Sevda Chkoutova

1978 born in Sofia, Bulgaria
1991-1996 University of Applied Arts, Sofia
1996-1997 History of Art, New Bulgarian University, Sofia
1997-1998 History of Art, University of Vienna
1998-2002 Fine Arts - Contextual Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Prof: Sue Williams; Muntean/Rosenblum)
2004-2005 residency in Chicago, Il, usa

awards and scholarships
2021 state scholarship for visual arts, federal ministry of art, culture, public service and sport, vienna, austria
2013 nomination for the women's art award for drawing, north rhine-westphalia, germany
2012 nomination for the 1st international faber-castell prize for drawing, neues museum in nuremberg, germany
2011 nomination for the cardinal king art award 2011, salzburg, austria
2011 nomination for the walter koschatzky prize 2011, mumok, vienna, austria
2009 nomination for the walter koschatzky prize 2009, mumok, vienna
2007 nomination for the walter koschatzky prize 2007, mumok, vienna
2006 art award 2006, strabag kunstforum, vienna

Sevda Chkoutova (Sofia/BG 1978) is one of the most brilliant contemporary draughtswomen in Austria. In 1998 she came to Vienna to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, and in 2006 she received a STRABAG Artaward. Since then, the artist has lived and worked in Vienna. Her large-format works are characterised by a virtuoso mastery of the techniques of graphite and charcoal drawing. Finely elaborated, detailed, small-scale drawings sometimes cover the works on paper as irritating, almost comic-like details. Thematically, Chkoutova moves in her family environment but also between tabooed sexuality and disturbing dreams and experiences of her own childhood.

untitled_07

2016, ink and watercolour on paper, 105 x 91.5 cm

S75a_S75b

2016, ink and watercolour on paper + tracing paper, each 29.7 x 21 cm

chasing ghosts_05

2015, graphite pencil and biros on paper, 242 x 150 cm

Ausstellungen

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2021
sevda chkoutova
museum angerlehner , thalheim bei wels, austria
sevda chkoutova
curated by guenther moschig, galerie am polylog , wörgl, austria
2019
performance for one
austrian cultural forum, new york, usa
sevda chkoutova - female lust
chobot gallery, vienna, austria
2018
sevda chkoutova-performative drawing-artisttalk with sabine fellner
vienna art week, studio sevda chkoutova, vienna, austria
2017
sevda chkoutova - hide
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
sevda chkoutova - hide II
bildraum bodensee, bregenz, austria
2016
sevda chkoutova - piglet
project space viktor bucher, vienna, austria
2013
birds of paradise
project space viktor bucher, vienna, austria
birds of paradise II
gallery herbert alber, bregenz, austria
sevda chkoutova
zone 1 - viennafair, vienna, austria
2012
my mother suffered
jesuits foyer, vienna, austria
2011
24h II
project space viktor bucher, vienna, austria
when the milk comes in
literaturhaus salzburg, salzburg, austria
2010
24h
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
sevda chkoutova - muyan lindena
chelsea gallery, laufen/basel, basel, switzerland
2009
female pictures
gallery elke alber, dornbirn, austria
ringelspiel (with stefan waibel)
old soap factory, lauterach, austria
rabbit and other stories
visconty fine art, ljubljana, slovenia
2008
withered
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
2007
sevda chkoutova - zone 1, gallery chobot
viennafair, vienna, austria
2006
naked
strabag art forum, vienna, austria
child's play
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
drawings
margret kruse gallery, hamburg, germany
2004
landscapes (with christoph buchegger)
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
2002
sweet harmony
gallery chobot, vienna, austria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
wild childhood
lentos art museum linz, linz, austria (upcoming)
2020
from nowhere to nowhere, curated by claudia schumann
mariahilferstrasse 221, vienna, austria
birth culture - of giving birth and being born
women's museum hittisau, hittisau, austria
current
heimo bachlechner gallery, graz, austria
2019
five ladies, curated by brane kovic
municipal gallery, nova gorica, slovenia
art bodensee
fair dornbirn, dornbirn, austria
selva de los momentos / jungle of moments
curated by claudia schumann, parallel vienna, vienna, austria
collection dagmar and manfred chobot-a gift to the albertina
albertina, vienna, austria
scene body 2.0
heimo bachlechner gallery, graz, austria
summer exhibition
heimo bachlechner gallery, graz, austria
art vienna, gallery heimo bachlechner, graz, austria
hofburg, vienna, austria
discrete - austrian secrets
curated by m. sandhofer, galaxy museum of contemporary art (GCA), chongqing, china
2018
every day is a good day
magazine 4 bregenzer kunstverein, bregenz, austria
join the dots - connect the distances
salone degli incanti , trieste, italy
women now
curated by sabine fellner, austrian cultural forum, new york, usa
objects and assemblages
schauraum k3 - gallery for contemporary art, simbach am inn, germany
five ladies
curated by brane kovic, kibela gallery, maribor, slovenia
nude drawings from the collection of dagmar and manfred chobot
chobot gallery, vienna, austria
drawing now paris/vienna
project space viktor bucher, vienna, austria
drawing now paris
12, paris, france
on paper - part I
gallery gallery, graz, austria
2017
maria bussmann, sevda chkoutova, karen holländer, suse krawagna
galerie gölles, fürstenfeld, austria
20 years of schauraum
showroom K3, simbach am inn, germany
drawing from the future, guest at the salon für kunstbuch
21er haus, museum of contemporary art, vienna, austria
opening exhibition
salon for art books - luftbadgasse, vienna, austria
froms of coexistence
structura gallery, sofia, bulgaria
look! new acquisitions / neuerwerbungen
albertina, vienna, austria
an original from...(V)
gölles gallery, fürstenfeld, austria
2016
the eleven from traunsee
k3 gallery for contemporary art, simbach am inn, germany
body - cracks, curated by manfred lang and katharina moser
gallery at schillerplatz, vienna, austria
thank you, goodbye
gallery martina detterer, frankfurt am main, germany
so close, so far - contemporary bulgarian artists abroad
ndk, national palace of culture (curated by nia tabakova), sofia, bulgaria
project space viktor bucher as guest at designstudio heinz jevnisek
designstudio heinz jevnisek, graz, austria
right here,right now
curated by anna fliri, gallery rhomberg, innsbruck, austria
easter drawing with o.almog, p.assmann, p.mühlbauer, r.h.wilkoff a.o.
curated by peter assmann, kloster traunkirchen, traunkirchen, austria
2015
raven mothers
lentos, art museum, linz, austria
bulgaria: save the dreams - contemporary artists from bulgaria
luciano benetton collection, fondazione giorgio cini, venice, italy
line and thread
strabag art forum, vienna, austria
figure/structure / strabag/artcollection/artaward
rlb art bridge, innsbruck, austria
accessibility in the head
former anker expedithalle, vienna, austria
too good for the shop
lentos, art museum, linz, austria
after life without time
gallery martina detterer, frankfurt am main, germany
new in the collection
lentos, art museum, linz, austria
narratives
curated by peter weiermair, kitzbühel country club, reith bei kitzbühel, austria
narratives
curated by peter weiermair, rhomberg gallery, innsbruck, austria
2014
european art project
chelsea gallery, laufen, switzerland
figuration-between dream and reality
curated by florian steininger, museum angerlehner , thalheim bei wels, austria
2013
bulgarian artists in vienna
sofia city art gallery, sofia, bulgaria
openingshow
museum angerlehner, thalheim bei wels, austria
the naked and the nude, curated by peter weiermair
gallery martina detterer, frankfurt am main, germany
biennale giovani monza
serrone della villa reale, monza, italy
art brussels
project space viktor bucher, brussels, belgium
art lake constance
bregenz, dornbirn, austria
small formats
gallery martina detterer, frankfurt am main, germany
art from vienna
omv special project, contemporary istanbul, istanbul, turkey
2012
abstraction/figuration, curated by edelbert köb
sotchi art museum, sotchi, russia
monday is only the day after tomorrow
xhibit, academy of fine arts , vienna, austria
sevda chkoutova - nici jost
scope, chelsea gallery, laufen/basel, basel, switzerland
1.international faber-castell award for drawing 2012
new museum nuremberg, nuremberg, germany
2011
cardinal king art award 2011
st.virgil, salzburg, austria
walter koschatzky award 2011
mumok, vienna, austria
art bodensee
dornbirn, dornborn, austria
drawing and photography II
curated by stella rollig, parlament, vienna, austria
2010
walk the line?
project space viktor bucher, vienna, austria
viennafair
fair vienna, vienna, austria
art zurich
zurich -oerlikon, zurich, switzerland
2009
1st danube biennial danubiana
meulensteen art museum, bratislava, slovakia
arco madrid
project space viktor bucher, madrid, spain
landscapes contemporary - the landscape in change
nöart, lower austria, austria
walter koschatzky prize 2009
mumok, vienna, austria
eros kalos
curated by brane kovic, museum lapidarium, novi grad, croatia
eros kalos
curated by brane kovic, municipal gallery, nova gorica, slovenia
budapest art fair 2009
artfair, budapest, hungary
vienna fair
vienna art fair, vienna, austria
2008
erotikon
gallery lang, vienna, austria
narrated: moment-incident-mythos
nö dok for modern art, st.pölten city museum, st.pölten, austria
viennafair
fair vienna, vienna, austria
art cologne
fair cologne, cologne, germany
teas art fair
cologne, cologne, germany
2007
groupshow
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
walter koschatzky prize 2007
mumok, vienna, austria
6 austrian galleries in munich
munich city hall gallery, munich, germany
art cologne
fair cologne, cologne, germany
2006
art award 2006
strabag art forum, vienna, austria
contact.by.art.pl
solvay, centrum sztuki wspolszesnej, krakow, poland
groupshow
gallery 1633, chicago, IL, usa
2005
groupshow
gallery griffin, chicago, IL, usa
2004
...and not only at christmas time...
gallery margret kruse, hamburg, germany
2003
painter paint me
gallery chobot, vienna, austria
2002
first public sit-on+photo shooting
studio house, academy of fine art, vienna, austria
8th international graphic triennial
ostrobothnian museum, vassa, finland
2001
triagonal
copper engraving cabinet, academy of fine art, vienna, austria
2000
groupshow
gallery griffin, chicago, IL, usa