Sasha Bauer is an interdisciplinary artist from Saint-Petersburg who was born in Surgut, Russia in 1988. She has a degree in psychology and uses photography and other visual techniques as an art-therapy for self-reflection and expression of subconscious images.
The author explores the themes of individual and collective subconscious traumas as well as national, gender, and cultural identities. In her work, the author is inspired by the work of such individuals as Sofie Calle, Ilya Kabakov, Laura Letinsky, Ingmar Bergman, and many others.
In her projects, Sasha uses various visual techniques: collage, installation, photography, scanography, intuitive drawing, object modeling.
Published in: FK magazine, L’oeil De La Photographie magazine, F-stop magazine, Float magazine, Landscape Stories magazine, Bird in Flight magazine, Republic magazine, Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung, DODHO magazine, Private magazine, Ф. magazine
2020 Shortlist INTERVAL event to identify new names in contemporary art
2019 Winner of the photo contest Young Photographers of Russia
2018 Exhibitioner State Scholarship for Artists
2017 II place in the contest “Family. Tradition” at the festival PiterPhotoFest
2016 Exhibitioner State Scholarship for Artists
2014 Photographer of the Year and winner of the photo contest Polar Perspective
2014 shortlist FotoVisura Grant
2014 participant in the final exhibition of the photo contest Young Photographers of Russia
Landscape stories magazine
with the support of the Goethe Institut in the Engels Museum of Local Lore
2021 Group exhibition “Constructor. Fathers”. “Cold celebration”
2020 Photobook and zine: Draft. Russian Independent SelfPublished. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center
2018 Loft Project “Etagi” Personal exhibition “Matryoshka dolls”
2014 State Russian Museum. III Museum Biennale of contemporary Photography, Saint-Petersburg.
2013 Gallery “Art-Hall” by the creative association of Petersburg photographers “Art-Confession”, Vyborg
2013 Baltic Biennale of Photography. The 6th International contest of professional and amateur photography “Photomania-2013”, Kaliningrad.
2012 Final exhibition at the Department of photo reporters “54-th”, Saint-Petersburg.
2011 IV International photo contest of Karl Bulla “Visible features of the era”, Saint-Petersburg.
2011 Moscow museum of the biology of K. Timiryazev, photo contest “Water World of Russia”, Moscow.
2014 Some works are in the collection of the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Education and training:
2018 — 2020 Author’s courses of lectures and workshops by Ekaterina Vasilyeva “About things”
2018 — 2019 Academy Fotografica
2019 Author’s course of lectures + workshop “Diary of another”. Ekaterina Vasilyeva
2011 — 2013 — Department of photo reporters of Galperin, the Russian Union of Journalists, Saint-Petersburg.
from 2014 A member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers
2011 — “From basics to mastery” course, Academy of Photography, Saint-Petersburg
2009 — 2010 — “Basics of Photography” course
2005 — 2010 Surgut State University. Psychologist