Ksenia Sidorova


I’m a visual artist and work mainly with photography and video art. I am based in Moscow, Russia.

Why am I doing this, why are others doing this?

As an artist, I am interested in the causes of conscious and unconscious motives of people’s behaviours in a society dominated by social and cultural attitudes and stereotypes.

An important theme in my work is the norms and the ambivalent meanings of them. Norms are one of the factors that determine a person’s behaviour and existence in society. At the same time, the norm has different meanings: value judgment, coercion, the ideal or average value. In my projects, I study social norms and the consequences of their impacts on people, the society, and the environment.


2020 - 2022. School “ART in Sreda”, Moscow, Russia.

2019 - 2021. Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Moscow, Russia.

2017 - 2018. “Photography On Limit”, FotoDepartament, curator Nadezhda Sheremetova, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2017 - 2018. “Art photography”, DocDocDoc School of Modern Photography, curator Feodora Kaplan, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2016 - 2017.  "Postdocumentary photography", curator Michail Domozhilov, DocDocDoc School of Modern Photography, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2014 - 2016. “Photojournalism”, curator Sergey Maximishin, School of Visual Arts, Moscow, Russia.


YET Magazine (ITA), PHmuseum (UK), FK Magazine (LV), Dodho Magazine (ESP), FishEye Magazine (FRA), Colta.ru (RUS), Bird In Flight (UKR), Russian Reporter Magazine (RUS), Takie Dela (RUS), Lenta.ru (RUS), Russia Beyond The Headlines Magazine, Republic.ru (RUS).

Contests and group exhibitions

2021 – Group exhibition «Time of Things» (The room of sadness), WINZAVOD, Moscow, Russia

2020 - "Homo Communicans. 20’20", a special project the VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (Simplex), MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

2019 - Main exhibition of Batumi PhotoDays (I hate you too), Batumi, Georgia

2018 - Winner of the Young Photography competition (Cockroaches), Moscow, Russia

2018 - Shortlist of Self Publish Riga 2018 (Simplex), Riga, Latvia

2018 - Shortlist of PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 (Simplex), Moscow, Russia

2018 - Winner of Krakow Photomonth ShowOFF 2018 (Cockroaches), Krakow, Poland

2018 - Shortlist of Kassel Dummy Award 2018 (Simplex), Kassel, Germany