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Ekaterina Balaban works with the topics of mutual interaction between the natural environment and person, anthropogenic changes in nature, psychogeography and social memory of the natural landscape.

Ekaterina Balaban was born in Berezniki in the Urals.

Graduated as Sociologist from Perm State Technical University and as Master of arts in Sociology from the European University in St. Petersburg (Diploma validated by the University of Helsinki). During 5 years worked as sociologist on different social communities (among them were unemployed people, adolescents in suburbs, homeless children, minor mothers) and engaged in media audience research.

Since 2016 has begun studying documentary photography. Graduated from the DocDocDoc school and Rodchenko Art School . Studied in the master class led by Antoine d'Agata (member of the "Magnum Photo agency") at the Independent Publishing House "Void" (Greece, 2017) and in the workshop "Storytelling as a Tool for Social Change", led by Tanya Habjouqa (member of "VII Photo agency") at the ISSP Summer School (Latvia, 2019).

As documentary artist and photographer has been published in online magazines and participated in art exhibitions.

Based in Latvia since 2022.


  • Belfast Photo Festival (participation in the exhibition of photobooks). Belfast, UK. 1-30 June 2023

  • Les Boutographies – Festival of Photography in Montpellier, France. 6-28 May 2023

  • Monuments of the Anthropocene. Landfill (solo exhibition). Ural branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Yekaterinburg, Russia. December 2022 – January 2023

  • Festival OFF (participation in the exhibition of photobooks). Bratislava, Slovakia. 2022

  • Point 55.754630, 37.638530. «Ground Solyanka» Gallery. Moscow, Russia. 2022

  • Eco. Techno. Art. «Krasnye Holmy» Gallery. Moscow, Russia. 2022

  • International Biennale "Art for Future". Multimedia art museum. Moscow, Russia. 2021-2022

  • "Limited visibility". Cultural Foundation "Ekaterina". Moscow, Russia. 2021

  • "Blind spot". Polytechnic Museum. Moscow, Russia. 2021

  • "Peacetime". Gorky Park Museum. Moscow, Russia. 2020

  • "How do we start? Photography and the World». ISSP. Jelgava, Latvia. 2019

  • "Winzawod. OPEN». Center for Contemporary Art WINZAVOD. Moscow, Russia. 2019

  • "Target". Craft House. Tula, Russia. 2019

  • "Target". Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation. Moscow, Russia. 2019

  • "Class meeting". Center for Contemporary Art WINZAVOD. Moscow, Russia. 2018




  • Belfast Photo Festival – Фестиваль фотографии в Белфасте, Великобритания (участие в выставке фотокниг). 1-30 июня 2023

  • Les Boutographies – Фестиваль фотографии в Монпелье, Франция. 6-28 мая 2023

  • Монументы Антропоцена. Полигон (персональная выставка). Уральский филиал ГМИИ имени А.С.Пушкина. Екатеринбург, Россия. Декабрь 2022 – январь 2023

  • Фестиваль OFF (участие в выставке фотокниг). Братислава, Словакия. 2022

  • Точка 55.754630, 37.638530. Галерея «Граунд Солянка». Москва, Россия. 2022

  • «Эко. Техно. Арт». Галерея «Красные холмы». Москва, Россия. 2022

  • Международная биеннале «Искусство будущего». Мультимедиа арт музей (МАММ). Москва, Россия. 2021-2022

  • «Ограничение видимости». Фонд культуры «Екатерина». Москва, Россия. 2021

  • «Слепое пятно». Политехнический музей. Москва, Россия. 2021

  • «Мирное время». Музей парка Горького. Москва, Россия. 2020

  • «How do we start? Photography and the World». ISSP. Jelgava, Latvia. 2019

  • «Винзавод. OPEN». Центр современного искусства ВИНЗАВОД. Москва, Россия. 2019

  • «Мишень». Дом Крафта. Тула, Россия. 2019

  • «Мишень». Фонд Владимира Смирнова и Константина Сорокина. Москва, Россия. 2019

  • «Классное собрание». Центр современного искусства ВИНЗАВОД. Москва, Россия. 2018

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