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Elena Kholkina

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“The Moscow-born photographer Elena Kholkina, contributed to a variety of magazines like Ozon Raw, ACHE, Open Lab and Kinki. She is closely collaborating with fashion designers and is currently working on projects with Alexandra Grecco, Dreamandawake and Dell Stewart. Her recent dreamlike photography series, populated by illusive and beautiful characters, pulsate with ambiguous meditations on a profound spiritual level. Elena’s photography manages to evoke the sense of faux naïve intimacy within the confines of hauntingly atmospheric scenarios” – Dazed & Confused


2014 – Institute of Contemporary Arts Moscow, “New strategies in contemporary art” course.

Fotodepartament St.Petersburg, “Photography: post-graduate” course by Nadya Sheremetova.

2009-2010 – Photoplay Moscow.


2014 – Where we are – ArtChoice presentationexhibition in Gogol Center, Moscow, throughout Nov.

Between here and now – in Random Gallery, Moscow, Oct-Nov.

Space of no exception – in Sokol CCA gallery, Moscow, till Oct-Nov.

We[ll]timed – Minsk Month of Photography, October.

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam – photobook Doorways in the shortlist, September.

Institute.Production – in Kazan, CCC Smena, September.

We[ll]timed – in St.Petersburg, FotoDepartament gallery, August.

Student Art Prom, “At Play” – in Moscow, Artplay Center, August.

Inventing everyday life: Things – Manifesta10 Parallel events, St.Petersburg, Library #1, Jul-Aug.

I’mpressed – Russian self-published books in St.Petersburg, Taiga Gallery, June.

Perception Transfers – ICA Moscow exhibition (curated by Roland Schony), Sokol CCA, May-Jun.

Silver camera – in Moscow, Feb.

Young photography – in St.Petersburg, Mayakovsky Library, Jan.

2013-2012 – Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam – book dummy shortlisted.

Paris Photo 2013 – photobook Did we ever meet? won the “Rock your dummy!” contest.

Ono Arte Contemporanea gallery – group show in Bologna.

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All images are available at FotoDepartament Gallery in editions:

45х60 cm, edition 15 / €300

 60х90 cm, edition 9 / €600

Vobortens 2015 project:

50х70 cm, edition 15 / €500

 70х100 cm, edition 10 / €800

Print quality: archival pigment prints.

Our website contains a limited range of works.

The artist’s prints archive is available in person in FotoDepartament.Gallery or by


Der Greif

Calvert Journal

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