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Dipl. Media-Designer and Contemporary Artist
KRISTINA SRETKOVA

Born 1984 in Stockholm/Sweden
NATIONALITY  • German, Bulgarian

RESIDENCES
• Stockholm/Sweden
• Sofia/Bulgaria
• Larnaca/Cyprus
• since 2000 in Cologne and Berlin/Germany
• currently lives and works in Berlin

LANGUAGES
• Bulgarian, German, English, Russian

Master of Media-Design and Contemporary Artist
KRISTINA SRETKOVA was born 1984 in Stockholm, grows up international and has German and Bulgarian Nationality. Lives since 2000 in Germany, 2004 she makes A Levels with leading subject in Art at „Schloss Torgelow“, Germany. 2008 she graduated Master of Media-Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany. Art follows her whole life, her teachers are worldwide honored painters. Kristina is painting in Germany, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Switzerland. Her works have been awarded. Today she lives and works in Berlin.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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2015

VIENNA, Steiner Gallery • 30.03.–22.04.
HONG KONG,Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong • 15.–21.02.

2014

ZURICH, Art International Zurich, Switzerland 15. – 18.10
SOFIA, Gallery LIK, Bulgaria 24.09 – 14.10
GERMANY, Schloss Torgelow 01.05 – 07.07
BERLIN, Foundation Talat Alaiyan 04.03 – 17.06

2013

NEW YORK CITY, ArtiFact Gallery 05. – 26.11
ZURICH, Art International Zurich, with own Booth 10. – 13.10
ZURICH, Kronen Gallery 18. – 02.10
PARIS, “Holy Light”, Galerie de l’Europe 02. – 17.05
NEW YORK CITY, “Blessed Light” at Warburg Realty Ltd, Soho/Mahattan 01.04 – 30.09

2012

NICOSIA AND LARNACA, “For a peaceful World, World without violence!” in Hilton Hotel Nicosia under the auspice of the Bulgarian Ambassador in Cyprus and Gallery Kypriaki Gonia 6. – 17.11
ZURICH, “Sensual” Kronen Gallery, Switzerland 11 – 22. 07
BERLIN, “Synergy” Bulgarian Cultural Center, Germany 02. – 15. 07
NEW YORK CITY, Warburg Realty Partnership Ltd., USA 27.06 – 30.09
•  NEW YORK CITY, The Bulgarian General Consulate, USA 07. – 27.06
FLORENCE, Auditorium al Duomo, Italy 01. – 31.02

2011

FLORECE, Auditorium al Duomo, Italy December – February
LARNACA, “Spirit of Cyprus” in Ammos Beach Bar, Cyprus 18. – 29.12
NEW YORK CITY, Broadway Gallery, USA 03. – 17.10
SOFIA, Gallery LIK, Bulgaria 18.08 – 09.09
LARNACA, „Mediterranean Vision“, Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, CYPRUS 29.12.2010 – 08.01.2011

2010

BERLIN, “Battle for Colour”,
Fred Fargo Gallery, Germany 17.09 – 02.10.
2009
SOFIA,„My coloured feelings“ Doster Company Ltd., Bulgaria 09. – 15.10.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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2015

BEIJING, Xuyuan Gallery, China • 15. – 31.01
SINGAPORE, AAF Singapore • 17.–19.04.
SOFIA, Bulgarian Art Week • 19.–27.03.

2014

BEIJING, 1949 Xinhua Culture Park, China • 15.11 – 30.12
PARIS, Art en Capital, Grand Palais December
• AAF SINGAPORE • 21. – 24.11
• Art Week ST. PETERSBURG • 7. – 14.07
CYPRUS Kypriaki Gonia Gallery • 10.07 – 10.09
BEIJING, Art China • 18. – 21.09
• Art Week and Art Fair MOSCOW • 23.04 – 11.05
• AAF HONG KONG • 21. – 23.03

2013

PARIS, Art en Capital, Grand Palais • 11. – 15.12
SINGAPORE, American Club • November
• AAF SINGAPORE • 21. – 24.11
• Art Week MOSCOW • 17. – 30.11
PARIS á l’Espace Pierre Cardin• 24. – 27.10
MAULETTEExposition à la Galerie de Bois l’Epicier – France, 2ème Salon d’Art Majeur d’Ile de France 15.10 – 13.11
• Art Festival of SONG CHUANG, China September
BEIJINGAllee Artist Franco-Chinoise September
SEOUL, South Korea 11. – 17.09
NEW YORK CITYMontserrat Art Gallery 02. – 07.09
CYPRUS, 20. Years Celebration of Kypriaki Gonia Gallery 10.07 – 10.09
• Art Week ST. PETERSBURG 01 – 08.07
• Art BEIJING, China 30.04 – 03.05
• Art MONACO 25. – 28.05
NEW YORK CITY, TOAST, Tribeca Open Art Studio Tour 03. – 06.05
• Art Week BERLIN, Germany 01. – 20.04
• AAF HONG KONG, China, 15. – 17.03
LONDON “Art of Mind”, Gallery Gagliardi, UK 08. – 15.02

2012-2013

ROME “Spiritualita” Gallery La Pigna, Palazzo Pontificio Maffei Marescotti, Italy, 22.12.2012 – 13.01.2013

2012

• GRAND PALAIS PARIS, Salon Art en Capiral 27.11 – 02.12
• Art ZURICH International, Switzerland 18. – 21.10
NEW YORK CITYAmsterdam Whitney Gallery, USA 28.09 – 30.10
CHIANCIANO International Art Award, Italy 15. – 22.09
BERLIN, Marzia Frozen “Another Criteria”, Germany 15.09 – 06.10
BADEN-BADEN, Gallery Kleiner Prinz, 40. Jubiläum, Germany 4. – 18.09
• “Spirit of VIENNA” at MOYA-Museum of Young Art, Austria 18. – 24.07
TORONTO “Limitless Expressions” in Studio Vogue Gallery, Canada 17 – 29.07
• “Künstlerische Freiheit” in Staatsbibliothek ERLANGEN, Germany June
PARIS, Carrousel du Louvre, France 08. – 10.06
• Art Week MADRID • International Exhibition Contemporary Art, Spain • 27.04 –14.05
FERRARA, “Unlimited Potentional… Earth Vortice”, Italy 12. – 19.05
• Art Expo NEW YORK CITY, USA 20. – 25.03
LAS VEGAS“International Contemporary Masters Vol. 5” at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, USA 10.03 – 05.06

2011

FLORENCE, “Symphony of Colors”at the Auditorium Di Duomo, Italy 10 – 19.12
• Biennale FLORENCE, Italy 03. – 11.12
BADEN-BADEN, Galllery “Kleiner Prinz”, Germany 02. – 15.11
BADEN-BADEN, Gallery „Kleiner Prinz“, Germany 08. – 20.07
• Russian Art Week, MOSCOW, International Exhibition and Competition of Contemporary Art 16. – 22.05
• Bulgarian Art Week, SOFIA, International Exhibition and Competition of Contemporary Art 29. – 03.03
• Art Week BERLIN • International Exhibition and Competition of Contemporary Art 08. – 15.02
• Broadway Gallery NEW YORK CITY, USA, Artists at Home & Abroad 04. – 25.02

2010

BERLIN, Berliner Liste 2010, Germany, Fair for Contemporary Art and Photography 06. – 10.10

KRISTINA’S ART IS REPRESENTED BY
Member of Société des Artistes Indépendants, Paris
Forest Rain Gallery, Singapore
Association Artistique Franco-Chinoise TS, China
Blink Gallery, Hong Kong
Foundation “Art of the Future”, Moscow
Gallery LIK, Sofia, Bulgaria
Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, Cyprus

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
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2015

• Sandro Botticelli Award, Florence

2014

• 1st Award for abstract painting, Art Weeks Moscow, Russia – “True Friend”, 100x100cm
• 2nd Award for abstract painting, Art Week St. Petersburg, Russia – “Dazzling Array”, 100x100cm

2013
   
• 3rd Award for abstract painting, Art Week Moscow, Russia – “True Friend”, 100x100cm
• 3rd Award for experimental abstract painting, Art Week Berlin, Germany – “Empire Strentgh”, 100x100cm

2012

• Creator of the Year from “The Bulgarian Newspaper” in Cyprus  
• Honourable Mention for Artistic Merit, Chianciano International Art Award
• Honored Award from the European Cultural Circle, Baden-Baden
• 1st and 2nd award for abstract painting,  Art Week Berlin – 2nd award “Ash Rose”, 100x100cm, 1st award “Dream”, 120x100cm

2011 
   
• Award for “Best of Show” , International Exhibition “Symphony of Colors”, Florence
• 1st award for avant-garde painting, Russian Art Week, Moscow – “The Fire in You”, 100x100cm
• 2nd award for abstract painting, Art Week Berlin – “My Heart”, 100x100cm
• 1st  and 3rd award for avant-garde painting, Bulgarian Art Week, Sofia – 1st award “Fairy Tail”, 100x100cm and 3rd award “Power”

DONATIONS
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2014 UNESCO, Paris

2014 One painting to the Private Gymnasy Schloss Torgelow for the 20th Anniversary, Germany

2014 Charity • Group Exhibition in Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

2013 Charity • Group Exhibition in Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

2011 One painting to the Bulgarian Embassy in Cyprus, Nicosia

2011 One painting for auction to the Talat Alaiyan Fondation, Berlin/Germany

EDUCATION
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1996 – 2001 Summer Language Courses in Germany, Austria and England

2004 graduated Gymnasy „Gimnasy Schloss Torgelow“, Torgelow/Germany with main subjects in Art, Mathematics and Russian.

2008 graduated Master of Media-Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Rheinische Fachhochschule, Cologne/Germany,
specialised in Branding

ART EXPERIENCE
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Art lessons in painting in oil and drawing with the Bulgarian avantgarde artist Boris Kolev (1970) and 1994-2009 especially with the Bulgarian artist Vessa Vassileva (1926).

Body painting show as a final work in arts for the graduation at the Gymnasy Schloss Torgelow/Germany.

Body painting shows for the 10th anniversary of Private Gymnasium Schloss Torgelow/Germany.

OTHER EXPERIENCE
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• 1990 – 2000 Children’s Choir oft he Bulgarian National Radio and TV: international tours and competitions in Japan, USA and Europe

• 1993 – 1997 Piano lessons

STATEMENT
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„While I paint I focus on my inner world and listen to the inner voice by taking power, intuition, rhytm, intelligence and inspiration from my soul. doing that I project my inner light on the canvas. As I feel the colours like different frequencies they cover areas, which are behind the real world we see.
I want to deliver to the viewer joy, hope, optimism, gratitude, humor and the ability to love, a push to think about and just to feel!“ Kristina Sretkova