Rudi Ninov was born in 1992 in Teteven, Bulgaria. He earned a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2015. He is currently continuing his education in the class of Amy Sillman and Nikolas Gambaroff at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany.
Among his recent solo exhibitions are: Flatlands, American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), Blagoevgrad (2018); Lines to Tales, UniCredit Studio, Sofia (2018). Group exhibitions: SCULPTURE NOW, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia (2018); Close Encounters, Institute for Contemporary Art, Sofia (2017); What Do You Represent Now?, Plan 5, Stockholm (2017).
He is the recipient of the AUBG Contemporary Art Award (2018); National Scholarship of the Cultural Perspectives Foundation (2018); Stoyan Kambarev Foundation Award (2017); Edmond Demirdjian Foundation Award (2016); Neville Burston Award for painting (2015).
“I’m interested in the painted surface as a platform, map, or screen on which the mental process is somehow internalized, reconfigured and then manifested in different ways of ‘recording’ that can often be compared to writing. Writing as an embodiment of the line – an atavistic instinct of navigating in space, of movement and self-consciousness.”
Rudi Ninov. Untitled (neither a Paracas nor a Sacramento painting), 2019