BIO/CV. Maria Dupovkina — a visual artist from Russia

Maria Dupovkina — is an independent visual artist and sociologist from Ivanovo, Russia, currently based in Moscow. Student of the Academy Fotografika. Official photographer of the Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival «Zerkalo».

Maria works with documentary photography, art photography and video.

She prefer working with themes of family, self-determination, humanity and social interactions, gently explores this sensitive topics using her sociological education.

Currently working on a project on the post-trauma of domestic violence.


Awards, participation and festivals

2020 Popular participation GETXOPHOTO, Getxo, Basque Country

2020 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, honorable mention 

2020 Finalist of the contest «Best Young Photographers of Russia»

2020 Riga Photomonth

2019 Finalist of LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, Imaginative Storytelling

2019 First Avant-Garde Factory, Ivanovo, Russia

2018 Winner (2-nd place) InterPhoto, France

2013 Finalist of the contest «Best Young Photographers of Russia»


Solo exhibitions

2020 Reflection. SHKAF gallery and art-residence, Saint Petersburg, Russia 

2019 Simple Portrait, Ivanovo, Russia

2019 Une petite connaissance. Maria Dupovkina, Paris, France

2017 Течение, Ivanovo art museum, Russia

2013 Течение, Museum of the Tsvetaev family, Russia


Selected group exhibitions

2020 GETXOPHOTO, Algorta, Getxo, Basque Country

2020 MFR (Young Photographers of Russia) — finalists and winners, Kaluga, Russia

2020 Gallery Wall-online 

2019 Public spaces. Photographic exploration project, Lisbon, Portugal

2019 Диафрагма 5.0, Ivanovo, Russia

2018 interPHOTO, France

2013 Best Young Photographers of Russia — finalists and winners, Moscow, Russia


Artist talks, events, seminars, other activitiеs

2019 First Avant-Garde Factory, Ivanovo, Russiа. Artist talk

2015 International Arts Festival Apple Feast, Palekh, Russia. Artist talk