Maria Nalbantova (b.1990, Sofia, Bulgaria) lives and works in Sofia.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree (2013) and a master’s degree (2015) from the National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria, Department of Book and Printed Graphics. Nalbantova specialized for one semester in Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain (2012).
Her solo shows include: hybrid-pure, Sariev, Plovdiv (2020); Weather Forecast, curated by Daniela Radeva, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, brunch of Sofia City Art Gallery (2018).
Selected recent group exhibitions include: InSitu-Institute, Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia (2020);Where is the sculpture?, curated by Kiril Vasilev, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia (2020);
BAZA/Young Visual Artist Award, Sofia City Art Gallery(2020); ReForget Your Past, curated by Nikola Mihov Contemporary space, Varna, (2019); Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap, curated by Kiara Cartucia, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria (2019); The Goods of Time, curated by Anastasya Skvortsova, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria (2019); Interconnection: On Bodies of Water, curated by Veronika Čechová and Tereza Jindrová, Swimming Pool Gallery, Sofia (2019).
Maria Nalbantova is a winner of BAZA/Young Visual Artist Award in 2020 (nominated in 2019 and in 2020); Selected for the Art Residency Studio at Sarievafter an open call (2020); Winner of the Special Young Visual Artist award of the Stoyan Kambarev Foundation(2020).
In 2019 Maria Nalbantova was selected as a finalist for a scholarship of the Cultural Perspectives Foundation, Bulgaria in category visual arts.
Her works are part of the collection of Sofia City Art Gallery and private collections.
Maria Nalbantova works in the field of contemporary art, experimenting with various media and techniques such as: drawing, collage, found objects, art book, installation and video.