Uldus Bakhtiozina b. 1986

Tatar Baroque is not some school and existing tradition, but an irony, including the self-irony and the perfect description of what I do

In her projects Uldus Bakhtiozina explores the subjects of self-identification, studies social roles, and their transformation in relation to the archetypes of the past and stereotypes of the present. Her visual language is characterized by fantasy and escapism, a documentation of dreams, as the artist herself would call it. While reflecting on Russian history and major events such as the Revolution, Uldus is being greatly inspired by Russian folklore and fairy tales. The artist independently invents and embodies images, makeup and costumes of models. The main artist’s mediums: film photography and video.


Uldus is a member of the Royal Society of Arts in London, the first Russian speaker in the history of TED and a finalist of 11th Arte Laguna Art Prize. Vogue Italia has called Uldus The Best Young Fashion Photographer and in 2014 she was named one of the strongest women of 2014 according to BBC.


Her works are included in the collections of the Faberge Museum (Saint Petersburg), the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture (Iraq) and numerous private collections.