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Nenko Bojanov Balkanski


I was born on the 1st of November 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria and was brought up in an artistic environment being the grandson of a famous Bulgarian painter of the same name. This direct contact with art from a very early age probably predestined my     life-involvement with painting.

The creative strain has never left me and I have dedicated myself to painting and the strenuous paths of the artistic quest. Although mural painting is a field in which I have been working for some time, especially iconic murals, I have simultaneously produced a number of landscapes, portraits and still-life paintings which I was invited to exhibit at the Lukoil private gallery in Sofia in December 2005.

At present I am also working in the interior design field, where I have been experimenting with combinations of materials, textures and nuances, integrating natural motifs into the often monolithic corpus of the home and work-place.



  • 1984-1991 125 Comprehensive School “Dr. Ivan Pashov”, Sofia
  • 1991-1996 Arts Gymnasium “Academician Ilia Petrov” Sofia, Certificate of Education: А96-000535, 10.06.1996 GPA (Grade Point Average): Very Good (5.04)
  • 1996-2002 National Academy of Arts “Nicolay Pavlovitch”, Sofia, Diploma for Magisterial level in Mural Painting, profession Artist, NAA-02-020130, issued 09.09.2002, Degree: Excellent (6)
  • 2003 July National Academy of Arts “Nicolay Pavlovitch”, Sofia – started a doctoral dissertation in “Theory of contemporary Greek-Orthodox art”


  • 1999 Mural-painting of the temple “Archangel Michael” in the cemetery of Neceber on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast
  • 2001-2003 Mural-painting of the temple “St. Petka” in Sofia, Orlandovtzi District
  • 2002 Participation in a group headed by Professor Toma Varbanov which wall-painted the temple of the Monastery at Gradeshnitza
  • 2003 07-09 Mural-painting of the façade of the Wolf Company utility in Sofia, 1510 m²
  • 2004 Mural-painting “Ulfila and his mission” at Ulfila Hall, Sofia, Simeonovo District


 Individual Exhibitions

  • 5 Dec 2005 Short presentation exhibition organized by OVERGAS in their building
  • 20 Sept 2007 Exhibition in Gallery “Vedart” – Sofia
  • 4 Dec 2007 Exhibition in Cultural Center Trakart in Plovdiv
  • 9 Oct 2008 Exhibition in Gallery “AZZA” – Sofia
  • 11 Dec 2008 Exhibition in the Gallery of the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Budapest – Hungary
  • 17 May 2009 Exhibition in Gallery of the Music Academy in the city of Debrecen –  Hungary
  • 9 Oct 2009 Exhibition in Gallery “Rakursi” – Sofia
  • 11 Oct 2011 Centre of Culture MOM Park – Budapest
  • 3 Nov 2015 Exhibition in Gallery “B44″ – Budapest