Ivan Moudov was born in 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
He graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 2002. In the
same year he participated at the Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, and has
since exhibited widely in Europe and across the globe. In 2005, he took
part in the first Moscow biennale, and in 2007 represented the
Bulgarian pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale. His solo exhibitions
include: " Ivan Moudov " curated by Ulf Eriksson at the Moderna Museet
in Stockholm (2008), Wine for Openings − Cabaret Voltaire, Zûrich
(2010). In 2010 his shows included the exhibition " The Watchmen, the
Liars, the Dreamers" (curated by Guillaume Désanges) at the
Plateau−Frac Île−de−France, as well as the second international
Biennale of Antakya. More recently, among the others, he took part in the Group Shows Contemporary Icons, Recent Art From Bulgaria, curated by Jeffrey Hughes, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, USA (2012) and We Should Have Never Left (Uganda) Collective, Group Show, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria, 2013. Moreover,
after an experience at RAVE Residency, he presented the final work in
the one-man show at Casa Cavazzini, Udine, Italy in 2013. In the same
year he was nominated for the Blumm Prize.
Deconstructing the usual chain reaction of actions and facts, and judging and analysing them in a playful and ironic way, Moudov underlines the ambiguity of the real, and the inadequacy of our instruments of interpretation. Considered to be one of the most influential artists of his generation, Moudov provides a critical and corrosive analysis on political and social conventions, as well as individual behaviour.