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 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, 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
2020 Shortlist INTERVAL event to identify new names in contemporary art
2019 Winner of the photo contest Young Photographers of Russia
2016-2018 Exhibitioner State Scholarship for Artists
2014 shortlist FotoVisura Grant
Landscape stories magazine
with the support of the Goethe Institut in the Engels Museum of Local Lore
2018 Loft Project “Etagi” Exhibition “Matryoshka dolls”
Selected group exhibitions:
2021 Group exhibition “Constructor. Fathers”. “Cold celebration”
2020 Photobook and zine: Draft. Russian Independent SelfPublished. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center
2013 Baltic Biennale of Photography. The 6th International contest of professional and amateur photography “Photomania-2013”, Kaliningrad.
Education and training:
2018 — 2022 Author’s courses of lectures and workshops by Ekaterina Vasilyeva
2018 — 2019 Academy Fotografica
from 2014 A member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers
2005 — 2010 Surgut State University. Psychologist