About the Author
Born in Russia (St.-Petersburg), lives between St.-Petersburg, Stockholm and Cairo. She studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and graduated from Russian Academy of Fine Arts in St-Petersburg (MA in History of Art). Xenia Nikolskaya taught photography at Russian Academy of Fine Arts and St.-Petersburg State University. In 2009 she was a visiting teacher at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She worked as a curator for The State Russian Centre of Photography. Currently she teaches photography at American University in Cairo, works as a curator/project leader for Swedish Institute and Fargfabriken (Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm). Fulbright fellow, been working as a professional photographer since 1995, and has done 15 solo shows, her photos presented in several collections like: Sveriges Allmanna Konstforening, UBS bank, Bibliotheca Alexandria Arts Centre and many private institutions. Among her commissions are: Newsweek, Conde Nast Traveler, GEO, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Center for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Hermitage State Museum.