One of the leading Russian artists of the middle generation, curator, theorist of contemporary art. Known for his conceptual work with painting, which resulted in a series of series that problematized the surface, space and material of the pictorial picture today.
Born in 1980 in Volgograd. Lives and works in Moscow. He received his art education at the Volgograd State Institute of Arts named after P.A.Serebryakov. Lives and works in Moscow. He was nominated for a number of major domestic and international awards in contemporary art. Participant and curator of dozens of group exhibitions. The personal exhibition «From Memory» was shown at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2015), the personal exhibition «Only history ahead» was held at the Kunsthalle in Rostock, Germany (2018). In 2021, Potapov, together with the Franco-German painter Emmanuel Bornstein, presented the international project «Chronicles of Isolation», which will be continued at the Crone Gallery in Berlin in the summer of 2022.
Potapov's works have been included in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), the Sphere Foundation (Moscow), the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art (Perm), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Krakow) and in other major museums and private collections.
was founded by the art historian and curator Sergey Popov in 2004 and now has held a leading position in the art world in the sphere of Russian and international Contemporary Art. Along with its commercial activities, the main priority for the gallery is its active exhibition policy. pop/off/art gallery regularly organises exhibitions of its artists in major Russian museums: the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and others. Located on the territory of the Center for Contemporary Art «Winzavod», Moscow.
The gallery represents artists of several generations – from acknowledged contemporary art masters (Eric Bulatov, Arkady Petrov, Rostislav Lebedev), to the leaders of today art scene (Irina Nakhova, Olga Chernysheva, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Vitaly Pushnitsky) and to the rising stars (Andris Eglitis, Ivan Plusch, Ivan Novikov). Number of the artists work with various media. Works by all the gallery’s artists are held in various museum collections all over the world. Most of the artists have been awarded national and international prizes, many have participated in key recurrent exhibitions (Documenta, Venice Biennale etc.) and now are among the leaders of auction sales and the "Top 100 Recognized Artists". The pop/off/art gallery participated in exhibitions that were held in the leading museums of Russia: the State Hermitage Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art etc. In addition to direct sales and collecting contemporary art, the gallery advises on the international art market and investment in contemporary art.
Exhibition of Achievements of Contemporary Artists