Ekaterina Zershchikova is a German-Russian photographer. 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 What was valid and familiar in the past soon became outdated, certainties and the collective structures that had been established up until then lost their substance.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 losing ourselves. Most of my questions revolve around collective and personal identity: growing up, our heritage, belonging to different communities. And how these experiences might connect and define us.”

Exhibitions

2020 August Bebel Institute, group show “Tag ein, Tag aus”, Berlin, Germany

2019 Kunstmuseum Bochum, group show, Bochum, Germany

2019 Schloss Biesdorf , group show, Berlin, Germany

2019 Aperture Gallery, LensCulture group show “Beyond Boundaries”, New York, USA

Awards

LensCulture Portrait Award, Juror’s Selection 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