Bio

Elena Kaludova (1982, Burgas) graduated from the Bulgarian National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 2010, specializing in painting. 2015 she graduated from the Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin. Currently she lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her work often combines the art of oil painting with other media, such as video, installation and performance. She has worked as a set painter for the Sferistereo Opera season in Macerata, Italy, and has participated in group shows in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Italy and Austria. Since 2013 she is part of Quarantäne Art Group. 2017 she was invited to be a one year member of the “Freundeskreises der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden – Baden”

EDUCATION

2014 – 2015 Meisterschulerin by Prof.Thaddäus Hüppi, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, Germany
2011 – 2014 Diplom in Painting by Prof. Werner Liebmann, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, Germany
2009 Erasmus program/Sferistereo Opera, Accademia di Belle Arti, Macerata, Italy
2006 – 2010 BA in Painting from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia
2003 – 2004 Free Academy of Fine Art “Jul Pascin” Sofia

AWARDS/GRANTS/NOMINATIONS/SPECIAL INVITATIONS

– DEUTSCHLANDSTIPENDIUM/MART STAM STIFTUNG 2013/2014 (winner)
– DAAD FÖRDERPREIS 2013 (nomination)
– ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011 (winner)
– Participation in a project of the Bundestruckerei, Berlin, Germany
curator Andine Müller (here)

RESIDENCIES

May 2014- Ekaterinburg, organised by Quarantäne Art, Kiel, Germany and the National Center for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia / Sponsored by Goethe Institute and the Ministry of Culture of Russia
March 2013- Kiel, Gaarden, organised by Quarantäne Art and Prima Kunst

PUBLICATIONS

2016 – Germany, mon amour! Contemporary in Germany. Art. Architecture. Design. Imago Mundi/ Luciano Benneton Collection
2015 – Gala/11 Studierende + 6 Lehrende, Galerie Burster
2015 – Caution: Wet Paint! 33 Young Bulgarian Painters, Sofia City Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue
2015 – Bulgaria: Save the Dreams, Contemporary Artists from Bulgaria, Imago Mundi/Luciano Benetton Collection
2014 – Kopier mir die Sonne- Junge Kunst aus Berlin zu Gast im Akademischen Kunstmuseum Bonn, Akademisches Kunstmuseum Antikesammlung der Universität Bonn
2012 – So close, so far- contemporary bulgarian artists abroad, Credo Bonum Foundation
2012 – Who Left/What Behind, exhibition catalogue, Flying Broom Women’s Communication and Research Association
2011 – ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, exhibition catalogue, Essl Museum
2009 – Sulla via dell`arte – Colori e forme delle parole di San Paolo, Askoli Piceno, 11 luglio-27 settembre 2009, curatori-Carlo Bachetti, Alessandra Morelli

COLLECTIONS

ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria
Bundesdruckerei, Berlin Germany
National Center for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Private Collections

SEMINARS/PRESENTATIONS/ARTIST TALKS

– PEER TO PEER PROJECT FEEDBACK SESSIONS for artists, curators and creative practitioners, 2018, SomoS, Berlin
– Selbstorganisation- Wie organisieren sich Künstler heute?- symposium, 2017, Studio 23, Berlin
– Portfolio Day, presentation, 2016, Artnewscafe, Plovdiv Bulgaria
– 15 Minutes of Fame, State Puppet Theater, 2016, Night of the Museums, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
– Brücke im Dschungel, artist talk, 2015, Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin, Germany
– Speed Portfolio Viewing, 2012, Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (info)

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2019
– Papier, Projektraum Galerie M, Berlin, Germany
2018
– Quarantäne 11, Galerie der HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany
– Quarantäne 10, ONspace, Kiel, Germany
– POLE, Projektraum Galerie M, Berlin, Germany
– Quarantäne 9, Halbergstrasse 11, Saarbrücken, in cooperation with HBKsaar and Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel,
– Prof. Andrei Daniel and students- the final exhibition, Gallery Akademia, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Tag der Öffener Ateliers, Werkstätten und Gallerien in Marzahn- Hellersdorf, Studio 23, Berlin, Germany
– Join the Dots – Connect the Distances, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
– Staffelschau, Projektraum Marzahner Promenade, Berlin,
– Prof. Andrei Daniel and students, City art gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2017
– Die grüne Stadt, IGA Markthalle, Berlin, Germany
– Sammler Edition, Studio 23, Berlin, Germany
– UAwg – uncredible Artworks guaranteed, Berlin Art Institute, part of Artspring 2017, Berlin, Germany
– UAwg PUNKT, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrucken, Germany
– UAwg – um Ankauf wird gebeten, Majolika Keramik Manufaktur Karlsruhe, Germany
– Telo/Der Körper als Träger von Kultur und Politik, Videoausstellung, Tipografia, Krasnodar, Russia

2016
– Die Bilder der Anderen, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin, DE
– Telo/Der Körper als Träger von Kultur und Politik, Videoausstellung, Galerie CultTranzit, Jekaterinburg, Russia
– 15 Minutes of Fame, State Puppet Theater, Night of the Museums, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
– Quarantäne 8, Garlstorfer Kunstfest, Garlstorf, Germany
– Portfolio Day, Artnewscafe, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
– Tag der Öffener Ateliers, Werkstätten und Gallerien in Marzahn- Hellersdorf, Studio 23, Berlin, Germany
– IchPrüfung, Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin, Germany
– Per Anhalter, Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin, Germany

2015
– Brücke im Dschungel, Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin, Germany
– GALA, Gallerie Burster, Berlin, Germany
– Quarantäne 7, Cooperative project between Quarantäne Art and Duppini Art Group, Veliko Tarnovo/ Gabrovci, Bulgaria
– cool runnings, Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Berlin, Germany
– Caution: Wet Paint, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Schichtwechsel, Galerie Genscher, Hamburg, Germany
– Auf Und Ab (im Kunstmarkt), Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany
– Muggesturm am Müggelsee, Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof, Berlin, Germany
– Exhibition/ Application for the Max Ernst Preiz, 2015, Rathaus Brühl, Brühl, Germany
2014
– UnderdogGallery, Hamburg, Germany
– Quarantäne 6, Kiel Gaarden, Germany
– Quarantäne: Media Extract, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Khodynka Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
– “Reif”- Abschlussausstellung Malerei, Bildhauerei, Raumstrategien 2014 , Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Berlin, Germany
– “Qarantäne 5”, National Center for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
/ Part of the Night of the Museums in Russia/
– “Kopier mir die Sonne”, Akademisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
2013
– “We are happy to share what we know with you”, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany
– “Sezzession”, SEZ, Berlin, Germany
– “Nachschlag”, Uferhallen Wedding, Berlin, Germany
– “Quarantäne 3/ Go West”, City Gallery, Kiel, Germany
– “Quarantäne 3”, Kiel Gaarden, Germany
– “Geschmack vom Feinsten”, “team titanic” Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012
– “So close, so far”- contemporary bulgarian artists abroad, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
– “Who Left/What Behind?”- a project between Turkey and Bulgaria, “Iliya Beshkov Gallery” Pleven, Bulgaria/Center for Contemporary Arts, Ankara, TR
– Participation in a project of the Bundestruckerei, Berlin, Germany
curator Andine Müller (here)
– “Wichsvorlage” Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, Germany
2011
– ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, The Exhibition, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Wien, Austria
– “Zona Urban” Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
– “Veilchen” Uferhallen Wedding, Berlin, Germany
– Nomenees exhibition for the ESSL ART AWARD, Academia Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
– “Boxes for dreams”, Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010
– “Briz Gallery” Burgas, Bulgaria
– “Look to Macerata” – “Terminal”, Macerata, Italia
– “10/5/3” – Shipka 6,Sofia, Bulgaria
– Exhibition of the Burgas’ painters – SBH Burgas,Bulgaria
– Graduation exhibition for bachelor degree in the Art Academy Sofia – Shipka 6
– “Back to nature” Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009
– “St. Cyril and St. Metody foundation” exhibition – Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
– “Anno Europeo della creativita e innovazione” – ‘Antichi Forni’, Macerata, Italia
– “Erasmus in Arte’ – ‘Galleria Mironimia”, Macerata, Italia
– “Sulla Via dell’Arte – colori forme e suoni delle Parole di San Paolo” – project
between: Italia, Romania, Slovakia, Albania, Iran, Bulgaria

2008
– “The StillLife” – “Sofia Press Gallery”, Sofia, Bulgaria
– “To save Rila” – “Academy Gallery”, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007
– “The Artist” – “Sofia Press”, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Exhibition for the feast of Burgas – SBH Burgas, Bulgaria

2004
– Exhibition for young artists – SBH Burgas, Bulgaria

2003
–  “St. Cyril and St. Metody foundation” exhibition – Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria

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