Stepan Chubaev was born in 1999 in St. Petersburg. In 2017 and 2019, the author has participated in the portfolio reviews of Italian Vogue, worked in Geneva as a jury of the FIBA photo competition, entered the top 100 young artists according to InArt. The artworks were exhibited at Somerset House in London, Tertius gallery in Amsterdam, CICA museum in Seoul, Copenhagen Contemporary museum and the State Russian Museum. The author's style
is recognizable for its creative yet sensitive approach to the portrayal of a challenging subject created in bold visual language.
2021

Consignor of the Modern Art & Design auction sales at Bruun Rasmussen, Denmark

Cover image of the Page magazine, Germany

2020

Third Place Art Fair, Saint Petersburg

Swiss Photo Club, exhibition
in Geneva

2019

InArt — Top 100 Young Russian Artists, Moscow

Copenhagen Photo Festival —
the Censored Exhibition

Vogue Italia — portfolio review
at the PhotoVogue Festival, Milan

International Basketball Federation —
jury of the 2019 Photo Contest, Geneva

Sony World Photography Awards — shortlist, exhibition at Somerset House, London

Russian State Museum — participant
of the 5th Biennale of Contemporary Photography, Saint Petersburg

2018

Internationalphotogrant —
nominee in Experimental

Cover of the Latent Image Magazine, Canada

Loosen Art — the Plastic exhibition
at Millepiani gallery, Rome

2017

Vogue Italia — portfolio review
at the PhotoVogue Festival, Milan

2016

CICA Museum — Contemporary Photography exhibition in Gimpo, South Korea


2021

Consignor of the Modern Art & Design auction sales at Bruun Rasmussen, Denmark

Cover image of the Page magazine, Germany

2020

Third Place Art Fair, Saint Petersburg

Swiss Photo Club, exhibition in Geneva

2019

InArt — Top 100 Young Russian Artists, Moscow

Copenhagen Photo Festival — the Censored Exhibition

Vogue Italia — portfolio review at the PhotoVogue Festival, Milan

International Basketball Federation — jury of the 2019 Photo Contest, Geneva

Sony World Photography Awards — shortlist, exhibition at Somerset House, London

Russian State Museum — participant of the 5th Biennale of Contemporary Photography, Saint Petersburg

2018

Internationalphotogrant — nominee in Experimental

Cover of the Latent Image Magazine, Canada

Loosen Art — the Plastic exhibition at Millepiani gallery, Rome

2017

Vogue Italia — portfolio review at the PhotoVogue Festival, Milan

2016

CICA Museum — Contemporary Photography exhibition in Gimpo, South Korea


Chubaev has attended the 13th Saint Petersburg Art school, the State Russian Museum Student Club Lectorium and the Press Photography Faculty. Graduated from the Peter the Great
St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in 2021 and started the ITMO University Art & Science Master's degree. Currently he is living and working in his hometown.
By the 2018 intensive work on installations opened new horizons in still life. The idea of constructing an image from colourful spots using physical objects is represented in Joy, awarded by SWPA, and my first magazine cover. Impact of European art institutions and cultural heritage I was in touch with, helped me to form my aesthetic preferences while the native culture affected the choice of subjects and its' creating manner. "The jury has chosen Stepan Chubaev's project Andromeda Syndrome for its creative yet sensitive approach to the portrayal of a challenging subject created in bold visual language" — that what was stated at the 2019 Copenhagen Photo Festival, which was one of the most significant representations abroad.
In 2019, after Copenhagen I was invited to judge the FIBA photo competition in Geneva. In autumn 2019 I was invited to the Photo Vogue Festival portfolio review again where I presented my first self-published portfolio book. The album includes complete Andromeda Syndrome series, the Ultima Thule chapter with still lifes and digital manipulation, and the Miracle Oracle drafts. Participation in the Russian State Museum 5th Biennale of Contemporary Photography was the last step to get into the Top 100 Young Russian Artists InArt rating in 2019.
Since 2020, with the help of the Syndikat Artists agency, Andromeda Syndrome was published in the Page magazine and became its cover in 2021. After the June 2019 auction sales by Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, the Andromeda Syndrome was consigned again in January 2021. The November photography auction by Dorotheum took Andromeda Syndrome to Vienna. The recent series are represented in Space and Colour Study, Bloom and Memories, one image from which was published in Der Greif issue 14.