Yulia Tikhomirova, born in Saint Petersburg in 1981, lives and works in Bologna, Italy.

After studying Journalism at the State University of Saint Petersburg she worked as correspondent for a German‐Russian newspaper as well as for the Swiss Radio International. In 2010 she graduated from Fine Arts Academy in Bologna and earned her Master’s Degree in Photo Editing from the Rome Luiss Business School.

In 2017 Tikhomirova completed an MA in Imaging Arts and Photography at the Fondazione Fotografia Modena.

In her work Tikhomirova reflects on cultural displacement, reappropriation of one’s identity, relationship between humankind, history and nature, where photography acts as a medium for remembering a particular period of time, individual emotions and group affiliations.


• Kassel Dummy Award 2018, final shortlist, group exhibition

• “Animal Conquest”, Bivy Gallery, Anchorage USA, group exhibition

(01.12.2017 – 23.02.2018)

• Awake! Photobooks Room, Magnum Foundation, NYC (17.06.2017)

• Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, photobook exhibition (12.06-30.07.2017)

• PGH Photo Fair, Awake! Photobooks Room, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (29-30.04.2017)

• “Corrispondenze”, Civic Gallery of Modena, group exhibition (25.02.-04.06.2017)

• “I Dreamed We Were Alive”, Kunsthaus Wien, group exhibition (03.03.-18.06.2017)

• Istanbul Photobook Festival, Istanbul, (28-30.04.2017)

• Livre Circulation(s) Festival, Paris, photobooks exhibition (March-June 2016)









• Cortona Photo Festival 2016, Photobook Dummy Award, finalist

• Fotografia Europea Festival 2017, Best Portfolio Selection, finalist