Within the Artists-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host the artist Yelena Popova. Born in 1978 in Urals, Russia, Popova studied Set Design and Construction at the Moscow Art Theatre School before graduating from MA Painting at the Royal College of Art in London in 2009. In her works, she primarily focuses upon matter and materiality, using a wide variety of media to open up discourses to her audience. She creates discussions based upon the systematic relationship between objects in Industrial and Capitalist cultures. Yelena currently lives and works in Nottingham and will be staying in Studio Verde during October 2022.




2022          Made Ground, Cample Line, Thornhill, Scotland

2021          Showing Now, Touring Later, The Art House, Worcester University, UK

2020          Landscapes of Power, Philipp von Rosen, Cologne, Germany

2018          Her Name is Prometheus, Letranger, London. UK

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

2016          After Image, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

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

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


2022          Made in X, group show curated by Joachim Naudts, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwrp,                       Belgium

2021          Ural Industrial Biennial, Yekaterinburg, Russia

2020          Heavy Duty paper, Division of Labour, Wocester, UK

                 We are here, Female Artists in Cambridge Colleges, Heong Gallery, Cambridge, UK

2019          Parade, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City curated By Kris Day, UK

2018          Perpetual Uncertainty, group show curated by Ele Carpenter, Malmo Konst                               Museum, Sweden

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

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

2015          Dispaly Show, Temple Bar Callery, Dublin and Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK