Born Sofia, Bulgaria Lives and works in Paris, France

Among the other international prizes Valentin Stefanoff is awarded 2002 -The 2002 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, Paris, France (together with NINA Kovacheva)

    selected personal exhibition

  • 2017 - The temptations of ninavale / National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia /
  • 2012 - Physics and Metaphisics of the Dark Spot / Arosita Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2010 - Surplus Enjoyment / Museum of Contemporary Art / Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2008 - Desire and RĂ©sistance Determine the Motion / Sub Urban / Rotterdam
  • 2006 - Play for Two Hands and Black / National Academy of Fine Arts / Sofia, Bulgaria
  •  2005 - Phases of Accumulation and Extraction in a Limited Space / National Art Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  •    - Au-delĂ  de ce qui est Visible / National Museum for Contemporary Art, (MNAC) / Bucarest, Roumunia
  • 2004 - VidĂ©o RĂ©trospectif / Maillon – Wacken / Strasbourg, France
  •    - Au-delĂ  de ce qui est Visible / Nuit Blanche / Paris, France
  • 2003 - Currency / Galerie Mabel Semmler / Paris, France
  • 2002 - Wet Contact / Experimental Intermedia Galerie / Gent, Belgium
  • 2000 - Open – Closed / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art / Belgrada, Yougoslavia
  • 1998 - Identifications of the space / ATA Centre for Contemporary Art / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1998 - Identifications of the space II / Galerie Luc Queyrel / Paris, France
  • 1997 - Identifications dans l’Espace / Galerie Luc Queyrel / Paris, France
  •    - Anonymement / ATA Centre for Contemporary Art / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1996 - Methods for self education / CitĂ© Internationale des Arts / Paris, France
  • 1994 - Valentin Stefanoff / Gallery Graficki Kolektiv / Belgrada, Yougoslavia
  •    - personal exhibition / Cultur Center "Wittgenstein" / Vienna, Austria
  •    - Autour de Valentin Stefanoff / Artothèque / Montpellier, France
  •    - 6 X 4 X 16, installation / Gallery Bernard Jordan / Paris, France
  • 1993 - 6 x 4 x 16, installation / Institut Français / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1991 - inconnu / MusĂ©e des Beaux Arts / Le Locle, Suisse
  • 1990 - inconnu / Gallery Dogenzaka / Tokyo, Japon
  • 1990 - valentin stefanoff / etchings / Gallery NDA / Sapporo, Japon
  • selected group exhibition

  • 2017 - Le MusĂ©e Ă  30 ans / MAMC Saint Etienne, France /
  • 2017 - Distinction / Guo Zhong Art Museum, Beijing, China /
  • 2017 - A Theory of the Present / Gaia Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey /
  • 2017 - VULGATA. 77 Zugriffe auf die Bibel / Mariahilferplatz 3, Graz, Austria /
  • 2015 - Art for Change 1985-2015 / Sofia City Art Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2015 - Reliqte-Reloaded / Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten / Graz, Austria
  • 2015 - Why Graphics? Works from the Graphic Fund of the Sofia City Art Gallery / Sofia City Art Gallery / Bulgaria
  • 2014 - The Collection. New Acquisitions 2012-2013 / Sofia City Art Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2014 - TO BE CONTINUED… collection Gaudenz Ruf / Bulgarian Contemporary Art, / Sofia City Art Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2014 - Let`s Twist & Cross / Galerie Bernard Jordan / Paris, France
  • 2013 - Extension du Domaine de l’Asymetrie / Centre Art Contemporain / Annemasse, France
  • 2012 - Why Duchamp? From object to museum and back / Sofia Arsenal Museum of Conteporary Art / Sofia,                            Bulgaria
  • 2012 - Art Glass Bulgaria / USA / Rayko Alexiev Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2012 - Idea for Home / Shipka Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2011 - International Film Festival / / Rotterdam, Holland
  • 2010 - Close Encounter / Jeju Museum of Art / South Korea
  •    - Shortlist 2010, nominated artist / The Gaudenz B. Ruf Award /
  • 2009 - Spectacle –To Each His Own / Museum of Contemporary Art / Taipei, Taiwan
  •    - Marketplace / Arc Project Gallery / Sofia, Edinbourg, UK
  • 2008 - Micro-narratives / MusĂ©e d’Art Moderne de St. Etienne / St. Etienne, France
  •    - La 4eme Biennial d’Art Contemporain de QuĂ©bec / / QuĂ©bec, Canada
  •    - European Attitude / Zendai Museum of Modern Art / Shanghai, China
  •    - Mediation Biennale / National Museum / Poznan, Poland
  •    - Shifting Identity / Li Space / Beijing, China
  •    - Au- dela du Visible, Intrude 366 Art &Life Project / Zendai MoMA / Shanghai, China
  •    - Horsecross, Primary Ingredients / Threshold Artspace / Pert, UK
  • 2007 - Face / ZONE Contemporary, New York / NY, USA
  •    - Asia – Europe Mediations / National Museum / Poznan, Poland
  •    - Desire and Resistance Determine the Motion / MusĂ©e d’Art Moderne et Contemporain / Strasbourg,     France
  • 2006 - Sometimes Closed is… / Villa de Parc, Centre d’Art Contemporain / Annemasse, France
  •    - Important Announcement / City Art Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2005 - Two Asias, Two Europes / Doulon Museum for Contemporary Art / Sanghai, China
  •    - EtrangetĂ© en soi / Apollonia Centre d’Art Contemporain / Strasbourg, France
  • 2004 - Cosmopolis, 3.39% / Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art / Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2003 - Return Nature II / Nanjing Shenghua Arts Centre / China
  •    - 16ès Instants VidĂ©o de Manosque / 16ès Instants VidĂ©o de Manosque / Manosque, France
  •    - Wet Contact, video installation / Nuit Blanche, MusĂ©e du Montparnasse / Paris, France
  •    - One, Several, Many Odyssey, video installation / Museum of Cinema / Thessaloniki, Greece
  •    - Export – Import / City Art Gallery / Sofia, Bulgaria
  •    - The 2th Annual Detroit International Video Festival / MONA Detroit / MI, USA
  • 2002 - Multimedia Art Festival / / Dartington, UK
  •    - Die Beherrschung der Natur / Kunsthalle / Hannover, Germany
  •    - Sound and Image / Xth Festival Inner Space Multimedia Art / Poznan, Poland
  •    - The 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art / / Cetinje, Montenegro
  •    - Face -Identity / National Gallery, Museum / Kraljevu
  • 2001 - European Media Art Festival 2001 / / Osnabruck, Germany
  •    - In-Between-Out, video projection / Ancien Plovdiv / Bulgaria
  • 2000 - International Art Forum for Video and New Media / / Sofia, Bulgaria
  •    - Engraving 1997-2000 / Neapolis Municipal Centres for Engraving / Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1999 - Deuxième Biennale de la Gravure d’Ile de France , (60 artistes europĂ©en) / / Versailles, France
  • 1997 - Intergrafia’97 / World Award Winner Gallrry / Katowice, Poland
  • 1996 - Festival of Engraving / Seoul'96 / CorĂ©e de Sud
  • 1995 - The 1st Triennale of Engraving Art / Sofia'95 / Bulgaria
  •    - SAGA / Tanguy Garric / Paris, France
  •    - Autour de Valentin Stefanoff / Artothèque / Montpellier, France
  • 1994 - SAGA / Tanguy Garric / Paris, France
  •    - N formes – Reconstructions and Interpretations / Annual exhibition of Soros Center / Sofia, Bulgaria
  •    - Triennale de la gravure / Krakow'94 / Poland
  • 1994 - IIIĂ©me Biennale de l’art graphique / Belgrade'94 / Yougoslavia
  •    - 25st Internatinal Exhibition of drawing and engraving / Bradley University / Peoria, Il., USA
  • 1993 - Art bulgare / Edifice du Conseil de l'Europe / Strasbourg, France
  •    - Objet – Bulgarian Style / / Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1992 - Chefs d’Ĺ“uvres de l’estampe du XX ème siècle -De Bonnard Ă  Baselitz / Bibliothèque Nationale de France /
  • 1991 - XIX Biennale of Graphik Art / / Ljubljana, Yougoslavia
  • 1991 - Triennale of Contemporary Art / / New Delhi, India
  •    - L’Utopie sans illusion / Atelier Contraste / Fribourg, Suisse
  • 1990 - Art of today – III / / Budapest, Hungary
  • 1990 - The end of Citation / University of Sofia / Bulgaria
  •    - International Biennale of Busan / / South Korea
  • 1989 - L’Europe des graveurs / / Grenoble, France

Works in the collections of:

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg; MoCa Taipei, Taiwan ; Threshold artspace, Horsecross collection, UK ; Museum for New Arts, Detroit MI, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art-Belgrad, Serbia; The French National Library, Paris; Cabinet des Estampes Centre Genevois, CH; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, CH; The National Art Gallery, Sofia; The City Art Gallery-Sofia; MTel collection for Contamporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Other galleries in Bulgaria; Artoteque Montpelier, France; Collection "Art Dialogue", Paris, France ; many private collections