About the artist

Nika Neelova CV




Born in Moscow, Russia (lives and works in London)





2011   MA Fine Art Sculpture, - distinction, Slade School of Art, London

2008   BA Fine Art Interdisciplinary, - distinction, Royal Art Academy, The Hague



Selected solo exhibitions:


2017   lemniscates, Independent Brussels, Brussels

2015   FAULTS FOLDS FALLS, Vigo Gallery, London

2014   I lean to you numb as a fossil. Tell me I’m here, Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

2013   Fragments Shored against the Ruins, Vigo Gallery, London      

2013   Northern Taurids, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

2011   Fractions, Jarmuschek Gallery Gallery

2011   Monuments, Charlie Smith Gallery, London



Selected group exhibitions: 


2017   XVII. The Age of Nymphs, Mimosa House, London  
2017   Theatre of the Absurd, Green Art Gallery, Dubai
2017   lithic, Code Copenhagen
2017   Artist Rooms, Copeland Gallery, Bussey Building London
2017   The opposite of Now, Guest Projects, London
2017   Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, UK

2017   Micro Salon (1957-2017) Iris Clert Legacy, l’inlassable Paris

2017   The Opposite of Now, Guest Projects, London

2017   Blue Seventeen, Osnova gallery, VinZavod, Moscow

2017   New Material, Art in Perpetuity Trust, Arts Council England, London

2017   Leidenschaft, Museum ArtPlus, Germany

2017   Seventeen, Centrala, Birmingham

2017   London Fashion Week in collaboration with Qasimi, Somerset House London

2016   Antislip, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

2016   Habitus, curated by Matthew Burrows, The Observer Building, UK

2016   A city without a song, curated by StudioCurArt Paris, The Averard, London

2016   Playroom, Union Art’s Club Soho, London

2015   Archeologia e Architecture, by Institute for Emerging Art - New York, Fondazione 107, Turin

2015   The Sky is a Mountain, Foundation Stifelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway

2015   The Presence of Absence, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, London

2015   Art Rotterdam, site-specific project with Ron Mandos gallery, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam

2014   Brand New Second Hand, Vigo Gallery, London

2014   Lichtspiele, Museum Biedermann, Germany

2014   Warp&Woof, The Hole Gallery, New York

2014   The Crisis Commission curated by Laurence Sillars, London

2014   Art 14 London, exhibiting with Vigo Gallery, London

2013   Great Men Die Twice, Mario Sequeira Gallery, Portugal

2013   Gaiety is most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery London

2013   White Nights, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia

2013   It’s About Time, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, London

2013   The Future Can Wait, Victoria House, London

2013   Volta Basel, special site-specific project, Basel

2012   Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Exhibition, London

2012   The Crisis Commission, Somerset House& Christie’s London

2012   Saatchi New Sensations and The Future Can Wait, Victoria House, London

2012   Recasting the Gods, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London

2012   Dividing Line, High House, Oxfordshire

2011   Reworking Memories, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

2011   The Future Can Wait, Victoria House, London, UK

2011   Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, United States

2011   Charlie Sierra Lima, Charlie Smith, London, UK

2011   3 Worlds in 1, London International, Lithuania

2010   Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s New Sensations, London

2010   The Future Can Wait, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2010   Young Gods, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, UK

2010   Paraat #4. Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam, NL



Awards & Residencies:

2016-2017 Syllabus residency Wysing Art Centre, UK in association with Studio Voltaire, Spike Island Bristol, New Contemporaries, S1 Space, Eastside Projects

2017 Fibra Residency Colombia (forthcoming)

2016 Awarded Nova Art Commission London, UK

2015 Stiftelsen 3,14 Residency, Bergen, Norway

2013 Sculpture Shock Award & Residency, London

2013 Villa Lena Art Foundation Residency, Italy

2012 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award, London

2011 Awarded Olga Roubinskaya Foundation Award

2011 The Land Securities Prize Award, London

2011 The Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 New Sensations First Prize, London

2010 Kenneth Armitage Foundation, The Fifth Annual Young Sculptors Prize

2010 Residency at the Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn, Littoral Arts Trust, UK



Selected Commissions:

2017 NOVA public art commission, Victoria, London

2015 Land Securities Commission, One New Ludgate, London

2012 The Crisis Commission, Somerset House, London



Selected publications:


2017  This is tomorrow “Seventeen” review by Jessie Bond

2017  Art Monthly ‘Seventeen’ at Centrala review by Tom Emery

2017  AroundArt, ‘Blue Seventeen’ Review by Ian Ginsburg

2016 Sailing on Solaris, by Nick Hackworth

2016 Sculpture Shock Publication, RBS London

2016 Review and Interview by Sarah Hardy, FMS magazine, London

2015 Art and Religion in the 21st Century, by Aaron Rosen, Thames&Hudson publishing

2015 The Presence of Absence, Paul Carey-Kent, London

2014 100 London Artists, by Edward Lucie-Smith

2014 Highlike Book, Electronic Language International Festival and SESI publishing

2014 The Language of Sculpture, Crowood Press

2014 Aesthetica Catalogue, Artists Reviews

2014 Lichtspiele, Museum Biedermann Catalogue

2013 Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery Catalogue

2013 PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art Exhibition Catalogue

2013 Nika Neelova Short Feature Film, Crane TV

2013 Russian Art is Hot says the Saatchi, Huffington Post

2013 Interview Feature, Near East Magazine

2013 Interview and exhibition review, Formidable Magazine

2012  ‘Salvaged Memories’ Interview, Phaidon

2012 1883 Magazine Interview and exhibition review

2012 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award

2012 Christie’s Auction Catalogue The Crisis Commission

2012 The Crisis Commission Catalogue

2011 The Catlin Guide, Selected Artists

2011 ‘The moment before collapse’, K Magazine

2011 Nika Neelova: Memories of Now by Paul Carey-Kent

2011 ‘Monuments’ New Style Magazine

2010 ‘Future art stars cause a New Sensation’, Exhibition review, Evening Standard

2010 Short feature film,  Channel 4 & Saatchi New Sensations



Selected Collections:


DRAF David Roberts Art Foundation Collection, London;Saatchi Gallery Collection, PERMM Museum of Modern Art Collection, Museum Biedermann Collection, Santorini Museum of Modern Art, Modern Forms Collection, Beth de Woody Collection, Jason Martin Collection, Levett Collection, Land Securities Collection, Windsor & Newton Collection, private collections in UK, the Netherlands, France, USA, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Germany