Biography Katerina Belkina

 

1974, Samara, Russia

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 and 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
2016     
Hasselblad Masters 2016 – 1st Prize in the category Art
2015     mifa, Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow – 1st Prize in 2 categories
2015     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
2008   Art4.ru Museum Awards, Moscow
2008   IPA, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles – 2nd Prize for series: Not a Man’s World
2008   PX3, The Prix de la Photographie, Paris – 1st Prize for series: Paint
2008   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
2007   IPA, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles – 2nd Prize in subcategory 

Biennales
2017   OSTRALE – International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts – Biennale, Dresden, Germany
2016   5th Mediations Biennale – Fundamental, Poznań, Poland
2015   The Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia
2011   Young Artists Project 2011: Future Lab, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea
2011   Empty Spaces in the program of Fourth Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
2009  The First Russian Museum Photobiennale, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Solo exhibitions
2017   Katerina Belkina, ZEITGALERIE Kamenzer Strasse 19, Dresden, Germany
2017   Katerina Belkina, Direktorenhaus – Museum für Kunst Handwerk Design, Berlin, Germany
2016   Katerina Belkina, Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland
2016   Katerina Belkina, VDNH, pavilion #59 „Grain”, One Picture Museum, Moscow, Russia
2016   Paint, Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2016   Ideal Beauty – Beauty Ideals, Part 3, Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany
2016   Humanism, CreArte Studio, Oderzo (TV), Italy
2015   Revival, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2015   Katerina Belkina, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China
2014   Empty Spaces, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
2011   Empty Spaces, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2010  Paint, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2008  Not a Man’s World, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2008  25 women I loved, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2007  Katerina Belkina, A.M. Gorky Literary Memorial Museum, Kazan, Russia
2005  Charity personal exhibition and sale for Children’s Hearts Fondation, Moscow, Russia

Group exhibitions
2017   NordArt 2017, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2017   CRANACH. Meister – Marke – Moderne, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2017   Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Germany
2017   Nature Morte. Contemporary Artists Revive the Still Life, National Museum Wroclaw, Poland
2017   HUMAN/DIGITAL: a symbiotic love affair, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017   L’elegance, Russiantearoom gallery, Paris, France
2016   Art Affair 2, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany
2016   Beyond the boundaries, Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2016   PhotograpHER – women taking photos of women, Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
2016   Urban Touch, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany
2016   error: x, OSTRALE – Festival for Contemporary Arts, Dresden, Germany
2016   Sweet, Schau Fenster – Schauraum für Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2016   NordArt 2016, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2016   Until It Turns Slightly Pink…, C.A.M Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2016   ARTGESCHOSS 2016, WelfenAkademie, Brunswiek, Germany
2016   SKIN, The Ballery, Berlin Germany
2016   5 Dimensions of Beauty, The Center of Photography Mart, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2016   Spring Exhibition, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2015   Winter Group Show, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2015   Celeste Prize 2015, EXBAZZI, Milan, Italy
2015   Seoul New York Photo Festival 2015, Seoul, South Korea
2015   The Last Picture Show, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, USA
2015   Cranach 2.0, Festung Rosenberg, Kronach, Germany
2015   20th Voies Off Festival, Arles, France
2015   Heimat X, Wiesbadener Fototage, Wiesbaden, Germany
2015   The Alchemistic Wedding, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2015   Nord Art 2015, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2015   Fotosommer 2015, Erfurt, Germany

2015   Russian Contemporary Art Week, Berlin, Germany
2015   Net/Rrjet/Edition 7 – Restart, Gallery of Ministry of Culture, Pristina, Kosovo
2015   Humble me, aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2015   Cranach und die Moderne, Stiftung Christliche Kunst Wittenberg, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
2015   Cranach 2.0, Cranach-Stiftung Wittenberg, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
2014   Group Show, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2014   Gestalten, Brau.ART 2014, Dessau, Germany
2014   Continuité, Spring Exhibition, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2013   Heusden in Springtime, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2012  Autumn Exhibition, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2012  Madre Russia, Museo Civico, Asolo, Italy
2012  Gop-art, Street Art Festival, 16th Line Gallery, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2012  Crossover, 3+1, 2nd PHOTOSPECTRUM 2012, Seoul, South Korea
2011  5 Ans de Photographie à l’Espace Art 22, Art 22 Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2010   Life’s Journey… to Heusden, Summer Exhibition, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2010   Festival: Living Perm, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
2010   Russian artists, an art superlative, Meymac, France
2010   Russian Tales, EXPRMNTL Gallery, Toulouse, France
2009  Die Winterreise, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2009  Summer Salon, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2009  On the trace of Turgenev, Belffroi Gallery, Namur, Belgium
2008  You are an artist, ART4.RU contemporary art museum, Moscow, Russia
2008  Young galleriest/Young collectors, pop/off/art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2008  Russian Tales, Galerie Small & Co, Paris, France
2008  Summer Exhibition, Galerie Lilja Zakirova, Heusden a/d Maas, The Netherlands
2008  25 women I loved, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2007  Kandinsky Prize 2007, Moscow, Russia
2006  PhotoFusion, St. Petersburg, Russia
2006  PhotoFusion, Moscow, Russia
2005  Young Russian photographers, Novgorod, Russia
2005  The open city, Samara, Russia
2005  A private life of a nature, DeArt, Moscow, Russia
2002  Collective Exhibition, The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, USA
2002  Russian Eye, The Arts Project. Gallery, London, Canada

Public & Private Collections
Carla & Hugo Brown Collection, The Netherlands
Edgar Schermerhorn Collection, The Netherlands
HBC Global Art Collection, New York, USA
Stiftung Christliche Kunst, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany
Yedida Collection, Israel