Katya Selezneva (b. 1989) works with photography, 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 memory and its flexible nature. She is currently working on projects exploring the multifaceted role of the archive as evidence, as a myth-maker, and as a source of state imperatives. Incorporating found archival elements and her manipulations, she constructs narratives that investigate themes of recollection, absence, and loss.

She graduated from The Rodchenko Art School and made several projects in collaboration with museums, different galleries, and self-organized initiatives in Russia, Ukraine, France, and others.

She left Russia in 2022 and now works worldwide.

Selected exhibitions

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


2022 Blazar Contemporary Art Fair | Represented by Pennlab Gallery

2021 Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair | Represented by Ilona K Gallery

2018 Photo Kyiv Fair | Represented by NU ART Gallery | Kyiv


Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards 2022


2022 Phases Mag

2021 UDAR Solo Show


2018 - 2021 - The Rodchenko Art School

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

2020 - Artistic Research Laboratory 'More than a Project' curated by Maria Morina, Jana Romanova

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

2017 - 2018 'Experiences of contemporary photography' curated by Feodora Kaplan


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