The Royal British Society of Sculptors is delighted to present a new site specific installation by NIKA NEELOVA, winner of the HISTORIC section in this year’s Sculpture Shock awards. Using objects which have a history in another context, Neelova transforms them in her enigmatic and complex installations which challenge the viewer to change the perception of their original purpose while maintaining a sense of their past in what Neelova refers to as ‘the historic memory which is embedded in materials.’
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ
Exhibition open: November 15th-18th 2013 (open weekdays 9.00-5.00pm, Saturday 10.00-5.00pm, Sunday 9.00-4.00pm)
Sculpture Shock encourages surprising site-specific spatial interventions in non-traditional spaces, outside the confines of the white cube. For more information see www.sculptureshock.rbs.org.uk / @sculptureshock / 020 7373 8615
Tags: site-specific; installation; sculpture; contemporary art
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About Nika Neelova
Neelova was born in Russia and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art, The Hague and The Slade School of Fine Art, London. Since graduating Neelova has exhibited in prominent galleries and despite her young age, her work is in a number of prestigious collections including the Saatchi Gallery Collection, the Museum Biedermann Collection in Germany and the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art Collection in Russia.
Selected exhibitions and awards:
2013 | Gaity is a Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London
2013 | Fragments Showed Against the Ruins, Vigo Gallery, London
2012 | The Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award
2011 | Reworking Memories, Group Show, Frederica Schiavo Gallery, Rome
2011 | The Future Can Wait presents: Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, USA
2011 | Involuntary Fractions, Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin
2010 | Kenneth Armitage Foundation, The Fifth Annual Armitage Young Sculptor Prize
2010 | Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s New Sensations Prize
2009 | Attitudes to a Miss, Christus Triumphatorkerk, The Hague
The Royal British Society of Sculptors is very grateful to the Rev. Rob Gillion for offering Holy Trinity Sloane Square for Nika Neelova’s installation.
About the Royal British Society of Sculptors
Sculpture Shock is new award run by the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the oldest and largest artist-led organisation dedicated to advancing the art, practice and appreciation of contemporary sculpture in all its forms. Sculpture Shock is generously supported by private philanthropists and The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.