Maryn Varbanov
  • About
  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
  • Artworks
    • Painting
    • Installation
    • Ink Painting
    • Other
  • Maryn Varbanov
  • Birthdate: 1932
    Birthplace: Bulgaria |
    Gender: Male
  • Biography
  • MARYN VARBANOV

    Born in 1932, Bulgaria - died in 1989, Beijing

     

    1950 Born in Sofia, Bulgaria

    1951 Department of Sculpture in Sofia Academy of Art

    1953 Exchanged to China and received his Chinese name “Wan Man”

    1954 Central Academy of Fine Arts

    1956 Married Song Huaigui

    1957 Inspired by Jean Lurçat and started to work on tapestry

    1958 The graduate show, China Academy of Art

    1959 Worked as a designer in the Printing and Dyeing Mill, Sofia

    1960 Textile and Fashion Department, Sofia Academy of Art

            First solo exhibition in Bulgaria, the Bulgaria International Culture Association

    1961 National Applied Arts Exhibition, Bulgaria

    1962 Assistant Professor, Sofia Academy of Art

            Displayed two tapestry works at the National Applied Arts Exhibition, Bulgaria

    1964 Two tapestry works exhibited at the National Applied Arts Exhibition, Bulgaria and awarded the 2nd prize

    1967 Awarded the 1st Prize in the National Applied Arts Exhibition, Bulgaria

    1968 Awarded the 1st Prize in National Applied Arts Exhibition, Bulgaria

            Entered into George Heckley Collection

    1969 The 4th Edition Biennale Internationale De La Tapiserie, Lausanne, Isuisse

    1970 Invited by the Ministry of Culture of Czechoslovakia, held a solo exhibition in Prague

    1971 The 5th Edition Biennale Internationale De La Tapiserie, Lausanne, Isuisse

    1973 The International Joint Exhibition of Tapestry, the La Demeure Gallery, Paris

    1974 Retrospective exhibition in Sofia, showcasing works from 1960-1974

            The Joint Exhibition of Tapestry, Gallery Etienne de Causens

            Opened his studio in Cite internationale des Arts

    1975 Family migrated to Paris

    1976 The Tapestry Exhibition, Musee Ingres de Montauban, organized by La Demeure gallery

            The International Joint Exhibition of Art Tapestry, Baruch Gallery, Chicago

    1978 Solo exhibition at the Odermatt Gallery, Paris

    1979 French Modern Art Tapestry Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris

            The National Decorative Art Exhibition of Bulgaria, Yambo

            Awarded the Grand Prize by the Artist Association of Bulgaria

    1980 Paris Internationale, Paris

           Solo Exhibition in Espace Pierre Cardin, New York

    1982 Joint Exhibition of Tapestry by Four Artists, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

           Finished“Frames” Series in Paris

    1983 Family moved back to Beijing

    1985 Organized and participated in Contemporary Art Tapestry Exhibition at National Art Museum of China in Beijing

    1986 Founded the Institute of Art Tapestry Varbanov (IATV) at Zhejiang Academy of Art

    1987 China Art Tapestry Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai

    1988 The Art Exhibition of Chinese Modern Tapestry, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong

    1989 Maryn Varbanov passed away in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, died 57 years old.

    2009 The Song of Wan Man - Maryn Varbanov and the Chinese Avant-Garde in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

    2013 La fibre Varbanov: Song, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

            Decorum, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

    2014 Decorum, Modern Art Museum, Paris

    2015 Relics: Maryn Varbanov, BANK, Shanghai

    2017 China Bulgaria Fibre Art Interaction Area, Hangzhou White Horse Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center, Hangzhou

           The Influence of Maryn, Education on Fibre Art, China Academy

  • Exhibitions
    • 2017 West Bund Art & Design
      Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
      Artists: Austin Lee, Chen Zhe, Chen Yujun, Geng Yini, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Lore Vanelslande, Maryn Varbanov, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Xu Bing, Zheng Haozhong
      • Art Fairs
    • Frieze Masters
      Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017
      Opening: Oct 5, 2017 Thursday
      Artist: Maryn Varbanov
      • Art Fairs
    • Relics
      Nov 20, 2015 - Mar 12, 2016
      Opening: Nov 20, 2015 02:00 Friday
      Artist: Maryn Varbanov
      • Solo Exhibitions
  • Artworks
    • MV Cadre anneau | Maryn Varbanov

      Other | Cadre corde | 75 × 95 × 15 cm | 1981

    • Les Rhopopes Vert Sapin | Maryn Varbanov

      Other | Tapestry weaved in Sofia | 150 × 100 cm | 1978

    • dessin | Maryn Varbanov

      Ink Painting | encre de chine | 21 × 30 cm

    • dessin | Maryn Varbanov

      Ink Painting | encre de chine | 21 × 30 cm

    • MV | Maryn Varbanov

      Ink Painting | encre de chine | 21 × 30 cm | 1978 - 1977

    • Dessin | Maryn Varbanov

      Ink Painting | encre de chine sur papier | 21 × 30 cm

    • Cadre fenêtre | Maryn Varbanov

      Installation | Cadre corde | 77 × 61 cm

    • SERIE project3 | Maryn Varbanov

      | Serie projets | 21 × 30 cm | 1988 - 1989

    • SERIE project1 | Maryn Varbanov

      Installation | Serie projets | 21 × 30 cm | 1988 - 1989

    • Bagpiper | Maryn Varbanov

      Installation | Laine de chèvre naturelle | 180 × 150 cm