About

Simeon Todev (born 1965) is a Bulgarian artist. He is part of the generation of the Bulgarian artists who emerged during the 2000s. His works frequently employ cultural and spiritual themes while often using material, or traditional objects to depict conflict in subtle ways.

Life and Work

Simeon Todev was born in Haskovo, Bulgaria. He studied art at The School of Visual Arts, Smolian, Bulgaria, graduating in 1984. His first solo exhibition in 1987 was titled Sacred Worlds.

Todev emerged as one of the major Bulgarian artists during the 2000s, with a body of highly provocative work. Through his career, Todev has continued to appropriate eternal topics, to make works that provoke and ask questions, to discuss the cultural and spiritual wealth of the humankind.

Simeon Todev is also known for his self-deride. In his solo exhibition Let’s spit at the Culture in 2004, he served sunflower seeds to the visitors to identify the most attractive works in hindsight.

Since 2005 he is elected chairman of Artists Association in Haskovo.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 – Forum – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2011 – ART36 – Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – Forum – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2008 – Forum – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2007 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2005 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2004 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2003 – Plovdiv – Bulgaria
2002 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2001 – Trondheim, Norway
2000 – Smolian, Bulgaria
1996 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
1995 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
1993 – Bergamo, Italy
1987 – Bisiness Centre – Haskovo, Bulgaria

Group Exhibitions

2009 – Bogoridi – Bourgas, Bulgaria
2009 – Sarah Caravan – Edirne, Turkey
2009 – Bulgarian Embassy – Switzerland
2009 – Thracia University – Edirne, Turkey
2009 – Artist Universal – Helsinki, Finland
2008 – Balkan quadrinale Myths and legends of my people – Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
2008 – General – Igera Town, Spain
2008 – Pleada – Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
2008 – Petko Staikov – Smolyan, Bulgaria
2008 – Lavchen Sympsium – Tsetinya, Montenegro
2007 – Monaser, Tunisia
2007 – Russalka, Bulgaria
2006 – Russalka, Bulgaria
2005 – Tutmakli, Bulgaria
2005 – The Parlament – Sofia, Bulgaria
2004 – Tutmakli, Bulgaria
2003 – Credo – Haskovo, Bulgaria
2000 – International Fair – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2000 – SBH – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
1997 – Thracia University – Edirne, Turkey
1996 – Shipka 6 – Sofia, Bulgaria
1992 – Opus – Nessebar, Bulgaria

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