Stanimir Genov


Stanimir Genov (b. 1982 in Sofia) has a BA in Painting from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia (2002-2006) and a MA (2016-2018). In the period 2007–2012, he is primarily interested in installation, video and sound. In 2012 he returned to painting as his main medium.

So far, his work has been presented in numerous solo shows: „Excuse Me“ (2008 Gallery Pistolet, curated by Leda Ekimova, Sofia), „Clear!“ (2011 The Fridge, curated by Yovo Panchev, Sofia), „Paintings“ (2012 Gallery Yuzina, curated by Yovo Panchev, Sofia), „Exhibition“ (2015 Galley “Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora”, Kyustendil, Bulgaria), „Avalanche” (2016 Contemporary Space, curated by Yovo Panchev, Varna, Bulgaria ), „Bouquet“ (2017 Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, curated by Daniela Radeva, Sofia) and “Some thoughts doesn’t move” (2018, Gallery Cu29, Plovdiv, Bulgaria). In addition, Stanimir has participated in a number of group exhibitions, like „Process in Progress“ (2015 Gallery Baeckerstrasse 4, Curated by Vessela Nozharova, Vienna, Austria), „Caution: Wet Paint!“ (2015 Sofia City Art Gallery, curated by Maria Vassileva, Daniela Radeva, Vladiya Mihaylova, Sofia), „Shifting Layers / Young Art at the Museum“ (2017 Sofia City Art Gallery, curated by Vladiya Mihaylova, Sofia) and „Forms of Coexistence” (2017 Structura Gallery, curated by Maria Vassileva, Sofia).

“The main subject in my work are personal experiences. Placing myself in a working atmosphere built around the focus on small fragments of those experiences, I aim to re-experience them through the painting process rather than to describe them. This attitude allows me to somehow interrupt the logical path of my thinking and to enter into more surprising territories. I don’t aim to depict something but rather to amuse myself by what I’ve just depicted, so the result is more of a self-formed image than an artifact of the imagination.”


Available works by Stanimir Genov




There are much nicer planets in the universe than Earth
Stanimir Genov
curated by Maria Vassileva

24.03.2022 - 21.04.2022

Stanimir Genov

23.03.2021 - 23.07.2022

Boryana Petkova, Valentina Sciarra, Veneta Androva, Dimitar Genchev, ...
curated by Maria Vassileva

24.10.2019 - 07.12.2019

All at Once
Radoil Serafimov, Rudi Ninov, Stanimir Genov
curated by Maria Vassileva

10.04.2019 - 18.05.2019

Forms of Coexistence
Bistra Lechevalier, Bora Petkova, Boris Delchev, Vikenti Komitski, ...
curated by Maria Vassileva

19.12.2017 - 20.01.2018

Art Fairs

Stanimir Genov

15.03.2024 - 17.03.2024