Yavora Petrova



Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
1983 Graduated from National Academy of Art, Sofia

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 – Drawings – Art Center, Pleven
2016 – The Saint’s Day– Rakursi Gallery, Sofia
2016 – Watercolors – Prolet Gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
2015 – Christmas Album – A & B Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 – Accents – Gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
2015 – Accents– U.P.A.R.K. Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 – Cherry Orchard – Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 – Apolonia– Sozopol, Bulgaria
2013 – Spirit end Earth – Rakursi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 – Tides – Sliven Gallery, Sliven, Bulgaria
2011 – Accents II – Boris Velchev Museum Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2010 – Accents– Rakursi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 – Traces of Gold – Rakursi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007 – Do You Remember? (Drawings after D. Debelianov’s Poetry) – House museum “Dimcho Debelianov”, Koprivshtica, Bulgaria
– 10th of July. Portraits Exhibition – Dechko Uzunov Museum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2006 – Rembrandt's Lessons – Ministry of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Noshtnicata – National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2004 – Childhood – Boris Velchev Museum Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2003 – Bulgarian Centre of Culture, Varshava, Poland
– Veda Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
– BulArt Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2002 – Farbertorle, Donauworth, Germany
1999 – Gallery 11, Sofia, Bulgaria
1998 – Fines Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Farbertorle, Donauworth, Germany
– Autumn Exhibitions – Plovdiv, Bulagaria
1997 – Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
1996 – Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
1995 – Ata-Ray Gallery, Sofia
– Art Gallery, Chirpan, Bulgaria
1994 – Graphic Art Center, Zwalm, Belgium
1993 – Titan Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
– Gisenroy Gallery, Geldrop, Holland
1992 – Red Square Gallery, London, UK
– Old Town of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1991 – National Palace of Culture Gallery, Sofia
1988 – Promproekt Gallery, Sofia
1986 – Schipka 6 Gallery, Sofia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 – Selected Bulgarian Illustrators – Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 – Selected Bulgarian Graphic Artists – Madrid, Spain
2014 – Selected Bulgarian Artists – Prague, Czech Republic
2013 – Hospital for Fallen in Love – Schipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2012 – Chances, Choices, Chances – World Bank Group “20+” – Bulgarian Contemporary Artists
– Idea for Home – Schipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
– The Choice – co-project with Rakursi Gallery, Sofia
– White Paintings – Rakursi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 – Theme’s Variations – co-project with Rakursi Gallery, Sofia
2010 – Midsummer Night’s Dream – co-project with Rakursi Gallery, Sofia
2009 – Umbrellas for Rain and Summer – co-project with Rakursi Gallery, Sofia
– Local/ Global – Biennial for Contemporary art, Varna, Bulgaria
2008 – Teachers, Artists... – Debut Gallery, Sofia
– Spring Rivers – Seasons Gallery, Sofia
2007 – Representative Contemporary Bulgarian Art – Oslo, Norway
2005 – National Exhibition of Drawing – Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Nominated Bulgarian Art – Vitgenshtein Hause, Vienna, Austia
– Nominated Bulgarian Art – Ursolinen Hoff Gallery, Linz, Austria
– Nominated Bulgarian Art – Bulgarian Centre of culture, Bratislava, Slovakia
– International Print Biennial of Graphic – Anniversary Edition, Lublin, Slovenia
– International Exhibition of Arts – Prague, Chech Republic
– To Shagal with Love – Debut Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
– The Artist and the Poetry Project – Union of the Bulgarian artists Gallery, Sofia
– Ballet Project, supported by the US Ambassador, Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria
– Pro Arte Gallery, Switzerland
2004 – Three Towns – International Print Exhibition – Serbia and Montenegro
2003 – Virtual Temple Project – Aladja monastery, Bulgaria
– International Print Biennial, Sweden
– Contemporary Bulgarian Prints and Japan – Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
– Selected Bulgarian Prints – City Museum, Kyoto, Japan
– Aquarelle– Arte Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
– 8th International Mini Print Exhibition – Nish, Serbia
2002 – Lila Europe, International Mini Print Exhibition – Sweden
2001 – Selected Graphics from Europe – Sweden
– International Print Triennial – Orense, Spain
– Presences – Boviel Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2000 – Selected Bulgarian Prints – Prague, Bratislava
– Lila Europe, International Mini Print Exhibition – Sweden
1999 – Selected Print Collection from the Krakow Triennial – Contemporary Art Museum in
Rio de Janeiro
– 12th Norwegian International Print Triennial – Norway
1998 – Selected Print Collection, Fair Center, Nurnberg, Germany
– Group Eight – Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
– Group Eight – Nish, Yugoslavia
– International Print Triennial, Sofia
1997 – International Print Biennial – Krakow, Poland
– Art Book Project – Center for the Arts Ata, Sofia
– Selected Graphics from Bulgaria – Nish, Yugoslavia
1996 – International Print Biennial, Belgrade
1995 – International Print Biennial – Varna, Bulgaria
1994 – International Print Biennial – Maastricht, Holland
– International Print Biennial – Gior, Hungary
1993 – International Print Biennial, Lublin, Slovenia
– International Biennial Mini Print – Slovenia
– International Print Biennial – Wakayama, Japan
1991– Sudwest LB Printed Graphic Art Prize – Stuttgart, Germany
– International Competition of Printing "Maximo Ramos" – Ferrol, Spain
– International Print Biennial, –Varna, Bulgaria
1989 – International Print Biennial – Varna, Bulgaria
1988 – International Triennial of Drawing – Wroclaw, Poland
– International Biennial of Portrait – Tusla, Iugoslavia
1987 – International Print Biennial – Varna, Bulgaria
1985 – International Print Biennial – Varna, Bulgaria

AWARDS

1996 – Prize of the Union of the Bulgarian Artists. National Exhibition of Drawing, Sofia
1993 – Diplom. Print Biennial, Wakayama, Japan
1991 – Grand Prix. International Competition of Printing "Maximo Ramos", Ferrol, Spain
1990 – First Prize. National Exhibition of Illustration, Sofia
1989 – Third Prize. International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria
1988 – First Prize for Printing. National Exhibition "Pirin", Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Bulgaria
Embassy of Republic Bulgaria, Italy
Aladja Monastery Museum, Bulgaria
The National Art Gallery, Oslo, Norway
The National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Sofia Municipal Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Print Room, Varna, Bulgaria
Iavorov Foundation, Tchirpan, Bulgaria
Union of Bulgarian Artist - Fund PIB
Art Gallery, Dobritch, Bulgaria