Katerina Kouzmitcheva is a Belarusian photographer, currently based in Wroclaw, Poland, working at the intersection of genres, documentary and art photography. In her projects she explores explore the themes of identity, family relations, feminism, themes of particular places and construction of memory.


Education

2019- 2021 —  MFA in Visual Arts programme at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland  (diploma with excellent mark)

2018- 2019 — Saint- Petersburg Academy of documental photography and photojournalism “Fotografika”, Russia

2014 — 2018 — Photocourses of Belarussion Designers Union “Photoartist”, photocourses at photoschool Studio67 — FSH1, Minsk, Belarus etc

1998−2003 -Belarusian State Economic University, Business Law Faculty


Selected awards, exhibitions, grants: 

2021 — Honorable Mention at International MIFA competition for the series “Floating Numbness”

2021 — Group exhibition “Pink or blue?”, Galeria U Agatki (Wyspa Tamka 2, Wroclaw)

2021 — grant holder at “Gaude Polonia” (scholarship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland)

2021 — Group exhibition “Archiwalia 21”, Galeria Za szafą (ul.Św. Marcina 4, Wroclaw)

2020 — Gold winner in the category People-Family and Second Place in the People category at Tokyo international photo awards

2020 — Silver winner of Budapest International Foto Awards (project “Sisterhood”)

2020 — “From Far / From Close (Z Daleka/ Z Bliska)”, group exhibition (project “Overdose”). Presented at virturama.pl, Dec. 2020-Feb. 2021

2020 — Award of excellence in the 75th College Photographer of the Year competition, category “Interpretive project” (project “Parenting”)

2020 — group exhibition “Equation of State”, National centre of Contemporary art in Minsk, Belarus (project Space Yard)

2020 — shortlisted in TIFF Festival 2020 // Processes, Poland (project Space Yard)

2020 — shortlisted in PRAFOTA Project Photography Contest, Belarus (project Space -Time)

2020 — F-Stop Magazine — “Staying Home Together”. Group exhibition

Photos are included into the book Staying Home Together, presented during Trieste Photo Days festival, in Italy, 2020

2020 — F-Stop Magazine — “The Open Theme”. Group exhibition

2019 — F-Stop Magazine — “Issue “Animals”. Group exhibition

2018 - Group exhibition «When we were kids” Minsk, Belarus

2018 — Group exhibition “About love” Minsk, Belarus

2017 — Solo exhibition “Reflections” Minsk, Belarus

2017 — VORTEX PREVIEW. Group exhibiton. Minsk, Belarus

2016 — Honorable Mention at International MIFA competition for the series “Beyond the icerink”


Judging and curation:

2021 — Judge at the Monovisions Photography Award 

2020-2021 — curator of the International photo project “Diary in times of Isolation

2020 — Judge at the Monovisions Photography Award

2017 — Member of Belarusian Public Association of Photographers


Art residencies and workshops

2021 —  Creative Workshop ARTIFAKE: Art Invades Propaganda (an artistic, international project carried out in Poland, Ukraine and Armenia about the spreading disinformation)

2020 — Kaptaruny art residency, Belarus

2020 — Lisa Autogena workshop, Poland (the skill of glass making and design with fine art approaches to cross disciplinary collaboration and socially engaged art)


Online publications: 

2021 — Outlast journal “Pinkipsism”

2021 — Republic Magazine “Sisters”

2020 — Privatephotoreview Magazine “COVID -Apogee of  Artificial”

2020 — Bird in Flight Magazine “Space yard”

2019 — Dodho Magazine “MyMuse”

2019 — Dodho Magazine “I had it All

2019 — Edge of Photography Magazine “Sisterhood”

2019 — Monovisions magazine “Dreamy World”

2019 —Edge of Photography Magazine “My Make-Believe Village Life”

2019 — The Village “City trace” part 1

The Village “City trace” part 2

2019 — REGNUM UA “I had it All”

2018 — EU Neighbours “Five women who are changing Belarus

2017 — IMENA Mag “Plush beds”

2017 — IMENA Mag “Again tanchiki”


Lecturer:

2021 — Lecturer at AFA Wroclaw photoschool

2020 — Basics of photography Erasmus students course at ASP in Wroclaw

Since 2017 Lecturer at FSH1 photoschool, Minsk

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