Kseniya Apresian 

Documentary photographer
based in between Berlin
and Hannover.

Recent projects:
Is there a future
1 A.M.
Whatever your like
Dear Mom and Dad



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Ksenia Apresian is a documentary photographer,
currently based in Berlin.

She began to study visual arts in 2011. She is currently working
as a documentary and portrait photographer, exploring personalities
of the people around with the help of her camera.

She’s working mostly on long-term personal projects, on the
subjects closely connected to her own biography – mostly
questioning people’s identity, sexuality, representation, psychology,
lifestyle and finding oneself within a new society and community.

In her projects she tries to question existing social rules
and labels: from having a family, relationships and daily job
to living in a big city and being a part of the capitalist system.

2022 Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
2020-2022 Kunsthochschule Weisensee, Berlin
2020-2021 Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Sven Marquardt class
2019-2020 Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Michael Grieve class
2018-2020 Academy of Documentary Photography Fotografika, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2019 Michael Ackerman Master Class, Berlin
2011-2013 British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow

SpiegelTagesspiegelVice magazine, Zeitjung, Dodho, Private photo review,
Lola magazine, Takiedela.ru, Fraction magazine, Curated by girls,
Landscape stories, F-Stop magazine, Bird in flight, Info Europa
(supplement for Die Presse)

Awards & Exhibitions
2023 Noorderlicht festival
2023 "Sexhibition", Zeitgeist Zentrum, Berlin
2023 "First Pages" Rautenstrauch Joest Museum, Cologne
2022 "Fantastic Playground Berlin", Marcell von Berlin, Berlin
2022 Exhibition with Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, "ÜBER HEIMAT", Liebig12, Berlin
2021  "The Gaze", GlogauAIR, Berlin
2021 "In the Evening" by the Fotobus Society, Essen
2021 Fresh Eyes Talent by Gup Magazine
2020 "OKS19", Bethanien project space, Berlin
2020 Online exhibition "Emptiness", wall-online.ru
2020 Solo exhibition "Dear Mom and Dad", Das Giftraum, Berlin
2020 Shortlisted for the "Young Photographers of Russia" with the project "Dear Mom and Dad”
2013 “Interactopus”, Artplay, Moscow

2024 Exposed Photo Match, Fotofestiwal, Lodz
2024 Canon Development Program with Catalina Martin-Chico
2023 Campus at Visa pour l’Image
2023 Canon Development Program with Carla Rosorius
2023 True Picture grant, Nomination
2023 Fotografiska Portfolio Review, Berlin
2022 Hamburg Portfolio Review
2022 International class,  Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
2022 Canon Development Program with Jerome Sessini
2021 Nikon Noor Masterclass with Pep Bonet und Sanne de Wilde