Exhibition History

Collections

Some paintings are owned by:

  • State Art Gallery, Sofia
  • City Art Galleries in Sofia, Plovdiv, Pleven, Dobrich, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Private collections in Bulgaria, Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Israel, Greece, United States, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Turkey, Belgium, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and others.

Biographical Timeline & Selected Exhibition History
* indicates solo exhibition

2014

Pittsburgh USA: private watercolor exhibition*
New York, USA: Select Fair New York City, through the Starry Night Exposure Program
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: City Gallery of Fine Arts*

2013

Paris, France: Schwab Gallery
Miami, USA: Select Fair Miami, through the Starry Night Exposure Program

2012

Pittsburgh, USA: Anastas travels to the United States for 3 months to paint the US Project paintings
Washington DC, USA: contemporary art exhibition at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

2009

Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgari Gallery*
Island of Elba, Italy: Dürr Foundation residence, granted by Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: exhibition of Emerald Mornings of Elba and other works, showroom of National Bulgarian Radio*

2007

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Series: The Shamans, L’Union Gallery*

2006

Realization of the sculpture “Astral Thracian King”

2005

Realization of the sculpture “In the Embrace of the Ultramarine”

2004

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Series: Aegean Visions, Anastas Gallery*

2003

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Series: Sun’s Resurrection, Anastas Gallery*

2002

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Series: The Thracian’s Song, L’Union Gallery*

2001

Sofia, Bulgaria: Vitosha Gallery, exhibition of I Am the Way and other works*
2000

Berlin, Germany: Bulgarian Cultural Center*
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Boviel Gallery*

1999

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: the artist’s private studio and gallery, Anastas Gallery, opens with an exhibition of his own works*

1998

Sofia, Bulgaria: Vitosha Gallery*

1997

Haskovo, Bulgaria: Credo Gallery*

1996

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy: Palazzina Azzurra
Plovidv, Bulgaria: Exhibition of Eucharistia and other works*

1995

Haskovo, Bulgaria: Art Forma Gallery*
Dimitrovgrad: Compact Art Gallery*

1994

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Series: Pearls from the Sky, Starinna Gallery*
Sofia, Bulgaria: Series: Sacredness of Love, Apollo & Mercury Gallery*

1992

Geneva, Switzerland: International Art Fair Europe
St. Julian, Malta: Gallery 100*
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Vollar Gallery*
Sofia, Bulgaria: Gallery Art 36*

1991

Sofia, Bulgaria: Hemus Gallery*
Luxembourg: Gallery 88*
Sofia, Bulgaria: Artemis Gallery*
Hamburg, Germany: Catholic Academy under the auspices of Maria Luisa Warburg*

1983-1990

Paintings and graphics are shown at all national exhibitions in Bulgaria

1989

Hamburg, Germany: Hotel Intercontinental, exhibition under the auspices of Maria Luisa Warburg
Geneva, Switzerland: Museum de l’Athene
Nikolai & Sun Commercial Art Gallery buys 20 works and organizes a number of exhibitions and auctions in Germany and other countries

1988

Breslau, Poland: 4th International Triennial of Graphics
Torun, Poland: 1st Biennale of Small Paintings, for which Anastas receives a special award
New York, Pittsburgh, and Dallas, USA: Exhibition “International Images”
Athens, Greece: State Art Gallery, a selection of the best paintings from Young Bulgarian Artists
Madrid, Spain: a selection of Bulgarian art, presented by Francisco Nacerada
Budapest, Hungary: Bulgarian Cultural Center*
Helsinki, Finland: Bronda Gallery
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Series 33: Fish, Starinna Gallery*

1987

Thessalonica, Greece: representative exhibition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists
Paris, France: exhibition of young Bulgarian artists

1984-1990

Dutch international publishing house Martinus Nijhoff buys about 150 paintings from the artist which were then put on display in The Netherlands and elsewhere

1986

Poznan, Poland: Interart Art Fair
La Valetta, Malta: Archaeological Museum*
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Gates of Light installation exhibition, Starinna Gallery. * This exhibition was closed by the Bulgarian Communist Party.
Sofia, Bulgaria: Series: Red Pigs, Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists*
Arnhem, Netherlands: National Sports Center Papendal, presented by Martinus Nijhoff

1985

Gneso, Poland: art fair

1984
Brussels, Belgium: Pulhary Gallery
Vienna, Austria: Exhibition Realkunst, Hans Mayer Gallery
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: National Autumn Exhibition*
Vienna, Austria: exhibition of young Bulgarian artists

1983

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: debut exhibition*

1982

Graduated from Veliko Tarnovo University with a degree in painting

1976

Finished training at the Secondary Art School in Kazanlak, Bulgaria