Anna Cherednikova left northern Caucasus, her native region, for Saint Petersburg aged 18. She has since lived in the Balkans, Stockholm, Madrid and then Arles, France. Due to this constant migration, she has had to continually adapt to new places, dragging her roots along from one city to another.

She likes to think of the Earth as one big garden where each plant would have the same value, without hierarchy. Living in Provence, she is fascinated by weeds. These grow among stones, in places where nothing is likely to grow. They withstand strong winds and high temperatures. We try to stop them from spreading, but they resist and blossom.

About the artist

Born in 1986 Anna Cherednikova is a conceptual photographer based in France. Her research centers on the relationship between people and nature. Graduated in fine arts from the Madrid University and participant in varies residencies with the most recent one being at l’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, in 2017/18.