Nedko Solakov's Biography
Nedko Solakov is a Bulgarian-born contemporary visual artist. He is known for his humorous, absurd, and absurdist works that often combine painting, installations and works on paper. Born in 1957 in Bulgaria, he studied at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia and graduated in 1981. He has been living in Germany since 1994 and had his first solo exhibition in 1995 at the Kunsthalle Bern. Solakov's work has been exhibited in many renowned institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Istanbul Modern. His works are often humorous and absurd, and he explores themes of memory, loss, and identity. He has been awarded several prizes, including the Golden Lion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, and the Praemium Imperiale in 2011. Solakov has been a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2008.