Dimitar Cholakov

Born in 1954 - Bulgaria


Born in 1954 in Popovo, Dimitar Cholakov is a Bulgarian artist.

He studied Visual arts at the National academy of Arts in Sofia, where he attended classes animated by Svetlin Rusev. In 1982, he became member of the Bulgarian artist association.

In 1990, he became the director of the Nikola Marinov art school in Turgovishte. Ten years later, he was nominated as the president of the education and Culture committee of Turgovishte. He joined the board of directors of the Bulgarian artist association and became Visual arts professor at Shoumen University.

He received several awards for his work, especially the "Olympic ideals" exhibition prize in Sofia.

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1983 First one-man exhibition in Plovdiv.
1983 Participation in the internation symposium in Kuopio, Finland .
1983 Participation in group exhibitions : Sozopol, Turgovishte .
1984 Participation in the arts festival in Cannes sur Mer , France . 1985 One-man exhibitions in Sofia and Berlin .
1986 One-man exhibitions in the Bulgarian cultural center, Budapest and Warsaw.
1986-1990 Chairman of the Artists’ Association, Turgovishte .
1986-1993 Organizer of modern art festivals in Turgovishte , participation in the festiva “Process – space” – Balchik.
1989 One-man exhibitions in Turgovishte and Pazardjik .
1990 Participation in the autumn exhibition room in Paris .
1993 One-man exhibition in Sozopol, arts festival “Apolonia” .
1994 Participation in a group exhibition – donation in Dubrovnik .
1997 One-man exhibition in Plovdiv.
1997 One-man exhibitions in “Romfeya” gallery, Plovdiv and Art Gallery, Yambol .
1997 One-man exhibitions in “VIP” gallery, Rousse and “Sikonko ” , Sofia .
1999 May-June . Specialized in “ Cite des Arts ” , Paris .
2000 One-man exhibition in “Tedy” gallery, Varna .
2001 One-man exhibition in “Arteya” gallery, Varna .
2001 Participation in a representative exhibition “Contemporary Bulgarian Art” Moscow .
2001 One-man exhibition , Warsaw .
2002 One-man exhibition in “Tedy” gallery, Varna .
2003 One-man exhibition in Sofia – “ Shipka ” 6.
2004 One-man exhibition in “Arteya” gallery, Varna .
2004 Participation in group exhibitions : Sliven, Shkorpilovtsi, Balchik, Kavarna .
2004 One-man exhibition in “Romfeya” gallery, Plovdiv .
2004 One-man exhibition in “Rajko Aleksiev” gallery, Sofia .
2004 Participation in representative exhibition “Contemporary Bulgarian Art” Rome, Italy .
2004 Participation in representative exhibition “ Contemporary Bulgarian Art ” Karakas , Venezuela .
2005 Participation in group exhibition “ Smolyan 2005”.

Group exhibitions :
Vienna , Prague, Bratislava, Wupertal, Amsterdam, Cairo, Moscow, Bucharest, Franka Villa al Marre ( Italy ), Visoko mito ( Czech Republic ), Dordrecht , Arisona (USA )

Museums and private collections :
National art gallery, Sofia city art gallery, galleries in Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven, Dobritch, Turgovishte, Silistra, Shoumen, Sliven, Razgrad, Karlovo, Blagoevgrad, Veliko Turnovo, Radnevo, Popovo.

Private collections :
in Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Former Yugoslavia, Austria, Greece.

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