line-up includes: Jazzanova, Mathew Herbert, Mathew Jonson and Sqarepusher. Synch Festival will take place from 12 to14 June, 2009 at Technopolis in Athens and the Benaki Museum.www.synch.gr
TPK Humus exhibition, project of Nikola Mihov and Valery Gurov
TPK ‘’Hemus’’ is the major Bulgarian producer of plastics and cardboard games from the time of communism. After the changes TPK ‘’Hemus’’ reduced its production, but continue to exist. Today, all proceedings are terminated in anticipation of better days.
The exhibition presents a collection of cardboard games and plastic toys produced by TPK ‘’Hemus’’ from the early 80’s to mid-90’s. The design and the subjects of the cardboard games reflect the changes in Bulgarian society after the fall of communism.
The exhibition will take place in Artnewscafe, Plovdiv from 26th of April to 30th of May, 2009.
Personal Video exhibition in Sofia City Art Gallery
„Sofia City Art Gallery – an inside glimpse’’ the first video exhibition of Nikola Mihov is an attempt at a look beyond exhibition halls, meaning to present gallery employees and the various aspects of their work. All six videos are comprised exclusively of photographs to create a kaleidoscope of vision, events and portraits flashing on the screens. The public is allowed for the first time to follow the processes of exhibition consideration and design, the transformation of gallery space and the addition of new art works to the gallery’s collection. The video works also pay homage to outstanding works by contemporary Bulgarian artists (Luchezar Boyadjiev, Nedko Solakov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Kalin Serapionov, and Ivan Moudov).sghg.bg
Publication in ‘’Bak’’ Magazine
Nikola Mihov’s photograph featured in 14th issue of the international visual art’s e-magazine ‘’Bak’’. Full issue is downloadable from the website of the magazine:www.bakmagazine.com
Participation in “Art Walks” exhibition in Kalamata, Greece
Nikola Mihov and Deayan Parouchev take part in the “Art Walks” in Kalamata, Greece from the 21st of March to the 1st of May 2009.150 artworks from 80 artists, will be exhibited in shop windows all over the city centre.
Selected for Future Shorts ''The Very Best of 2008'' programme.
Human Flux is included at ''The Very Best of 2008'' programme of the world biggest short-film label, Future Shorts.
Screening: February 11 th , 18 th – 20:30h at ''Dom na Kinoto'', Sofia, 21 st of February – 19:30 at the ''Red House'', Sofia. www.futureshorts.com
Group Exhibition in the Museum of Romani Culture, Bruno, Czech Republic
Nikola Mihov's photographs featured at the ''Rompien'' exhibition at the Museum of Romani Culture in Burno. The exhibition is showing the traditional life of the Roma people around the world through the lens of 24 photographers. The exhibition is running from 12th of February to 30 th of May 2009.
Video works presented at the French Institute, Sofia
A selection of video works by Nikola Mihov and Deyan Parouchev will be shown at Apero Elektro #1, the new initiative of the French Institute, mixing visual arts with electronic music. Friday, 6 th of February 2008, 20h.
Solo exhibition in Zagreb, Croatia
''Near the Fence'' series from the G8 protests in Germany 2007, exhibited on 5m x 3m large billboards at the facade of the Student Center in Zagreb. The exhibition which is part of the ''5 th Fair of Culture'' is on display from 15 th of December to 31st of January
Nomination for the Ruff Award 2008
Nikola Mihov is one of the 8 young artist nominated for Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for new Bulgarian Art. The works of the nominated artist are on display at the ''Shortlist 2008'' exhibition - Sofia Art Gallery, form 9 th of October to 7 th of November 2009.
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Participation at the Strange Screen Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece
Individual Destiny – Collective Destination is included at the official selection of the 7th audiovisual festival of experimental video and creative documentary '' Strange Screen ''. The festival is taking place from October 14th to 18th , 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.
Exhibition in Second Life
Nikola Mihov presents his photographs from the G8 protest 2007 in Second Life, at Digital Eyes Gallery, from 21st of September to 25 th October. Second Life is a 3D virtual world created by its Residents.
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Participation at the '' Night of Museums and Galleries '' 2008, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
''Open Air Reading Room'' project exhibited at Arnewscafe in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 26th of September to 31 st of October.
The exhibition is part of the '' Night of Museums and Galleries '' 2008.
Participation at the Moscow Biennial for Young Art in Moscow, Russia
Nikola Mihov is among the participants of the 1 st Moscow Biennial for Young Art , taking place in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art from 1st to 31st of July 2008.
"Qui vive?" Biennial for Young Art is one of the largest and most ambitious projects to be realized on the Moscow art scene in field of contemporary art.
Participation at the Biennial of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean
Nikola Mihov selected as one of the eight Bulgarian artist to take part in the XIII e dition of the ''Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean '' at the Fiera del Levante in Bari, Italy, from 22nd to 31st of May 2008.
During the 24 years of its history the Biennial has been considered as the main window over the creation in the Mediterranean . More than 700 artists from 46 countries take part to a huge happening entirely devoted to young creativity.
Participation at Paris Tout Court Short-Film Festival in Paris
Individual Destiny – Collective Destination selected at the international competition program of the 6 th edition of Paris Tout Court , a prestigious i nternational s hort -film festival held annually in Paris. Screenings 12 th, 14 th of March 2008 at the Cinema L'Arlequin in Paris.http://www.paristoutcourt.org/
Participation at the BG Press Photo 2008, exhibition
6 of my photographs representing various events of 2007, are included at the ''BG Press Photo 2008'' exhibition at The National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofa.
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