Kristina Sergeeva (b.1997) is a documentary photographer from Russia, born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, and is currently based in Dubai.

Her interest lies in hidden narratives, identity, the landscape, and secrecy. Drawn from personal family stories about the Soviet Era that she has not experienced herself, her work often explores the intricacies of Russian history. After five years abroad, she moved back to the UAE in 2020 and found a landscape that appeared unrecognisable to that of her childhood memories.

In an attempt to connect with both cultures and understand the meaning of 'home', she explores the notion of belonging as a young Russian woman in the Middle East. Kristina graduated with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication in 2019. Her work has been published in The Guardian Newspaper, The Telegraph Magazine and Point 51 Magazine.
In the UAE, Kristina's commercial practice spans from documentary editorial, events, portraiture, lifestyle and e-commerce work. Kristina frequently works with Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Museums Authority, Alserkal Avenue, Irthi Contemporary Arts Council, Oppo, The Good Life and Faux Consultancy.

Based in Dubai | CV and full commercial portfolio available upon request.
2020. Recipient of the Prince Claus Fund Partnership Network Grant
2020. Fotofilmic Scholarship
2019. Canon Student Programme 
2019. Aon Art Community Award

Publications | Online Features:
2020.  Shutter Hub, Yearbook 2020, UK, June

2021. Sharjah Art Foundation: Vantage Point Sharjah 9, Sharjah, UAE.
2021. Chemistry of Feeling, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE.
2021. Shutter Hub OPEN 2020/21, Gallery Café, St. Margaret’s House, London
2020. Vantage Point Sharjah, Sharjah U.A.E
2020. Shutter Hub Yearbook. Online
2019. Everything Was Forever. Postgraduate Show, UAL: LCC.
2019. Peers Group Show, Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2019. Oscillate. Group Show. Safehouse 1&2, London, UK.
2019. Visible Justice Collaboration, London College of Communication, UK.
2018-2019. Aon Awards. The Leadenhall Building, London, UK
2018. Forty Nine°, Leeds Graduate End of Year Show, Leeds, UK.
2018. Eye on Asia exhibition, University of Leeds, UK.
© Kristina Sergeeva 2021

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