Anosova


B.1983
Based in Moscow and Irkutsk

Elena Anosova is a visual artist working with documentary photography, video and installations. Originally hailing from the region of Baikal (b. 1983) she is currently based in Moscow and Irkutsk. Anosova’s work is centered around lives in closed institutions, small communities and isolation. The impulse of research of such communities arose in a reflection of her teenage period spent at the closed rehabilitation boarding school.

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Also Elena Anosova works with subjects of borders, identity and collective memory in the territory of Siberia, Extreme North and Russian Far East. She works with documentary photo, video, installations, archive and book projects.

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Selected Works

Out of the way

Out of the way

Elena Anosova

The project was created on the far away territories of the Extreme North of Russia, where bad accessibility and isolation, special relationship with nature and following the century-long ways of life involve unique mythology of the region where the fictional things are very often more important than modern reality. These lands are immersed into the…

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Section

Section

I spent few months, working in several prisons for women in Siberia, and would like to take a closer look at the dynamic interplay of processes of isolation and surveillance,…

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Polite Fish

Polite Fish

The core of the project is a research into the interplay between the Russian and Asian cultures historically coexisting on the territories of the Russian Far East. The problem of…

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Beyond the Boundaries

Beyond the Boundaries

Elena Anosova touches upon the problems of borders and identity in her practice. From more usual terms of confines between regions and cultures she studied in her previous projects she…

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