Ekaterina Shelganova participated in realization of several independent film productions as a director, scriptwriter, actor. Shelganova is from  Saint Petersburg, Russia and since May 2022 located in Sweden.

During the spring of 2022 Björkö Konstnod/BKN folded several studios for artists from Belarus/Russia/Ukraine. One of the artists attending was Ekaterina Shelganova. Originally her stay at AiR BKN was endorsed by Swedish Arts Grants Committee and directly after that via SWAN - Swedish Artist Residency Network an organization working Artists at Risk. Shelganova has been developing new works, continued on two books and interlacing with Swedish art and LGBTQi scenes. She participated in  Supermarket Art Fair 2022, in the exhibition Healing Powers, HYBRID by BKN and   the Performance Biennial in Västerås in a talk on the situation in Russia arranged by Scensverige.

HYBRID by BKN exhibition at Supermarket >>>
Ekaterina Shelganova participated with 3 photographs from the series ICEMEN and 7 images and a poem from the coming book NUDES.

Ekaterina Shelganova with Theresia Lekberg, SWAN at Supermarket


Ekaterina Shelganova medverkade vis Supermarket 2022 i Stockholm med 3 nyproducerade bilder från serien Icemen samt utsnitt från en foto och poesi bok med titeln Nudes. 

SVT Kulturnyheterna, 27 maj 2022 >>>

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Since April 2022 (due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia) AiR BKN folded a number of studios for artists from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. RESPONSE residency received  two artists from Russia prior to Shelganova one of them was Anastasiia Zhikhartseva who later relocated to Gothenburg. Zhikhartseva also participated in Supermarket Art Fair 2022 by doing an appearance in a war  protest dress and with video online.

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