Yana Naidenov

Yana Naidenov (b. 1988, Maputo, Mozambique) uses utilitarian, industrial and ephemeral materials to make sculptures about malleability — constructing and deconstructing thought, and external entropic processes that trump even the strongest intentions. Naidenov is a 2018 graduate of the De Ateliers sculpture programme in Amsterdam and a 2013 graduate of the Royal College of Art, London. She has been represented by Josh Lilley since 2015.

Education

2018, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
2013, MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2011, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Offspring: Good Morning Midnight, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2015
Eye Scaffold, Josh Lilley, London

Group Exhibitions

2021
Conscious Becoming, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent

2018
Good Morning Midnight, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2017
Selbst, Institut für Bienenzucht, London

2016
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London
The eyes have it, 53 Beck Road, London
CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester

2015
Tyrants and Sirens, 53 Beck Road, London

2014
At the Edge of Town, Josh Lilley, London
Time to hit the road, Gerson Zevi/Leila Heller, New York
For(matter), Atelier Concorde, Lisbon
Aspect, Kingsgate Gallery, London

2013
The London Project Goes North, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Sustain Show and Award, Royal College of Art, London
ex-ca-vate-site-one, Schwartz Gallery, London
The London Project, Gerson Zevi, 226 Old Brompton Road, London
Show 2013, Royal College of Art, London

2012
Jovens Criadores, Mercado Municipal, Cascais
Appropriate Response, Vulpes Vulpes, London
Kiss the Future, Schwartz Gallery, London
Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London
Tentative Structures with Bryn Lloyd-Evans, Effracute Gallery, London
Paradise, 4 Via Ventura, Milan

2011
The Space Between, Create House, Create Festival, London
Final Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
Pataphors, Islington Arts Factory, London
Beware of Beauty, Concourse Gallery, London

2010
Civil Notions, 272 High Holborn, London
Anti-Design Festival, London Design Festival, London
Powers of Ten, Degree Show, London College of Communication, London

CV

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Installation view: Eye Scaffold by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Eye Scaffold (detail) by Yana Naidenov, 2015
How a stone learns to fly (Foundation) by Yana Naidenov, 2014
Eye scaffold by Yana Naidenov, 2015
The Armory Show - Installation view by Yana Naidenov, 2014
Installation view: The Armory Show by Yana Naidenov, 2014
How a stone learns to fly (Grand Hotel) by Yana Naidenov, 2014
Installation view: At The Edge Of Town by Yana Naidenov, 2014
Installation view: Eye Scaffold by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Visor by Yana Naidenov, 2015
LCD by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Monday nothing by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Tw-seein by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Butterfly by Yana Naidenov, 2016
Underside Cosmogony by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Okuli (D 4:3) by Yana Naidenov, undefined
We don’t appear, we stay put (backstage twist) by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Bread Board by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Twotem by Yana Naidenov, 2015
Maha Bandha by Yana Naidenov, 2014
Construção Porosa (túneis) by Yana Naidenov, 2014
How a stone learns to fly (I) by Yana Naidenov, 2013
Antennae by Yana Naidenov, 2013
After the world was round by Yana Naidenov, 2012
Companion by Yana Naidenov, 2011
No Technicolour dreams in the aftermath by Yana Naidenov, 2011

Exhibitions

Water Biscuit at Josh Lilley, presenting Belén Rodríguez, Carla Busuttil, Kathleen Ryan, Matt Lipps, Nicholas Hatfull, Nick Goss, Peter Linde Busk, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Dwyer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Vicky Wright & Yana Naidenov

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Eye Scaffold at Josh Lilley, presenting Yana Naidenov

Eye Scaffold

Solo Show

At The Edge of Town at Josh Lilley, presenting Yana Naidenov & Bryn Lloyd-Evans

At The Edge of Town

Group Show