Paola Minekov






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




IOESU Centenary Exhibition, UCL Institute of Education

International Education and Culture Week



The Cityscape Series, UCL Institute of Education

International Education and Culture Week



Undercurrents, City Tower, London

The Dancers Series, The Apothecary, London



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

The Dancers Series City Tower, London




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



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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


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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


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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


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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




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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