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Paola Minekov

 

Experienced Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the fine art industry.

To paint is my way of analysing and understanding the world. My themes are alwys derived from everyday experiences and impressions. In my paintings I explore topics like movement, energy, contrast and the m]ystery of emotions

         UPCOMING

 

2016 WOW Marketplace, Southbank Centre, London

2016 Dulwich Open House Dulwich Festival, London

         PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

 

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The painting Lloyds, In the Morning, featured on the cover of The Economics of Meaning in LifeAuthor Joel Vos

 

--- 2019 ---

 

The painting Undercurrents featured on the cover of Holocaust MemoriesAuthor Claudia Moscovici

 

Pillow Talk, SLWA Publication

 

--- 2014 ---

 

Elephant Parade National Tour, Exhibition Catalogue

 

Art needs a focal point, so does an outfit

Psycholodies Magazine, Feature

 

--- 2012 ---

 

Open journalism – Spring theme featured the Spring painting The Guardian

 

Paola Minekov’s Painting for The Seducer: A Novel, Claudia Moscovici. Read feature

 

Fabergé & Fibreglass, Interview with Paola Minekov, Living South Magazine. Read feature

 

--- 2011 ---

 

Symbiose Exhibition catalogue, Breda, The Netherlands

 

The painting ‘Spring’ has been included in Shorpshire Butterflies by Nadia Kingsley.  Among the other contributors are:  Gillian Clarke, National poet of Wales; Katherine Swift, author of The Morville Hours; Paul Evans, radio 4 naturalist and Country Diary columnist for the Guardian; Peter Boardman, entomologist who works for Field Studies Council; Matthew Oates, the butterfly adviser to the National Trust, TV naturalist and author)

 

The painting ‘Every Woman’ featured on the cover of a research publication by Joel Vos, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

 

--- 2010 ---

 

Paola Minekov: An artist with passion 

by Claudia Crawley, Winning Pathways.

 

SLWA exhibition at Dulwich Library 

by Gabrielle Bradshaw, Dulwich on View, 2010. Read feature

 

Dancers, circuses and emotions: Interview with Paola Minekov

by Susan Wood. Read interview

South London Women Artist at Bankside Gallery 

Exhibition Catalogue

 

---  2008 ---

 

At the exhibition opening 

by Prof. Dr. V. V. Vanslov, Ballet Magazine, Issue 7, 2008. Read review

Review of the Dancers Series 

by M. Tachev, Art Critic. Read review

 

         SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2022 I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR SLWA Group Show, London

2016 Artists in Conversation, MTArt Conference, Artrooms, London 

2016 Dot to Dot, Digital Initiative by .London

2016 Engagement and Entrapment III Gallery Gaia, South Korea, Curated by Diana Ali

 

2015 Engagement and Entrapment II Zmart Gallery of the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus, Curated by Diana Ali

 

2014 Elephant Parade National Tour presented by intu; Created the intu elephant Twiggie on Tour

2014 Colourswatch SLWA Group Exhibition

2014 Engagement and Entrapment I Tel Aviv, Israel, Curated by Diana Ali

 

2013 Home, Contemporary Female Masters 
Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Embassy, South Kensington, London 

 

2012  Power and Passion Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Embassy, South Kensington, London, together with  Ivan Minekov

2012 Going for Gold Charity Ball London, Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, Auction and Exhibition 

2012 SNAP, 2012 Bankside Gallery, London SLWA, Group exhibition

2012 The Fabergé Big Egg HuntLondon Elephant Family and Action for Children

 

2011 Symbiose, City Gallery, Breda, The Netherlands

2011 Women and Books, SLWA in Dulwich, London

 

2010 Ballet Gala, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London 

The Ballet Gala, in aid of the Honeypot charity, took place on 07.11. 2010. It featured an art exhibition of the Dancers Series and performances by dancers from the Royal Ballet, Ballet Black, Ballet Riviera, English National Ballet and independent dancers, incl. a special appearance from violinist Bradley Creswick who performed with Antonia Franceschi. The exhibition included three new paintings based on performances of the participating dancers. Posed: Celisa Diuana from the Royal Ballet and Sarah Kundi from Ballet Black. In the audience were Dame Vivienne Westwood, Clemency Burton-Hill, Monica Mason & Maina Gielgud.

 

2010 Worcester Open, PITT/WAW, Worcester Group exhibition

2010 ‘After the End…’, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales Group exhibition

2010 SLWA at Bankside, Bankside Gallery, London Group exhibition

2010 ‘Dialogues: A Fake Romance?’, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales Group exhibition

 

2009 Annual Open Exhibition – CGP, London Group exhibition

 

2008 Ballet exhibition Alpha Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgariatogether with the sculptor Ivan Minekov and Svetlin Nenov.The exhibition was part of the official program of the International Ballet Competition – Varna 2008, the oldest ballet competition in the world. The competition which originated in the Bulgarian coastal city in 1964 currently takes place in Jackson and New York (USA), Varna (Bulgaria), Helsinki (Finland) and Shanghai (China).

 

2007 Kunst Event Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2001 Mural in Blue and Yellow Tel Aviv, Israel

Participated in an award-winning interior design project

         SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

IOESU Centenary Exhibition, UCL Institute of Education

International Education and Culture Week

 

2012

The Cityscape Series, UCL Institute of Education

International Education and Culture Week

 

2011

Undercurrents, City Tower, London

The Dancers Series, The Apothecary, London

 

2010

Hearhbeat: The Rhythm of Paola Minekov’s Art The Gallery at Carnegie Library, London

The Dancers Series City Tower, London

         RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2022 - Present

Artist in Residence Bulgarian Embassy, UK

 

2019 – 2020 

Art Tutor Dulwich Art Group and School

 

2017 University of Roehampton, London UK - The painting ‘Everywoman’ became a symbol of the International Meaning Conference

 

2016 How to sell art online, webinar with Susan Mumford, Be Smart About Art – View video summary

 

May 2012 – Google Art Project Curator,

Google Cultural Institute, Zeitgeist Conference, UK

 

November 2010 – Lead the Organization team of the SLWA group exhibition in Dulwich, with curator Emily Druiff, director of Peckham Space.

November 2010 – Gave an Educational Workshop, SLWA event with students from JAGS

May 2010 – Artist Talk and Presentation in front of the Women in Business Network, Dulwich

May 2010 – Artist Open House Dulwich Festival

April 2010 – Gave an Educational Workshop, SLWA event at the Dulwich Library with students from the Harris Academy, during Southwark’s Celebrating Women Month

January 2010 – South London Dance Studio Open Day Exhibition

 

2007 Leiden University, The Netherlands

The painting ‘Everywoman’  became a symbol of a research into the psychological impact of genetic breast and ovarian cancer by the Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum

         EDUCATION

 

2002 – 2005, Bachelor of Arts Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1999 – 2000, Studied Fine Art – Avni Institute of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1993 – 1998, Diploma for specialized education in arts and culture Academician Ilia Petrov – Secondary Artistic School of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

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