Nika Neelova was born in Moscow, Russia and lives and works in London, UK.
Neelova graduated with a BA degree from the Royal Art Academy in The Hague and an MA degree in Sculpture from the Slade School of Art in London. She was awarded the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize, the Land Security Prize Award, the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award and was the winner of Saatchi New Sensations. In 2017 Neelova attended an alternative study program organised by the Wysing Art Centre. In 2019 she was awarded the Arts Council National Lottery Grant supporting the development of her practice. Neelova's work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include, 'EVER' at The Tetley, Leeds (2019) and 'Glyphs' curated by Domenico de Chirico in Turin (2019). Selected group shows include; 'Silence is so accurate' at Geukens de Vil Antwerp(2020); 'Seventeen. The Age of Nymphs' curated by Daria Khan at Mimosa House London (2019); Hortus Conclusus at Fondazione 107 in Turin (2019); 'She Sees the Shadows' curated by Olivia Leahy and Adam Carr for DRAF & Mostyn (2018). Upcoming exhibitions include, solo show 'SILT' at Brighton CCA, and group shows at the New Art Centre Roche Court, and NITJA centre for contemporary Art in Oslo.