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Aleksey Kondratyev (b.1993, Kyrgyzstan) is a visual artists whose photographic works explore materials and their surfaces as signifiers of underlying global influences. Aleksey's Ice Fishers series examines the Kazakh fishermen who have set out on the frozen Ishim River, capturing the aesthetic forms of these improvised protective coverings and the way in which they function as inadvertent sculptures. Aleksey has been published in the Financial Times, CNN, Der Spiegel, the New York Times, Vogue, and National Geographic. He lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.


MFA, University of California, 2017-2019

BFA, Wayne State University, 2007-2011

Private Collections

The Leica Foundation
Hellenic Center for Photography
FABRICA Photography Collection


2019, Inside Issue 7: Aleksey Kondratyev And Marco Arguello Talk About Thermoception, C41 Magazine

2019, Issue No. 7 - Transformation, White Lies

2019, Aleksey Kondratyev Resisting Categorisation, Metal Magazine

2018, An Occupation Of Silence, This Orient

2018, Ice Fishers, Tank Magazine

2018, Astana’s Ice Fishers, British Journal Of Photography

2018, Book Of The Month - Aleksey Kondratyev Ice Fishers, Leica Fotografie International

2018, They Were Like Why Are You Interested In This? Don’t You Have This In the US?, We Present

2017, Aleksey Kondratyev Captures ‘Ice Fishers’, Ignant

2017, New East Photo Prize: Formations by Aleksey Kondratyev, Bird In Flight

2017, Fishers or Sculptures? Aleksey Kondratyev’s Photos Look at Fishermen as Works of Art, Foto Room

2017, “Ice Fishers” by Photographer Aleksey Kondratyev, Booooooom

2017, Especial Navidad, El País Semanal

2017, Cold Catch: The Ice Fishermen Of Astana – In Pictures, The Guardian

2017, For The Ice Fisherman Of Astana, Braving -40C Temperatures Is Just Another Part Of The Working Day, The Calvert Journal

2017, Labs New Artists, Office Magazine

2017, New Art in Brooklyn, from Around the World, Photo Plus

2017, 10 Fresh Photographers To Discover In New York, Vice

2017, Quando Il Vento Soffia a 20 Gradi Sottozero, I Pescatori Del Kazakistan Si Ingegnano Così, Huffington Post

2017, 25 Photographers To Know From Across The Globe, Dazed

2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/insider/what-were-reading.html, New York Times

2017, The Hidden Ice Fishermen of Kazakhstan, National Geographic

2017, Ice fishing on the Ishim River, Financial Times

2016, Go Ice Fishing in Astana, One Of The World's Coldest Cities, CNN

2016, Aleksey Kondratyev: Formations , The Eye Of Photography

2016, Stunning Photos Of Ice Fishing in Kazakhstan, Weather


2019, Body Shop, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (Solo)
2019, Plastic, Museu de la Vida Rural, Spain (Group)
2018, Ice Fishers, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, USA (Solo)
2018, Ice Fishers, Oregon Centre for the Photographic Arts, Portland, USA (Solo)
2018, Formations, Galleria Foto-Forum, Bolzano, Italy (Solo)
2018, The Contemporary City, Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Rome, Italy (Group)
2018, Absurd Routien, Berlin Center for Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany (Group)
2017, Mis/Displaced, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (Group)
2017, Leica Oscar Barnak Award Exhibition, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin, Germany (Group)
2017, Labs New Artists, Red Hook Labs Brooklyn, New York, USA (Group)
2017, Under Pressure, Russian Tearoom Gallery Paris, France (Group)
2017, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden (Group)