Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Yelena Popova

‘I’m only human’ attempt to guilloche

Top Pick

artist Vanessa Jackson

Year 2016
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Yelena Popova:

Yelena Popova (b. 1978, Urals, Russia) lives and works in Nottingham, UK. Graduated with an MA Painting from the Royal College of Art (2011). Yelena was selected to be part of the publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow by Thames and Hudson (2014) and for Vitamin P3 by Phaidon Press (2016). Select solo exhibitions include After Image, Nottingham Contemporary (2016); Drying Time, Paradise Row, London (2014); Insoluble Moments, Knoll Gallery, part of Why Painting Now, Vienna (2013); The Portrait Gallery, Cole, London, (2013); Olympic Throw, Invites Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012); and Unnamed, Figge von Rosen Gallery, Berlin (2012). Select group exhibitions include Future Light, curated by Maria Lind, Vienna Biennale, Vienna (2015); Infinite City, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA (2013); Abstract Possible, curated by Maria Lind, Eastside projects, Birmingham (2012); Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London (2012-13); The Futures of the Past, Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland, (2013); Red Mansion Prize, RA, London (2012); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London (2011); and New Sensations, London (2011). Her work is held in public and private collections including the English Council Collection; Royal College Collection; Saatchi Collection; Zabludowicz Collection; and Nottingham Castle Collection.