Valery Katsuba: Russian Romantic Realism

Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2021 to August 29, 2021 | Shanghai Center of Photography | Curator: Karen Smith

Anna Nova Gallery and Shanghai Center of Photography (SCoP) with the support of Sarah Vinitz Foundation present an exhibition — “Valery Katsuba: Russian Romantic Realism” selects 38 masterpieces in the creative career of Belarus-born photographer Valery Katsuba, covering more than 10 major series of his works. Katsuba’s works combine Russian-style aesthetics with Western visual culture, a combination of romance and realism. This is the first time in China that audiences will have a chance to enjoy Katsuba’s elegant exploration of the human body through photography.

Valery Katsuba stands on the foundation of rich creative expression in Russian art history, and pays his own homage to the grand tradition of Russian literature. Katsuba’s works are much inspired by personal experience, the times, and the changing aesthetics of body forms through history.


Valery Katsuba (1965) is an artist working in the realms of photography, video and performance; he also writes stories. His first exhibition took place in the House of Photography in Moscow in 2000. His work can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Russian Museum (St Petersburg), the Museum of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Madrid) and others. Katsuba lives and works between St Petersburg, Russia and Madrid, Spain.


Exhibition Duration: June 12,2021 to August 29, 2021

Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30-17:30 (last entry 17:00)

Venue: Shanghai Center of Photography (SCoP)

Address: 2555-1 Longteng Avenue, Shanghai, China (near Fenggu Road) 

Metro: Yunjin Road, Line 11, Exit 2

Ticket: ¥40 / Student Price: ¥30

Contact: +86 (0)21 6428 9516



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