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Elena Kovylina

Elena Kovylina

Born (1971) and live in Moscow, is an artist (video, performance art, painting, Science art), art historian, and independent curator.

In 2017, she was included in the top 100 recognized Russian artists (according to InArt gallery in conjunction with the national rating Agency according 38 parameters), having taken 14th place.

Winner of the Innovation state prize (contemporary art field) (2006), winner of state prize of ARTS.

Participator to more than 300 exhibitions allover the world. Curator of more than 20 exhibitions of contemporary art in Russia.


1988–1991 Art School Moscow

1993–1995 Art Academy Moscow

1996–1998 F+F Art and Media School Zurich, CH

1998–1999 Center of Contemporary Art Moscow

2001–2003 UdK Berlin, Classe of Prof. Rebecca Horn, Diploma

2012–2013 RSUH, Moscow, MBA


2002 Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE

2004 Kuenstler Haus Boswil, CH

2004 Kuenstler Haus Schoeppingen, DE

2005 MAK Schindler House Art and Architecture Residence Program, LA, USA

2006 Kuenstler Haus Schlieren, Zurich, CH

2007 Centre International des Recollets in Paris

2007 Cite International des arts, Paris

2009 Summer Residency. Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, CH

2015 NCCA Zarya, Vladivostok, RU


2007 Russian state award Innovation

2014 Award of Russian Art Academia


Juan Bonet, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Centro Videoinsight, Turin; National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington; Fond „Contemporary City”, Moscow; MMOMA, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo Fondazione, Spain; MAK Vienna, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia; Gazprombank collections, Russia; Stella art Foundation, Moscow Burasan Foundation, Istanbul; The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg; numerous private collections, etc.