The House My Grandfather Built

The exhibition “The House My Grandfather Built” is based on the award-winning book of the same title. In the room, through contemporary photographs, archive photos and documents, a personal story is told about Nikolskaya’s family where her grandparents’ relationship and life story are in focus. Through the personal perspective, we also get an insight into the history of the Soviet Union from the 1930s to the present day and the human destinies it holds.

March 10th, 18:00. Conversation between Stefan Ingvarsson och Xenia Nikolskaya.

Based on Nikolskaya’s exhibition, the conversation moves through time and space with impact on the house that his grandfather built, the Gulag, Siberia and other places.

At you will find current information with location and a link to the program.

Xenia Nikolskaya holds an MA from the St. Petersburg Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and a PhD from the University of Sunderland. She has also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and has a degree in curatorship from St. Petersburg State University.

Stefan Ingvarsson is an analyst at the Center for Eastern European Studies and a former cultural councilor in Moscow. Before that he was artistic director of the international festival Stockholm Literature at Moderna Museet.

Centre for photography, Bjurholmsplan 26, Opening hours: Thursday–Friday 12–18, Saturday–Sunday 12–16

  • Photographer

    Xenia Nikolskaya



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