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In March 2016, Portuguese students in the Medalistics class of NewIdeasPortugalthe Professor Andreia Pereira at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon presented in the chapel of the same Faculty the exhibition NEW IDEAS IN MEDALLIC SCULPTURE. In the words of the Professor, this exhibition is the “result of the concerted effort, seeking to add to the sculpture of the universe new formal proposals, material and concept that foster alternative understandings of the symbolic function of the commemorative medal”.

The thirteen students used materials as diverse as paper, wax, resin, metal, glass, plastic or wood. They formalized the more distinct concerns in their plastic proposals. This traveling exhibition is part of New Ideas in Medallic Sculpture 2015 in partnership with Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery (USA) and the Nagoya University of Arts (Japan).

Exhibition catalogue



Civilization is the subject of 2016 year’s project. The main question is: how would you define a civilization?

The 8th edition of international medal project is a continuation of previous international projects en titled Heritage in 2015, Bonds in 2014, Civilization2016Freedom in 2013, Signs of the time in 2012, Home in 2011, Time in 2010 and Dialogue in 2009. Last years themes were addressed to fine arts universities and colleges all over the world, where the contemporary medal art is being taught and which were interested in taking part in the project. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medal art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.

12 universities’ studios from 9 countries gathered to participate in this project and are from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Japan, Spain, Lithuania , Latvia, Poland, Portugal, and individual artists from the USA, Great Britain, Kurdistan, Poland and USA. Altogether 154 people exchanged their artistic experiences and thoughts about the Heritage subject and its interpretations. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medallic art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.

Rules of the project for year 2015

Aim of the project:
The aim of this project is to propagate medal art, to familiarize students with it and to get known other medal centres in the world. Furthermore, to exchange own experience in this matter, opinions about contemporary medal art and developing further cooperation between foreign universities.

The project is directed to all artistic universities in the whole world, which teach the medal art and are interested in taking part in this project with pointed subject. The task lasts one academic term and its results are presented at common exhibition.

All participants will complete the same subject, which is held during one academic semester. Participants can use any type of materials and techniques they want to accomplish the project. Finally participants prepare photographic documentation of their works, which is sent to the project coordinator.

Please send photos of your works via email [photos format: 300 dpi] on following email address Also please send a photograph of each participant [signed with his/her name and surname], as well as one joint photograph of all participants and their leading professor [with detailed name of the university and faculty].

Photographic documentation of all works will be presented on websites of each particular studio/academy as well as on professional medal websites. Moreover, one common poster with all works will be produced and sent to participants of the project. Participants may prepare exhibitions in their own academies with posters showing the results of the project (optional).


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"seven medal attacks" INTERNATIONAL MEDALLIC PROJECT 2016 - bulgaria

7MedalAttacksSeven Medal Attacks is the 11th edition of the traditional project of the Medallic Sculpture Studio at the National Academy of Art. It consists of seven sessions during the months of: February, March, April, May, October, November and December of 2016.

Regular artists, reservists and trainees can participate in the project. The choice of targets (subjects) is free and it is not necessary to coordinate with the General Headquarters or with other participants in the attacks. All conventional and unconventional materials and techniques are allowed. No works propagating religious or racial intolerance will be accepted.

Coordination center: The medallic Sculpture Studio of Prof. B. Nikolov at the National Academy of Art. The participants in the project can send photos of their works (300dpi) to the following address:

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The Code names of the seven medal attacks are:

My students and I eagerly await your medals. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Prof. Bogomil Nikolov

student medal project - the french contribution

In the 22nd student medal project organized by BAMS, the medal artist and French vice-delegate, Nicolas Salagnac, made some of his students enter. Ten French medals were entered and Lucie Pobel won the prize for foreign medals with her creation: Aqua.


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"1001 Nights" INTERNATIONAL MEDALLIC PROJECT 2015 - bulgaria

1001NightsThis is the Tenth International Project, organized by the Medallic Sculpture Studio at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. As with previous projects, this one is made of seven sessions, which run from February to May and from October to December 2015.

We always try to propose subjects, which give opportunity for creative interpretation of problems that are of interest to humanity as a whole. The title of the project is “1001 Nights - Seven Modern Medal Tales”. The idea is to stay away from the original storylines of these tales and to give the artists the opportunity for a diverse and modern interpretation.

The terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris happened just as I was thinking on the right order of the stories. That is why I have decided that the first topic should be the story of “Evil Spirit”. The other six stories are the following:

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The Magic Lamp
The Flying Carpet
The Golden Apple
The Sleeping Beauty
The Multi-headed Dragon
The Living Water

My students and I eagerly await your medals. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Prof. Bogomil Nikolov

medallic sculpture studio, workshop 2015 - bulgaria














































































Je suis Charlie
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Evil Spirits