Dina Varpahovsky

Dina Varpahovsky

London, United Kingdom

About Dina Varpahovsky

Dina Varpahovsky was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and lives and works in London since 1999. She graduated from BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2012. Since graduation Dina has exhibited in a number of group shows and had solo shows at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Canary Wharf Window Gallery and the Zetter Hotel. Dina’s paintings were selected for a number of exhibitions and prizes including The London Group Centenary, Worcester Open and ZAP Open in 2013 and Wells Art Contemporary in 2014.  As part of XAP collective of emerging artists, Dina initiated and participated in The Psychotropic House, a group exhibition and symposium held at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project space in 2014, as well as Tied, an outdoor performance at Whitstable Biennale in 2016. Dina has just completed her MA Fine Art degree at City & Guilds of London School of Art.


2016 MA Fine Art / City & Guilds of London School of Art
2012 / BA (Hons) Fine Art / Central Saint Martins / London


COMING UP! The Runaway Fingers, group exhibition at The Pushkin House, London

September 28, 2016

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950), unsung genius of Soviet literature, was a writer of philosophical, satirical, lyrical phantasmagorias. He has been compared to Kafka, Gogol, Borges and Edgar Allen Poe yet remained unpublished until 1989. In the exhibition ‘The Runaway Fingers’, seven UK-based artists from Russia, USA and the UK, respond to Krzhizhanovsky’s remarkable short stories via interactive installation, video, photography, drawing and painting. Each artist delves into the untapped mine of Krzhizhanovsky’s weird and wonderful literature finding rich fuel for the imagination. The distilled product is a collection of artworks that veers from the poetic to the surreal via robotic fingers and mutant fashionistas.
Curated by Anya Charikov-Mickelburgh.
Opening reception 28 September 6:30 – 8:30pm

Exhibition open from 29 September to 13 November daily 2 -5 pm at 5A Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA. Artists: Laura Dekker, Nick Clark, Dina Varpahovsky, Ana Oak, Ed Saye, Liz Sergeant, Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh.


2016 Tied / Southbank / London
2016 The Runaway Fingers / London
2016 MA Degree Show/ City&Guilds of London Art School
2016 Tied / Whitstable Biennale Satellite / Whitstable
2016 Daylight Saving / Geddes Gallery / London
2015 Condominium / 10 Grosvenor Street / London
2015 The Other Garden / Nancy Victor Gallery / London
2015 London Group Draw II / London
2014 CavalieroFinn Art&Design Show / London
2014 Wells Art Contemporary Open / Wells
2014 Kingsgate Workshops Open Studios / London
2014 Zeitgeist Art Projects Summer Show / London
2014 Up & Coming / Kids of Dada at Hoxton Gallery / London
2014 The Psychotropic House / Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects / London
2013 Affordable Art Fair Battersea / London
2013 The Zetter Hotel / London
2013 Zeitgeist Open 2013 / London
2013 Zeitgeist Art Projects Summer Show / London
2013 Worcester Open / Worcester
2013 London Group Centenary Open / The Cello Factory /
2013 Dirty Linen / Curious Duke Gallery / London
2012 Contemporary Art & Design Show / CavalieroFinn / London
2012 Canary Wharf Window Gallery / London
2012 Summer Show at Islington Arts Factory / London
2012 BA Fine Art / Central Saint Martins / London
2011 Watson, Farley & Williams reception / OXO / London
2010 Displacement / Spinach / London
2009 Château d’If / artist / co-curator / Shoreditch Town Hall / London
2009 2009.75 - A Point in Time / Lewisham Art House
2009 Chelsea & Westminster Hospital/ London