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Alexandra Demenkova, 1980 Kingisepp, RU
aleks.da@gmail.com
Education
2000-2002 Union of Journalists, PhotoFaculty, Saint-Petersburg, RU
1998-2003 Russian Pedagogical University, Department of Foreign Languages, Saint-Petersburg, RU
2007 14th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm XXI, Jeffersonville (NY), US
2008-2009 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL (artist-in-residency)
2010-2011 Reflexions Masterclass

(Selected) awards
2006 Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘The best press-photographer 2006’, Grand Prix
2005 London, GB, ‘The Ian Parry Scholarship’, 3rd prize
2004 Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘The Northern Palmyra’, Grand Prix

(Selected) solo exhibitions
2011 “Zerkalo – Photographie Russe Contemporaine: Alexandra Demenkova”, Librarie Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec, Canada (projection)
2010 De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, “Territory of Broken Dreams”, Helmond, NL
2010 Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway
2009 Museum of the History of Photography, Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘Obrazy i Podobija’ (“Images and Likenesses”)

(Selected) group exhibitions and festivals
2010 Galerie Beckel Odille Boicos, “Photographie Russe historique, moderne et contemporaine 1850-2010”, Paris, FR
2010 “Man in Motion”, International Photography Fair, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Saint-Petersburg, RU
2010 10th International Festival of Photography in Pingyao PIP, Russian Exhibition, Pingyao, CN (exh. cat.)
2010 Fries Museum, «Land», Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Leeuwarden, NL
2010-2011 Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, «VoTH», RU (exh. cat.); other venues: State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan; Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts; Moscow MOMA; Yaroslavl Art Museum, “VoTH”, Yaroslavl, RU
2010 LUMC Gallery, Familiezaken Leiden, NL
2009 Royal Court Theatre Company, “A New Place to Live”, Stratford-upon-Avon, GB
2009 Gallery.Photographer.ru, “Russian Style”, within the framework of the festival “Fashion and Style in Photography”, Moscow, RU
2008 Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism, Hannover, DE
2007 PhotoEspana Photography Festival, Finalist of ‘Descrubimientos’ Madrid, ES

(Selected) publications, articles and reviews
2010 “Land. Country life in the urban age”, book accompanying exhibition, Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht, Groningen, NL
2010 ”Kaze no Tabibito”, Tokyo, JP (”Find the Root”, vol.40, June, 2010)
2009 “Future images”, book, 24 ORE Motta Cultura slr, Milan, IT
2009 “This Day of Change”, book, Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, JP
2007 “14th Joop Swart Masterclass: Fragile”, book, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, NL

Other
2009 Artist Talks in StreetLevelPhotoworks Art Gallery, Glasgow and Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008 MJA (Mission Jeunes Artistes), Toulouse, FR

Collections
CBK (Centrum Beeldende Kunst) Zuidoost, Amsterdam, NL
Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, The Hague, NL
Private collections

Alexandra Demenkova 's current location:
Saint Peterburg , Russia

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