Yelena Popova (born in USSR) lives and works in Nottingham, where she has a studio at Primary. She studied at Moscow Art Theatre School (MHAT) before graduating from MA Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include This Certifies That, Philipp von Rosen, Cologne (2017), Elements, Girton College, University of Cambridge (2017), After Image, Nottingham Contemporary (2016) and Unsensed, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2015). Her work has been acquired into the Arts Council Collection, RCA Collection, Saatchi Collection, Zabludowicz Collection and LWL Museum, Münster.

 

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Popova works with a broad variety of medium, which includes painting, video and installation. Her work often reflects her upbringing in the Urals, and is also influenced by Russian Constructivism, trying to capture the continuous industrial development and the landscape of contemporary capitalism. Her work initiates discussions and engagement with the audience regarding the systematic relationship between objects found in cultures of industrialism and capitalism, which simultaneously produces a powerful contrast and a sense of equilibrium. 

 

25 artiste indagano la materia a Londra da roaming projects: c’è anche Ludovica Gioscia, Artribunne, 2018

 

London Art Exhibitions For January 2018 By Paul Carey-Kent, Artlyst, 2018

 

Art Monthly 403, 2017

 

Studio Visit with Yelena Popova “The idea would be to make a work that disintegrates,” INIGO art, 2016

 

The Vitamin P3 List: Discover the 108 International Artists Who Are Revolutionizing Painting Today, ArtSpace, 2016

 

A Q&A with… Yelena Popova, artist, A-N, 2016

 

LeftLion Magazine #81, 2016

 

Transparency at Yorkshire Sculpture Park displays Arts Council Collection, Museum and Heritage Advisor, 2016

 

How do images disappear? asks abstract artist Yelena Popova in first major UK show, The Calvert Journal, 2016

 

Anoma Wijewardene in Silk Road group exhibition, The Sunday Times, 2016

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Explores Transparency With 15 Sculptures, Installations And Films, Artlyst, 2016

 

What Does the Future of Painting Look Like?, ArtNetNews, 2014

 

Germany’s Top 25 Fall Gallery Shows, ArtNetNews, 2014

 

Last Days for Two of the Best Fall Bay Area Shows: City of Disappearances and Energy That Is All Around, Huffpost, 2013

 

LeftLion Magazine #55, LeftLion, 2013

 

Russian Art is Hot, says The Saatchi, Huffpost, 2013

 

Yelena Popova for Saatchi Gallery, Crane.tv, 2012

 

Contemporary art talent – chosen so you don’t have to…, Yelena Popova, ArtBroth, 2012

 

London’s top five art exhibitions to visit, The Guardian, 2012

 

AN INTERVIEW WITH YELENA POPOVA, The Serendipity Project, 2012

 

Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 New Sensations Prize, Wallpaper*, 2011

 

Britart’s new wave: Who are the successors to Hirst and Emin?, The INDEPENDENT, 2011

 

Yelena Popova