Russian State Pedagogical University, Department of Foreign Languages, Saint-Petersburg, RU
About Alexandra Demenkova
Alexandra Demenkova was born in Kingisepp, Leningrad Region, in 1980. She studied photography at St.-Petersburg Faculty of Photojournalism with well-known Russian photographer Sergey Maximishin. In 2004 she was awarded Grand Prix at Northern Palmyra, Saint-Petersburg-based art photography contest. In 2006 she won Grand Prix at Best Photojournalist of the Year contest in Saint-Petersburg. In 2008-2009 she was artist in residence at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts, Amsterdam. Her work has been displayed at solo shows in Russia, Canada, France, Latvia, Belgium, the Netherlands and a large number of group exhibitions internationally. Alexandra has taught photography at the Faculty of Photojournalism and conducted photography workshops. At the moment she is working on personal long-term projects that bring her mostly to remote rural areas in Russia and abroad. Her work-in-progress includes a project about women.