We can conceive of our existence as uninteresting, but not of ourselves as nonexistent. What photography provides is this necessary evidence of destiny and kinship. The reality trapped on the piece of paper is an infinite temporal extension of a self that has already lived a life and now takes the form of a personal, unmistakably private dream.”

Francois Cheval, curator of the Nicephore Niepce Museum, France, from the introduction to the exhibition « Here, Beyond the Mists »


Alexandra Catiere

Born in 1978 in Minsk (USSR, now Belarus)

Live and work in Paris


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©Photo : François Goize

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« Nobody believes that I`m alive », In Camera Gallerie, Paris

Interview with Actuphoto  read 

Interview with Radio FranceFineArt   listen

« Nobody believes that I’m alive » Centre National de l’Audiovisuel,  Luxemburg

« Nobody believes that I’m alive » , Photoforum PasquArt, Bienne 

« Here Beyond the Mists »  – MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma






Paris Photo with Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne

Paris Photo with In Camera Gallery, Paris

« Landmark: The fields of photography », curated by William A. Ewing,  Somerset House, London, UK – 14 March to 28 April,  2013

« Here, Beyond the Mists », Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, March 7 – April 7, 2013

« Here, Beyond the Mists »,  Rencontres d’Arles,  July 3-Sept 3 2013

Winner of the first  « BMW Residency »  at the Nicephore Niepce Museum of Photography, France.

To learn more:

The book published by Trocadero is  available on Amazon.




« Land without shadows », Jeu de Paume magazine, essay by Françoise Docquiert

« Here, Beyond the Mists », Paris Photo in Grand Palais, 15-18 Nov.

« Here, Beyond the Mists », Museum of Photography Nicephore Niepce,  Chalon-sur-Saone, Sept.12 – Nov.3

“Here, Beyond the Mists”, Rencontres d’Arles Festival,  July 5-Sept3.




From the former Soviet Union to the United States to France: a life path that scorns borders testifies to Alexandra Catiere’s striving for universality. This young photographer has made timelessness a salient feature of an oeuvre that revives the humanistic tradition in a virtuoso capturing of sensation and atmosphere. Never settling simply for portrait or reportage, Alexandra uses the camera to express her empathy with human nature and, most of all, with life itself.

 1978: Born in Minsk (former USSR, now Belarus).

 2000: Moves to Moscow where she works with artist Yuri Kuper, who influences her towards photography.

 2003: Leaves for New York and studies at the International Center of Photography (ICP).

 2005: Begins working for Irving Penn, cataloguing his archives and printing photographs under his supervision.

At the same time her series Behind the Glass is selected by the Art+Commerce Festival in New York (curator: Charlotte Cotton).

First publication of her photographs in TheNew Yorker. She becomes a regular contributor to the press.

 2006: First prize in the Portrait section at the Silver Camera Festival in Moscow.

 2007: American Photo publishes a portfolio of her work.

Shows at the International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyères, France.

 2008: Moves to Paris. Exhibition in Europe at the Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan.

 2009: Shows “I Cannot Give You Anything But Love” at the International Photography Festival of Rome and the Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery in New York.

 2010: She takes a fresh slant in her exhibition MMX at the Pobeda Gallery in Moscow: rather than presenting straightforward series, she begins creating new stories by mixing images from different periods and different locations.

 2011: Residency at the Gwin Zegal Art Centre in Plouha, Brittany.

The first BMW Residency at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône, France.

2012: Her work is shown at the Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie in Arles, France.

2013: “Here, beyond the Mists”  is shown at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia.

2014: “Land without Shadows”, Feb 13-April 5, In Camera Gallery, Paris, France.

2014: “Here, beyond the Mists”, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy.

2015: Book « Nobody believes that I`m alive » published by Gwinzegal.

2015: “Nobody believes that I`m alive“, CNA- Centre National de l`Audiovisual, Luxemburg.

2015: “Nobody believes that I`m alive“, Photoforum Pasqu Art, Bienne, Switzerland.

2015: “Nobody believes that I’m alive”, 5Nov-20Dec., In Camera Gallery, Paris, France.

2016: Marseille Festival of Contemporary Photography,  Prix Maison Blanche/ 2016

2016:  Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saone,
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