Elena Panayotova (Bulgaria)


1964 – born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia.

1983-89 – Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia.
1978-83 – High School of Fine Arts, Sofia

Selected one-woman Shows
2002 – hotmail.ep (private correspondence), Art 36 Gallery, Sofia
1999 – The Lucid Dreams Of My Grandmothers, Kaire-Desine
Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
1997 – The World After Nora, Ata-ray Gallery, Sofia
Works On And Out Of Paper, Embassy of Switzerland, Sofia
1996 – Domestic Objects, Art 36 Gallery, Sofia
1994 – After Balchik, Art 36 Gallery, Sofia

Selected Group Shows & Projects
2002 – Global Fusion, international project, Vienna, Austria
Melbourne Vox Pops, Melbourne, Australia
2001 – The Dream Of My Life, women artists from the Balkan
countries, National Gallery, Sofia /curator/
,a propos Medea, stage design & costumes for modern dance
performance, Arabesk dance company, Sofia
24. International Biennial of Printing Techniques- Ljubljana,
11. International Graphics Biennial, Varna
The Bulgarian Landscape as a Metaphor, XXL Gallery, Sofia
Looking for Versavia, stage design, Arabesque dance
company, Sofia
2000 – 2nd International Artists’ Book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
Communication. Experience of Interaction, Almaty,
Bulgaria, NY, international project, Elisabeth Foundation,
New York, USA
1999 – Obsession, Central Mineral Bath, Sofia
Annual Show of Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Art
Gallery, Varna
1998 – Caprice, ATA Center for contemporary arts, Sofia & Gallery
for Graphics and Work with Paper, Plovdiv
National Drawing Exhibition, Shipka Galery, Sofia
Contemporary Bulgarian Art, Collection of the National
Gallery, part II, Palace of culture, Sofia
1997 – Erato’s Version, Shipka Gallery, Sofia
Black, Grey, White, Sofia & Kerava, Finland
Ist International Artist’s Book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
1996 – ARTEST Show, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
Safety Pin/Fibula Project, XXL Gallery, Sofia, Art Gallery,
Balchik & Art Gallery, Dimitrovgrad
1993 – CH=BG=Izlojba=Ausstellung, ARTEST show, Sredetz Gallery, Sofia

Artists Residencies and Scholarships
1991 – ARTEST Program, Foundation BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland
1989 – Goethe Institut, Berlin, Germany
Atelierhaus Horn, Austria

Member of the Union Of Bulgarian Artists from 1997.

Works in the collections of: Art Gallery Sofia; National Art Gallery, Sofia; Art Gallery, Balchik; Arizona University, School Of Fine Arts; MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia; private collections in Bulgaria, Germany, France, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Rumania a.o.

Elena Panayotova participates in

  • Le Musee divisioniste – the global art museum
  • Mirror at the Bottom – artists portraying themselves
    curated by Agricola de Cologne