Kamen Stoyanov
Born in Rousse, Bulgaria in 1977

Kamen Stoyanov the Bulgarian artist living in Vienna often deals with the questions of identity, migration, historical definition, social and cultural communication in his works by gathering first-hand experiences of the social, artistic and cultural relations of the given country as a scholarship-holder.

He uses the urban public places and the architectural environment as exhibition spaces, themes of photography and contrasts them with the current or inherited cultural relations, habits. The real participants of cultural life and he himself pose in his provocative and ironic works.


We Love You, 2012
From Los Angeles, On South Rimpau Blvd./Olympic Blvd., 2012
From Los Angeles, On Mill Street/Industral Street, 2012
Giant Tomato in the Car, from the project Stoyanov´s Tomato Products, 2012
Guys, this is not LA, but it is a cool place too!, 2010
Synchronisation, 2010
Will they come? I, 2011
Will they come? II, 2011
Will they come? III, 2011
Formula, 2011


2012MAK Schindler Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program in Los Angeles
2011The Sovereign European Art Prize
Otto Mauer Prize
Walter Koschatzky Art Award
2010Alexander Resnikov Award
2009Bundeskanzleramt Scholarship, Beijing
2008Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
JAK (Attila József Circle), Scholarship, Budapest
2007Prize for Visual Arts of the City of Vienna
MUMOK Prize, Viennafair
Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2006 Stipend from BKA, Austria for residency in Rome
2005Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Single exhibitions

2013Something from Nothing, Rousse Art Gallery, Rousse, Bulgaria
Stoyanov´s Tomato Products, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia
IT IS NOT SO HARD TO MAKE SOME ART, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2011Impossible Stories, Jesuiten Foier, Vienna
Fun and Struggle, Love, Vienna
Out there, 1646, Haag, Netherland
2010Bringing Cultura, Ex-garaza, Maribor, Slovenia
A small story about Cultura, 0gms Drawer Gallery, Sofia
Plaster Me, Lokal_30, Warsaw
Kamen Stoyanov, Videogalerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2009Chinese Rap and Another Stories, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Looking for an Art Piece, Kunstverein Salzburg
2008Forget it, we can not afford this, Studio Galeria, Budapest
Just a photo, Galerie Dana Charkasi, Vienna
At Arm's` Length, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2007Places where the world breaks away, Let´s go to Giurgiu, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
Places where the world breaks away, Let´s go to Giurgiu, Canneti House, Rousse
2006Less Politics, Plattform, Raum fuer Kunst, Vienna
2005Bingo topology, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt
We are late, Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna
2004Modality, ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia
2003WORK/S (with Vasilena Gankovska), Irida Gallery, Sofia
2002FINE (with Vasilena Gankovska), MAK Galerie, Vienna

Group exhibitions

2014TWEET KIM IL-SUNG!, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
Die Glorreiche 7, In der Kubatur des Kabinets, Fluc, Vienna
Measures of saving the world_part 5, Association for Contemporary Art, Graz
Vom Aussenraum zum Innenrau, Kunstverein Kunsthaus Potsdam e.V., Germany
ARTSLAB, The Territorial Complex, GPL Contemporary, Vienna
Near, Closer, Togheter, SOFIA CONTEMPORARY, Sofia
Past future-future past, transmediale 2014, Supermarkt, Berlin
Dance with Us, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna
2013Unexpected Encountrers, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
Places and Protests, Elias Canetti Association, Rousse, Bulgaria
Bulgarian Artists in Vienna. Contemporary Practices at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Sofia
Art Gallery, Sofia
Collecting Makes Friends, Le Quartier, the art center of Quimper, Bretagne, France
Phantoms & Ghosts, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna
Near, Closer, Togheter, SOFIA CONTEMPORARY, Sofia
On the suspense or how to hide a bomb under the table, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
The intransigent ticket- the artist as a filter, Csula Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles
New Opening.New Beginning, Lokal_30, Warsaw
The First Ten Years Of The Lentos, Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz, Austria
2012Viennafair 2012, Vienna
Material and Culture, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
Reactions, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
It isn´t in the can, Open Space, Vienna
I'd like to walk on the moon, Gallery Enrico Astuni-Bologna
Remember to remember, Arco, Madrid
Common History and Its Private Stories. Geschichte und Geschichten, Sofia Art Gallery
Enduring Value?, Cooperation springerin, Kunshaus Bregenz, Austria
2011Common Identity, Space Gallery, Bratislava
METAmART. Kunst und Kapital. Der Ausstellungsparcours, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
The 2011 Sovereign European Art Prize Finalist´s exhibition, Haskoy Yun Iplik Fabrikasi, Istanbul
The Bulgarian Pavilion,Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia
Unlimited, BenchMark Business Center, Sofia
New York, Rio, Tokyo, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Space Odyssey, Maerz, Linz, Austria
Meet everyone at once, start an artist run space, 0gms Projects, Sofia
Museums, Galleries, Homes and other stories, Galeria Enrico Astuni, Bologna
Zonen_prekaer, Kunstsaele Berlin
Neosi, Schattendorf, Austria
Glocal Gestures, Schmiede, Hallein, Austria
201017th Biennale of Sydney, Songs of survival in a precarios age, Sydney
Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan
Auguts in Art Biennal, Varna, Bulgaria
Who is your audience, Galeria Enrico Astuni, Bologna
Over the counter, the Phenomena of Post-socialist Economy in contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Budapest
Tanzimat, Augarten Contemoporary, Vienna
Blickwechsel, austrian photography today, Westlicht, Vienna
0gms, Whitespace gallery, Bangkok, Taiwan
Best before end, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Fluorescent Adolescent, Schunck, Heerlen, Netherland
Long time no seen - The Brno House of Art - Central Building, Brno
Persona, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
Swallow it, dog, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney
2009ATLANTIS I, Hidden Histories – New Identities.
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, REFLECTION OF TOMORROW,
Art today association, Center for contemporary art Plovdiv, Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Feedback 1989– 20 years fall of the berlin wall, Exhibition at Hotel Dajti, Tirana
Common History and Its Private Stories. Geschichte und Geschichten, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
FERNE NÄHE, Zyklus 4.0, Zeitgenösische Kunst aus Mitteleuropa, Stift Lilienfeld, Austria
After Ego, Art today association , Center for contemporary art Plovdiv, Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
BAZA Award for Contemporary Art: Exhibition of the Nominee Artists, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
Landscape, contemporary, Haus der Fotografie-Dr. Robert-Gerlich-Museum, Burghausen, Germany
Flavors of Austria, Taf- the Art Founfation, Athens
2008MANIFESTA 7, the european biennial of contemporary art, Trentino – South Tyrol, Italy
Gyumri 6th International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2008, GCCA - Gyumri Centre
of Contemporary Art, Armenien
Neo-Si, Galerie Tristesse, Berlin
Am Sprung, OK, center for contemporary art, Linz
Stay, Stay, Stay, Central Bathhouse, 1 Banski Square, Sofia
Transfert, La BF15, Lyon
Where the east ends, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
OPEN SKY. Räume jenseits ihrer Praxis, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz“
For a happier tomorrow, Gallery Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Manual CC – Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, Uqbar, Berlin
Trespassing, Inda Galerie, Budapest
In Passing 1, Kuenstlerhauspassage, Vienna
2007Nightcomers Videoscreening, International Istanbul Biennale
Lange nicht gesehen. Begegnungen mit dem Museum auf Abruf, MUSA, Vienna
Multiplicities, ARC projects, Sofia
Between Welcome and Goodbye, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia
In Search Of Lost Time, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
Shrinking cities, Dauhaus, Sofia
2006Last Minute, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
Shrinking Cities, Rousse Art Gallery, Rousse, Bulgaria
Every Day, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
WAZZUP, Fotogalerie, Vienna
Visual Immortality, 2nd International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Shumen
Heute kein Evidenzproblem, Westlicht, Vienna
2005Play Sofia, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
I can See Clearly Now, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
colectionwise, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Update, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2004Kunst als Fotografie, Fotografie als Kunst , Semperdepot, Wien
Art Position, Otakringerbrauerei, Vienna
Line/Spot, Black Dragon Society, Vienna
Reproduction without Alternative, ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia
The Globalisation and the Human, Theatherwerkstaette, Sofia
Next Europe, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2003Blut & Honig, Zukunft ist am Balkan, Essl Collection, Vienna (Curator Harald Szeemann)
Mutual Fields, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Wo steht der Baum der uns trennte, off space, Vienna
2002The Portrait, Irida Gallery, Sofia
Endlich sechs und 20, Westlicht, Vienna
KUHnst, Maskfoundtion, Vienna
Border Crossing Reconsidered - Beyond Hybridity, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2001 Cartridge Box, ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia
Looming Up, Aspekte Galerie der Munchner Volkshochschule, Munich; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Trendification, Association for Contemporary Art, Graz
Real Presence, Belgrade
2000Unique Sign - Unique Location, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Works in public collections

Lentos, Linz, Austria
MAK Contemporary Art Applied Arts, Vienna
mumok, museum of modern kunst stiftung ludwig wien
MUSA, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
Public Collection of the Austrian Government
Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria

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