‘La Fauna Mallorquina (The Fauna of Mallorca)’, 2019
Video, 5’ 31”
Neno Belchev, was born in 1971 in Varna, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Varna. He graduated in Mural Painting
from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Belchev works as video artist and filmmaker as well as in the fields of performance, installation, sculpture,
new media and independent curator. In his work as an artist, Neno tries to understand the way how humans
perceive the world. How they interact with their surrounding environment. His video-installations provoke different point of view in the minds of the observers, in order to break their previous models of perceiving the world.
Neno has participated in a wide range of solo and group, national and international exhibitions. He has made one full-length movie (2016), 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. The last one is XXVIIth CEC ARTSLINK FELLOWSHIP AWARD.
Among his most important international participations are: INSOMNIA DYSLEXIA: 5th International Short Video Biennial, P74 Gallery, (Ljubljana, SLOVENIA / October 2015); EESA - Exhibition: Between democracies 1989- 2014: Memory and Commemoration, (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA / September 2015); MONTAG MODUS I at CHB (Collegium Hunuarium Berlin), (Berlin, Germany / May 2015); IN-SONORA VIII: at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte REINA SOFIA (Madrid, SPAIN; 2014); EAST+EUROPE: Eastern European Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hong Kong City Hall (Hong Kong, Hong Kong / 2013); Solo exhibition MAYATNIK (PENDULUM) at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Saint Petersburg, Russia / 2011); SANCTIONED ARRAY – international video exhibition at White Box Gallery (New York, USA / 2010); "COMMERCIAL" ART VIDEO – international video exhibition at Apexart (New York, USA / 2010); WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BODY? Solo exhibition during the International Art Residency 2009 at OCAT, He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China / 2009); Wichita Falls Museum (Texas, USA / 2009); DEPO Tutun Deposi (Istanbul, Turkey / 2009); Today Art Museum (Beijing, China / 2008); Moerenuma Koen Hidamari Museum (Sapporo, Japan / 2007) and many others. His works are possession of the He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), SAMCA – Sofia Museum for Contemporary Art (Sofia, Bulgaria), Varna City Gallery (Varna, Bulgaria), private collections in UK, Japan, Canada, Spain, Ukraine and more.
Neno Belchev is one of the founders of the Videoholica International Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria.
About the work:
It is a 5 video about the “fauna" of Mallorca Island. The video is dedicated to the relationship between man and the animal (a faraway distant reminder for a kind of shaman ritual practice). It was done in my striving to understand better the surrounding us world, ourselves and the connection between the world and the humans.The voices are "borrowed" from documentary films about nature. The video was shot during the “Espai Sant Mark” program.
Social Media: @nenobelchev