Leda and the Swan, 2022
Work on paper, watercolour, ink, oil and soft pastels


Bloom, 2022
Painting on canvas, acrylic paint, charcoal, oil and soft pastels


Scapegoat, 2022
Work on paper, watercolour, ink and soft pastels


Landscape (Sunrise-Sunset), 2022
Work on paper, watercolour and ink


Landscape (Ripple-Trickle-Swell), 2022
Work on paper, watercolour and ink


Landscape (Crossroads), 2022
Work on paper, watercolour and ink


Janus, 2022
Work on paper, watercolour and ink


Bison, 2022
Works on paper composition in 4 parts, ink and pencils


Portrait of a Figure Near Water, 2022
Works on paper composition in 4 parts, ink and pencils


Love is a Torn Muscle, 2022
Works on paper composition in 4 parts, ink and soft pastel


The State of Affairs, 2022
Works on paper composition in 3 parts, ink


Gods and Monsters, 2021Works on paper installation in 63 parts, watercolour, ink and pastels, bullet casings

Fear of Extinction, 2021Works on paper installation in 3 parts, watercolour and ink


Voyages of Death: The Silent Deep, 2021
Painting on board, oil and vinyl paint, pastels


Searching for Beauty in Fracture, 2021
Painting on board, oil paint, pastels


Water Speaking to a Dream, 2021
Painting on board, oil paint


The Garden, 2021
Painting on board, oil paint


Fragile as a Snowflake, 2021
Painting on canvas, oil paint


Soundscape the Size of the World, 2021
Painting on board, oil paint


Pan, 2021
Painting on board, oil paint


Blue is the Warmest Colour, 2021
Work on paper, watercolour and ink


That’s Us/Marriage, 2021
Works on Paper in 2 parts, soft pastels


The Unbearable Lightness of Dream, 2021
Work on paper, soft pastels and ink

Birth, 2021
Work on paper, soft pastels


Sad Mother, 2021
Work on paper, soft pastels


Funny Weather, 2020
Painting on canvas, oil paint


Flame Without Sun, 2020
Works on paper in 6 parts, ink



Eternal Return, 2020
Works on paper in 6 parts, ink

Scars That Won’t Heal, 2020
Works on paper in 6 parts, ink


Cactus Tree, 2020
Works on paper installation in 35 parts, ink


Labyrinth of Depression, 2020
Works on paper installation in 35 parts, ink


Archeology of a Womb, 2020
Archival photographic print


Lover’s Suicide, 2020
Archival photographic print


Sorrow for the Dying Blossom, 2020
Archival photographic print


What Remains, 2020
Archival photographic print


Scene from a Marriage I, 2020
Archival photographic print


Scene from a Marriage II, 2020
Archival photographic print


Stone Woman I, 2020
Collage, archival photographic print


Stone Woman II, 2020
Collage, archival photographic print



The Perfect Circle π (22/7), Triptych 2019
3 channel video

Part 1: The Perfect Circle π (22/7)

The beginning and end are One
Chaos breaking the Vitruvian circle
Life = Art
Infinity

Soundtrack (from Horizon by Aldous Harding)





Part 2: Symbiosis (Anger Understanding Itself)

Creation.
Infinite Loops.
Evolving Conciousness.
All lines lead back to a circle.

Soundtrack (Gnossiennes: No.3 - Lent by Erik Satie, Reinbert de Leeuw)





Part 3: Lovers (11:11)

Placing ritual at the centre of the drawing practice to manifest cyclical forms and patterns tracing a doorway to the simulataneous world of birth and death -- moving from the edge into the centre and returning to the source to re-member oneself into wholeness.

Soundtrack (First We Take Manhattan by Tyskarna Fran Lund)




Template for a Human, 2019
Painting installation in 17 parts, oil paint and pencil on board


Lost Horizon, 2019
Works on paper installation in 9 parts, ink



Vague Desire I, 2019
Works on paper in 2 parts, ink


Vague Desire II, 2019
Works on paper in 2 parts, ink


Vague Desire III, 2019
Works on paper in 2 parts, ink and pencil


Black Sun, 2019
Works on paper in 3 parts, ink


Turning a Corner, 2019
Works on paper in 3 parts, ink

The Separation, 2019
Video


Rememberance - home, the silent underwater place.
The Scream - memory, birth is a lonely and painful process.
Transition - desire, alive and swimming in the unsteady tides of love.
Rage - feeling, peeling off the silencing layers of fear and shame.






Dying of Hunger I, 2018
Work on paper, soft pastels and ink


Dying of Hunger II, 2018
Works on paper in 2 parts, soft pastels and ink


The End of Affair, 2018
Painting on paper, oil paint and pastels


Erasure, What Was Before 2018
Works on paper installation 24 parts, charcoal with ink drawing on silk


Earthdiver, 2018
Painting on paper, oil paint, pastels and gold leaf



Measuring Seratonin Uptake, 2018
Works on paper installation in 21 parts, ink and chalk


Crossroads, 2016
Work on paper, charcoal

02/06/2022
Group Exhibition
SALON Summer Group Show
3rd - 30th June, 2022
TSIVRIKOS SHAKE GALLERY
97 New Bond Street, London, W1J 1EU



18/11/2021
Group Exhibition
METAMORPHOSES
18th November 2021 - 4th January, 2022
NEON GALLERY
97 New Bond Street, London, W1J 1EU




17/05/2021
Group Exhibition
MYTHOLOGIES
20th May - 21st June, 2021
NEON GALLERY
193 Piccadilly, London, W1S 9EU






24/09/2020
Group Exhibition
KINESIS
24th - 30th September
Sunday 12-5pm; Mon-Wed 11-7pm
NEON GALLERY @ The Koppel Project Central
49 Poland Street, London, W1F 7ND
Opening night: 24th September 2020, 6-9pm




23/10/2019
Exhibition
Palingenesis
SET SPACE (Lewisham)
London, SE13 7RZ
23rd October 2019, 5-9pm




18/10/2018
Performance
Whitechapel Gallery Presents 02
18th October, 2018





27/06/2018
 Exhibition in Italy
ASTRA Volume I: Spoleto residency
30th June & 7th July, 2018



27/05/2018
Residency in Italy
ASTRA Volume I: Spoleto
14th-19th June, 2018




26/03/2018
Exhibition
SPACE-HONEY at Safehouse 1 28th-31st March 2018. Private view on 28th March 6-9pm.
Safehouse 1, 139 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN
http://somethingcurated.com/2018/03/22/space-honey-takes-over-peckhams-safehouse-1/



5/01/2018
Exhibition
ONE NOT BE A CHAMBER// EXPOSED ARTS PROJECTS
6 Drayson Mews
London, W8 4LY
Opening Night Performance 25th January 18:00-21:00
Exhibition runs until 10th March, 2018 



7/12/2017
Performance
SPLEEN// Burlington Camden
90-94 Baynes Street
London, NW1 0TZ
7th December 18:00-21:00




07/10/2017
Delighted to have been featured in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar Women in Arts feature with fellow Studiomakers contemporaries Fani Parali, Jade Blackstock, Natalie Kynigopoulou and Jiaqing Mo



06/09/2017
Feeling incredibly lucky to have been selected as the 2017 Central Saint Martins recipient of Tiffany x Outset Studiomakers Prize





10/06/2017
Exhibition in France
S U R V I V E ! // 5 rue de Guienne, BORDEAUX
16-25th June 15:00-20:00





26/05/2017
Take Five: Simona Sharafudinov // CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS NEWS

A feature from Central Saint Martins about Father, 2017 work and the inspirations behind the work.
http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/csm/2017/05/26/take-five-simona-sharafudinov




23/04/2017
' CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS SHOW ONE ' // SIMONA SHARAFUDINOV (Final Degree Show)
Details:
Times: 24-28 May, Weds to Fri: 12 - 8pm, Sat to Sun: 12 - 5pm. Last entry: 30 mins before closing.
D SPACE: Through the college gates, first right
Location: 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA not the Granary Square, N1 in Islington.
Transport + map: Find us
The show is free and open to the public, no need to book.




23/04/2017
Exhibition in Mexico





01/12/2016
Exhibition in France
' T H E R E A R E N O B O R D E R S I N D R E A M S ' // S I M O N A S H A R A F U D I N O V (solo show)


PERFORMANCE & Openning of the exhibition

On Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 7pm
Laboratoire BX, 4-bis rue Buhan,BORDEAUX, FRANCE



L’ A G E N C E E N R É S I D E N C E ( B O R D E A U X , FRANCE ) :
For the 2016-2017 season, the l’Agence en Résidence, has implanted itself in the center of the capital of Gironde, Bordeaux, in order to provide a window to new contemporary art practices. Focusing on new media, new forms and new audiences, the ambition of the l’Agence en Résidence is to provide quality cultural content through curious and accessible cultural programming. In the heart of Bordeaux, L’ Agence en Résidence, invites you every month to discover a guest country through original works by an invited international artist-in-residence. Guest Country: U-K !


S I M O N A S H A R A F U D I N O V ( L ON D O N ) :
'The strange and the familiar, the self and the other, the real and the imaginary, the immigrant and the citizen...’

Simona Sharafudinov (Master Degree / Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design UAL) practice explores areas of conflicts and paths where societal norms are confronted. Resistances, obsessions and prejudices that arise from these oppositions nourish her performance, film, installation and photographic works. The result is an artistic proposition, where through the finesse of staging, the space in time tests boundaries of our subjectivity and highlights hidden ideas and repressed thoughts...)
There are no borders in dreams, Performance & Installation from 09/12/2016 to 23/1


Venue / Laboratoire BX, 4-bis rue Buhan,BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Opening Hours / WEDNESDAY SATURDAY, 11am-7pm -SUNDAY 4pm-7pm / Free admission
Tram / Ste Catherine
Site / agencenresidence.com
Contact / L’Agence en Résidence / agenceenresidence@gmail.com


L’AGENCE EN RESIDENCE / THERE ARE NO BORDERS IN DREAMS . DEC 2016/ partners:





15/11/2016
Exhibition
CSM ART AUCTION 2016 // Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
17th November 17:30-21:00




10/03/2016
Exhibition
thisisanartshow.jpg // HTH Arts Centre, The Broadway, London N8 9JJ
16-22nd June 10:00-17:00





10/03/2016
Exhibition
MA INTERIM SHOW: Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows // The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN
18-20th March 11:00-17:00
    ︎ For all enquiries please email studio@sharafudinov.com


Photo © Ben Lansky
Born in Lithuania in 1991 and adopted by the UK at an early age, Simona takes personal experience as the point of departure to trace her displaced identity through image-making.

Her interests lie in the human being, its bearing of trauma, consciousness and sexuality. Working across a broad range of media, she combines performance with architectural elements, human body with artificial and natural materials to convey existential tensions and invite viewers to consider and experience the sentience of being.

She lives and works in London.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 October, Palingenesis, SET Lewisham, London
2017 December, SPLEEN, Burlington Camden, London
2016 December, There are no borders in dreams, Laboratoire BX, Bordeaux


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Salon Group Show, TSIVRIKOS SHAKE, London


2021
Metamorphoses, NEON Gallery, London
Mythologies, NEON Gallery, London 

2020
KINESIS, NEON Gallery, London [performance]

2018
Whitechapel Gallery Presents 02, Whitechapel Gallery, London _Denial_[performance] 
AROUND/HERE, ASTRA Spoleto, Italy
Space-Honey, Safehouse 1, London
One Not Be A Chamber, EXPOSED ARTS PROJECTS, London

2017
Studiomakers, The Vinyl Factory, London
SURVIVE!, L’agence en Residence, Bordeaux
COME: Show One, Central Saint Martins, London
Being in two places at the same time, GAM - Galeria de Arte Mexico, Mexico City
#flowspiral, The Saturday Museum, London
CSM Art Auction, The Lethaby Gallery, London 
thisisanartshow.jpg, HTH Art Centre, London

2016
Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows, The Laundry, London

2015
New Genes: Dark Matter, Studio 74, London
Art Gemini Prize 2015, The Menier Gallery, London


EDUCATION 
2017 MA in Contemporary Photography, Central Saint Martins, UAL
2013 BA Media & Journalism (Photography & War), Birkbeck School of Art, University of London


RESIDENCIES
2018 ASTRA, Spoleto, Italy
2016 L’Agence en Residence, Bordeaux, France

AWARDS
2017 Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Awards

SELECTED PRESS
Harpers Bazaar, November 2017, Women In Arts: “Lease of Life”
Another Magazine, September 2017, “Introducing the Most Exciting Emerging Artists in London Nowlink
The Telegraph, September 2017, “Tiffany & Co announces winners of the Studiomakers Prizelink
Hey woman!, September 2017, “Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize 2017link
Central Saint Martins, May 2017 “Take Five: Simona Sharafudinov” link



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