Dr. Ivan D. Dobrev

is a fine artist whose work is situated in the field of polychromatic sculpture. His professional expertise encompasses arts training, artistic research and collaboration with artistic teams. He is experienced in international cooperation with museums, galleries and arts agencies. He participates regularly in "Kunsttour Maastricht" and the Rotterdam Contemporary art fair.

As a researcher, Ivan is interested in the re-valuation of Bulgaria's ceramics tradition. His artistic work represents a unique synthesis between intangible heritage (know-how, craftsmanship and method of Troyan ceramics) and conceptual thinking, translated in the image of contemporary sculpture. A publication based on his research is expected by a leading Dutch art publisher in 2020 that will be available for global audiences.

Ivan works in Bulgarian, English and Dutch and uses Russian.