Curriculum Vitae

Pavel Otdelnov is a multimedia artist working mostly 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, 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 the Innovation State Prize in 2020. Furthermore, 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), and the Pushkin Museum (Moscow), as well as in private and corporate collections worldwide.   


Павел ОтдельновPh: 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

Private and corporate and collections worldwide