Varya Kozhevnikova is a visual artist. Born in 1988, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. In her work she combines documentary and performative approaches, balancing between fact and fiction, direction and improvisation. She is a participant of collective photo and photo-books festivals in Russia and Europe such as Helsinki Photo Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Photobookfest Festival in Moscow, Presence festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.


• 2021 Circulations, European young photography festival, Paris, France

• 2019 Presence Festival of contemporary photography in Russia, St. Petersburg, group exhibition

• 2019 Festival contemporary photography OFF Bratislava, group exhibition

• 2019 Ukraine contest of contemporary photography Bird in Flight Prize, shortlist

• 2018 Helsinki Photo Festival, the winner of the open call, group exhibition

• 2018 Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, group photobook exhibition

• 2018 Photobookfest in Moscow, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, shortlist exhibition

• 2017 The best ongoing project at the portfolio review in Uglich Fotofestival


• 2019 Workshop “Self-Organized” created by curator of YET magazine Elena Vaninetti

• 2019 International photographic masterclass “Next to You” organized by Danish School of Media and Journalism

• 2018 Photo book workshop with Kazuma Obarа, organized by Academy of documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika, St. Petersburg, Russia 

• 2017 Photo book workshop at the Uglich Fotofestival with Elena Kholkina and Alla Mirovskaya

• 2016/18 Academy of documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika, St. Petersburg, Russia.


• July 2023, Объединение

• July 2021, Refinery29

• May 2021, Liberation

• May 2021, Interview Pellicola 

• December 2020, PHROOM

• July 2020, PAPER Journal 

• April 2020, YET Magazine

• September 2019, Bird in Flight Magazine

• July 2019, Colta

• July 2019, FK Magazine

• February 2019, FK Magazine

• November 2018, Bird in Flight Magazine

• September 2018, Bird in Flight Magazine


• 2022, Visual Culture intensive for designers at “Нулевая комната”, Samara, Russia 

• 2020, Author’s course on contemporary photography at the Academy of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism “Fotografika”, St. Petersburg, Russia


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