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ARCHIVED Enso: Coming Full Circle - Private View with Elena Gileva

Friday 3 March 2023
Enso: Coming Full Circle - Private View with Elena Gileva

Friday 3 March 2023

The guided viewing will start at 7.00pm after which there will be opportunity for informal discussion with the artist.

White Conduit Projects
1 White Conduit Street
London N1 9EL

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We are delighted to invite members and friends to a special private view of Elena Gileva’s exhibition Enso: Coming Full Circle at White Conduit Project.

Elena Gileva started working with clay in 2010, having an interest in how objects convey historical narratives. In 2014, she participated in the artist-in-residence programme at the Shigaraki Ceramic Sculpture Park, and this was when she first encountered anagama kilns. Making pottery using anagama kilns involves the entire community and landscape; inspired by this process, Elena started incorporating the idea of circularity in her body of work, some of which are presented in this exhibition.

This event is an exclusive opportunity for a guided viewing and a chance to meet the artist. Elena Gileva will be present to discuss her work and its Japanese influences during the evening.

Elena Gileva is a London based artist whose work explores the decorative, historical and ornamental through the medium of ceramics and sculpture. Elena trained in both ceramics and glass at the Royal College of Art after completing BFA Fine Arts Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. She combines various references and processes in her hand-built ceramic objects, which take centre stage in her practice. Archetypal functional objects such as pots, jars and pillars are reworked until they take on new colours, shapes and stories.

Past exhibitions include: La Borne, France 2022, La Borne, France 2020; Kleureyck: Van Eyck’s Colours in Design, Design Museum Ghent. Belgium 2020, London Art Fair, White Conduit Projects, 2019;  FRACAS. Brussels. 2019; Nakanojo Biennial 2019, Gunma, Japan; FOUNT Airspacegallery/British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, UK (2017); Cultural Landscape Pt. 2 Gallerie de L’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France (2017); Gyeonggi, International Ceramic Biennial, Icheon, South Korea (2017); Ibero-American Arts Award, Sala Brazil, London (2016); The Ingram Collection’s Inaugural Purchase Prize Exhibition for Young Contemporary Talent, Cello Factory, London (2016).

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email

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