Iakovos Volkov

Iakovos Volkov (b. 1982, Russia) lives and works in Athens, Greece. He works with found materials and discarded everyday items, using textiles, plastic and metal. Focusing on composition and texture, Volkov creates sculptures and installations that evoke contemporary issues and explore single words conceptually. An important part of his artistic practice involves site specific interventions in abandoned, derelict urban sites, ephemeral work which he captures through photography.
Iakovos Volkov has presented his work in the solo shows I am still here (Alibi Gallery, 2018); Everything is Con-Temporary (EXIT Gallery, 2016); Atopos BlahBlahBlah #NAR (Atopos cvc, 2015); and I ‘m not here to entertain you (2014, Sarri 12 gallery). Selected group shows include: No Story Untold (Trii Art Hub, 2019); Walls and Streets (Alibi Gallery, 2018); Athens is Now (Alibi Gallery, 2017); UFAM Ruhr Abschluss (Rathaus Galerie Essen, 2017); Neue Sinnlichkeit (Magdeburg Art Festival, 2015); and No respect (Onasis Cultural Center, 2014).