Studio research. Image courtesy of Nika Neelova.
Nika Neelova is an emerging Russian artist based in London. To date her sculptural works have been concerned with the narratives of architecture and materiality. For this new commission with Brighton CCA, Neelova has collaborated with the Centre for Aquatic Environments at the University of Brighton to create a new body of work focusing on strategies for dealing with water scarcity in nature and reflecting on our relationship to water – one of the most precious natural commodities on the planet.
Neelova has been investigating strategies found in the natural world to adapt to water scarcity and the infrastructures humans have created throughout their history to manage water supply. The exhibition of will open at Brighton CCA in January 2021. To find our more about Neelova’s research and the development of the exhibition list her Studio Dialogues page via the link below.
Recent exhibitions include ‘EVER’, The Tetley, Leeds (2017); ‘GLYPHS’ Noire Gallery, Turin (2019), ‘drifts (there is always ground, even at night), MLF Brussels, (2018) and ‘She sees the shadows’ Group exhibition DRAF & Mostyn, UK (2018). She studied MA Fine Art Sculpture at Slade School of Art, London.