Kamen Stoyanov

born 1977 in Ruse, Bulgaria.
lives and works in Vienna and Sofia
2003 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia
2005 MA at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Selected solo and duo exhibitions:
2o23 Robotronic Revolution, Scope BLN, Berlin, Germany
2o21 Voices of Stories and Ghosts, Plus 359 Gallery, Sofia  (with Katharina Swoboda)
2020 Alyosha and the Cat, Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria (with Katharina Swoboda)
2019 !, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2018 Kamen Stoyanov, IN-VISIBLE, Kulturni Center Tobachna 001, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2017 Ask the artist, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 Das Klingen der Brüche, with Ele Runge, nachtspeicher23 e.V., Hamburg
2016 Restless, das weisse haus, Vienna
2016 Operantium, Projektraum LS43, Berlin
2016 Will I be happy? Inda Gallery, Budapest
2014 We own this Shit, solo project at the Viennafair, booth of Inda Gallery, Budapest
2013 Something from Nothing, Rousse Art Gallery, Rousse, Bulgaria
2013 Stoyanov´s Tomato Products, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia
2013 IT IS NOT SO HARD TO MAKE SOME ART, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2011 Impossible Stories, Jesuiten Foyer, Vienna
2011 Out there, 1646, Den Haag, Netherland
2010 Bringing Cultura, Ex-garaza, Maribor, Slovenia
2010 Plaster Me, Lokal_30, Warsaw
2009 Looking for an Art Piece, Kunstverein Salzburg, Salzburg
2009 Chinese Rap and other Stories, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2008 At Arm‘s` Length, MUMOK, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
2008 Forget it, we can not afford this, Studio Galeria, Budapest
2007 Places where the world breaks away, Let´s go to Giurgiu, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
2006 Places where the world breaks away, Arthotek Galerie, Vienna
2006 Less Politcs, Plattform, Raum für Kunst, Vienna
2005 Bingo topology, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt
2004 Modality, Ata center for contemporary art, Sofia
2003 WORK/S, Irida gallery, Sofia, with Vasilena Gankovska
2021 FLICKFAIR Film Festival, Los Angeles, California
2020 best experimental for Up and Through at Dumbo Film Festival, NYC, USA
2020 Cherkasy Short Film Festival, Ukraine
2020 NOW&AFTER’20, International Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia
2020 In the Palace, international short film festival, Varna, Bulgaria
2020 LONG STORY SHORTS, International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
2020 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2019 In the Palace, international short film festival, Varna, Bulgaria
2019 Dumbo Film Festival, 1st DFF July 2019 monthly selection, NYC, USA
2018 Suburbinal Filmfestival, Groß-Enzersdorf, Austria
2018 Move Me Productions‘ Online Film Festival
2018 NOW&AFTER’18, International Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia
2018 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 Medien Biennale Wrozlsav, Poland
2017 Mahalla Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Art in Resistance, SPIELART Festival, Munich, Germany
2015 Sofia Underground, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 Transmediale Berlin
2011 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2010 Videografías del Este, Eastern Videographies, Centro Cultural de España en México

Selected group exhibitions:

2023 2000S , BYE-BYE CONFIDENCE, Wien Museum MUSA,  Vienna
2023 Past Not Passed' Festival, The Triangular Tower of Serdica, Sofia
2022 Mardin Bienali, Mardin, Turkey
2022 The Animal Within—Creatures in (and outside) the mumok Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna
2022 Stories We Live With- Selection from the Somlói-Spengler Collection, Q Contemporary, Budapest
2o22 SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys, The National Gallery, Kvadrat 500,  Sofia 
2o22 AS LONG AS YOU STAND BY ME, Regional Center for Contemporary Arts "Toplocentrala",  Sofia 
2022 Are you sure you want to leave?, Selection of the Ostrale Biennale "Breathturn", art quarter budapest, Budapest
2021  OSTRALE Biennale O21, Dresden, Germany
2021 The Age of the Solastalgia, Knoll Galeria, Budapest
2021 Social lubricant & water politics, Kunstbogen, Vienna
2021 Public and Private Spaces, FUGA - Budapest Center of Architecture, Budapest
2021 Gas, glas and electricity, SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2020 30. Nadezda Petrovic memorial “South! Let’s go south!”, Cacak, Serbia
2020 Various Functions / Various Monuments, Fluc_Wanne, Vienna
2020 Travel Apparatus, das weisse haus, Vienna
2019 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2019 EVIDENCE, Mestna Galerija, City Art Gallery of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2019 Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes, Kapana gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2019 FAME/FAKE/FAIL AND FEAR , SCHWARZE MELANGE, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2019 Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future,The Ancient Bath - Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2019 Video art works from the Sofia City Art Gallery collection, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia
2019 Natural Data, City Art Gallery, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
2019 Big Screens shatter easily, Oberoesterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz, Austria
2018 Operaismo Naturale: Ecology of the Event, Chapter 1 of Digital Ecologies, The Ancient Bath - Center of Contemporary Art , Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2018 City Fabrics, ARCC.art, Vienna
2018 Archipelago, Island of Unpredictable Thinking, Library of the city of Vienna
2018 Exhibiting the Exhibition, Kunsthalle Baden - Baden, Germany
2018 Silcence Matters, AIL,Vienna
2017 BIENNALE WRO 2017 Draft Systems, Wrozslaw, Poland
2017 Io Sono Qui, MACRO, MACRO Testaccio, Rom
2017 Images in Language and the Language of Images, Dom Museum Wien, Vienna
2017 Shifting Layers. Young Art at the Museum, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia
2017 Let them draw II, drawing and withdrawing - Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv,Bulgaria
2017 Migrations of Fear - Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
2017 ‚don‘t call it off-space!‘, das weisse haus, Vienna
2017 STOPOVER - WAYS OF TEMPORARY EXCHANGE, Freiraum, Museums Quartier, Vienna
2017 Migration of Fear, The Ancient Bath - Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 LIGHT YEAR presents, IMPERSONAL - Manhattan Bridge, curated by Boris Kostadinov, NY
2017 Do or Die, Lokal_30 Gallery, Warsaw
2017 Migration of Fear, Forumstadtpark, Graz
2017 Von, Nicht-Orten und zufälligen Begegnungen, 5020, Salzburg
2017 Fantastic Capitalism, GPLcontemporary, Vienna
2017, IMPERSONAL, curated by Boris Kostadinov, LLLLLL, Vienna
2017 The Frame that blind us, A.P.A.Gallery, Budapest
2016 Abbild – Realitaet, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna
2016 Winter Sale, waterside contemporary, London
2016 Lifestyles and Still Life, Lubomirov / Angus-Huges, London
2016 So close, so far, National Palace of Culture, Sofia
2016 Look at me! I am made for you!, Projektraum LS43, Berlin
2016 Let them draw, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2016 Vienna on the move, Lightbox Studio Aoyama, Tokiyo
2016 Buchstabenfest, Bad Radkersburg, Austria
2016 Perform Painthink, ART for ART Theaterwerkstaetten, Arsenal Objekt 19, Vienna
2016 die weisse ab-haus-verkaufs-kunstschau #5, das weisse haus, Vienna
2015 +45+55+95+, Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest
2015 Focus Bulgaria at viennacontemporary, Vienna
2015 Art in Resistance, SPIELART Festival 2015, Munich, Germany
2015 Mature and Angry, The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 Vienna for Art’s Sake!, Winterpalais Prinz Eugen / Belvedere, Vienna
2015 URBANAUTS, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna
2015 Interior, Exhibition project at Hoerlgasse 10, Vienna
2015 Sofia Underground, National Palace of Culture, Sofia
2015 die weisse ab-haus-verkaufs-kunstschau #4, das weisse haus, Vienna
2014 The Dark Side of The Night, Anniversary Program 10th Edition Plovdiv Night, Congrational Church, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2014 The Movement of the Whole, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2014 Unframed, Art Without the Frame, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna
2014 Artist’s Book, RedHouse, Sofia
2014 Bulgarian Labor, geh8 Kunstraum & Ateliers e.V, Dresden
2014 The collection. New acquisitions 2012-2013, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia
2014 The longest distance is the one that separates us, Gallery Cella, Opava, Czech Republik
2014 Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014 Dance with Us, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna
2014 Past future-future past, transmediale 2014, Supermarkt, Berlin
2014 ARTSLAB, The Territorial Complex, GPL Contemporary, Vienna
2014 Vom Aussenraum zum Innenraum, Kunstverein Kunsthaus Potsdam e.V., Germany
2014 Die Glorreiche 7, In der Kubatur des Kabinets, Fluc, Vienna
2014 TWEET KIM IL-SUNG!, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
2014 Measures of saving the world_part 5, <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz
2013 Trip and Traveling – Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2013 Unexpected Encountrers, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
2013 Places and Protests, Elias Canetti Association, Rousse, Bulgaria
2013 Bulgarian Artists in Vienna, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
2013 Collecting Makes Friends, Le Quartier, the art center of Quimper, Bretagne, France
2013 Phantoms & Ghosts, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna
2013 Near, Closer, Togheter, SOFIA CONTEMPORARY, Sofia
2013 On the suspense or how to hide a bomb under the table, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
2013 The intransigent ticket- the artist as a filter, Csula Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles
2013 New Opening.New Beginning, Lokal_30, Warsaw
2013 The First Ten Years Of The Lentos, Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz, Austria
2012 AiR Ungarn 2011-2012, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
2012 The Keyhole of Mister Wittgenstein, Wittgenstein Haus, Vienna
2012 Urban Dreams, Art Today Association, Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2012 Material and Culture, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
2012 Reactions, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
2012 It isn´t in the can, Open Space, Vienna
2012 I´d like to walk on the moon, Gallery Enrico Astuni-Bologna
2012 Remember to remember, Arco, Madrid
2012 Common History and Its Private Stories, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
2012 Enduring Value? Cooperation springerin, Kunshaus Bregenz, Austria
2011 Common Identity, Space Gallery, Bratislava
2011 METAmART. Kunst und Kapital. Der Ausstellungsparcours, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2011 The 2011 Sovereign European Art Prize Finalist´s Exhibition, Haskoy Yun Iplik Fabrikasi,Istanbul
2011 The Bulgarian Pavillion, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia
2011 Unlimited, BenchMark Business Center, Sofia
2011 New York, Rio, Tokyo, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2011 Space Odyssey, Maerz, Linz, Austria
2011 Meet everyone at once, start an artist run space, 0gms Projects, Sofia
2011 Museums, Galleries, Homes and Other Stories, Galeria Enrico Astuni, Bologna
2011 Zonen_prekaer, Kunstsaele Berlin
2011 Neo SI, Schattendorf, Austria
2011 Glocal Gestures, Schmiede, Hallein, Austria
2010 17th Biennale of Sydney, Songs of survival in a precarious age, Sydney
2010 Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan
2010 August in Art Biennal, Varna, Bulgaria
2010 Who is your audience, Galeria Enrico Astuni, Bologna
2010 Over the Counter. The Phenomena of Post-socialist Economy in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Budapest
2010 Tanzimat, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna
2010 Blickwechsel, Austrian Photography Today, Westlicht, Vienna
2010 0gms, Whitespace gallery, Bangkok, Taiwan
2010 Best before end, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2010 Fluorescent Adolescent, Schunck, Heerlen, Netherland
2010 Long time no seen - The Brno House of Art - Central Building, Brno
2010 Persona, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
2010 Swallow it, dog, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney
2009 Mifan, Aniart Gallery, Beijing
2009 Scetches for a project, lokal_30_warszawa_london_projects, London
2009 The center of attention. Art as Sociotopia, Vienna Art Week 09 Vienna
2009 Atlantis I, Hidden Histories – New Identities. Twenty Years After The Fall of The Berlin Wall,
2009 Reflection of Tomorrow, Art Today Association, Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv,
Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2009 Feedback 1989 – 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Exhibition at Hotel Dajti, Tirana
2009 Common History and Its Private Stories. Geschichte und Geschichten, Museum auf Abruf,Vienna
2009 Ferne Nähe, Zyklus 4.0, Zeitgenoessische Kunst aus Mitteleuropa, Stift Lilienfeld, Austria
2009 After Ego, Art Today Association, Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Ancient Bath, Plovdiv
2009 BAZA Award for Contemporary Art: Exhibition of the Nominee Artists, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
2009 Landscape, contemporary, Haus der Fotografie - Dr. Robert-Gerlich-Museum, Burghausen, Germany
2009 Flavors of Austria, Taf- the Art Foundation, Athens
2008 MANIFESTA 7, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino, Italy
2008 Gyumri 6th International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2008, Gyumri Centre of Contemporary Art, Armenia
2008 Neo-SI, Galerie Tristesse, Berlin
2008 Am Sprung, OK, Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
2008 Stay, Stay, Stay, Central Bathhouse, 1 Banski Square, Sofia
2008 Transfert, La BF15, Lyon
2008 Where the east ends, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
2008 Open Sky. Räume jenseits ihrer Praxis, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Vienna
2008 For a happier tomorrow, Gallery Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Manual CC – Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, Uqbar, Berlin
2008 Trespassing, Inda Galerie, Budapest
2008 In Passing 1, Kuenstlerhauspassage, Vienna
2008 Permanent Waiting Room, Ajdovščina Square, Ljubljana
2007 Nightcomers Videoscreening, International Istanbul Biennale
2007 Lange nicht gesehen. Begegnungen mit dem Museum auf Abruf, MUSA, Vienna
2007 Multiplicities, ARC Projects, Sofia
2007 Between Welcome and Goodbye, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
2007 In Search Of Lost Time, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
2007 Shrinking cities, Dauhaus, Sofia
2007 Suitcase Illuminated#5 Parallel Economies, P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana
2007 In Search of Lost Time, Sofia Art Galerry, Sofia
2006 Last minute, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
2006 Every Day, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
2005 Play Sofia, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2005 colectionwise, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
2005 Translation Alternatives, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2005 I can see clearly now, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
2004 Reproduction without alternative, Ata center for contemporary Art, Sofia
2004 Line/Spot, Black Dragon Society, Vienna
2004 Kunst als Fotografie, Fotografie als Kunst , Semperdepot, Vienna
2003 Blood and Honey, future is on the balkan, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2003 Mutual fields,galerie 5020, Salzburg
2002 VideoJune. Videoscreening 0“, ZERO Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Piacenza, Italy
2002 Border Crossing Reconsidered - Beyond Hybridity, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2001 Trendification, <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz
2001 Looming Up, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

Awards, scholarships, artist in residence programs
2016 Artists -in-Residence Program Gleis70, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 BKA - Austrian Federal Ministry, Scholarship, Istanbul
2012 MAK Schindler Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program in Los Angeles
2011 The Sovereign European Art Prize
2011 Otto Mauer Prize, Austria
2011 Walter Koschatzky Art Award
2010 Alexander Resnikov Award
2009 BMUKK – Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture Scholarship, Beijing
2008 JAK, Attila Jozsef Circle, Scholarship, Budapest
2008 Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft, Galerie fuer Zeitgenoessische Kunst Leipzig
2007 Prize for Visual Arts of the City of Vienna
2007 MUMOK Prize for the Zone1 at VIENNAFAIR
2007 Cite Internationale des Arts, Artist in Residence Program, Paris
2006 BMUKK – Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture Scholarship, Rome
2005 Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Lentos, Linz, Austria
MAK MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna
MUMOK, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
MUSA, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
Public Collection of the Austrian Government
Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria
Dom Museum Wien, Vienna
EVN Collection, Austria
ESSL MUSEUM for Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Selected publications and catalogues
-Johan Holten, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden: Ausstellen des Ausstellens. Von der Wunder kammer zur kuratorischen Situation. Exhibiting the Exhibition. From the Cabinet of Curiosities to the Curatorial Situations. Berlin: Kunsthalle
Baden-Baden and Hatje Cantz 2018.
-Johanna Schwanberg, ed.: Dom Museum Wien. Kunst Kirche Gesellschaft. Wien, Berlin: Boston 2017
-Carl Aigner, ed.: Zyklus 10.0 austellung. Zeitgenössische Kunst Mitteleuropa/ Donauraum. Bad Traunstein: Stein Verlag 2015
-Martin Wagner, Ursula Maria Probst, Peter Nachtnebel, ed.: FLUC. Tanz die Utopie. Urbaner Aktivsimus als gelebtes Experiment in der Wiener Kunst-, Musik- und Clubszene. Wien: Falter Verlag 2014
-Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, ed.: Kunstgastgeber Gemeindebau Robert-Uhlir-Hof. Wien: 2014
-Milena Dimitrova: Kamen Stoyanov, in: EIKON. International Magzine for Photography and Media Art, Nr. 77, 2012.
-HR-Stamenov, Maria Vassileva, ed: Bulgarian Artists in Vienna. Contemporary Practices at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Sofia City Art Gallery 2013
-EVN, ed.: evn collection 2006-2011. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandel Walther König 2011
-David Elliott, ed. 17th Biennale of Sydney: The Beauty of Distance. Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age. Biennale of Sidney Lt and Thames, Hudson: Sidney 2010
-Lorenzo Bruni: A chi ti stai rivolgendo. Who is your audience. Bologna: Astuni Public Studio 2010
-Sonoki Nakanishi et al., ed.: Aichi Triennale 2010. Arts and Cities. Nagoya 2010
-Robert Punkenhoder, ed.: A Way Beyond Creative Industries. Wien, Bozen: Folio Verlag 2010
-Agnes Husslein-Aero, ed.: Tanzimat. Augarten Contemporary. Vienna: Belvedere 2010
-Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, ed: Common history and its private stories. Geschichte und Geschichten. Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg 2009
-Milena Dimitrova: At Arm´s Length, in: Umelec, 13(1, 2009, p.54-55
-Manifesta7. Catalogue. Milan: Silvana 2008
-Matthias Michalka, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, ed: Kamen Stoyanov, At Arms Lenght. Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg 2008
-Nassauischer Kunstverein, ed.: Where the east ends. Wiesbaden MitOst e.V 2008
-Büro für kognitiven Urbanismus, ed.: Last Minute. Zur Warenförmigkeit der Grenzen. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandel Walther König 2006
- Milena Dimitrova: At Arm´s Length, in: Umelec, 13(1, 2009, p. 54-55
- Walter Seidl: Kamen Stoyanov. Roma Open Air Museum. In: Springerin. Hefte für Gegenwartskunst XIII(3 2007, p.29-33
- Kerstin Kellermann: Brücke der Freundschaft. Entdeckt der AtelierRundgang: Der bulgarische Filmemacher K. Stoyanov, in: Augustin 22.05.2007, p. 32
-Vladimir und Estragon, ed.: Monat der Fotografie. Fotohof Edition, 71. Wien, Salzburg: Fotohof 2006
-Ursula Maria Probst, Walter Seidl, ed.: 25 Peaces, Europart, contemporary art from europe, Graz: Cultural industries Austria / Eberhard Schrempf 2006
-EVN, ed.: evn sammlung 95-05. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandel Walther König 2005
-Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer, ed.: Play Sofia. Ein Ausschnitt der aktuellen Kunstszene der bulgarischen Hauptstadt. Wien: springerin – Hefter für Gegenwartskunst 2005
-Max Aufischer, ed.: Mostar Unique Sign Unique Location. Vienna, Bozen: Folio 2001
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