1996 - “Corpus Alienum”, Sofia Municipal Art Gallery

1996 – “Corpus Alienum”, Sofia Municipal Art Gallery

Born in Teteven, Bulgaria, 1960

1986 Medical Doctor
Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
1992 Acquired specialty in Dermatovenereology.


2017 “WARTEN AUF DIE EINS” curated by Y. Panchev in Goethe Institut – Sofia
2016 “Doll-Uniform” curated by Y. Panchev in Credo Bonum Gallery Sofia
2013 “Noli me tangere” curated by “Commissioner” Panchev, Moskovska 11, Sofia
2013 “Sporadic Biphocality” curated by Yovo Panchev, SAMCA/Sofia Arsenale/Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia
2012 “The Paintings Are To Be Put On The Walls” and “You Hear What You See”, curated by Prof. Pmoukchiev, Gallery Academia, Sofia
2010 “The Other Aroma”, National Art Gallery
2010 “By All Means Spice It Up”, CIBANK Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (catalogue)
1998 “Something Like an Old Blotter”, Waszkowiak Gallery, Berlin (catalogue)
1996 “Corpus Alienum”, Sofia City Art Gallery (catalogue),
“The Only Possible Way (Gallery–Cause, Mine–Effect)”, Ata Ray Gallery, Sofia (catalogue)
1995 “Hidden Three-Dimensionality”, Institut Français, Sofia
“A Carriage Worthy of Special Ноте”, Platform 1 at Sofia Central Station and on the Plovdiv-Sofia train (catalogue)
“Forge Me As Many Horseshoes As You Can”, on an islet on the Yantra River, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
“A Stage From the Production Process of a Printing Product”, Institut Français, Sofia
1994 “In Defence of Solid Material”, a show of the end product and documentation, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia (catalogue)
“In Defence of Solid Material”, Metaloobrabotvane i Zaboproizvodstvo AD, Botevgrad, Bulgaria (catalogue)
“Announcing My Specialisation in Oncodermatology”, Standart daily, 13 May 1994
“Dermatology? Art”, Department of Dermatology, Medical University, Sofia (catalogue)

2013 “Sporadic Biphocality” curated by Yovo Panchev, SAMCA/Sofia Arsenale/Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia
2002 „Movement with a black box” within the “White, Male and Straight”, curated by Ventsislav Zankov, independent art space, Sofia
2001 Documenta, Mona, Detroit, U.S.A.
1999 “Motor Engines With Regional Purpose”, curated by Rosa Martinez, within the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A. (catalogue)
1998 “Motor Engines With Regional Purpose”, curated by Robert Fleck, Maria Lind and Barbara Vanderlinden, within Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (catalogue)
“Bulgariaavantgarde”, curated by Iara Boubnova, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich, Germany. (catalogue)
1997 “Photo and Video Art From Bulgaria”, curated by Iara Boubnova, ifa-Galerie, Berlin; Europäisches Kulturzentrum in Erfurt (catalogue)
“1997 Drawings“, curated by Ruen Ruenov, XXL Gallery Sofia
1996 “Bulgarian Blitz Show”, curated by Iara Boubnova, Bulgarian Centre of Culture, Moscow (catalogue)
“The Plastic Image of the 1990s”, curated by Svilen Stafanov and Ruen Ruenov, National Palace of Culture, Sofia
1993 “Therapy”, The Old Post Office Building, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Anderson, Geneva. “A New Noah’s Ark”, Artnews, January 1993
Anderson, Geneva. „Dermatologie? Kunst”, Neue Bildende Kunst, Nr. 6/1994
Genova, Irina. “Dermatology? Art“, Kultura, issue 13, 1994
Anderson, Geneva. „Für einen Tag: Holz statt Stahl“, Neue Bildende Kunst, Nr. 6/1994
Boubnova, Iara. “The Unnecessary Object”, Kultura, issue 4, 1995
Boubnova, Iara. “The Doctor as Artist”, Kultura, issue 33, 1995
Ruenov, Ruen. “Hidden Three-Dimensionality”, Kultura, issue 50, 1995
Popova, Diana. “Art Work…”, Kultura, issue 18, 1996
Genova, Irina. “The Catalogue-to-Curator Route”, Kultura, issue 50, 1996
Ruenov, Ruen. “Making It Distinct”, Literaturen vestnik, issue 39, 1996
Restani, Pierre. Interviewed by Iva Yolova, Trud daily, issue 317, 1996
Hoffman, Justin. „Bulgariaavantgarde“, Kunstforum International, Nr. 141/1998
Imdahe, Georg. „Sisyphos schlägt Purzelbaum“, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 4. Juli 1998, S. 41
Balkanski, Kamen. “Manifesta 2”, Art in Bulgaria, issue 54, 1998
Stefanov, Svilen. “The European Biennial and the Local Behaviour”, Art in Bulgaria, issue 55, 1998
Solakov, Nedko. “A Letter From Sofia”, Flash Art/News, October 1998
Fleck, Gross; Posca, Claudia. „Manifesta 2“, Kunstforum International, Nr. 142/1998
Martinez, Rosa. “Manifesta 2”, Art Monthly, September 1998
Birnbaum, Daniel. “All Together Now”, frieze, September-October 1998
Posca, Claudia. „Manifesta in Luxembourg“ (Манифеста в Люксембург), Kunstforum, Oktober-Dezember/1998
Crabtree, Amanda. “Manifesta 2”. Art Monthly, September 1998
Miller, Joe. “Santa Fe”, ART PAPERS Magazine, November-December 1999
Cameron, Dan. “Looking for a Place”, ARTFORUM, November 1999
Reed, Arden. “Looking for a Place”, SITE Santa Fe’s Third International Biennial, the Off-Site Venues, THE Magazine, September 1999
Kutner, Janet. “An Artful Exploration”, The Dallas Morning News, 8 August 1999
Rugoff, Ralph. “Global Art Reaches Santa Fe”, The Financial Times. London, 31 August 1999
Navrot, Migiel. “SF Biennial Goes Global”, The Sunday Journal North, Santa Fe, 9, 11 July 1999
Lopez, Ruth. “Reinventing the Color Wheel”, Pasatiempo. Santa Fe, 9-15 July 1999
Nikolaev, Stefan. “Now It’s Paris’s Turn”, Kultura, issue 14, 2000
Fresh Cream, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2000
Svetla, Petkova. “Doctor in the Museum”, issue 5, November 2011
Pamukschiev, Stanislav. “Dr Gatev in Gallery Academia”,Kultura issue 14, April 2012
Kuiomdjieva, Svetlana. “Dr Gatev and the Others”,Kultura issue 36, October 2012
Kuiomdjieva, Svetlana. “Between Reality and Myth. Something like a Ballance”,Kultura issue 3, January 2014
Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art, 2014