1971- †2015     Born in Moscow, Russia

1993                Living in Bern, Switzerland

1996-1999       School Of Art and Design (HFG) in Lucerne, Switzerland

Arts Academy “After the Memory of Year 1905” in Moscow, Russia

2008                Membership at Photo Union of Russia

2012                Membership at Visarte, Visual Arts Association, Switzerland



2007                Swiss Photo Award, EWZ Selection, Zurich, Switzerland


                        Project Grant of Bern, Switzerland

2006                Photography Prize 2006, Bern, Switzerland


Public Collections

                        Town of Nice, France

                        Canton Bern, Switzerland

                        Town of Biel, Switzerland

                       Collection Essl, Austria


Solo Shows(selection)


2013                I Mirror You, Pobeda Gallery, Moscow, Russia

                  I Mirror You, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

2012                Okno, Arina Kowner KulturAtelier, artist talk with S.Mazoulevska, Zurich,       


2011                Fragile, DuflonRacz Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

2010                Wall-Bars of Beauty, Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2009                My Collection, Pobeda Gallery, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia (Catalog)

                        Almost Black and White, Karin Sutter Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

          12 Rooms, Photounion Gallery, Moscow, Russia 7-th Moscow Photo Biennale

                       Balthus, Freud’s Dreams Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia

                        Dochki-Materi, Loft Project Etazhi, St. Petersburg, Russia

2007                Eros and Muses, Scalo/Guye Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2006                Miracles and Nightmares, Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany

                        Dreams and Reality, Galerie Alfred Knecht, Karlsruhe, on the 

                        occasion of the European culture-days 2006 “Moscow”, Karlsruhe, Germany

2005                Private Things, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

                        Hotel Rossia, Project for Marks Blond, Raum für

                        Zeitgenössische Kunst, Bern, Switzerland

2004                Edition for KunstKöln, Germany

2002                Begegnungen-Beziehungen, Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Germany

2001                No Title, Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland

2000                No Title, Galerie Kabinett, Bern, Switzerland

                        One Artist Show, Kunst 2000, Zurich, Switzerland


Group Shows(selection)

2014                Dublin Biennial 2014, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Dublin, Ireland

2013                Cantonale Berne Jura, MuseumPasquart, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

                        I Like!, Collection Essl, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria

                  Small Is Beautiful, Pobeda Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2012                Cantonale Berne Jura, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

                  Cantonale Berne Jura, Kunsthaus Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland

                  Russian Archives, Barbarian Art Gallery, Culture Scapes Festival 2012, Zurich, 


                  20 Years of Rigassi Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

2011                The New Beginning, Exhibition of Meissen ArtCampus, Leipzig, Germany (Catalog)        

                        Les territoirs du desir, MuMa, Le Havre, France (Catalog)

2010                Chroniques Russe/Russian Chronicles, Theatre de la photographie et 

                        de l’image , Nice, France (Catalog)

2009                Positions 09, Seewerk, Moers-Kapellen, Germany (Catalog)

2008                Virtual Libido – Real Ecstasy (Part 1), Branska Bystrica State Gallery, Slovak Republic

2007                Photo.Kunst,Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria (Catalog)

                        The Selection, vfg, Zurich, Switzerland (Catalog) 

                        Artseasons, Cape Town 2007, Cape Town, South Africa (Catalog)

2006                Emerging Artists 06, Collection Essl, Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Austria (Catalog)

                        Reiz & Risiko, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland (Catalog)

                        Exhibition “ Photography prize 2006 of the canton Bern”, Photoforum Pasquart,

                        Biel, Switzerland

                        17. International Triennale for Original print graphics, Grenchen, Switzerland (Catalog)

2005                Exhibition project European Art in the “Südwestkurve”,Galerie Vayhinger, Karlsruhe, Germany

                        Beauty, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg, Austria

2004                Photography prize 2004 of the Canton Bern, Musee Jurassien des Arts, Moutier,                                 Switzerland

                       Love, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg, Austria

2003                Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland

2002                Galerie NN-Fabrik, Vienna, Austria

2001                Transit, Exhibition Halls of the Port of Nagoya, Japan



2009                 Tomograph. Interviews With Artists.Arnoldsche Publishing, Germany

                         My Collection,  Pobeda Gallery, Russia (Solo)

2007                 Photo.Kunst, Edition Sammlung Essl, Austria (Group)

2006                Dreams and Reality, Irina Polin, Engelhardt & Bauer Publishing, Germany (Solo)           

                         Emerging Artists 06, Edition Sammlung Essl, Austria (Group)

                         Reiz und Risiko/Risk and Allure, Arnoldsche Publishing, Germany (Group)




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