Name: Robert Canev
Date of birth: 9.4.1963
Place of birth: Gabrovo, Bulgaria

1987 – Graduated with a degree in the “Wood-carving” Department at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia
1982 – Graduated with a degree in “Iliya Petrov” High School of Arts, Sofia

Selected exhibitions, competitions, and awards:

2021 – "Myths and legends - 40 years later", UBA Gallery at 6 "Shipka" Str., Sofia
2021 – "A bowl - a starting point for creativity", Rayko Alexsiev Gallery, Sofia
2019 – "+Drawing", ArtAlley Gallery, Sofia
2018 – TENEZ Art Biennial, Montana, Bulgaria – First Prize
2018 – 9th Biennial of small forms – Pleven, Bulgaria, Diploma
2017 – 19th Cerveira International Art Biennial – Portugal
2017 – 5th Biennial for contemporary art landscape, association Sculpt'en Sologne Sologne, France
2017 – Individual exhibition in ArtAlley Gallery, Sofia
2016 – 8th Biennial of small forms – Pleven, Bulgaria, Diploma
2014 – Individual exhibition in Hungarian Cultural Institute Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 – Individual exhibition in Bulgarian Cultural Institute Budapest, Hungary
2015 – 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, China
2012 – Award from Sofia Municipality, Izgrev district about visual arts
2010 – Premio Internazionale d’Arte “Solstizio d’estate” – Città di Castello, Perugia, Italia – Third Prize
2010 – Award from department “Wood-carving” in the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
2005 – Rencontre Européenne sculpture – Montauban, France
1997 – International Competition ‘Fuji Kasai–Art Space’, Osaka, Japan
1991 – International Triennial of Applied Arts Configura I – Erfurt, Germany

1987–2019 – Took part in more than 100 collective exhibits in Bulgaria and abroad: Austria (Vienna), Germany (Erfurt), USA (New York), France (Montauban), Belgium (Brussels), Eskishehir (Turkey)

Selected symposiums:
2019 – Slovenia (FORMA VIVA – Božidar Jakac Art Museum), Austria (IWCS – Graz); 2018 – China (IWCS – Kaihua), Finland (Arctic Art Week Lapland), Czech Republic (Klasterec nad Ohri), Bulgaria (Tryavna); 2017 – Romania (Baile Balvanyos, Transylvania), France (Sculpt'en Sologne Sologne – Chaumont- sur-Tharonne); 2016 – Germany (Schwarzenberg), 2015 – Bulgaria (Jasna poliana), Italy (Luttach/Ahrntal Valley), Turkey (IWCS – Eskishehir); 2014 – Italy (Castello Tesino), France (La Bresse); 2013 – Germany (St. Blasien); 2012 – Italy (Luttach/Ahrntal Valley),  Bulgaria (Byala); 

2015 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1989 – Villa Merkel, Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Deutschland

2004 – ongoing – Assoc. Prof. in the “Wood-carving” Department at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia.
1998–2002 – Chairman of the Department of Wood-carving in Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA)
1991 – Member of the UBA

Robert Canev participated in all group shows of UBA Wood-carving section exhibitions between 1988 and 2019. The artist's works are owned by: National Gallery of Arts, Sofia; "Georges Papazov" Art Gallery of Applied Arts, Yambol; Museum of Wood-carving and Arts – Tryavna; Balchik City Art Gallery; Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo; Esslingen am Neckar Art Gallery, Germany; Art collections of the International Wood Culture Society in Turkey and China; private collections in Austria, Germany, USA, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Spain and Bulgaria.

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.