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Slav BAKALOV

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Born: 1945 in Sofia.

Education:

1964 - High School of Arts, Sofia.

1975 - Painter of cartoon films in the High State University for Cinematography, Moscow

Selected solo exhibitions:
He has over 30 solo exhibitions worldwide, among them:

1991 - "La Chaux de Founds", Switzerland
1991, 1992, 2002 - Gallery 88, Luxembourg
1993 - Gallery "Ata-Rai", Sofia
1994, 1995 - Jewish Cultural Center, Frankfurt/Main
1996, 1997 - Galleries "Ata-Rai", "Art 36", "Arena", "Natalie" - Sofia
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 - Gallery "Vedart", Sofia
2000 - Gallery "Edessa", Greece
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 - Gallery "Rakursi", Sofia

Slav Bakalov works as painter, sculptor, director and script-writer of cartoon movies. He has four books published.

From 1975 to 1989 he created more than 50 cartoon films, one of which - full-length and four documentaries. For his cartoon movies he received many international awards -First Prize for animation - Anessi, "Golden Plate" in Athens, "Silver Dragon" in Krakow, Prize for innovation in animation from the Ottawa Festival and the most prestigious "Golden Palm" from the Cannes film festival (1985).

In 2008 Slav Balakov puts on stage the famous play of David Mamet “November”, which now is playing in the Theater of Satire in Sofia.