Kamen Stoyanov

Kamen Stoyanov is a visual artist and filmmaker. He was born in 1977 and grew up in Bulgaria. He studied painting at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia and visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He lives and works between Vienna and Sofia.
His practice includes short film, video installation, performance, installation and drawing. His short experimental film “Up and Through” was awarded as “Best Experimental” at the at Dumbo Film Festival 2020 and got best experimental nominee at Long Story Shorts 2020, International Film Festival, Bukarest.
His works have been presented at exhibitions, festivals and biennials worldwide, including: OSTRALE Biennale O21, Dresden, Germany (2021); The Age of the Solastalgia, Knoll Galeria, Budapest (2021); NOW&AFTER’20, International Video Art Festival, Moscow, (2020); In the Palace, international short film festival, Varna, Bulgaria (2020, 2019); Alyosha and the Cat, Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria (with Katharina Swoboda (2020); !, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (solo, 2019); Exhibiting the Exhibition, Kunsthalle Baden – Baden, Germany (2018); Suburbinal Filmfestival, Groß-Enzersdorf, Austria (2018)); WRO BIENNALE, Media Biennale Wroclaw, Poland, (2017); SPIELARTFestival, Munich, Germany (2015); Transmediale Berlin (2014); 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, (2010); Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan (2010); Looking for an Art Piece, Kunstverein Salzburg (solo, 2009); At Arm‘s` Length, MUMOK, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (solo, 2008); MANIFESTA 7, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino, Italy (2008).
He received numerous awards including: Austrian Federal Ministry, artist-in-residency, Mexico City (2019); Gleis70, artist-in-residency, Zurich (2016); BKA – Austrian Federal Ministry, Scholarship, Istanbul, (2016); MAK Schindler Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program in Los Angeles (2012); The Sovereign European Art Prize (2011), Otto Mauer Award, Austria (2011); BMUKK – Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture Scholarship, Beijing (2009); Art prize Europe´s Future, Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art (2008); MUMOK Prize for the Zone1 at VIENNAFAIR (2007); Cite Internationale des Arts, Artist in Residence Program, Paris (2007); Prize for Visual Arts of the City of Vienna (2007); The Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2005);