I’m a third generation visual artist
born in 1972 in Sofia and now based in Amsterdam.

You can often find me deep in thought about
human and animal states of life in all
their transformations or transmutations.

There is ENERGY in life and in death.

It is an old theme, the dualism of body and mind.
It is a classic theme, the Greeks were already
occupied with it. I take it to a contemporary form.

stefanyordanov1

“There is energy in a lost life, but also energy in a ‘new’ life.”

Education

1986/1990 – School of Fine Arts Ilia Petrov – Sofia
1990/1994 – Gerrit Rietveld Academie – Amsterdam
1994/1996 – Hogeschool van Amsterdam, TEHATEX – Amsterdam
1995/1997 – Academie voor Beeldende Vorming – Amsterdam

Galleries

Kers Gallery – Amsterdam
Bob Smit Gallery – Kortgene
Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay
Galerie Solo – Antwerp

Solo expos

2014 – Camouflage Bodies, Raiko Alexiev Galery – Sofia
2012 – Hostmanship Award, DeLa Mar Theater – Amsterdam
2012 – Installation Identities, Project Management Bureau – Amsterdam
2011 – Identities, Open Atelier Hendrik de Keijserschool – Amsterdam
2009 – Wheels of Life, Museum N8 in Artis – Amsterdam
2007 – Fort Europa, City Hall of Almere – Almere
2007 – My Hand @ Your Hand, City Hall West – Amsterdam
2006 – Etiquette, Erasmus & Europa, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2014 – Alive, video sculpture museum N8 in the Geological Museum Artis Zoo – Amsterdam
2003 – Ten Light Years, light object in Artis Zoo – Amsterdam
2002- Decor Poetry festival, Metropole – Almere
2002 – Decor Booklovers Party, American Book Centre – Amsterdam
2001 – The Kiss, for theatre company, De Gebroeders Flint – Amsterdam

Expos

2019 – Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne – Melbourne
2019 – Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong HKCEC – Hong Kong
2019 – Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Spring Art Fair – London
2019 – Affordable Art Fair – Brussels
2018 – Art Miami, Context Fair – Miami 
2018 – Arti et Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2018 – Affordable Art Fair – Stockholm
2018 – Affordable Art Fair – Amsterdam
2018 – Affordable Art Fair – Hamburg
2018 – Kasteel Groeneveld – Baarn
2018 – Radical Futures, de mens en zijn utopie, Dudok Architectuur Centrum – Hilversum
2018 – Art The Hague, Fokker Terminal, Binckhorstlaan – Den Haag
2018 – North Sea Jazz festival, Ahoy – Rotterdam
2018 – Art expo, duo show, KersGallery – Amsterdam
2018 – BRIGHT, The Unknown Garden, Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Duo show – Amsterdam
2018 – KunstRAI, De Kersentuin, Who Are You?, Annelien Kerk Gallery – Amsterdam
2018 – Duo expo, The Art Couch, Galerie Solo – Antwerp
2018 – Art Karlsruhe, boot of Francis Engels Gallery – Karlsruhe
2017 – North Sea Jazz festival, Ahoy – Rotterdam
2015 – De Kersentuin, Kers Gallery KunstRAI – Amsterdam
2015 – Black & Light, duo met Anouk Griffioen, Park Hotel Amsterdam – Amsterdam
2015 – Hangen doe je toch, Arti & Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2015 – Grand Salon d’Art Abordable – Paris
2014 – To The ZOO, KersGallery – Amsterdam
2014 – The Return of the Exquisite Corpse, VLLA – Amsterdam
2014 – Vakantiewerk, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2014 – Zomer Expo Licht, online expo, GEM Den Haag – Den Haag
2014 – The Body, Scheltema – Leiden
2014 – Aplenty Faces, Galerie Lokaal WV15 – Amsterdam
2013 – Borderless, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2012 – Art Flags United, community art in City Hall West – Amsterdam
2012 – Finissage Salon, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2012 – Salon II, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2012 – Kijk op West, Westergasfabriek – Amsterdam
2012 – Balkan Snapshots festival, Kriterion en CREA – Amsterdam
2012 – BOLO-K, art in Amsterdam West – Amsterdam
2011 – Kulter #25, Kulter artists initiative Amsterdam – Amsterdam
2011 – Going up, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2011 – BOLO-K, art in Bos en Lommer – Amsterdam
2010 – Art & Objet, design fair in Paris – Paris
2010 – Minnen en maken, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2009 – Inside-out, streetproject in Nieuw West – Amsterdam
2008 – New members, Arti en Amicitiae – Amsterdam
2007 – Fort Europa, Corrosia! / CBK Flevoland – Almere Haven
2006 – SprookjesBos en Lommer, festival Bos en Lommer – Amsterdam
2003 – Meets, ABC Treehouse Gallery – Amsterdam
2002 – curator, Selfreflections, ABC Treehouse Gallery – Amsterdam
2001 – Animaal, Mariakapel – Hoorn
2001 – Give something that means something, ABC Treehouse Gallery – Amsterdam
1999 – Ten installations, gallery Retort – Amsterdam
1999 – De Kiosk – Cologne
1996 – Graduate exhibition, TEHATEX – Amsterdam
1995 – Bermuda calls, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam
1994 – Waarheen, Waarvoor?, Graduate exhibition Gerrit Rietveld Academy – Amsterdam
1994 – Does it show?, Westergasfabriek – Amsterdam
1994 – Halfway Europe – Dordrecht
1994 – Lichting ‘94, CBK – Bergen
1994 – De Start, CBK – Dordrecht
1993 – International, Graphic Biennale – Varna
1993 – 1st International Grafiek Biënnale MECC – Maastricht
1992 – Jordans Art – Böblingen
1992 – The Archives – Tegenover – Amsterdam
1991 – International Exlibris Exhibition – Sint-Niklaas
1990 – International Sea Festival, Busan – South Korea
1990 – U.N.E.A.C. Small Size Prints – Cuba
1990 – The 16th International Independent Exhibition of Prints – Kanagawa
1989 – International Exhibition of Miniature Art – Toronto

Projects

2018 – De Grote NL Kunstkalender – Amsterdam
2014 – Evolution, Forms of Freedom, Raiko Alexiev Galery – Sofia
2011 – Double reality, Centre Culurel Bulgare – Paris
2009 – EYEvolution (Ik zie, ik zie), interactive exhibition, Darwin’s year, Artis – Amsterdam
2007 – CHAOS!, interactive installation, Linneaus year, Artis – Amsterdam
2007 – Beaulieu XXL, video presentation in Centre Beaulieu – Nantes
2006 – The art chairs, interactive sculptures, shopping mall Doemere – Almere
2006 – Photoproject, designing documentary ehxibition City Hall of St. Herblain – St. Herblain
2005 – Tree Hart, interactive objects co-operating with Museum of Natural History – Nantes
2005 – Recyl’Arbre, interactive sculpture for environmental exhibition – Nantes
2004 – (A)LIVE, video sculpture at the Museum Night in the Geological Museum in Artis Zoo – Amsterdam
2004 – Borderless storks, show stands in shopping mall Atlantis – Nantes
2004 – Park of the optical illusions, sculptures and train in Paridis – Nantes
2003 – Music Story, music stands in shopping mall Paridis – Nantes
2003 – Perfume sculptures, shopping mall Paridis – Nantes
2003 – Magic garden, installation in Médiatèque Yves Laurent – St. Sébastien sur Loire
2002 – Classifiction, installation in Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Museum of Natural History – Paris
2002 – Once upon a time 43 doors…#5 installation, Médiatèque Jasques Demy – Nantes
2002 – Music Story, music stands in shopping mall Paridis – Nantes
2000 – Classifiction, installation in Museum of Natural History – Nantes
2000 – Once upon a time 43 doors…#4 installation in Trocadéro Library – Paris
1999 – Organ of Image, installation in Oosterkerk – Amsterdam
1999 – Once upon a time 43 doors…#3 installation in Central Library – Antwerp
1999 – Once upon a time 43 doors…#2 installation in Central Library – Amsterdam
1999 – Attracting and repulsing, interactive sculpture in National Centre for Arts and Crafts – Nantes
1999 – Magic Garden, amusement sculptures in shopping mall Beaulieu – Nantes
1999 – Eye 2000, interactive objects in Abbaye de St. Jean d’Orbestier – Le Château d’Olonne
1998 – Everyday people, installation in Temple du Goût – Nantes
1998 – Once upon a time 43 doors…#1 installation Espace Diderot Médiatèque – Rezé
1998 – When the artists visit the crèche, sculptures at Espace Diderot Médiatèque – Rezé
1998 – Best before…, interactive sculptures at the College for Economical Studies – Nantes
1998 – Private Space, interactive object at World Packaging’ 98 – Paris
1997 -Emotional traces, paintings / photographs at the Art Production Gallery – Nantes
1997 – The Brain, site-specific sculptures in metal factory Bouhyer – Ancenis

Subventions/Grants

2013 – Amsterdam Municipality West, community art project Art Flags United – Amsterdam
2011 – Amsterdam Art Fund grant, community art Art Flags United – Amsterdam
2006 – Amsterdam Art Fund grant, Etiquette, Erasmus en Europa – Amsterdam
1999 – Amsterdam Art found , Once upon a time 43 doors…#2, installation at the Central Library – Amsterdam

Commissions

2012 – Designing the TNS-NIPO Hostmanship Award – Amsterdam
2009 – Scenography of EYEvolution, Artis – Amsterdam
2007 – Designing CHAOS! exhibition, Artis – Amsterdam
2002 – Stage design for Poetry festival in De Metropole – Almere

Purchases

Private collection, A virgin never caught me – London
Private collection,The voyage of Laika – Amsterdam
Private collection in Kanagawa – Kanagawa
Private collection Sofia – Bulgaria
Project Management Bureau Amsterdam – Amsterdam