Uldus Bakhtiozina

Uldus Bakhtiozina

Uldus Bakhtiozina

ULDUS (Uldus Bakhtiozina)
Born in 1986 in Leningrad (St.Petersburg).
Education: London Central Saint Martins College of Art (photography). 

Uldus starded her carrier in London as a reporter and self portrait photographer. After several years of art experiments Uldus moved to Moscow, then to Asia, staying mainly in Indonesia, Nepal and India. After long time of travelling, Uldus decided to return to her native land and open her own studio. Currently Uldus specialises in art photography and video shooting. Her art works have been exhibited in Europe and Russia. Uldus is the first Russian member-photographer at the international TED conference.

She also works as a producer for music videos:

"Клоун" - the Keta project (Ilya Lagutenko и Andrew Oid)
"Change" - Popnoname (Germany)
"Anna" - Popnoname (Germany)

"Every shot I take is influenced by something, and each photo tells a story. I reference things that are special to me. Whether it is an old film, a song, a painting, or a poem. A few examples of references I’ve used are, the painting Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, Bukowski 'A Smile To Remember' Poem, and Lukas Moodysson's film Lilya 4-ever. It’s all about telling a story. I am constantly inspired and my way of expressing this is by taking photos, it’s my way of sharing my experiences. There are way too many bland, cold, boring fashion and lifestyle photos out there. My photos try to express something deeper then today’s average trendy photo formula. I make it a point to get away from that. I want to be learning something or feeling something when I’m looking at a photo – so I try to create the same experience with my photography. With my art. With my Life!"


Solo exhibitions

2013  "Desperate romantics", Anna Nova Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2013 "Vorurteile", Gaze Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2012 "Miss Other World", MiraMiru, Saint Petersburg.
2011 "Victims of fashion", Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia.
2011 "Touch Down", Fabrika Gallery, Moscow, Russia. 
2010 "Ask me about Jesus", Salon Gallery, London, UK.
2009 "Be Happy and Healthy", Lower Street Gallery, SE17 London, UK.

Selected group exhibitions

2011 "EdgyONE", Alekano Gallery, London, UK. 
2011 "Best of Russia", Vinzavod, Moscow, Russia
2010 "I Love Picasso", Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2009 "Russian Art Fair", Picadilly Hotel, London, UK.

Her artworks are in many private collections in Russia, USA, UK, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia.