1965, Nefteyugansk, Russia
Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Potapov, Yuriy, born in 1965, Nefteyugansk, an outstanding contemporary artist, curator and one of the founders of the creative Association "Art-group "SNEG", entered the history of modern art by the early 90-ies of the cultural project "Journey home" museums of Russia. The organizers of this project Yuriy Potapov and Oleg Nikolaenko contemporaries called "the Wanderers of the 90s", as they are in a difficult time for Russia, returned the interest to the exhibition activities of Russian museums.
Currently, the "Art-group "SNEG" implements geopolitical projects in the arts and actively contributes to the consolidation of the artistic forces in art.
Yuri Potapov, being one of the most authoritative Russian experts in contemporary art, continues active creative work in an amazing manner.
The works are:
Tomsk regional art Museum
Omsk Museum of fine arts
City Museum of art Omsk
Omsk Museum of local lore
The Yekaterinburg regional Museum of fine arts
As well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.
Art-group "SNEG", Russia, Saint-Petersburg
1986 – present
Cultural center "Mansard of artists", Russia, Saint Petersburg
2000 – present
Founder, artist, Director
The Saint-Petersburg Union of artists, Russia, Saint-Petersburg
1996 – present
1987 – 1988 – Russian Academy of arts, St. Petersburg. Course – drawing.
1983 – 1994 – State Of The Sverdlovsk Institute Of Architecture. Faculty of residential and public buildings.
1979 – 1982 – the Moscow correspondence University of Arts. The Department of fine arts.