*1957 in Cherven Bryag, Bulgaria, lives in Sofia, Bulgaria
Both Nedko Solakov’s large-scale installations and his drawings have become internationally renowned since documenta 12 and 13 as well as the Biennale di Venezia in 1993, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2007, the Istanbul Biennale in 1992, 1995 and 2005 and major solo exhibitions in institutions such as S.M.A.K. in Ghent and the Kunsthaus Zurich.
Nedko Solakov's drawings like the series 'Questions' tell short stories. The combination of images and text generates aphorisms that bear witness to a very precise, humorous observation of the random side of everyday life as well as the major existential questions of humanity.
Someone, not really a professional painter, might have started to paint a large wall in a long hallway at the Headquarter of Deutsche Telekom in a bright and strong yellow colour. The work has not been finished, yet, so there is only a large and long, quite irregular yellow colour field, a yellow blob. But on one edge of the yellow field there is a hand written note, saying that it was ordered by the artist, who is Nedko Solakov from Bulgaria, but he could not remember, what might have been the reason for it. There must have been one. Art has always a reason. All our projects and activities have a reason, are well planned and precisely thought out. And if not?
Low-tech Doodles is the result of an artistic intervention office spaces of Deutsche Telekom in Berlin on Winterfeldstraße. At hub:raum, an office living and working space for innovative start-ups in the field of communication, which offers also support and know-how for the invited start-ups, Nedko Solakov has drawn of the walls, tables, window frames and office furniture his small little creatures and meaningful short remarks. In the spaces there are more than 100 little drawings by the artists.
'Reality Home', which was created after the fall of the Iron Curtain, represents a very early work by Nedko Solakov. There are around 10 works dating from this period.