Constantine Zlatev is an artist and designer who enjoys working in a variety of media, including glass, metal, stone & wood. Many of his conceptual sculptures and installations are grounded in ideas of social, cultural or historical significance. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at a variety of venues.

"My work is the outcome of an idea propelled forward by an irresistible need for its realization. The knowledge, skills, interests and experiences that I have accumulated through my life & travels strongly inform my work, consciously and subconsciously. This inner aesthetic universe is my ultimate creative guide."
- Constantine Zlatev
2016    Trade Beads, TechShop Gallery, San Francisco, California
2014    Crossroads, 1Opera Gallery, Naples, Italy
2011    Fork Ahead, de Jong Warehouse, San Francisco, California
2021    Art Camp Dabene, Dabene, Bulgaria
2019    Up In Arms, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2019    Art of Peace, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
2016    Politic(s), 14th Festival Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia
2015    Bal Robotov Exhibition & Forum, Moscow, Russia
2014    Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, San Mateo, California
2014    Segrete, Castel dell'Ovo, Naples, Italy
2013    The Game, Amy-d Arte Spazio, Milan, Italy 
2013    7th International Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy 
2012    Politicizing Aesthetics, John A. Day Gallery, South Dakota
2012    Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin MOCA, California
2010    CCA Interface Show, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California
Designboom article (Ahimsa)
Designboom article (The Candy Machine)
Neural Magazine article
Sonification Art article
Designboom article (The Last Gun)
CSI Multimedia Interview (Italian & English)
Experimenta Magazine article (Spanish)
CNET Magazine article
CNET: Tomorrow Daily Podcast (5:49 - 7:50)
CNET: Crave Podcast (0:58 -1:52)
Trendhunter article
Us vs Th3m article (English)              

2022    Creative Stipends Grant, National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria
2021    Creative Initiatives Program Grant, National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria
2020    Creative Initiatives Program Grant, National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria
2016    Fall 2016 Art Residency, TechShop-San Francisco
2015    Abate Zanetti Glass School residency, Murano, Italy (Arte Laguna Special Prize)
2013    Sculpture & Installation Winner - 7th Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice, Italy
2012    Juror's Prize - Politicizing Aesthetics, John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota
Kostadin Ilov is a computer engineer and a systems administrator. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and enjoys working with artists and tackles the electronic & programming challenges of the robotic installations.
Velina Ruseva is a professional pianist and wrote the musical notes for the robotic flute installations. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory of Music in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and earned her Master’s degree from Veliko Turnovo University. Her love of music and geeky sense of adventure has led her to enjoy writing music for such experimental instruments.
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