Kristina Shakht (born 1995 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia) is a New York based artist, photographer and creative director working with fashion and fine art photography and jewelry design. The main themes of her work are intimacy and self-identity.  

Kristina’s work has been featured in i-D, AnOther, NY Times, Puss Puss, Lampoon, Office, Teeth, Hunger, Calvert, WÜL, The Blueprint, WRPD, Phosphenes, Lula Japan, Complex, BE-IN and was showcased by Aperture Foundation and Rockefeller Center in Flag Project (NYC, USA) and also in Memories, The Essential, The Performer, The Man and The Machine and Contrasts exhibitions, curated by LoosenArt Gallery (Rome, Italy).

Shakht’s first self-published zine To Be or To Become brings together portraits of women, as well as beautiful floral photography, taken between 2020 and 2021 on Polaroid600, 35 mm film and iPhone.
Zine recieved a lot of reviews in press like i-D, AnOther, Teeth, HungerCalvert, KALTBLUTBuro24/7, Jane by The Grey AtticFeminist.co and Konbini Arts.

Kristina worked with Marie Tomanova and Michael Somoroff.

Upcoming exhibitions:

March 27 - April 30: The Kiss: Maddy and Jah at The Flag Project by Rockefeller Center and Aperture Foundation at Rockefeller Center, New York

July 13 - 21: New York Lockdown series at Contrasts by LoosenArt Gallery, Rome

September 23 - October 2: Maybe I must hold my own hand (artwork by Kristina Shakht & Bren Cukier) at Inspired by Words by LoosenArt Gallery, Rome