Alexandra Catiere was born in 1978 in Minsk, Belarus. She fell in love with photograhy while studying at Minsk state linguistic university. In 2003, under the influence of her art guru, famous soviet artist Yuriy Kuper, she moved to New York where she completed a certificate program at the International Center of Photography. After graduating from ICP, she worked for a year in the studio of an internationally renowned photographer Irving Penn. In 2005 Alexandra Catiere was included in the list of 20 most promising emerging photographers of New York and became a participant of Art & Commerce, a traveling exhibition of emerging photographers that began its journey in D.U.M.B.O., NYC. Two years later Catiere was named an emerging star of international photography scene according to the important photography magazine American Photo.
Alexandra has been participating in international photographic festivals in France, Japan, Italy, she has also been selected to be in DESCUBRIMIENTOS PhotoEspana 2006, Madrid. In 2006 she received a Silver Camera award of Moscow House of Photography in the nomination Faces.
In 2009 Pobeda gallery
presented Alexandra Catiere at Paris Photo and in June 2010 Pobeda gallery presented her new series at VOLTA6 in Basel.
Apart from art photography Alexandra has been working as a fashion photographer. She is constantly working with The New Yorker, The New York Times, Le Monde, Dazed & Confused, Gentelwoman, American Photo, Crash.
Alexandra Catiere lives and works in Paris.
The idea of the first solo show of Alexandra Catiere in Russia, which Pobeda gallery presents as a part of 2nd Moscow International Biennale of young art, is an overview of the last ten years of the photographers work. The title of the exhibition MMX is a symbol of the year 2010 according to the ancient roman calendar.
«Everything that has happened in history, with our country, on our earth and in our families-one, two, hundreds and even thousands of years ago has never gone away. It remains with us all, as a certain conglomerate of images and sensations. Time and boarders are absent there, for it remains as a uniform mass that is transformed within our minds, within our hearts, through all of the creases and crevices of our bodies, as it tries to get outside-demanding its form once again. When I take pictures-Im reminiscing
.» Alexandra Catiere