Uldus Bakhtiozina

Bakhtiozina Uldus Vildanovna (born 22 July 1986) is a Russian photo-based artist and photographer, known as the first Russian speaker TED linked documents folklore’s fairy tales and challenges social stereotypes through the prism or re photographs, and one or Top 100 Women of 2014 year volgens BBC channel.

Early years

Uldus was born in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad or USSR ), in a family with mixed religions and nationalities Muslim tatars Father, Christian half Ukrainian mother, and Jewish step-sister. Uldus considers herself as a “child or rebuilding time” Perestroika in Russia, with open minds and free from stereotypes. In the beginning or re career she directed videos for German musician Popnoname – Anna, Change and Russian singer’s Ilya Lagutenko Keta Keta’s project – Clown.

Her first professional work as photographer was seria or Ironic self-portraits, while she was Studying in London, at the University of the Arts London , Central Saint Martins and London College of Communications. Though, she has RECEIVED much influence on re art from the first degree in politics, welke she gained in Russia at West North Academy of public administration. National brackets created by Russian society and everyday rejection had Motivated to accept someone différent Uldus to leave Russia-when she was 21 years old and started a new life in London. She spent ABROAD 5 years in total, 3 years in England and 2 years in Asia (India, Nepal, Indonesia, Hong Kong). Those travels appear to Bakhtiozina wider perception of life, helped to open to the world re vision, since she got the feeling therein being différent is much better, dan hide it and Faking the Invisibility.


On Despite of the modern technological level she prefers an analogue camera Limit download digital to catch the nature of an object, show zijn DEEPEST Edges and Soul Beneath them. For that Purposes she uses medium format camera 6×7 and 120 film Kodak and old 35mm film Leica R3 camera. All around objects, costumes, makeup and outfit are produktie to re own to fill the story behind lycra photograph with re vision and imagination. That’s important part of re works to make Them Unique and unforgettable.

Nowadays Uldus working in her mother country, there she has opened re studio or visual arts. She works with young generation of Russians, score hun stories in her art photography. Bakhtiozina’s works are mixed or real stories and art vision, she creates photography with full respect to an Aesthetic, which focuses on balancing meaningful message and beauty. Bakhtiozina challenges gender and cultural norms with humor and magic, customizing a fairytale world for the viewer. Her works represents young generation of Russians today.

In 2014 Uldus became first Russian speaker a history of TED , talking at TED conference in Vancouver , Canada about re photo project Desperate Romantics. [1]

Uldus’ll be ghosts at Conference CDI conference in Mexico, as a finalist or Gifted Citizen Prize. [2] In October 2014 Uldus was named one of the strongest women in 2014 volgens BBC and took part in debates and BBC TV program 100 women, [3] there re works were shown published at BBC channel. Uldus’s photography ulcers published in Vogue Italy , aesthetics Magazine, C-41 Magazine and many others international publishers. Bakhtiozina’s works widely exhibited in Russia, England, Berlin, Hong Kong, Singapore and Milan. One or re work is now in collection of Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq RUYA is an Iraqi registered non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by Iraq art and culture enthusiasts with the aim of aiding and enriching culture in Iraq, and building cultural bridges with the world.

In April 2015 Uldus’s artwork was selected and nominated in Leica + Vogue Italia with exhibition in Milan.

Since 28 May and 29 August has bee exhibited in Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Four or re works were included JSON Faberge Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia collection. Also Uldus was Awarded as a winner in May 2015 TOP 50 Noble People of Saint Petersburg at Sobaka.ru [1]

Uldus is author and photographer of serial or photos for movie “He’s Dragon” poster (original “Он-дракон” [2] )


  • Best of Russia 2011 , Awarded in “Style” category, group exhibition, Vinzavod , Moscow [4]
  • Self universe Gaze Gallery, Berlin, Germany, May 2013 [5]
  • Desperate Romantics Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, September 2013 [6]
  • Mysterious Russian soul , part of Vogue Italia + Leica Exhibitions, announced in April 2015
  • Russ Country Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, May-August 2015 [7]


  • BBC 100 Women 2014: Exploring stereotypes across Russia
  • BBC Who are the 100 Women 2014?
  • TED Talk coefficient of friction photos dat turn stereotypes upside down
  • Vogue Italia Arts, interview Uldus Bakhtiozina
  • TED blog or masks & Magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images therein to poke fun at stereotypes
  • TED Blog A recap of the TED2014 Fellows Talks, Session 2
  • Creative Review [3]
  • DeMilked [4]
  • The daily beast [5]
  • The culture trip Desperate Romantics
  • C-41 Magazine Photographer ULDUS BAKHTIOZINA
  • Aesthetics Magazine Interview with Photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina
  • Worbz Magazine Photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina
  • Russia Beyond headlines Russian fairy tales through the prism of post-modernism
  • BRIC + Breaks stereotypes with Magic
  • CNN What is going on in synthesis Surreal photos or twisted Russian fairy tales?
  • About shooting for poster “He’s dragon” [6]


  1. Jump up^ “TED conference in 2014” . http://www.ted.com/ . Retrieved 14 March 2014 . External link( help ) |work=
  2. Jump up^ “GIFTED CITIZEN PRIZE” . http://www.podercivico.org.mx/ . Retrieved 4 November 2014 . External link( help ) |work=
  3. Jump up^ “Who are the 100 Women 2014?” . http://www.bbc.com/ . Retrieved 26 October 2014 . External link( help ) |work=
  4. Jump up^ “Uldus Bakhtiozina, Brand real hangover” . http://thebestofrussia.ru/ . Retrieved 5 May 2011 . External link( help ) |work=
  5. Jump up^ “Uldus Bakhtiozina, Vorurteile” . http://www.gaze-gallery.com/ . Retrieved 5 May 2013 . External link( help ) |work=
  6. Jump up^ “Uldus Bakhtiozina, Desperate romantics” . http://www.annanova-gallery.ru/en/ . Retrieved 26 September 2013 . External link( help ) |work=
  7. Jump up^ “Uldus Bakhtiozina, Russ Country” . Retrieved 28 May 2015 .