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elena anosova

Elena Anosova is a visual artist working with documentary and art photography, video, archive, and installations. Originally hailing from the region of  Baikal (Russia, Siberia), she is currently based in Irkutsk, Moscow, and the Baltic Sea (Kaliningrad).


The most important part of her professional activities is devoted to personal, long-term projects that are centered around lives in closed institutions, small communities, and in isolation. The impulse of research of such themes arose as  a reflection of her teenage years spent at the closed rehabilitation boarding school. 


Also, Elena Anosova works with subjects of borders, identity, and collective memory in the territory of Siberia, Far North, Russian Far East, and Baltic Sea borderlands.

Anosova has been a winner of various competitions. She is a recipient of Garage Museum’s Grant ProgramWorld Press PhotoThe Aaron Siskind FoundationCenter ProjectLensCulture, and others. Her work has been published around the world including National Geographic (USA).


Elena is an independent curator and since 2020 she holds the position of consultant at the Calvert 22 Cultural Foundation.


Included in this exhibition are several works from Anosova’s photo-series Sagaan Sag (white time in the Buryat language). Currently numbering more than thirty pieces, this series is a work in progress, and, according to the artist, will be continued over the next several decades. 

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