Anton Terziev

Born in 1977, Anton Terziev has graduated 2004 in Ceramics from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia. He works with painting and objects, as well as in the field of performance. Part of his activities is associated with various actions in the public space. Part of his interests are connected to literature – he has published 5 books of modern poetry and urban novels.

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, he works with various subjects of the day often with the means of sharp irony. The artist's iconography possess harsh and critical imagery associated with a specific aestethisation of pain that is a common metaphor of governing power relationships in society, violence and hurting in the very political existence of man. A unifying thread in his works appears in the futile attempt of invention of objects and tools for survival in modern life`s contradictions, and burdens. His interventions in public space as a performer and actionist introduce a provocative and foreign for the local scene format.

Terziev' s work has been shown at Vienna Contemporary, Nurture Art, Brooklyn NYC, Donumenta- Regensburg, “On Difference 2”- Stuttgart, Presence of the body-Troy, NY, Bath, Istanbul, Bratislava, Macedonia.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 HIDDEN GAMES - The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia
2016 URBAN PLAYGROUNDS – DaDa Culture Bar, Sofia
2016 PAINTINGS BY THE BOOK – Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia
2012 CONTEMPORARY TOOLS OF LABOR – ICA, Sofia,
2010 MODERN IMPLEMENTS OF LABOR– 0 GMS Gallery, Sofia
2009 DISCONNECTED PEOPLE – Corridor Gallery, Plovdiv and Placebo shop, Sofia
2008 SELECTED NATURE – Bulgarian Culture Centre, Bratislava
2008 IMAGINE – Art Center 12, Sofia
2006 ACT ON INSTINCT – Hewlett Packard, Sofia
2004 PSHYCHOTHERAPY – Sofia Art Gallery
PORTRAITS – Gallery Bovjel, Plovdiv
LIQUIDATION – French Institute, Sofia
2003 EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL – XXL Gallery, Sofia

 

Books

HALF LIFE - short stories published by Janet 45, Bulgaria , 2016
АLL INCLUSIVE - short stories published by Janet45, Bulgaria , 2012
LOCAL HEROES - short stories published by Ciela, Bulgaria, 2010
URBAN YOGA FOR BEGINNERS - short stories published by Ciela, Bulgaria, 2008
NO PORTRAIT FOR THE ARTIST - poetry book published by Janet 45, Bulgaria , 2007

 

Selected Awards

BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010
Special award from Poetry Competition “Binjo Ivano”, Kustendil, Bulgaria, 2007
First prize for short story in the competition “Rashko Sugarev” of Foundation “13 Centuries
Bulgaria”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007
First prize for short story, in the competition "Golden chainlet" of newspaper “TRUD”, 2006
Radio RFI Award For Original Idea, 2004
Award from Art Magazine, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2002
Award For Ceramic wall project, co-authorship with Samuil Stoianov, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2001

 

Selected Publications

Contemporary – 50 international artists, 2006
Avant-garde and norm, Svilen Stefanov, 2003

 

Contacts

antonterziev77@gmail.com