Elena Anosova is a visual artist working with documentary photography, video and installations.   
Originally hailing from the region of Baikal (b. 1983) she is currently based in Moscow and Irkutsk.  
Anosova’s work is centered around lives in closed institutions, small communities and isolation. 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 
2016 «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)

2018 The 6th LUMIX-Festival / Hannover, Germany 
2018 Strategic project of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art “Please, thank you, I’m sorry”, NCCA / Moscow, Russia 
2018 «Connections», Gallery Kvaka 22 / Belgrade Photo Month, Serbia 
2017 «Grow/Conserve», Somerset House / London, UK 
2017 MT. ROKKO International Photo Festival / Kobe, Japan 
2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo / Tbilisi, Georgia 
2016 Rodchenko Art School. 10 Years, Multimedia Art Museum / Moscow, Russia 
2016 After the Event, Museum and Exhibition Center «Worker and Kolkhoz Woman» / Moscow, Russia 
2015 Fotoistanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey 
2015 Exhibition «Silver Camera» / Moscow, Russia 


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 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


E-mail: and/or  

Phone: +7 915 466-84-12

You may be in touch with Anna Zekria ( my producer.

Look at an interview about Polite Fish  

Out-of-the-way on the website of World Press Photo

About Sagaan Sag

And about Section

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