Pavel Otdelnov is a multimedia artist working primarily in painting, installations, and exploring such subjects as urban space, the environment, historical memory, and Soviet history.

Pavel Otdelnov was born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk, Russia. He graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after Surikov and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Moscow. He has lived and worked in London since 2022. From 1996, Pavel Otdelnov has exhibited widely in both public and private contexts in Russia, Sweden, the UK, and elsewhere.

He was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize in 2015, 2017, and 2019, in the category of ‘Project of the Year’, and in 2021 he became a finalist in this category. In 2017 he received an award at the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Awards. He won the Artist of the Year Innovation State Prize in 2020. Furthermore, in 2020 Otdelnov was named Artist of the Year by the Cosmoscow Foundation.

His works are in the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Uppsala Art Museum (Uppsala), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), and the Pushkin Museum (Moscow), as well as in private and corporate collections worldwide.