Nikolay Georgiev (alias nikolaiykm) born 1986 in Bulgaria, lives and works in Paris. His work reflects on youth culture related to his personal experience with Eastern Europe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He uses a range of media in his practice, such as drawings, installation art, sounds and images. In 2018, he started a curatorial project entitled ‘TILT’ in a North Paris suburb, exploring the relationship between notions and concepts including generations, cultural otherness and transgressive aesthetics, as well as the way they are intertwined with our era of global connectivity and more generally with the Anthropocene. In his most recent work, he investigates the specific sociopolitical situation of the last 30 years in Bulgaria – his home country – through historical archives and noise music. Nikolay Georgiev graduated from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris in 2016 after studying fine arts at St. Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia. In 2016, the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art awarded him a funded residency in Berlin.

Selected exhibitions

OLYMPIC HOPES Solo Show / Book launch, upcoming, November, 2020 Éditions Mala-testa, Marseille
Obsessive Nature Group Show, October 18th, 2020 Grégory Sugnau & nikolaiykm, Thunder Cage, Aubervilliers
Coloring Quarantine Group Show, March 13th - April 22nd, 2020 Jonas Esteban, Jonathan Baldock, Joseph Manyou, Judit Kis, Julia Fischer, Julia Magdalene Romas, Julia Rublow, Julian Fickler, Jura Shust, Jurgen Ostarhild, Karen Dolev, Katharina Hoeglinger, Kea Bolenz, Kinga Kielczynksa..., Exile Gallery, Vienna
TILT II Group Show, curated by nikolaiykm, October 25th-27th, 2019 Ilya Smirnov, Christophe de Rohan Chabot, Thea Govorchin, nikolaiykm, Natalya Serkova, Bernardino Femminielli, Dave Phillips, 3 rue du Tournant, Aubervilliers
Decompression Room Group Show, curated by In.Plano, November 01st-04th, 2018 Sarah Nefissa Belhadjali, Alexis Chrun, Tania Gheerbrant, Hervet & Prokhorov, Laure Mathieu, nikolaiykm, Lucie Planty, Pablo Prieto, Camille Raimbault, Nastassia Takvorian, Laure Tiberghien, Mélanie Villemot, The Other Art Fair, Turin
TILT Group Show, curated by nikolaiykm, November 02nd-04th, 2018 Vitaly Bezpalov, Pierre Delmas, Jens Ivar Kjetså, Markus von Platen, Metta World Peace / I’ve seen the future, Ilia Pashov, Tarwuk, In.Plano, Paris
SCAN Web based, January 2018 Mateus Acioli, Donald Butler, Hyun Cho, Susannah Curran, Noemi Diamantini, Ewa Doroszenko, Felipe Filgueiras, Matheus Freitas, Nikolay Georgiev, Maya Glucoz, David Hanes, Stelios Ilchouk Gabriel Junqueira, Zeynep Kayan, Barbaros Kisakol..., Hold Residency
The Wrong Water Web based, 2017/2018 The Wrong Water Pavilion, Peripheral Forms
Individuating Group Show, June 2016 Ilya Abulkhanov, Grace Ackles, Alex Anikina, Alejandra Aviles, Nick Bazzano, Matthew Beach, Benjamin Busch, Alex Chalmers, Cibelle Cavalli, Tanya Cruz, Deej Fabyc, Shirin Fahimi, Junyuan Feng, Shannon Garden-Smith, Nikolay Georgiev, Meike Hardt, Maria Clare Khoo..., Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, Berlin
Lubok 12 Group show, April 2016 Mehdi Besnainou, Betty Rose Manzetti, Camille Pozzo di Borgo, Paul Moragues, Nikolay Georgiev, Elliott Causse, Laurène Barnel..., Galerie Dukan, Spinnerei, Leipzig
Lubok 12 Group show, Book launch, November 2016 Offprint Paris - Beaux-Arts de Paris
Dependent and Happy Solo show, ENSBA post-diplôme, November, 2016 Beaux-Arts de Paris