Curriculum Vitae

Pavel Otdelnov was born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk, Russia. He graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Moscow. He lives in London.

Since 1996, Pavel Otdelnov has shown widely in both public and private contexts in Russia and elsewhere. In 2022, he had solo shows at Pushkin House, London, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, and Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar. From 2011-2012, he had a series of solo shows in Spain; at Casa de Los Picos, Segovia, Juana Frances hall, Madrid Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, Alcala de Henares, and the Cultural center Quinta del Berro, Madrid. He also participated in exhibitions at MG+MSUM, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, the Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka, Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen, Ljungberg Museum, Ljungby, and Erarta gallery in New York.

In 2015, 2017, and 2019, he was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination Project of the Year. In 2021 he became a Finalist for the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination Project of the Year. In 2017 he became a Laureate of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (A special prize of the French Institute). In 2020 he became a Winner of the Innovation State Prize in the Artist of the Year nomination. In 2020 Otdelnov was called The 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), The Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA) (Moscow), the National Center of Contemporary Art (NCCA) – The Pushkin Museum (Moscow), Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Museum (St. Petersburg), as well as in corporative and private collections worldwide.   


Pavel OtdelnovPh: Valya Korabelnikova



2013 — 2015 Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2005 — 2007 M.F.A. in Painting, Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute

1999 — 2005 B.F.A. in Painting, Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute

1995 — 1999 Nizhny Novgorod Art College  


Awards and Honors:

2021 Finalist of the Kandinsky Art Award with the project PROMZONA

2020 Winner of the Innovation Prize, Artist of the Year

2020 Artist of the year by the International Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair

2019 Long list of the Kandinsky Art Award with the project Psychozoic era

2017 Long list of the Kandinsky Art Award with the project White sea. Black hole

2017 The Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, a Special award of the French Institute in St.Petersburg

2015 Long list of the Kandinsky Art Award with the project Inner Degunino

2015 Finalist of the international juried show Portrait Now, Juror: Jacob Christian Jacobsen, Denmark

2013 Nominee for the STRABAG Art Award International, Austria



The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow

The Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA), Moscow

National Center of Contemporary Art (NCCA) — The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

New Jerusalem Museum, Moscow region

Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Museum, St. Petersburg

Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg

Stavropol Region Museum of Fine Arts

Creative Industrial Cluster Oktava, Tula

Scientific and Technological Museum, Novokuznetsk

Dzerzhinsk Local Lore Museum, Dzerzhinsk

Gazprombank Corporate Art Collection, Moscow

STB Bank Corporate Art Collection, Moscow

The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin, Moscow

Aksenov Family Foundation, Moscow

Moscow Union of Artists Collection, Moscow

Contemporary art gallery Victoria, Samara

Kovcheg gallery, Moscow

Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow

Russian Academy of Art, Moscow

Corporate and private collections