My work deals with a broad range of subjects and patterns – from profound personal experiences of the everyday, through conceptual staging and abstract results from experimenting with the photographic process. The focal point is not determined, the narrative is not scripted. The viewers are encouraged to enter the works trough their own eyes and their own life.
Blurring the lines between photographer/editor/collector, my work bounces between the banal and peculiar as well as the personal and public with focus on a tangible mystery.
Although the focus is clearly on the intricacy of the different practices, my works steer clear of obsessing on the minute, the detailed with a vaguely melancholic monumentalism. 

Maximilian Pramatarov

Born 1979 in Sofia, Bulgaria 

lives and works in Vienna, AT and Sofia, BG

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2002 

MA in Theology, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 

MA in Photograpy, University for Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

confrontations down the Danube – Galerie Heike Curtze Wien, AT 

2019

Intentional Errors – Heerz Tooya Galery, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

2015

giselle – Ve.SCH, Vienna

2014

BOW / LOST – Startgalerie MUSA, Wien

2013

Lost Tiger and ‘improved’ works, 0gms gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

It’s not the viewpoint, it’s the view, 0gms drawer, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 

Three sharks (in love), edition photo, Vienna, Austria 

2010 

Special guests, Baba Vasa’s Cellar, Shabla, Bulgaria

2008 

Post-tensions, C17 – Vienna, Austria

 

EXHIBITIONS PARTICIPATIONS

2018

connected by, Jan Arnold Gallery, Vienna, AT 

2017 

A Sexist Exhibition ONE NIGHT STAND Gallery, Sofia, BG 
CAPRI BY NIGHT – Offenbachplatz Schauspiel, Köln, DE
TALISMAN book presentation – edition Furor im Asia Paradies, Wien,AT
Sofia Art book Fair (workshop and book presentation), Sofia BG

2016
Road Registers – xhibit – Academy of Fine Arts – Vienna 
Beton – Kunsthalle Wien

2015

Map Of The New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

2014

Gott ist nicht genug, Theater Drachengasse, Vienna, Austria

13 13 13, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna, Austria

2013

Bulgarian Artists in Vienna. Contemporary Practices at the 

Beginning of the 21st Century, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Fashion!!! what a coincidence!, Foto K, Vienna, Austria

Verkligheten show, Coordinates (as part of the 0gms drawer), Umeå, Sweden

2012

Magnet & Antimagnet, ica , Sofia, Bulgaria

Das Schloss von herrn Wittgenstein, Wittgenstein Haus , Vienna, Austria

Inklusion, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna, Austria 

BAZA award nominations,  Sofia city art gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Essence 12, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria

Happily ever after, Foto-raum, Vienna, Austria

2011

Holzwege, Schloss Eschelberg, Austria

2010

Taten & tatzen festival, Vienna, Austria

Different Eyes, Bäkerstrasse 4 gallery, Vienna, Austria

Blue skie’d And clear, Carbon 12 gallery, Dubai, UAE

Dadada archive, Corridor gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

ROMA – the road to contemporary art, Rome, Italy

Jennyfair, Vienna, Austria

Salon Vienna, Soho galerie, Vienna, Austria

2009 

A piece of water – Vertikale galerie, Vienna, Austria

The essence – Expositur vordere zollamtstraße – Vienna, Austria

A gap between two houses, nha san duc studio – Hanoi, Vietnam

Review, bäkerstrasse4 gallery, Vienna, Austria

A piece of water, Küntlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

Subjekt als koerper im raum, Ve:sch – Vienna, Austria

2008 

Sneak preview, carbon 12 Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Luring into, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria

The Plan B, factor44, Antwerpen, Belgium

Eikon student (p)ages, Schloss Wolkersdorf, Austria

380 nm 780 nm, platform Quelle, Vienna, Austria

DieVeranda, Vienna, Austria

2007  

Eskimo cozmetics, Pistolet gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

2006  

Franz jagt urselbein – Raum mit licht – Venna, Austria

2005 

Habitat, brick-5 – Vienna,  Austria

2004 

Rien ne va plus, Heiligenkreuzerhof – Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS
Maximilian Pramatarov – confrontations up north (work in progress 2020) 

Maximilian Pramatarov – working free accomplished lost TIME (2017) 
Maximilian Pramatarov – Stay up late (2016)
Maximilian Pramatarov – confrontations down the e80 (2016)
Maximilian Pramatarov – confrontations down the danube (2006)

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Photo-collection of the Ministry of Culture Austria
Arthotek der Stadt Wien, Museum auf Abruf
Imago Mundi, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso, Italy
Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

OTHER
2014 
BMUKK Artist in residence, London, England 
2011 
Publication in 100 days of active resistance – curated by Vivienne Westwood 
2007 
fluc club t-shirt design winner (1st place)
2006 
EIKON Magazine, 15 years jubilee edition cover winner (1st place, issue #56)