Ivan Kanchev was born on September 17, 1973 in Ruse. In 2000 he has graduated in Ceramics at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, and in 2006 in Psychology at the University of Ruse "Angel Kanche“. He defended his doctoral dissertation in art history and fine arts at the Department of Sculpture, and in 2010-11 he was a part-time lecturer in sculpture at the Department of Ceramics at the National Academy of Arts. Ivan has had dozens of solo exhibitions of his work, and participated in many group exhibitions in Bulgaria, and in prestigious ceramics forums in Italy, Spain, Japan, Poland, Denmark, France, Belgium, Switzerland, China, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, and others. He has won national and international awards. His works are in prestigious galleries and museums around the world. He is the author of curatorial projects and several books in the field of sculpture and ceramics.