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Yulia Iosilzon


Yulia Iosilzon (Moscow, 1992) is a London based artist who spent her formative years in Tel Aviv. She holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London, and a BA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her work is born from an inherent interest in the narrative of stories anecdotally told and retold, fables proliferated and propagated through word of mouth and fairy tales passed down from generation to generation. Experienced moments or overheard conversations are rendered metaphorical on the canvas, encouraging deciphering or translation, hinting at a longer, continuing narrative hidden from the viewer. Yulia’s command of colour and application of figurative abstractions are inspired from artist's Jewish origin and female identity, but also theatre, fashion and children's illustration. Often painting directly on silk or thin cotton or linen, the artist’s approach is thoughtfully communicated through materials that point to weightlessness and delicacy. As the artist claims, transparency as a material and transparency as a meaning collide in her works all the time.


Selected Exhibitions


Frogspawn, Solo Exhibition, Sapling, London, UK

Yulia Iosilzon, Art Narratives, Roksanda, London, UK

Amanita Muscaria, Solo Exhibition, De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

Platform, David Zwirner, online

Nocturnal, Solo Exhibition, Foundry, Seoul, Korea


Paradise is not just a Place, duo with Anna Skladmann, Roman Road, London, UK

Ode to the Body, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

Unsellable, Just a Studio, London, UK

A Chorus of Beauty and Menace - Carvalho Park, NY, USA

The Big Fish – Berntson Bhattacharjee and Sotheby’s Nordic

Fanfarria - Huxley Parlour - London

Gifts of Lockdown-Daniel Benjamin Gallery-London (Online)


Fight or Flight? – Roman Road – London – curated by Marisa Bellani

Birthday – White Crypt Project Space – London

Duo show - Osnova Gallery – Cosmoscow Fair 

London Now – with Gabriela Giroletti and Sally Kindberg, Space K – Seoul, South Korea

5 Year Show – Plastic Murs – London

When S**t Hits the Fan – Online – Guts Gallery – London – curated by Ellie Pennick

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK

Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

RedivideR, Platform Soutwark, London, UK


Paradeisos, Carvalho Park, New York, USA (Solo)

Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia (Solo)

Lacuna Show, Sotto Sale Projects, London, United Kingdom

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds, United Kingdom

Library Show, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Shelves Show, Spanish City, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Royal College of Arts Graduation Show, London, United Kingdom

Wolves by the Road, Assembly House, Leeds, United Kingdom

We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective, London, United Kingdom

Nourishment, Guests Space, London, United Kingdom

AWB, Herrick Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

UJS Exhibition, London, United Kingdom

More Life, Hockney Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Origin of Who, Kvadrat 16 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, United Kingdom



We Are the Ones Vol I, Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark

Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom



Personal Exhibition, Show Space Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Group Exhibition, Frames Gallery, London, United Kingdom



Shapes’, Group Exhibition, Art Moorhouse, London, United Kingdom

Group Interim Show, Woburn Square, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

Foundation Final Show, CCW , London, United Kingdom


Prizes and Awards



Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, United Kingdom



Audrey Wykeham Prize, London, United Kingdom



Fad Magazine - Interview by Hector Campbell


Young Space - Interview by Kate Mothes



MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom


BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London, United Kingdom


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