Ivo Pecov was born on March 17th 1980 in Kocani, Republic of Macedonia.

Until the graduation of primary school, he lives in Macedonian town of Vinica. In 1999 he graduated from the High School of Art in Skopje, in the department of Graphics. He continued his academic education at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, at the department of Graphics, where he received his master's degree in 2005. In 2010 he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the same academy, in the department of Mural painting. The topic of his dissertation is “Contemporary icon painting activity in Republic of Macedonia (1958 – 2008)”.

As an artist he is active with many group exhibitions in different cities in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Italy. He has exhibited his works at 19 solo exhibitions in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Portugal and Germany. He is a participant of numerous international art workshops.

In the year of 2005, together with his colleagues from North Macedonia, he participates in founding the Association of the artists UM from Vinica.

Since 2014, he is the initiator and organizer of the art project "Connection" of the Cultural Center of North Macedonia in Sofia, through which numerous group exhibitions of important Macedonian and Bulgarian authors were presented in Bulgaria and North Macedonia.

He is the curator of the exhibitions entitled "Challenges and Directions" 2021 and "Freedom ?!" 2022, in which contemporary Macedonian and Bulgarian art is presented, from the project "Connection" of the Cultural Center of North Macedonia. The exhibitions are realized in different cities of Bulgaria and North Macedonia.

He has published in scientific journals, where he has worked on issues of aesthetics and fine art.

His works are owned by well-known social figures in North Macedonia and Bulgaria, as well as the Prime Minister and President of these two countries.

Ivo Pecov is an artist, curator and theorist of visual arts based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Solo exhibitions:

2020 Sofia, Bulgaria, Macedonian Cultural and Information Center / 20.10 – 15.12

2019 Sofia, Bulgaria, Macedonian Cultural and Information Center / 04.02 – 17.05

2018 Berlin, Germany, Prima Center / 30.11 - 14.12

2018 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery „Art 36“/ 16.05 - 30.05

2017 Bucharest, Romania, Gallery “Theatelier.ro” / 18.08

2017 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery „Pentimento“ / 08.11- 21.11

2017 Gevgelija, Macedonia, Gallery „АМАМ“ / 04.07 - 11.07

2017 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery “HIVE” / 22.06 – 03.08

2016 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery „Art 36“/ 16.06 – 04.07

2015 Vinica, Macedonia, Gallery „Venecija” / 12.12 – 09.01.2016

2014 Sofia, Bulgaria, “Steppenwolf Gallery / 28.06 – 27.07

2013 Vinica, Macedonia, Gallery “Terakota” – Museum “Teracota” / 22.11 – 17.12

2013 Sofia, Bulgaria, Macedonian Cultural and Information Center / 18.04 – 14.05

2012 Lisbon, Portugal, „Espaço Cultural Mercês” / 07.04 – 21.04

2012 Sofia, Bulgaria, “Gallery Lik” / 14.03 – 03.04

2010 Stip, Macedonia, “House of Culture”

2006 Vinica, Macedonia “House of Culture”

2004 Skopie, Macedonia “Open Graphic Art Studio-Museum of the City of Skopje”

2001 Vinica, Macedonia “House of Culture”

 

 Group exhibitions:

2021 Skopie, North Macedonia, NGM – Mala Stanica / 01.12 – 12.12 

2021 Rome, Italy, Il Collezionista Gallery / 04.12 – 17.12

2021 Mantua, Italy, Francesco Gonzaga Museum / 01.10 – 10.10

2021 Strumica, North Macedonia, NICC „Anton Panov“ / 12.07 – 23.07

2021 Kumanovo, North Macedonia, NICC „Trajko Prokopiev“ / 25.06 – 07.07

2021 Burgas, Bulgaria, Cultural Center „Sea Casino“ / 09.06 – 30.06

2021 Sozopol, Bulgaria, City Art Gallery / 01.06 – 08.06

2021 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery [A] CUBE / 14.03 – 28.03

2020 Sofia, Bulgaria, Interpred, Gallery of artists from „Izgrev“ / 04.11 – 27.11

2019 Skopje, North Macedonia, Gallery NLB / 22.07 – 29.07

2019 Sozopol, Bulgaria, Center for Arts, Local Crafts and Traditions / 01.06 – 07.06

2019 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Balabanov House / 07.05 – 30.05

2018 Sozopol, Bulgaria, Center for Arts, Local Crafts and Traditions / 01.06 – 15.07

2018 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Small Basilica of Philippopolis / 18.05 – 30.05

2017 Burgas, Bulgaria, Regional library “P. K. Yavorov” / 18.07 – 25.07

2017 Sozopol, Bulgaria, Town Gallery / 03.06 – 07.06

2017 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Balabanov House / 18.05 – 31.05

2017 Sofia, Bulgaria, Macedonian Cultural and Information Center / 17.02 – 16.03

2016 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Balabanov House / 14.07 – 15.08

2016 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Regional library „Zahari Kniazevski“ / 05.07-14.07

2016 Sozopol, Bulgaria, Archaeological Museum / 06.06 – 12.06

2016 Sofia, Bulgaria, Macedonian Cultural and Information Center / 17.02 – 20.03

2015 Vinica, Macedonia, Gallery „Venecija“, exhibition of UМ / 28.11 – 11.12

2015 Cadaqués, Spain, 35th Mini Print International / 27.06 – 30.09

2015 Sozopol, Bulgaria, Town Gallery / 03.06 – 30.06

2015 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Balabanov House / 16.05 – 28.05

2015 Harmanli, Bulgaria, Cultural Center / 24.04 – 17.05

2015 Ruse, Bulgaria, Gallery of the Artist Association / 06.03 – 19.03

2015 Kavadarci, Macedonia, House of culture “Ivan Mazov - Klime“ / 27.02 - 06.03

2015 Sofia, Bulgaria, Macedonian Cultural and Information Center / 05.02 – 20.02

2014 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, University „Neofit Rilski“/ 20.11 – 01.12

2014 Vinica, Macedonia, Gallery “Venecija” annual exhibition – UМ / 20.09 – 10.10

2014 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Center for cultural initiatives "Taralej" / 11.08 – 21.08

2013 Bitola, Macedonia, Cultural center - Bitola / 16.08 - 24.08

2012 Vinica, Macedonia, Gallery at Museum “Terakota”, annual of UM / 14.09 - 30.09

2012 Sofia, “City Center Mall”/ 10.06– 10.07

2011 Sofia, Bulgaria, “Mall Boulevard”

2011 Vinica, Macedonia, Museum “Teracota”

2010 Lisbon, Portugal, “Galeria Praca das Flores”

2010 Vinica, Macedonia, exhibition of paintings of art association “UM”, Museum “Terakota”

2010 Vinica, Macedonia, exhibition of drawings of art association “UM”, Vip café.

2010 Skopje, Macedonia, Art Hall, “Dom na ARM”

2010 Radnevo, Bulgaria, House of Culture

2008 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery of National Academy of Art

2008 Skopje, Macedonia, annual exhibition of artists of “DLUM”, “Museum of the city of Skopie”

2006 Skopje, Macedonia, 11th. Winter Salon, "Museum of Contemporary Art" selector Dr.Rolf Kulz-  Mackenzie.

2005 Skopje, Macedonia, First cartoon exhibition of NATO "The World and Macedonia".

2005 Vinica, Macedonia, “House of Culture” exhibition of artists of "UM"

2005 Skopje, Macedonia, "DLUM" exhibition of graphics at NUB “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”

2005 Skopje, Macedonia, art salon of "DLUM".

2004 Evora, Portugal, “4th Printmaking Festival of Evora- International Biennial

2003 Bitola, Macedonia, “international Graphic Triennial".

2003 Sofia, Bulgaria, second international exhibition-small print “Lesedra”

2002 Nova Zagora, Bulgaria, “Youth Center”

2002 Stip, Macedonia, "House of Culture", “Stip Summer of Culture”

 

Publications in scientific journals:

- Pecov, Ivo. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FINE ARTS AND THE POETRY OF ROMAN KISSIOV AS SUPPLEMENT TO THE PERCEPTION OF BROADER CREATIVITY, Journal of International Scientific Publications: Language, Individual & Society, Volume 8 / 2014, Pages: 436-445

-Pecov, Ivo. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PAINTINGS OF PERICA GEORGIEV – PEPSI AND THE POETRY SELECTED BY THE ARTIST, AS SUPPLEMENT TO THE PERCEPTION OF BROADER CREATIVITY, Journal of International Scientific Publications: Language, Individual & Society, Volume 7 / 2013, Part 1. Pages: 377 – 385

-Пецов, Иво. Някои характеристики на зографската дейност в Р. Македония от последното десетилетие на XX век, Проблеми на приложните и изящните изкуства, т. 2. НХА, София, 2008.

-Пецов, Иво. Зографската дејност од времето на Јован Митрополит до крајот на XX век – згаснатата традиција и нејзиното продолжение, Музејски гласник, бр. 10, Н.У. Музеј, Куманово, 2009.

-Пецов, Иво. Влиянието на консерваторите и реставраторите от държавните институции в Р. Македония върху курса на съвременното зографство, Проблеми на приложните и изящните изкуства, НХА, София, 2009