Yelena Popova (born in USSR) lives and works in Nottingham, where she has a studio at Primary. She received an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2011. Since then, Yelena has enjoyed a range of adventures: working with commercial galleries, art institutions, artist-run spaces, residencies, teaching, public commissions, auctions and Insta-hustle. Recent exhibitions include Made Ground, Cample Line, Scotland 2023; Matter as Actor, Lisson Gallery, London 2023; The Scholar Stones Project, Holden Gallery, Manchester, 2020; and Slow Painting curated by Martin Herbert for Hayward Gallery Touring 2019. Her work has been acquired into the Arts Council Collection and Government Art Collection and numerous private collections.