Kirill was born in Moscow on October 27, 1959.
1977-1977 Moscow Fine Art school named after Surikov
1977-1982 Moscow High Art Industrial Academy (former Academy named after Duke Serge Stroganoff), faculty of Design.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION
A member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1984.
A member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1992.
For many years Kirill has been a member of Moscow Medal Making Club. Design, he says, helped him to advance from working on surface to space sculpture. Since 1988, using mixed techniques and various materials: ceramics, wood, metal and acrylic, Kirill has worked on the theme of Old and New Testament sculpture, which was first exhibited in 1993 in the MARS Gallery, then in XAC Multicult Gallery (Frankfurt on Main) and Badisches Landes Museum (Karlsrue). In 1991 Kirill created a two-side medal depicting the Peace flag for the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York.
In the following years several collections were created: People and Lions (1993–1995), Paradise Birds (1996), Objects from the sky (1997–1998), Going within Time (1999–2000), Rhein Angels (2001–2002). These are sculptures made of bronze decorated with half-precious stones. In his collections Guardians of the City, Holy Animals, Going Figures, where Kirill uses kinetic elements, multi-tonal shades of bronze and stone, which are a symbolic representation of the circle of life and guardians of spiritual values.
Since 2003 he partakes in charity auctions of Operation Smile and Diema’s Dream supported by Christie’s to help children with facial deformities.
In 2005 he took part in a charity exhibition in Tsar's Village and donated his sculpture Family (2000) to the Alexander Palace Museum.
As part of the Modern sculpture in the estate on Volkhonka project, in 2012 Kirill participated in the exhibition devoted to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art.
In 2014 he had his sole exhibition at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in Moscow.
In 2015 Kirill participated in the International Academy Project Between the Volga and the Danube. The project was an attempt to restore the holistic, stereoscopic perception of the surrounding world.
Since 2004 Kirill Protopopov has continued his collection People of the World seeking to bring together the heritage of ancient cultures and the modern world. He uses pieces coloured smalt, gold tint and silver in a combination of traditional and modern technics, and graphic design.
PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS
1988 The Millennium of Russian Culture. Moscow.
1989 Eberle Gallery. Stuttgart.
1990 IX Biennale Internationale Dantesca. Ravenna.
1991 Nikholay Roerich Museum. New York.
1993 MARS Gallery. Moscow.
1993 Badisches Landes Museum. Karlsruhe.
1993 XAC Multicult Gallery. Frankfurt / M
1994 «Russian Collection» part I
1995 MARS Gallery. Moscow.
1995 Gallery St. Eberhard. Stuttgart.
1995 California Museum of Art. Santa Rosa.
1995 «Russian Collection» part II, MARS Gallery. Moscow.
1996 Russian Gallery on Vozdvizhenka. Moscow.
1996 Inter ART Manege 96'. Moscow.
1996 Post Denmark Museum. Kopengagen.
1997 Inter ART Manege 97'. Moscow.
1998 Moscow Inter ART Salon. Moscow.
1998 EUROART 98'. Barselona.
1998 Pan Dan Gallery. Moscow.
1999 Moscow Inter ART Salon. Moscow.
1999 EUROART 99'.Jeneva.
1999 Galerie D'ART Conteporani. Costa Brava.
2000 Moscow Inter ART Salon, project: «CINEMA 2000». Moscow.
2000 RINGSPIEL Gallery. Hannover.
2000 WILL'S ART WAREHOUSE. London.
2001 Moscow Inter ART Salon, project: «WORLD LAKE 2001». Moscow.
2002 Moscow Inter ART Salon. Moscow.
2003 The 70years of Moscow Union of Artiests Manege. Moscow.
2003 Peter Batkin and operation smile-benefit auction of contemporary Russian Art. Moscow.
2004 Charity Auction with the support of Sotheby's Contemporary Russian Art. Moscow.
2005 Group exhibition, Noordeinde gallery, DEN HAAG, Netherlands.
2005 Moscow Inter ART Salon. Moscow.
2005 Hummer centre. Moscow
2006 Gala and Live Auction. Moscow.
2006 Diema's Dream Foundation live auction. Moscow.
2006 Sulpture in winter garden. Moscow.
2006 Benefit Auction with the support of Christie's contemporary Russian Art. Moscow.
2006 Voorwoord Holland Art Fair.
2006 Art fair Naarden, Netherlands, KUNST & ANTIEKWEEKEND NAARDEN VESTING.
2007 Art fair Naarden, Netherlands, KUNST & ANTIEKWEEKEND NAARDEN VESTING.
2007 PRIMAVERA, Roterdam art fair, Nedhelands.
2008 Inter ART Manege 08'. Moscow.
2008 Diema's Dream Foundation live auction. Moscow.
2008 ALEXANDER PALACE Retern of Treasure project. Tsarskoe Selo.
2009 Diema's Dream Foundation live auction. Moscow.
2010 Diema's Dream Foundation live auction. Moscow.
2010 3D Gallery personal exhibition. Moscow.
2010 MUSEON Bestiary: from Fantasi to Reality. Moscow.
2010 Inter ART Manege 10'. Moscow. 2011 Moscow Inter ART Salon, project: «Artiest and city». Moscow.
2011 Diema's Dream Foundation auction with the support of Christie's. London.
2012 VOLKHONKA Fine Arts Centre. Personal exhibition. Moscow.
2012 ARS LONGA project Fine Art College. Moscow.
2012 80-years Moscow Union of Artiest. MANEGE. Moscow.
2012 MUSEON 100-years Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Music and Form. Moscow.
2013 MUST ART Gallery. Moscow.
2014 JART Gallery. Personal exibition, Moscow.
2014 Nikholay Roerich Museum . Personal exibition, Moscow.
2015 Beetween Volga and Danube Project. Russian Art Acedemy, Moscow.
2015 ARS LONGA State Geological Museum, Moscow.
2015 Burganov Museum. «Modern format» project. Moscow.
2016 Inter ART Salon. «Signs and symbols» project. Moscow.
2016 «Sculpture and tapestry». Moscow.
2016 State Tretyakov gallery. The Sculpture language of Braile. Moscow.
2016 Collected Works. Sculpture. Project. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow
2016 The Burganov House Museum. The art of sculpture: Elements. Moscow
2017 «Signs and Symbols» Open Club Gallery. Project. Moscow
2017 ART Pampelone, Saint Tropez
2017 85 years of the Moscow Union of Artists. Manege. Moscow
2017 The Burganov House Museum. Modern sculpture. Moscow
WORKS BY K.PROTOPOPOV IN MUSEUN COLLECTIONS
State Tretyakov gallery
State History Museum of Moscow
Nikholas Roerich Museum in New York
Alexander Palace collection in Tsarskoe Selo
Post Denmark Museum, Copenhagen
Museum of Medal, Telsiai, Lithuania
Germany, Holland, Canada, Russia, USA, France, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand.