Yelena Popova


Born in USSR, works in Nottingham, UK




2018 Настоящим Удостоверяется, Osnova, Moscow, Russia

        Townlets, The Art House, Wakefield, UK

2017 This Certifies That, Philipp von Rosen, Cologne, Germany

        Elements, Girton College, University of Cambridge

2016 After Image, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

2015 Unsensed, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (curated by Madeleine Kennedy)

       Recite a Painting, Upton House, National Trust, Warwickshire, UK

2014 A World to Gain, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne

       Drying Time, Paradise Row, London

2013 Unsoluble Moments, ‘Why Painting Now’, Cirated_by_Vienna, Austria (curated by Lina Dzuverovic)

       Nameless Nobles, NN Gallery, Northampton (curated by Catherine Hemelryk)

       The Portrait Gallery, Cole Gallery, London

2012 Portrait Gallery Withdrawn part of Abstract Possible, East Side Projects, Birmingham (curated by Maria Lind)

        Olympic Throw, Zabludowicz Collection ‘Invites’, London

        UNNAMED, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Berlin






2018 If You Can Stand The Heat, Roaming Gallery, London

2017 Blue. Seventeen (Grotova, Neelova, Popova), Osnova Gallery. Moscow

       Drawing Biennale, Drawing Room, London

       Seventeen. (Grotova, Neelova, Popova) Centrala, Birmingham

2016 EchtZEIT, The Art of Slowliness, group show, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany Jun-Sept 2016

       Perpetual Uncertainty, curated by Ele Carpenter, Buildmeseet, Umea, Sweden

       New Visions, Curated by Marial Lind, Tensta Kunsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden.

       Now for Tomorrow from the Nottingham Castle collection, Nottingham, UK

2015 Dispaly Show, Temple Bar Callery, Dublin and Eastside Projects, Birmingham (curated by Gavin Wade)

       Future Light, MAK, Vienna Biennale, (curated by Maria Lind)

       The Decorator and the Thief, Nothern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, (curated by George Vasey)

       30 Years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2014 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

       The Futures of the Past, Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, (curated by Heidi Brunschweiler)

       Group show, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2012 Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London

        Selma Parlour/ Yelena Popova, Horton Gallery, New York

       Twofold: Gregor Hylla/ Yelena Popova, Outpost Gallery, Norfolk

       The Red Mansion Art Prize Winners Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

       Joyful Archipelago, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, London

2011 New Sensations, Victoria House, London

       Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at Sheffield; and ICA, London

       Keep Doors & Passages Clear, White Columns Gallery, New York, (curated by Tom Godfrey)




The Art House, Wakefield, May 2018

CCA Andratx, Mallorca, October 2017

West Dean College, July, 2017

Girton College Cambridge October 2016-June 2017

Ciltivamos Cultura, Portugal, September, 2015

Upton House National Trust, 2014- 2015

Moks, Estonia, August, 2011





2013 Shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Awards: Painting

2011 The Outset Prize, The Parallel Prize and The Red Mansion Prize

2010 RCA Oberon Book Award / Second prize, judged by Peter Blake





Arts Council Collection, RCA Collection, Saatchi Collection, Zabludowicz Collection, In4Art Collection, Jalima Collection,

Nottingham Castle Collection and various private collections.





2009 - 11 MA Painting, Royal College of Art (RCA), London.

1995 - 00 Set Design and Construction, Moscow Art Theatre School (MHAT), Moscow