all artistsValery Katsuba

VALERY KATSUBA BIOGRAPHY:

I was born in the village of Sergeyevichi in 1965. At that time the village was in the Soviet Union - now it is in the Republic of Belarus. Space flight was already under way, and my father liked it when my mother put on high-heeled shoes and styled her hair into a «babette» for village festivals.

My father and elder brother taught me how to work, while my mother and younger brother indulged my penchant for the arts and sciences. At school I was friendly with the history teachers Galina Drozd and Natalia Demidova. On dark winter evenings Galina would often tell me about her sailor nephew’s voyages around the world. When I left school at 16, I went to study at the Admiral Makarov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad).

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

I graduated from the Academy with distinction, thanks to Professor Vladlen Adamenko, but I did not spend much time at sea. I met the writers Sergey Kalinin and Catherine Phillips, and began to write myself, with encouragement from the artist Bella Matveyeva.

Just before the year 2000 I became interested in old photography. My new friends, the wonderful stylist Katharina Flohr and the respected photographer Neil Kirk, realised the seriousness of my intentions and said «You should take pictures yourself!». I started doing just that. And my first experiments were supported by Olga Sviblova at the Moscow House of Photography and Carine Roitfeld.

The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia | Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russsia | Contemporary Art Museum 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain | Korea Print Photography Promotion Association,
Seoul, Korea | Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia | French National Association of Contemporary Art, Paris, France | Central State Archive of Film and Photographic Documents, St. Petersburg, Russia | New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.

BOOKS

2007 Phiscultura | Valery Katsuba | Turner Publishingpage50image20240 page50image20400 page50image20560 page50image20720 page50image20880 page50image21040 page50image21200 page50image21360

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ART FAIRS & FESTIVALS

2013 Art Palm Beach | Miami
2012 AHAF International Art Fair| Anna Nova Gallery | Hong Kong
2011 VI Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2011 Korea International Art Fair | Anna Nova Gallery | Seoul, South Korea
2009 Moscow International Photo Biennale | Na Solyanke Gallery | Moscow, Russia
2007 Art Moscow | Central House of Artists | Moscow, Russia
2007 Moscow International Photo Biennale | Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art | Moscow, Russia 2005 Moscow International Photo Biennale | Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art | Moscow, Russia 2002 Moscow International Photo Biennale | Central House of Artists | Moscow, Russia
2000 Moscow International Photo Biennale | Central House of Artists | Moscow, Russia

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2012 Air Flight. Body Shock | Sputnik Gallery | New York, USA
2012 ArtIsArtIsArt | Museum of Contemporary Art | Moscow, Russia
2011 Nijinsky and the Diamonds | Anna Nova Gallery | St. Petersburg, Russia
2011 Albatross | National History Museum | Moscow, Russia
2011 Air Flight. Body Shock | Polka Gallery | Paris, France
2011 Nijinsky and the Diamonds | Royal Academy of Arts | London, England
2011 Versus | Sputnik Gallery | New York, USA
2010 Air Flight. Body Shock | GMG Gallery | Moscow, Russia
2010 Sport | State Russian Museum | St. Petersburg, Russia
2009 Art About Art | State Russian Museum | St. Petersburg, Russia
2007 Metamorphoses of the Monarch | State Russian Museum | St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 Phiscultura | Circulo de Bellas Artes | Madrid, Spain
2006 Metamorphoses of the Monarch | Kremlin Museum | Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
2005 Metamorphoses of the Monarch | Vladimir Nabokov Museum | St. Petersburg, Russia
2001 Every Passion is Blind | XL Gallery | Moscow, Russia
2000 Christmas Skating, St. Petersburg | Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Palace | St. Petersburg, Russia