Katya Selezneva (b. 1989, Moscow) works with long-term photography projects, installation, video, and sound.

The key issue of her research is related to the theme of instability and a person's place in the modern media landscape. Her interests also lie within the field of collective and personal memory and its flexible nature. Current projects are based on exploring traces of memory in connection with territories, and the multifaceted role of the archive as evidence, as a myth-maker, and as a source of state imperatives. Incorporating found archival elements and own manipulations, she constructs narratives that investigate themes of recollection, absence, and loss.


2018 - 2021 - The Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia

2021 - 'On music and space' curated by Sasha Elina, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Vasilisa Filatova | International University in Moscow (IUM)

2020 - Laboratory within the framework of the festival OTZVUK curated by Andrej Smirnov

Selected exhibitions

2023 Encontros da Imagem Festival, Galeria da Estação | Braga

2023 Sviva Station, Sviva Art Space | Tel Aviv

2023 'Restricted Soil', off-site show at the abandoned greenhouse |

2021 'Ways of communication', PENNLAB Gallery | Moscow

2021 'The Seamy Side and What's Inside', Third Place | Saint-Petersburg

2021 'Limiting Visibility', Ekaterina Foundation | Moscow

2021 'Blind spot', Polytechnical Museum | Moscow

2021 'A stone and a tree and a skull and a bird and...', Ilona K | Moscow

2020 Reconstruction of the installation "Rainforest" as part of the festival OTZVUK, ZIL Culture Centre

2019 'Surround_ground' as part of the exhibition 'City Sound Objects', Ground Khodynka | Moscow

2019 Rodchenko Art School Group show, Design Center ARTPLAY | Moscow

2019 'On the edge', Elektrozavod Gallery | Moscow

2016 IV Bienalle of modern art | Saint-Petersburg

2012 'Sorts et désenchantements', Galerie Lemniscate | Toulouse


2024 Photometria International Photography Festival winner

2023 Encontros da Imagem Photobook Award finalist

2023 Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards 2022 winner

Selected publications

2023 Zone Magazine

2023 Yogurt Magazine

2022 Phases Mag

2021 Solo Show

2021 Artguide


2023 Sviva | Tel Aviv

2021 UDAR at Borovsk Prison Castle | Borovsk

2021 First Summer School of Sculpture | Veliky Novgorod

Artist talks

2021 There Round the Corner in the Deep | Pennlab Gallery project presentation

2021 Items of Unknown Purpose | Polytechnical Museum

Educational & Curatorial work

2018 - 2023 'Contemporary photography. Visual research practiсe', course leader

2019 - 2023 'Project photography', curator work and lecturer

2022 - 'Photography lab', workshop leader