Nikoleta Martjanova


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Nikoleta Martjanova is a London based figurative painter. Born and raised in Riga, she moved to London as a teenager, eventually pursuing education in Fine Art, she recently graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design. She now works from her studio situated within an iconic factory building on Southgate Road by Regent’s Canal. Parallel to her painting practice, Nikoleta has worked in several galleries, most recently as an Assistant Curator at Thrown Contemporary. She has recently co-founded an initiative called Bumaga Gallery, working with 11 artists altogether, Bumaga is not a physical space, but instead organises contextualised short exhibitions, working with emerging and underexposed artists.


  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art
  • Art Direction
  • Art Curation
  • Printmaking
  • Event Organisation
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Project Management

Companies I’ve worked with



    • Arts and Culture
  • T

    Thrown Contemporary

    • B

      Beside The Wave

      Work history




      Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Bumaga Gallery is an initiave primarily interested in works on paper. A medium often overlooked, or considered second-rate material to the original works of art. Bumaga's aim is to further public's understanding of such works in relation to the artist's mind and their practice. We are currently working with 11 different artists, including two of us and are in negotiations to work with several more artists. Bumaga Gallery does not offer exclusive representation to artists, but rather helps artists to boost their career history though interesting, contextualised group exhibitions. We are always on the look for any opportunities for our artists, especially those ones, that may beyond our own capabilities at this stage. Bumaga Gallery does not have a physical space, although that is our ambition, but instead puts on short exhibitions in different spaces ocassionally correlating with other external events in order to maximise exhibition exposure. Bumaga means paper in Russian.


      Assitant Curator

      Thrown Contemporary

      Oct 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Thrown Contemporary is a gallery with a special focus on Contemporary artists working in the medium of Ceramics and painting.


      Gallery Assistant

      Beside The Wave

      Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • A gallery with a particular focus on Contemporary Painting and Ceramics.