Adelina Popnedeleva

Born   1956 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia.


2019   Professor, National Academy of Arts, Sofia

2012   Associate Professor, National Academy of Art, Sofia

2008   PhD in Visual Arts and Theory of Art,

National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

1988    National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected solo exhibitions after 2000:

2018    Pink Light, SAMCA, Sofia

2016    Once upon a time…, gallery Art Alley, Sofia

Video installation “Fresh”, Uniart Gallery, Night of museums and galleries,  Bulgarian-European cultural Dialogue Centre, NBU

2015- “3 video portraits “, Zwischen Spiel program, Gedok, Hamburg

2011- “Intimacy in public”, gallery Rezonans, Plovdiv, together whit Vihroni


“Fresh” ,gallery  Bulart, Varna

4 and a half weeks- part II, gallery Art Alley, Sofia

2010   Homely/ Unheimlich, Kunstverein, Baden, Austria, together whit James  Voller

2009   On Nietzsche, Kafka and Comrade Lenin- 20 years later,

Goethe- institute, Sofia

City motives ,Goethe- Institut, Sofia

” Underground  stores” ,National Gallery of Art, Sofia

“Initiations”, whit E. Panajotova and I. Lalev,

Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna,  Austria

2005     OH MY HERO!, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia

2004     Symptom-  Irida Gallery, Sofia

2002     Masochistic Performance after Hans Christian Andersen – festival BBI,

Fribourg, Switzerland ,curator Olivier Suter

2000     Masochistic Performance after Hans Christian Andersen, ATA, Sofia

Selected group exhibitions after 2000:

2020    Wittgenstein 2020, Gallery Podroom, Culture center Beograd,

Curator  Denise Parizek together whit  Jana Gligorijević  and Zorana Đaković Minniti

Ljuben Farzulev and friends, SAMCA, curator L. Farzulev

Personal utopias, Plus359Gallery, curator Irina Batkova

State of exception, exhibition on line, curator Irina Batkova

“Entrez c’est ouvert ” à Fontenay sous-bois – on line

Exposition collective à la Halle Roublot , France

2019    Thank you Mr. Ruf, Gallery Gredo Bonum, Sofia

Wittgenstein 2019, Gallery R. Mihajlov, V. Turnovo curator Denise Parizek

Notes and footnotes, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv, curator V. Mlechevska

Painting Technology in contemporary Art , Blagoevgrad City Gallery,

curator S. Stoitzov

Comment, Fiction, Document, Sofia City Gallery, curator D. Radeva

2018    Wittgenstein 1918-2018, House Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria, curator Denise

Parizek, Minna Antova

Curriculum Vitae, SAMCA, curator Nadezhda Dzakova

” Join the Dots-Connect the Distances”, Bulgarian Imago Mundi collection,

Salone degli Incanti,Trieste, Italy,curator Claudio Scorretti

“Synergy”, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Works from the collection of the National Gallery, curator Nadezhda Dzakova

“Tradition – Innovation – Individuality” BCP, Warsaw, curator Verginia Markarova

2017    2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

Works from the collection of the National Gallery, SAMCA

XXIII Festival of Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Cinema «Golden  Rhyton», Plovdiv

Unique interior textile, UBA, Shipka 6

“Cultural traces of Chinese and Bulgarian Fiber Art” ,HANGZHOU  CULTURAL & CREATIVE INDUSTRY EXPO,

11th Sino – Central and Eastern Europe Cultural and Art Exhibition

Feel before you die!, Ausstellungsraum EULENGASSE, Frankfurt, curator A.  Karamineva

Directions, Art Gallery of City of Burgas, Bulgaria

The professors, Gallery Shipka 6

2016     Second Triennial of fiber art, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Group exhibition in gallery Yuzina, Sofia, curator V. Popnedelev

Competition for artistic video “George Papazov”, ” Contemporary Space “,   Varna

Names from the 90´s – Art Gallery Petko Churchuliev, Dimitrovgrad

2015     The smell of sea, Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Paris, France  Artcentre “Vihroni” in Gallery of Ministry of culture, Sofia

Focus Bulgaria, Vienacontemporary, self presentation program, curators Yara  Bubnova, Vesela Nozharova, Desislava Dimova, Vesselina Sarieva

The summer Video Portrait Symposium,  Bangor University, UK

Save the Dreams. Contemporary Artists from Bulgaria ,Fondazione Giorgio  Cini ,Venice, Italy

Art for change, SGHG, Sofia, curator M. Vassileva

2014     8-th of March group, Gallery Racursi, Sofia

New shades in contemporary art, Blagoevgrad, curator Sasho Stoitzov

Living in post-socialism, BG video art, Lithuania, curator Neno Belchev

Contempo, international festival for contemporary art, Varna, curator Dora  Doncheva

International Women’s Day, a collection of Slava Nakovska and Nedko

Solakov  ICA Sofia, curator Iara Boubnova

Aesthetics of injury, Art alley gallery, Sofia, curator Adelina Popnedeleva

“Tetris” – festival for contemporary art forms, Veliko Tarnovo

2013     Portrait in the mouving  image, Vandalarom and  Jonchoping  Lans Museum,  Sweden, curator  Tim Reed

2012     Love , gallery R.Aleksiev, curator M. Vassileva

Interventions. Adelina Popnedeleva and students.,GREDO BONUM GALLERY

“Faceless Self -Control”, performance, “From Orpheus to Schengen” ,curator   Elena Velikova

A possible history, Bulgarian art through the collection of Sofia City Art  Gallery

Why Dushamp?, Museum for contemporary art ,Sofia Arsenal, curator Maria Vassileva

2011     Unlimited, Awards for contemporary Bulgarian art, Mtel,  Sofia, curator Irina Batkova

Re-production,Museum for contemporary art, Sofia Arsenal, curators Alla  Georgieva,Nadezhda Dzhakova

Fasade,videofestival Plovdiv, curators Emil Mirazchiev,Svetlana  Kujumdzhieva, Sevdalina Kochevska,Adelina Popnedeleva

Videoholika,Varna, curators, Pavlina Mladenova, Neno Belchev

Cross points, Haus Wittgenshtein, Vienna,  Austria, curator V.Popnedelev

Out of time, SHGH ,Sofia , curator Boyan Manchev

2010    XVIII festival for documentary film ”Golden rhyton “, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Alchemy-performance in Lamezia, Italy, festival “Le arti del gesto”

Nirvana-performance in Santa Severina, Italy, “Le arti del gesto”

Coffee whit sugar 2,National Gallery Sofia, curator G. Dimitrova

Night of museums and galleries,Plovdiv,

KOPENHAGEN CONTEMPORARY ,CWS- coffee with sugar, Kopenhagen Art Institute

2009    Atlantis- Hidden Histories- New Identities, Reflections of Tomoroow, Art Today Association- Center for Contemporary Art, Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, curators E.Mirazchiev, Jakob Racek

Temptetion of chalga, Sofia City Gallery,curators Svetlana Kujumdzhieva,Vessela Nozharova

Born independent, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia

2008    Shortlist 2008, Gaudenz B. Ruf award for New Bulgarian Art ,Sofia City Gallery

Aktuelle szene Bulgarien, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany, curator Beate Reifenscheid

Awards for contemporary Bulgarian art, Mtel, , Plovdiv ,Centre for

contemporary art “Banya starinna”, Bulgaria


2007    Coffee whit Sugar, Lab. Preparat, Seoul

Visual Immortality, Visarte Gallery , Basel, Switzerland

La pratigue et la metaphore du tissage dans l’art d’Adelina Popnedeleva,

Centre George Chevrier, Dijon, France

Trieste Contemporanea, Focus Bulgaria, Trieste, Italy

2006    10 years video art in Bulgaria, cinema Odeon, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Art today, Plovdiv, Center for contemporary art, Shumen, idea Adelina Popnedeleva

Important Annoncement, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia 2-th International Biennial of Contemporary art ”Visual Immortality”, Shumen,  Bulgaria

2005   Donumenta 2005, Regensburg, Germany

2003    Export- Import, City Gallery Sofia

2001    Solitary Pursuits, Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA

2000    Women of the World, a global Collection of Art, White Columns, NY, USA,

Bulgarian and American Women Artists Collaborate, Elizabeth

Foundation for the Arts, New York,USA

Curatorial activities :

2019    Garden of temptation, Gallery Tereza, Varna

2014    Aesthetics of injury, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia

Festival Contempo, Varna

2012    Interventions. Adelina Popnedeleva and students.,GREDO BONUM         GALLERY

2009    Initiations, whit E. Panajotova and I.Lalev, Haus Wittgenshtein, Vienna,  Austria

Cross point 2- international women  workshop , art centre “Vihrony”

2008    Cross point- international women  workshop , art centre “Vihrony”

2006    10 years videoart in Bulgaria – cinema Odeon, gallery Art Alley, University  Varna, Centre for contemporary art Shumen, Centre for contemporary art      Plovdiv

1998    Caprice- Ata centre for contemporary art, Sofia


2016- Nomination in a competition for artistic video “George Papazov”
2010-An honorary diploma for documentary film , XVIII festival ,”Golden rhyton “, Bulgaria

2008- Gaudenz B. Ruf award for New Bulgarian Art, advanced artists
2004- Nomination for the awards of gallery “Iris” in the category “Exhibition of the Year”

Art residence:

Cité des arts, Paris, 2009

Membership in AICA, Bulgaria; Union of Bulgarian artists; 8-th of March group.

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