Anton Tsanev was born in 1983 in Ruse, Bulgaria. He graduated in "Ecology and Environmental Protection" at University of forestry, ”Sculpture" at the National Academy of Arts and the master's program "Sculpture, Form and Movement". He lives and works in Sofia.
His works were presented in 2012 at the International Exhibition "TRANSFORM" curator: Prof. Stanislav Pamukchiev, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2011 - 2013 he participated with his project "City Portrait'' at the festival "Night", Plovdiv, Bulgaria. “City Portrait” 4 is presented in the exhibition “The Monument - Public Misunderstanding” curator: Lachezar Boyadzhiev, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, 2015.
In 2017 is his first solo exhibition "Refraction", curator: Vladiya Mihaylova at Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2018 he was presented in “ART START. Young artists to follow in 2018 ”, curators: Stefka Tsaneva and Vessela Nozharova, Goethe Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria. He has also participated in group exhibitions: “Young Art in the Museum ”, curator: Vladiya Mihaylova, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (2018), “Гонене на зли духове ”, curator: Elena Panayotova, Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (2018), “ The Debate on Reality ” part 2, curators: Petar Tsanev and Stanislav Pamukchiev, Raiko Alexiev Gallery (2018), Common ground|NIGHT / Plovdiv 2019 with "Gate", sculpture, temporary art in public space, curator: Vladiya Mihaylova (2019), "Sofia Tomorrow", exhibition of "Vision for Sofia", curator: Vladiya Mihaylova (2019), "Aura", curator: Kiril Vassilev, Raiko Alexiev Gallery (2021).
Collaborations: the scenography of the play "New Bible", directed by Ivan Dobchev, Sfumato Theater (2018), project # MONUMENT 1, the first woman monument in Sofia - action of Irina Tomova / Erka, a project in public space, together with Bulgarian Helsinki Committee and FINE ARTS (2017).
For Anton Tsanev it is important how ecology deals with the interconnections between systems in space, and how sculpture deals with space as a system. He takes different approaches in his work, where technique and instruments are a common tool behind a concrete idea. As an artist he works in the field of sculpture, photography, video, and industrial design.
- Material: paper, metal
- Sizes: 250/250/100
- Description: project: "The sculptural object as a spectator", curator Prof. Peter Tsanev, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery 2016
- Material: metal, gypsum
- Sizes: 200/160/60
- Description: Exhibition "Chasing the Evil Spirits", curators: Elena Panayotova, Irina Dakova, Yovo Panchev, gallery: "Rayko Alexiev" 2018
- Material: paper
- Sizes: 3 objects: 90/60, 60/50, 40/30
- Description: Art Start 2018, curators: Vessela Nozharova, Stefka Tsaneva, Daniela Radeva, Goethe institut
- Material: vinil cristal, collected objects from the specific location
- Description: Night Plovdiv, “Common Ground”, curator Vladiya Mihaylova, 2019