Yelena Popova, Drying Time, installation detail, Paradise Row, London, 2014.

Yelena Popova

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www.yelenapopova.co.uk

Yelena Popova (b. 1978, Urals, Russia) graduated from MA Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2011; she lives and works in Nottingham. In 2014 Popova was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Award in Painting and was included in ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ published by Thames and Hudson. Popova’s practice negotiates physical, spatial and economical articulations of painting today. Popova’s work is in Arts Council England Permanent Collection, Royal College of Art Collection, Saatchi Collection, Zabludowicz Collection, Nottingham Castle Collection and in various private collections.

Awards [Selected]

2013 Painting .Shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Awards 2014
2011 The Outset Prize, The Parallel Prize and The Red Mansion Prize

 Solo Exhibitions [Selected]

2014 A World To Gain. Figge von Rosen Gallery, Koln, Germany.
2013 Unsoluble Moments. Knoll Gallery, part of ‘Why Painting Now?’, Vienna, Austria [curated by Lina Dzuverovic]
New Positions. Art Cologne [with Figge von Rosen Gallery]
2012 Olympic Throw. Zabludowicz Collection ‘Invites’, London, UK.
Unnamed. Figge von Rosen Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Group Exhibitions [Selected]

2014 The Decorator and The Thief. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Sunderland [curated by George Vasey]
100 Painters of Tomorrow. One Space gallery. New York [curated by Kurt Beers]
The Other Side. Garage project space. Moscow [curated by Snejana Krasteva]
2013 Group show, Regina Gallery, Moscow.
Infinite City, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. San Francisco, USA and Zabludowicz Collection London, UK. [curated by Elizabeth Neilson]
Group show, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2012 Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Abstract Possible. East Side Projects. Birmingham [curated by Gavin Wade and Maria Lind]
The Perfect Place To Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, RCA London
The Red Mansion Art Prize Winners 2011/12, Royal Academy, London, UK
2011 New Sensations, Victoria House, London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries. S1 Artspace & Site Gallery, Sheffield; and ICA, London, UK

Online

  • FAD - Paul’s ART STUFF on a train no 92: ‘Popova and Over’
  • APOLLO -  Review: Yelena Popova ‘Drying Time’ at Paradise Row
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