Hristo Kaloyanov


Hristo Kaloyanov is an independent curator and critic. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in "Cultural Studies" and a master's degree in "Arts and Modernity" at Sofia University. Periodically he publishes theater and art criticism.

As a curator, he explores the possibility of independent practice in a fragmented context. Along these lines, he works both in abandoned or found spaces, as well as with various institutions and festivals for contemporary art. He has worked on group and solo exhibitions with young or established artists. Significant attention in his practice is given to artistic research, visual curatorial experiments and working with archives or the so-called archeographic approach in contemporary art.

Some of his exhibitions include: "Postcards and Contraband" (2023), exhibition of Aaron Roth and Nikola Stoyanov at ReBonkers; "Nature Morte" (2023), exhibition of Nikola Stoyanov at Goethe-Institute Bulgaria; "Latent Space" (2022), Nikola Stoyanov's solo exhibition at Doza Gallery; "A Lucid Space" (2022), a solo exhibition by Elena Chergilanova at Espace Port.A; the group exhibition "Temporary Crisis" (2022) within the Sofia Underground festival; the curatorial study on cinematic corners and turns "KINO CUT" (2021) within the sixth edition of the kvARTal festival; the successive projects "RE:Process" (2022) Archis Gallery, Varna and "In Process" (2021), KO-OP space, Sofia, together with the artist Nikola Stoyanov; the group exhibition "Temporary Matrix" (2020) within the Sofia Art Week III - Swan Song festival.

Since 2022, he has been the website editor of the archive / database platform for Bulgarian contemporary art Open Art Files.


Aaron Roth, Nikola Stoyanov

Postcards and Contraband, 2023.



  • Photographer: Boris Vassilev

  • Description: ReBonkers, Varna. 07-21.09.2023

Elena Chergilanov

А Lucid Space, 2022.



  • Description: The exhibition "A Lucid Space" by Elena Chergilanova which was held on June 21-28, 2022 at Espace Port.A, Sofia. It included large format prints of photographс, a video installation and a zine.

Group exhibition. Temporary Crisis After-Short 2022. Video

Hristo Kaloyanov

Pautalia, 2021.



  • Material: Archive of architectural sketches

  • Description: Part of the residency RESET 2021 and a subsequent exhibition in the "Vladimir Dimitrov - The Master" gallery, Kyustendil.

    Pautalia includes archive, prints, map and video

Nastaszja Filippovtsi

From "Temporary Matrix", 2020.

Digital Art


  • Photographer: Boryana Slavcheva

  • Description: The group exhibition "Temporary Matrix" (22-25. 09. 2020) held on 2 Bistritsa st. was part of Sofia Art Week III - Swan Song.
    Participants: Sofia Dimova, Billy Mateeva, Maria Yanakieva, Diana Georgieva, Galina Dimitrova, Emma RSSX, Galena Sardamova, Constantsa Constantin, Elisa Tokeva, Pavlina Krasteva, Violeta Vitanova, City Thru Calligraphy