Ekaterina Zershchikova (b 1980) is a German-Russian photographer with artistic and documentary approaches. Currently she is living in Berlin, where she is studying Photography at the Ostkreuzschule.

“In my childhood I experienced the transition of the Soviet Union. What was valid and familiar yesterday was soon outdated, certainties and the collective structures that had been established until then lost their substance. Having moved from Russia to Germany I had to find myself anew in a very different setting.

To this day I am still interested in how we as individuals embed ourselves in given structures, seek out our own life and how each of us deals with changes without loosing ourselves. And how these experiences might connect and define us. Most of my questions circle around collective and personal identity: growing up, heritage, belonging to different communities.”    


Kunstmuseum Bochum (Bochum, 2020). Vonovia Award group exhibition – Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov

Schloss Biesdorf (Berlin, 2019). Group exhibition “Fernwärme” – Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov

Aperture Gallery (New York, 2019). LensCulture group exhibition “Beyond Boundaries” – Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov


LensCulture Portrait Award, Juror’s Pick by Lucy Conticello (Netherlands, 2019) – Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov

Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Shortlisted (Germany, 2019). Category: Best Work by an Emerging Photographer – Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov

Vonovia Award, Shortlisted (Germany, 2019) – Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov