Alexandra Demenkova

Alexandra Demenkova, 1980 Kingisepp, Russia

Education
2000-2002 Union of Journalists, PhotoFaculty, Saint-Petersburg, RU
1998-2003 Russian Pedagogical University, Department of Foreign Languages, Saint-Petersburg, RU

Artists’ Residency
2008-2009 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

(Selected) awards
2010 Moscow, RU, The Photojournalism Foundation Award, 2nd prize in the nomination ”Culture/stories”
2008 Krasnodar, RU, ‘Photovisa’ Photography Festival, 2nd prize, Documentary Photography
2007 Moscow, RU, ‘Russian Press Photo’, 1st prize, Best of photojournalism 2007
2006 Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘The best press-photographer 2006’, Grand Prix
2006 Bielsko Biala, PL, ‘No Borders’, 3rd prize in the nomination ‘People’
2006 Nizhniy Novgorod, RU, Volga Biennale, ‘Young Photographers’, 2nd prize, Press Photography
2006 Veliky Novgorod, RU, ‘The Golden Lens’, 1st prize in the nomination ‘A place of living’
2005 London, GB, ‘The Ian Parry Scholarship’, 3rd prize
2004 Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘The Northern Palmyra’, Grand Prix

(Selected) solo exhibitions
2010 Van Zijll Langhout Exposities, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Murmansk Art Museum, Murmansk, RU, within the framework of the international festival ‘‘Dialogue of Cultures’‘
2010 Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway
2009 Loft Project Etazhi, Saint-Petersburg, RU, within the framework of Art-Sobes Festival of Social Art; other venue: The German-Russian Exchange
2009 Fotogalerie Fotogram, Amsterdam, NL
2009   Museum of the History of Photography, Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘Obrazy i Podobija’ (“Images and Likenesses”)
2007   Ufat Photography Festival, Bursa, TR
2006 ‘Alone’ gallery, Saint-Petersburg, RU
2006 Anna Akhmatova Museum at the Fountain House, Saint-Petersburg, RU, within the framework Art-Sobes Festival of Social Art
2005 Mayakovsky Library, Saint-Petersburg, RU, within the framework of the project ‘The latest stories’

(Selected) group exhibitions and festivals
2010   LUMC Gallery, Familiezaken Leiden, NL
2009 “Krasnoye Znamya” Factory, International Festival of Queer Culture “Fiolet”, Saint-Peterburg, RU; other venue: Art-cafe GAZ 21
2009   “A New Place to Live”, Royal Court Theatre Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, GB
2009   Fotofestival ‘Horizonten’, Zingst, DE
2009   Gallery.Photographer.ru, “Russian Style”, within the framework of the festival “Fashion and Style in Photography”, Moscow, RU
2009   Chobi Mela V, International Festival of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism, Hannover, DE
2008 Mayakovsky Library, exhibition of the international summer photography school of FotoDepartament ”Photography in the magazine”, Saint-Petersburg, RU
2007 Chinese Folklore Association, ‘Humanity Photo Award’, Dazhou, CN
2007 ”PhotoEspana” Photography Festival, Finalist of ‘Descrubimientos’ Madrid, ES
2006   Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’, Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘Decisive Moment’; other venue:
The Central House of Architect, Moscow, RU
2005 Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’, Saint-Petersburg, RU, ‘The latest stories’; other venues: Petrozavodsk, RU and Almaty, KZ

(Selected) publications
2009 “Future images”, book, edited by Mario Cresci, 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

(Selected) articles and reviews
2010 ”Kaze no Tabibito” (’‘A Breath of Quest’‘), photographic magazine, Tokyo, JP (May, 2010)
2010 “Kunstbeeld”, “Signalement”, Leiden, NL (№3, 2010)
2008 “B&W” Magazine, US, (issue 58)

Other
2010   Reflexions Masterclass
2009   Ongekend Young Masters Auction, Amsterdam, NL
2009   Talks in StreetLevelPhotoworks Art Gallery, Glasgow; University of Glasgow; Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland and other venues
2008   Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm XXI, Jeffersonville (NY), US
2008   MJA (Mission Jeunes Artistes), Toulouse, FR
2007 14th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam, NL
2007+ Agency Photographer.ru, Moscow, RU
2005   Workshop organized by Objective Reality Foundation, Saint-Petersburg, RU