Originally hailing from the picturesque region of Baikal, artist Elena Anosova (b. 1983) is currently based in Moscow and Irkutsk. She completed her education at Rodchenko ArtSchool, Moscow, Russia and already has participated in a number of national and international projects and exhibitions. 

Anosova’s work is centered around lives in closed institutions and small communities, isolation, social stigmatization. The impulse of research of such communities arose in a reflection of her teenage period spent at the closed rehabilitation boarding school. Also Elena Anosova works with subjects of borders, identity and collective memory in the territory of Siberia, Extreme North and Russian Far East.

She works with documentary photo, video, installations, archive and book projects.

Solo shows

2017 «Beyond The Boundaries», Metenkov's House Museum / Yekaterinburg, Russia

2016 «Section», Photo-Eye Gallery / Santa Fe NM, USA

2017 «Section», Galleria Passante in Porta Venezia / Milan, Italy

2015 «Polite Fish», CCA ZARYA / Vladivostok, Russia

2015 «Section», Red Square Gallery / Moscow, Russia

Group shows (selected)

2016 Exhibition «Mithologique», Metenkov's House / Yekaterinburg, Russia

2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo / Tbilisi, Georgia

2015 Fotoistanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Exhibition «Space Siberia» / Barnaul, Russia

2015 Exhibition «Silver Camera» / Moscow, Russia

2014 Vienna Photobook Festival, «Radar Moscow» / Vienna, Austria

Awards (selected)

2017 The LensCulture Exposure Awards / 1st place series

2017 World Press Photo / Daily Life, 2d prize stories

2016 Photogrvphy Grant / Story, 1st place

2016 Center Project Launch / Grant Winner

2016 MACK First Book Award / Shortlist

2016 Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award / 1st place

2016 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / 1st place

2015 The V annual World.Report Award – Documenting Humanity / Spot Light Award

2015 The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / Grand Prix and 1st place

2015 Direct Look photo contest, FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at Sakharov center / 3d place

2015 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / Grand Prix and 1st place

2015 Baltic Biennale «Photomania» / Documentary, 1st place 


2016 Angkor Photo Festival Workshop by Anthony D'Agata / Siem Reap, Cambodia

2016 ISSP Photography as a starting point of infinite possibilities by Anouk Kruithof / Riga, Latvia

2013-2016 The Rodchenko Art School, Moscow, Russia

2013 and 2014 Workshop by Hannes Wanderer «Turn Your Project Into A Great Photobook», Moscow, Russia

2001-2006 Master program in Technology of art processing of materials, ISTU, Irkutsk, Russia


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