Union of Bulgarian Artists / Exhibitions / ArchiveDEVIATIONS - EXHIBITION OF NILS NOVA

20.04.17 - 16.05.17 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

Nils Nova was born in 1968 in El Salvador. In 1981 he moves to Switzerland with his family (Swiss mother and Salvadorian father), where he is working till the present day.

His rich artistic biography includes numerous single and group exhibitions, among which participation in La Biennale di Venezia in 2009 (Mundus Novus, Arsenale, 53.); Museo experimental El Eco, Mexico, 2016; Translation of Reflexion, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, 2005; Super Natural, Galerie Urs Meile, Switzerland, 2005; Nova – Manor-Kunstpreis Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, 2002, as well as other group and curatorial projects, such as Nova Zembla in Bikini, Hans & Fritz Contemporary, Barcelona, Spain, 2017; Surfaces Neue Fotografie Aus der Schweiz, 2014, Fotomuseum Winterthur; Swiss Art Awards, Messe Basel, 2005, etc.

His works are part of ones of the valuable art collections as Credit Suisse Collection / Swiss Re Art Collection / Swiss National Bank collection / Centre Pompidou / Bibliothиque Kandinsky /Musée National d ́art Moderne / Fotomuseum Winterthur Collection / Julius Bär Collection /Museum of Art Lucerne Collection / LEGO Art Collection / Absolut art, the atelier Stockholm /Museum im Bellpark Kriens, Collection / Kunstsammlung Kanton Luzern / Kunstsammlung Stadt Luzern / Kunstsammlung Stadt Zьrich / Baudirektion Kanton Zьrich / Edizioni Periferia Collection / B.Braun Medical

„Deviations”prolongs the series of projects in which Nils Nova transforms the space of museums and galleries by converting them into works of art. In part this exhibition is retrospective by showing some of his representative series, but it also contains the attempt of iconizing the „Rayko Alexiev” Gallery through the means of painting, manipulated photography and installations.

The new reality of Nova shakes the customary perceptions of the public, while playing with the visibility of a particular moment and the modification of the physical reality within time.


Curator: Anton Staykov

With the support of Prohevetia

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