Monika Petrova Popova


Born on December 10, 1968 in Sofia.
Graduated the National Academy of Arts in the class of Prof. Kasimir Dzhidrov.
Major: Ceramics – 1996
Lecturer in New Bulgarian University from January, 2000. Regular assistant in New Bulgarian University from 2001 in Programs “Graphic Design” and “Plastic Arts”. She was enrolled for a doctor’s degree in Program “Egyptology” of NBU since 2005.
Semester graduation of Master’s degree in “Egyptology”.
Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) from 1996.
Member of the Bulgarian institute of Egyptology from 2009.
From 2010 she has appointment as associate professor in New Bulgarian University.

Wichtige Ausstellungen

With over thirty exhibitions as an independent artist and participation in over seventy  group exhibitions at home and abroad  during  1992 – 2013.
- Exhibition of  young artists organized by  "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" foundation, Sofia, 2002.
- "International Symposium on exterior plastic - Sea of forms" - Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria, 2002-2004.
- "Nigredo" - joint curatorial project of  M. Popova  and G. Penkova - Central city bathroom, Sofia,  Ancient bath Plovdiv, Sofian central prison, 2003.
- "August and arts" – exhibition, Varna, Bulgaria, 2004
- Participation in international traveling project - "Mothers and Daughters". Curator Claudia-Maria Luenig (Austria), 2004.
- "Biennale of contemporary art" - Shumen, Bulgaria,  2004.
- "Contemporary Bulgarian art” - awards from M-Tel telecom and exhibitions in Austria and Bulgaria, 2006 - 2009.
- Specialization in the center of the Arts - "Kunstlerhaus",  Shvandorf, Germany, 2010.
- Participation in contemporary art contest of  "Allianz" – Bulgaria, 2012.
- Participation in international autumn and spring salons Art – “Burgas and the town”,  Pomorie, Bulgaria, 2011 -  2012.
- "Water and Light" - Participation in exhibition celebrating,  80th  UBA anniversary. Project by professor Andrei Daniel, 2012.


- Competition and specialization in "GEDOK"  -  Munich, Germany, 2015.
- Nominated for  "Vladimir Dimitrov the Master" award, for  “Outstanding contribution in painting”,  2013.
- Nomination and participation in two rounds of competition for contemporary art  "Allianz" – Bulgaria, 2012.
-  Competition and specialization in the center of the Arts - "Kunstlerhaus", Shvandorf, Germany, 2011.
- First award for the exterior sculpture "Hands of poetry." Workshop "Sea of forms" - Golden Sands resort, 2002.
-  First award for young artist of the "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" foundation, Sofia, 2002.
-  Award for young Artist of  "Iris" gallery, 2000.
- Award for young artist of  International French Academy of Arts – Paris,1998.
-  Competition and specialization in "Des Art Studio" – Paris, France, 1996.


Monika Petrova Popova
Gastkünstler von 01.07.15 bis 31.07.15
Malerei, Bildhauerei / Skulptur, Grafik / Zeichnung


Städtisches Atelierhaus am Domagkpark
Raum M.O.15