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Katerina Belkina

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Enter (Empty Spaces), 2011 Archival Pigment Print 95 X 110 Cm © Katerina Belkina
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Fly! (Empty Spaces), 2010 C-print on Diasec 100 X 110 Cm
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Red Moscow (Empty Spaces), 2011 Archival Pigment Print 130 X 93 Cm © Katerina Belkina
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Metro (Empty Spaces), 2010 Archival Pigment Print 130 X 100 Cm © Katerina Belkina
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The Flight. Poezd (Empty Spaces), 2010 Archival Pigment Print 130 X 92 Cm © Katerina Belkina
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Hieroglyph, 2008 3D Photography-installation 180 X 180 X 30 Cm
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For Kahlo. White (Paint), 2007 Archival Pigment Print 63 X 90 Cm Diptych
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For Degas (Paint), 2007 C-print on Archival Pigment Print 84 X 120 Cm
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For Lempicka (Paint), 2007 Archival Pigment Print 130 X 90 Cm
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For Malevich (Paint), 2006 Archival Pigment Print 84 X 120 Cm © Katerina Belkina
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For Petrov-Vodkin (Paint), 2007 Archival Pigment Print 84 X 120
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Circus (Light and Heavy), 2014 Archival Pigment Print 130 X 100 Cm
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Revolution Street (Light and Heavy), 2014 Archival Pigment Print 100 X 120 Cm
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The House on Maxim Gorky Street (Light and Heavy), 2014 Archival Pigment Print 130 X 100 Cm
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The Race (Light and Heavy), 2014, 2014 Archival Pigment Print 100 X 130 Centimeters
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Constant (Revival), 2015 Archival Pigment Print
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Late Supper (Repast), 2015 Archival Pigment Print © Katerina Belkina
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Duo (Revival), 2015 Archival Pigment Print
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Early Breakfast (Repast), 2015 Archival Pigment Print © Katerina Belkina
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Entreaty (Revival), 2015 Archival Pigment Print
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Vesna (Revival), 2015 Archival Pigment Print
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The Sinner (Revival), 2014 Archival Pigment Print
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Fall (Revival), 2015 Archival Pigment Print
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Samara (Russia)
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Berlin
Works in
Berlin
Schools
Photo School Michael Musorin, Samara, 2002
Art Academy Petrov-Vodkin, Samara, 1993
Art School 1, Samara, 1989
Representing galleries
Galerie Lilja Zakirova (Netherlands), C.A.M Galeri (Turkey), CreArte Studio (Italy), Faur Zsófi Gallery (Hungary)
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2017
Feb, 2017
Katerina Belkina
Direktorenhaus
Current Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
Art Affair 2
Kunsthalle Faust
Dec, 2016
Beyond the boundaries
Faur Zsófi Gallery
Nov, 2016
PhotograpHER
Spazio Contemporanea
Statement and Biography

 

Statement

It has always been fascinating for me to explore the psychology of people’s relationships with each other and with the outside world, to give shape to human emotions. To take joy, despondency, indifference, rapture and jealousy to pieces. Feelings are abstract, therefore it is so interesting to look for and find the form of their visualization.

My face and body are the main instruments I use to incarnate the images I want. Standing in front of the camera as a model, I follow the age-old theatrical practice of playing roles. It gives impetus to the development of my own manner of narration. A part of my work, shooting is akin to a theatrical performance, where an urge to tell the viewer about emotions and feelings manifests itself through the characters in dialogues with the audience.

A passion for classical art and interest in everything new – technology, discoveries, experiments – led me to the type of mixed media, with which I work. From painting, I take colors and create air as an element of space. Reality and character I take from photography. My style originates from a long artistic tradition – collage. That is how my characters and spaces come together. At the next stage, I choose a brush of a graphics program. This is a subtle and accurate tool to create a light, weightless atmosphere similar to that of a dream.

In my creative work, I am not searching for the subjects of thought. They spring from everyday life and observations of the people around. Choosing a motif for my exploration, I offer the audience a female view on things, which concern me. Undoubtedly, this view is based on feminist principles. Yet, the matter is not in confrontation, but in balance and harmony, where a woman is not an object, but foremost – energy.

 

Biography

Early on Katerina Belkina knew about her exceptional talent to see the world through different eyes. Born in Samara in the southeast of European Russia, she was brought up in an creative atmosphere by her mother, a visual artist. Her education as painter at the Art Academy and from 2000 at the School for Photography of Michael Musorin in Samara gave her the tools to visualize her ideas. Exhibitions of her sublime, mystic self-portraits ensued in Moscow und Paris. In 2007 Katerina Belkina was nominated for the prestigious Kandinsky Prize (comparable to the British Turner Price) in Moscow. Recently she got the Hasselblad Masters Prize. Currently she lives and works in Berlin.

 

Awards

2016
- FAPA, Fine Art Photography Awards - 1st Prize for series: Revival
- Hasselblad Masters 2016 - 1st Prize in the category Art

2015
- MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow - 1st Prize in 2 categories
- International Lucas-Cranach-Prize, Lutherstadt Wittenberg - 1st Prize

2014 
- MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow - 1st Prize in category Fine Art

2012
- IPA, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles - 1st Prize in 3 categories

2011
- PX3, The Prix de la Photographie, Paris - 1st Prize for series: Empty Spaces

2010
- PX3, The Prix de la Photographie, Paris - 1st Prize in portrait's category

2008
- Art Interview, Berlin - 14th International Online Artist Competition - 1st Prize
- Art4.ru Museum Awards, Moscow
- IPA, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles - 2nd Prize for series: Not a Man's World
- PX3, The Prix de la Photographie, Paris - 1st Prize for series: Paint
- PX3, The Prix de la Photographie, Paris - 2nd Prize for series: Not a Man's World

2007
- Kandinsky Prize, Moscow - Nominee for Project of the Year
- IPA, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles - 2nd Prize in subcategory

 

 

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