Mihail Novakov is born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a photographer and visual artist. His work documents the colourful and almost kitsch nonsense of everyday life. He adopts an ironic approach to how he views himself and his surroundings, and he has a unique way of finding beauty in the absurd. Novakov's genuine curiosity about the contemporary world manifests in his collection of works. The main subjects of his work are urban culture, social observation and youth culture which he documents in vibrant, colour photography.



2020

Boring Landscapes, Cu29 Gallery, Plovdiv

Memento Mori, Foto Fabrica Festival, National Gallery, Sofia

2019

Sweet & Sour Hour, KO-OP, Sofia, Bulgaria

Period, ICA-Sofia Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018

Join The Dots / Unire le distanze, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, UTI Giuliana, Italy

2018

Cars, Dzvers and Landscapes, +359, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Cyclique, Kvartal Festival, Seemeon 29, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017

The Future Was Here, Æther Sofia, Sofia

Contemporary Bulgarian Photography, VivaCom Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

2015

Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

2014

Urban Stories, Bulart Gallery, Varna

The collection. New Acquisitions 2012-2013, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Zine of the Zones, 0gms, Sofia, Bulgaria

Enlighten Me, One Design Week, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2013

On The Suspence Or How To Hide A Bomb Under The Table, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012

Wheels, Chicks and Landscapes, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010

The Vice Photo Show, Sklada, Sofia, Bulgaria