Bio/CV — Elena Anosova is an award-winning visual artist

Elena Anosova (b. 1983) is a visual artist working with documentary and art photography, video, archive, and installations. Originally hailing from the region of Baikal (Russia, Siberia), she is currently based in Irkutsk and Moscow. She is a member of MAPS. She teaches visual arts (Moscow and S. Peterburg) at Rodchenko Art School, School of Visual Arts, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Academy Fotografika.

The most important part of her professional activities is devoted to personal, long-term projects that are centered around lives in closed institutions, small communities, and isolation. The impulse of research of such themes 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, Far North, Russian Far East and Baltic Sea borderlands.

Anosova has been a winner of various competitions. She is a recipient of the World Press Photo, Center Project, LensCulture, World.Report Award and others. Her work has been published around the world including National Geographic (USA).


Selected awards

  • 2018 Garage Museum’s Grant Program for Emerging Artists / Winner
  • 2017 The LensCulture Exposure Awards / 1st place series
  • 2017 World Press Photo / Daily Life, 2d prize stories
  • 2016 Center Project Launch / Grant Winner
  • 2016 Portraits — Hellerau Photography Award / 1st place
  • 2016 Photogrvphy Grant / Story, 1st place
  • 2015 The V annual World. Report Award — Documenting Humanity / Spot Light Award
  • 2015 Direct Look photo contest, FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at Sakharov center / 3d place
  • 2015 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / Grand Prix
  • 2015 Baltic Biennale «Photomania» / Documentary, 1st place

Solo shows

  • 2019 «Out-of-the-way», FORMAT19, Derby, Great Britain
  • 2018 «Out-of-the-way» Schilt Publishing & Gallery / Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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

Selected exhibitions

  • 2019 Urgent Perspective #3 / Aa Collections Gallery / Vienna, Austria
  • 2019 Shot List / NEW WING of the Gogol’s House, Moscow, Russia
  • 2018 «One North-East» / CCA ZARYA / Vladivostok, Russia
  • 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

Art-Residencies

  • 2019 KulturKontakt / Vienna, Austria
  • 2018 Art Vorota / Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 2017 Metenkov’s House Museum / Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2015 CCA ZARYA / Vladivostok, Russia

Artist talks, events, seminars, other activities

  • 2019 Workshops at Katholisches Oberstuferealgynasium / Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2019 Artist Talk at Lofoten Internasjonale Fotofestival — LIFF / Kabelvåg, Norway
  • 2018 Artist Talk at Theater Vrijburcht / Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2018 Artist Talk at Tomsk State University / Tomsk, Russia
  • 2018 Artist Talk at the Museum of the World Ocean / Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 2018 Artist Talk at the n-ost / Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 Artist Talk at LUMIX-Festival / Hannover, Germany
  • 2018 Artist Talk at Extra Fort by RECYCLART, Botanique / Brussels, Belgium
  • 2018 Member of the jury of the documentary photo contest Neighborhood / Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 Artist Talk at V. Bronstein Gallery / Irkutsk, Russia
  • 2017 Workshop and Artist Talk at Metenkov’s House Museum / Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2017 Workshop and Lecture at PiterPhoto Festival / Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2017 Artist Talk at World Press Photo / Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2017 Workshop and Artist Talk at Art-Subject Festival / Vladimir, Russia
  • 2016 Artist Talk at Center Santa Fe Photo Festival / Santa Fe NM, USA
  • 2016 Member of the jury of the International Film Festival Side by Side / Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2016 Lecture at Young photographers of Russia Festival / Ples, Russia
  • 2015 Artist Talk at Festival della Fotografia Etica / Lodi, Italy
  • 2015 Artist Talk at Fotoistanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015 Artist Talk at CCA ZARYA / Vladivostok, Russia

Education

  • 2018 ISSP Photobook as Object by Yumi Goto & Jan Rosseel / Riga, Latvia
  • 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

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