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Robert Dandarov

Robert Dandarov was born in Strumica, Macedonia in 1959.  After graduating from the School of Applied Arts in Skopje, he was offered a scholarship to the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  From there he was invited to attend the National Academy of Design in New York City, where he was also awarded a scholarship, from where he graduated in 1981.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Dandarov participated in numerous one man and group shows in the U.S. and Europe, including various shows in Germany, Holland and Belgium.

In 1999 he moved to the Dominican Republic and spent two years as an artist in residence and teacher of painting at Altos de Chavon School of Design, affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

In 2001, Dandarov spent a year in Antwerp, Belgium studying the techniques of the seventeenth century Flemish painters and preparing a series of works for a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia.

Robert Dandarov currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2002     Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
2001     Casa de Escritor, Santo Domingo, D.R.
1999     Gallery Nouveau, Santo Domingo, D.R.
1998     Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC
1997     Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC
1996     Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC
1994     Galerie Laegveld, Hasselt, Belgium
1993     Hugieia Art Gallery, Tongeren, Belgium
1992     Olaf Clasen Gallery, Koln, Germany
1992     Peter Baumler Gallery, Regensburg, Germany
1991     Hugieia Art Gallery, Brugge, Belgium
1990     Hugieia Art Gallery, Tongeren, Belgium
1989     Yava Gallery, "Myths, Legends & Saints", NYC
1983     Yava Gallery, NYC

Group
2004     Gallery MC, NYC
1999     The Gallery of Altos de Chavon Foundation, La Romana, D.R.
1997     Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC
1996     Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ.
1996     Hugieia Art Gallery, Tongeren, Belgium
1995     Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC
1994     Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania
1993     Gallery Bolhagen, Worpswede, Germany
1993     First International Print Biennial, Maastricht, Holland
1992     Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1992     Olaf Clasen Gallery, NYC
1992     Gallery Goetz, Stuttgart, Germany
1992     Gallery Ruf, Munich, Germany
1992     Galerie Kunst & Kabinet, Koln, Germany
1991     Galerie Baumler, "Made in Usa", Regensburg, Germany
1990     Drawing Center "Selection 49", NYC
1989     Alternative Museum, "Dia de los muertos", NYC
1987     Alternative Museum, "Repulsion-Aesthetics of the Grotesque", NYC
1985     Alternative Museum, "Collaborations", NYC
1985     Graphics Collective, "Le Retour De La Miniature", Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1984     Equitable Gallery, NYC
1982     Yava Gallery, NYC

Education:
1981-83     National Academy of Design, New York City
1976-78     American Academy of Art, Chicago
1974-76     School of Applied Art, Skopje, Macedonia

Work experience:
Teaching painting, university level at the School of Design, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic - school affiliated with Parsons School of Design, NYC