Maria Gruzdeva
Photographer

Maria Gruzdeva is a Russian-born photographer based in London. Being physically away from her country of origin for the past few years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on processes taking place there, investigating into Russia’s post-Soviet conscientiousness, identity and aesthetics. She draws inspiration from the prominent Western artists and art theory, however issues connecting her native country’s past and present remain central to her work. She usually works on long-term documentary projects, underpinned by extensive research. She is a recipient of the annual Joss Turley award, Ideastap & Magnum Photos Photographic Award, winner of the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2012, FFWY2012 and other competitions. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with group and solo shows in Russia, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Malaysia. It was also featured in a number of photographic festivals, including Les Rencontres d’Arles and Bristol Photo Forum.

Maria Gruzdeva
Photographer

Maria Gruzdeva is a Russian-born photographer based in London. Being physically away from her country of origin for the past few years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on processes taking place there, investigating into Russia’s post-Soviet conscientiousness, identity and aesthetics. She draws inspiration from the prominent Western artists and art theory, however issues connecting her native country’s past and present remain central to her work. She usually works on long-term documentary projects, underpinned by extensive research. She is a recipient of the annual Joss Turley award, Ideastap & Magnum Photos Photographic Award, winner of the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2012, FFWY2012 and other competitions. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with group and solo shows in Russia, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Malaysia. It was also featured in a number of photographic festivals, including Les Rencontres d’Arles and Bristol Photo Forum.

  • Peter Hujar: Rialto
    May 2 – Sep 1, 2024
    The Ukrainian Museum
    New York, USA
    The Ukrainian Museum is excited to present the exhibition Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. Peter Hujar (1934-1987) exemplified the downtown New York arts scene. He was born to an immigrant family, and his Ukrainian grandmother raised him exclusively in the Ukrainian language until he was 5 years old. His difficult and unstable upbringing in a troubled household influenced his artistry and vision significantly as Hujar turned to a career in photography. (more…)
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive
    Mar 8 – Jun 2, 2024
    M+
    Hong Kong
    Marking the first time the work is displayed in Hong Kong, Primitive (2009) by Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970) is a multi-channel video installation that also incorporates two other short films and an artist’s book. It represents a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when the bridging of visual art, moving image, and cinema became a defining aspect of his practice. (more…)
  • Michael Wesely. Doubleday
    Publication
    Hatje Cantz
    International
    The internationally renowned photographer Michael Wesely captures time and life in his photographs. In Doubleday, he explores the archaeological dimensions of photography by superimposing his own photographs precisely over historical views of Berlin architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. This allows him to leap from the past to the present (more…)
  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International
    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)