Elena Vertikova - artist based in Poland.  Her main areas of artistic activity are painting and installation in public space, she works also with techniques: video, performance. She works with the theme of water through different forms of art expression. 
Participant of numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Taking part in international art festivals in Europe and Africa. Holder of the Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdansk in 2019. Nominated for the Artistic Award in 2020 New Image/New Vision in Poland (UAP Poznan). Nominated for the Artistic Award ART NOBLE in 2021 in Poland.
PhD student at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (pl).

"My inspiration comes from nature, silence, water surface and depth, from blue, from meditation. The processes I choose during my work explore the body, thoughts, physical existence. Sometimes I turn to science for inspiration, to the physics of light, to time, to chaos. In my work I do research in the mixing of colours on surfaces and in space. I am inspired by both the presence of light and its absence. In my work, I try to narrate the relationship between water and light". 

Selected solo exhibitions
Mother Water, Old Sobieski Water Reservoir, Gdansk, Poland. 
2020 Granice Widzialności / Visibility Boundaries, Peron Gallery (Gdański Archipelag Kultury), Gdansk, Poland.
2020 Interfering With Colour and Form, Brama Nizinna Gallery, Gdansk, Poland.
With Closed EyesGdansk Municipal Gallery GGM1, Gdansk, Poland.
2016  Don't Forget Your Koenig Summer, art gallery Gates, Kaliningrad, Russia.
2016  Flower Power, art laboratory Persona, Kaliningrad, Russia.
2014  Keep Calm & Sail, art gallery Wharf, Kaliningrad, Russia.
Selected group exhibitions
Traverse Video, Toulouse, France.
2022 Young Painters, Great Armoury, group exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland.
RAW incontra MNMF 2021 RAW selection, video-art screenings at the Miami New Media Festival Channel.
2022 The Climate Change Memorial, video-art screenings at Alphabet Art Centre, produced by The New Museum of Networked Art, Cologne, Germany.
2022 LA Art Show, collaborative installation curated by Max Presneill, Torrance Art Museum.
2022 BWA Olsztyn, group exhibition of the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk.
2021 XXIVth International Encounters Traverse, Abattoirs, Museum – Frac Occitanie, Toulouse, France​​​.
Miami New Media Festival, video-art group exhibition, Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Doral, Florida.
2021 Rome Art Week, video-art group exhibition, Rome, Italy.
2021 Pan Damian Odchodzi, WL4, group exhibition in spaces of the historical Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.
Baltic Young – The Garden of Forking Paths, NCCA-Kaliningrad (Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts), Russia.
2020 NewMediaFest2020, Corona! Shut Down? - Corona Film Collection, curated by Elizabeth Ross & Dee Hood, Cologne, Germany.
International Forum of Performance Art, Emphasis artcentre, Dráma, Greece
2020 Rozstaje, Plein-air exhibition, Dzwonnica Gorajec, Poland.
2020 Sprawy Bieżące/Current Affairs, Wystawa Prac Studentów i Absolwentów ASP w Gdańsku, Zbrojownia Sztuki/Great Armoury, Gdansk, Poland.
2020 SZTUKA IZOLACJI, laureatka konkursu III nagroda / on-line show, Bydgoskie Centrum Sztuki, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
2020 #RYSOWAĆ, The International Student Drawing Exhibition / on-line show, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń, Poland.
2019 UNDARK#8 | НЕ ТЕМНО #8 festival of light art in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Dec 21 to 22.
2019 International exhibition Everything is as it was. Nothing is as it was (Wszystko jest jak było. Nic nie jest jak było),
Contemporary Art Gallery of the North-Masovian Museum in Łomża, Poland.
PRZEGRYS 2, exhibition of the student drawing review competition, Great Armoury, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland.
2019 Young Talent From The Coast (Aukcja Młodzi Zdolni z Wybrzeża), Face To Face Art Auction House, Warsaw, Poland.
2019 International Media Art Biennial SEE DJERBA, Houmt Souk, Djerba, Tunisia.
2019 LICHTCAMPUS, group exhibition in Wismar city space; site Wasserkunst, Wismar, Germany.
2019 Światła Bergera | Berger Lights, Willa Bergera, Sopot, Poland.
2018 UNDARK #7 | НЕ ТЕМНО #7, international festival of contemporary light art, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
2018 An Plein Air exhibition of the Faculty of Painting, Culture has Many Faces Gallery, Gdansk, Poland.

2018 INTERFERENCE, International Light Art Project in the Medina of Tunis, Tunisia.
2018 Students-Students. Textile collage, international exhibition, Stacja Kultura, Rumia, Poland.
2018 Light as a Creative Tool, Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland.
2018 Greetings From There, international exhibition, Chodowiecki & Grass House, Gdansk, Poland.
2018 TS:XD L1V3 4CT, 10 years of Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Gdansk, Poland.
2017 In Thrill and Asceticism, international exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery of the North- Masovian Museum in Łomża, Poland.
2017 Art Change Makers, international exhibition, The Gallery of Modern Art Triptych Art, Kiev, Ukraine.
2017 Greetings From There, art village VITLAND, Kaliningrad, Russia.
2017 Night of Museums, Mała Zbrojownia, Gdansk, Poland.
2016 Bridge Networks, art gallery Gates, Kaliningrad, Russia.
2014 quadriART, international exhibition, EaglGallery, Berlin, Germany.

2021 Juliet Art Magazine, 
In conversation with Elena Vertikova, 31.05.2021
2021 Nowy Obraz / Nowe Spojrzenie, katalog konkursu, p. 88-93
2020 RYSOWAĆ, katalog wystawy, p. 77
2020 Biuletyn Rzeźby nr 2/2020, Magazyn o sztuce współczesnej wydawany przez Bydgoskie Centrum Sztuki, p. 74-75
2019 Wszystko jest jak było. Nic nie jest jak było. Exhibition catalog, p. 40-41
2018 ARS PHOTONICA, Bettina Pelz: NE TEMNO Yekaterinburg.ru 2018

Contemporary And (C&), Installation view, INTERFERENCE Tunis 2018
2018 From Here to Eternity, The House of Lovis Corinth, Volume 34
2018 Greetings From There, Volume 20
2018 Painting Department catalog, Academy of Fine Arts, Volume 60, pages 55-56
2018 The Baltic Daily newspaper, page 26. Issue 26.02.2018
2018 Tricity.Wyborcza.pl newspaper, page 4. Issue 26.02.2018

Curatorial projects
2018 Greetings From There, Chodowiecki & Grass House, Gdańsk, Poland.
2017 Greetings From There, art village VITLAND, Kaliningrad, Russia.

2021 - 2024 PhD course, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland
2016 - 2021 MA, Painting Department, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland

Gallery education
2018 The Deep Water, educational project for students of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk,
Gdansk Municipal Gallery, Gdansk, Poland.

2017 Art Village Vitland, Kaliningrad, Russia.
2017 DEC Art Residence, Carpathians, Ukraine.

Member of the Following Organizations
Women Working With Light, Joined 2018. 

Works held in private collections in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, USA.