Marina Istomina (b.1993) is a young visual artist working with studies of memory, trauma and particularly with traumatic experience. Her practice often based on interviews and archives, embodied through visual images. Originally hailing from Ust-Kut, the region of Irkutsk (Russia, Siberia), she is currently based in Moscow. In 2015 she graduated from the faculty of Cultural Studies, now Marina is a student of the School of Modern Photography "Docdocdoc" (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Istomina’s projects were shown at various cities of Russia – Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Saint-Petersburg. She is a finalist of the Calvert Journal’s Makers of Siberia Special Jury Prize 2019.

Education 

2011 - 2015

Bachelor of Cultural Studies 

2018

School of photography "FineArt" (Studio photography course)

2018 - 2020

School of Modern Photography "Docdocdoc"

Awards & Participation

2020

short-listed: KosMost (Festival of Modern Photography in Kostroma)

2019

Finalist: Makers of Siberia Photo Prize, Russia

2019

Short-listed: international Photography Grant

2019

Nominee: Bird in Flight Prize ‘19 — Panasonic Readers’ Choice Award

Group exhibitions 

2020

“Krysha“. Museum center of Krasnoyarsk World Square (Krasnoyarsk)

2019

In appartment N all the Kunststücks are taken seriously, ZGA Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2019

Siberia. Presence,

Art of Omsk Museum, Omsk, Russia

Publications

2020

A Siberian photographer contemplates life in an isolated place, The Calvert Journal

2020

Krysha. Why photographer did the project about dead criminal group? Verbludvogne 

2020

Something about 2000-s, Republic

2019

Siberia's mighty forests are ablaze: is photography futile in the face of such disaster? The Calvert Journal

2019

Suffocation. Fire in Irkutsk region, Republic

2019

Protection, International Photography Grant

2019

Marina Istomina