Neno Belchev graduated in Mural Painting from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. Neno works as video artist and filmmaker as well as in the fields of performance, installation, sculpture and new media. He has made one full-length movie, four medium-length documentaries and numerous short narrative films and video art works, which won prizes, awards and nominations from international video and film festivals in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain and Austria, as well as residency-grants in the United States, Russia, China, Japan, France and Portugal. Тhe most prestigious one recently: XXVII-th CEC ArtsLink Fellowship Award for Foreign Artists (New York, USA). His works are possession of Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), SAMSA (Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria); private collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Spain, Ukraine and others. Mr. Belchev is one of the founders of the International Video Art Festival Videoholica, Varna
Лучший экспериментальный фильм (the PRIZE for BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM)
My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of Black Sea
1st Russian (Russky) Film Festival
Moscow
2017
SECOND PRIZE in category BEST FILM
My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of Black Sea
12 Months Film Festival
Cluj-Napoca
2017
FIRST PRIZE in category VIDEO ART
Positive Message (Lord of the Rainbow)
ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: La Esperanza
El Segundo, LA, CA
2017
FIRST PLACE
Positive Message (Lord of the Rainbow)
Acid Rain July 2013 Episode #59
New York, NY
2013
College
National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mural Painting, MA
19911997
High School
National School of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
sculpture
19851990
Birth Date
September 16, 1971
Birth City
VARNA
Current City
VARNA
Hometown
VARNA
Ethnicity
VARNA
Всичко е безсмислено, сине, дори в случаите, когато смисълът е очевиден. Казано с други думи: смисъл има и в най-безсмислените актове.
баща ми, художник
Everything is meaningless, son, even in cases when the meaning is obvious! In other words: There is sence even in the most meaningless acts!
my father, an artist
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Xаосът, kойто цари в заобикалящия ни свят е само огледална проекция на хаоса вътре в нас, сине, на хаоса в нашите сърца...
баща ми, художник
The chaos, which reigns in our surrounding environment, is just a mirror projection of the chaos inside us, son, of the chaos in our hearts...
my father, an artist
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Хората сме като цветята, сине, тези, които ги поливат - цъфтят, а тези, които не ги поливат - вяхнат. А бурените: тях - не само, че не ги поливат, тях - с мотиката по глaвата, но те пак никнат.
баща ми, художник
People are like flowers, son, those that are watered - blossom, and those that are not watered - wilt. But weeds: they are not watered on the contrary, they are beaten with the hoe on the head, but they still spring up.
my father, an artist
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...изкуството е облак, а художниците бъркат в този облак: някои с един пръст, други са заврели ръцете си вътре до лактите, а трети „плуват“ в облака както рибите в морето...
баща ми
...art is a cloud and the artists delve in this cloud: some of them just with a finger, others submerge their hands to elbows inside in this cloud, but thirds "swim" in the cloud as fishes in the sea...
my father
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Изкуството е като секса, сине, много по-добре е да го правиш, отколкото да говориш за него.
баща ми, художник
Art is like sex, son, it is much better to do it, than to talk about it!
my father, an artist
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Да уловиш духа на времето не е същото като да следваш тенденциите, сине!
баща ми, художник
To catch the spirit of the time is not the same as to follow the tendencies, son!
my father, an artist