FotoDepartament Gallery was founded in 2008.
The Gallery focuses on Russian contemporary photography and represents both well established names and up-and-coming talents.
FotoDepartament Gallery exhibition space provides the platform for personal and group curatorial exhibitions that are usually accompanied by special publications and events, such as artists’ books and zines as well as performances, discussions, artist talks etc.
There are several emerging names in Russian contemporary photography represented by the Gallery: Margo Ovcharenko (included in ReGeneration2 book and exhibition), Irina Zadorozhnaia (short-list of Unseen Book Award 2015), Yury Gudkov (short-list of Unseen Book Award 2015, Self publish Riga 2016 shortlist), Ksenia Yurkova (Gomma Photography Grant 2014 winner), Kirill Savchenkov, Kir Esadov, Daria Tuminas (winner of Viewbook Photostory 2010 contest, Lucie Award winner, 2011; FotoFest 2012 in Houston participant), Irina Yulieva, Alexander Sedelnikov, Jana Romanova (3d place at Portfolio review in Bratislava, 2011), Anastasia Tailakova (FotoFest 2012 in Houston participant) and other artists.
Main group exhibitions, including international, of Russian emerging photographers, organized by FotoDepartament were presented at different locations such as Backlight Photographic Festival 2011 in Tampere, Finland (curated by Nadya Sheremetova and Ulrich Haas Pursiainen), at Moscow Museum of Modern Art as a part of the Moscow International Biennale «Fashion and Style in Photography» 2015, at Lumier Brothers Centre of Photography in Moscow etc.
FotoDepartament Gallery provides photography as a broad medium with connections and transitions to other forms of representation exploring this field of images with more conceptual and experimental approach.
Grazhdanskaya street, 13-15
Berthold Centre / 1 floor
Saint-Petersburg / Russia
Curator – Nadya Sheremetova