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Victor Kataev was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. After an exchange program with Kiel University he finished his medical studies in Germany and has lived in Kiel for more than 20 years now. Changing perspectives, in a long-term project he explores life in the hospital via the camera. His photographs focus on the everyday and offer access to the grim in the usual. His latest project Dapio is about being the father of two. For this work he received the Jury Prize of the RFLXN 07.

Exhibitions (Selection)

UPCOMING: 07.12-10.12.2023 BEI NAHE DA, Group exhibition,  Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

ONGOING: 10.11.-03.12.2023 7,2 Tage, Bookrelease and Solo Exhibition, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Heiligendammer Str. 15, 24106 Kiel

2023 August, International group exhibition "The Family" curated by LoosenArt; 28th July - 9th August 2023 - Millepiani - Via N. Odero,13, Rome, Italy

2023 May-June, Photography group exhibition "For the love of green"; Studio Galerie Kong, Berlin, Germany

2023 February – March, Back On the Shelf. Filter Space gallery, Photobook Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, US

2023 January - February, Home: poetics of place, Group exhibition, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, US

2022, June - August. RFLXN 07, Group exhibition, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany

2021, November. “DETOUR”, Group exhibition, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2021, October. “Monochrome”, Group exhibition, Galerie Umraum (Alte Mu), Kiel, Germany

2021, October. “Sequenz”, Group exhibition, Kiezkiosk in Anschar Park, Kiel, Germany

2019, August, Museumsnacht Kiel, Lochkamerabild Portraitstudio with Dominik Bednarz, AlteMu, Kiel, Germany

2015, August, “Hospital”, Solo Exhibition, Skandaloes Festival für Kunst, Musik, Kultur & Utopie, Neukirchen, Germany

2011 December, Keine Promis, Group exhibition, BrotfabrikGalerie, Berlin, Germany

2010 November, Gemeine Orte, Group exhibition, 4. europäischer Monat der Fotografie (EMOP), BrotfabrikGalerie, Berlin, Germany


2023 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Silver, Category Book/People

2022 reFocus Awards, 2022 Black & White Photo Contest, GOLD, Category Film/Analog

2022 Tokyo international foto awards, gold, Category Book - Documentary

2022 Tokyo international foto awards, Honorable Mention, Category People

2022 RFLXN 07, Landesausstellung für Fotografie, Schlewig-Holstein, Jury Prize

2022 All About Photo, B&W - Merit Award

2013 Mobile Photography Awards - Street Photography Category, Honorable Mentions


Private photo review, "Being in the hospital", Stories, 2023

The Family" curated by LoosenArt, catalog following the exhibition, 2023

Brief Loss Of Freedom - Edge of Humanity Magazine, 2023

Home: poetics of place, catalog following the exhibition, 2023

Private photo review, "Finding Dapio", Stories, 2023

Staring Girl "Schräg fällt das Licht" VINYL & CD, 2022

Foto Reflexionen 07, catalog following the exhibition, 2022

AAP Magazine Issue 25, Sep. 2022

Docu Magazine, Docu Book Vol 6, 2022

Staring Girl, "In einem Bild" VINYl & CD, Booklet, 2018

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