Zaida Kersten

Born in 1976 - Spain


Zaida Kersten is a Spanish photographer born in 1976, from German and Mexican origins. She currently lives and works between Paris, Barcelona and Oaxaca.

Zaida Kersten started studying Journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. After she finished her studies, she started working very fast in the agency France Presse as a Journalist. During these early years of her professional life, Zaida continued taking photography courses and making internships in order to perfection her technique.

She practiced journalism and photography professionally, but very soon Zaida decided to make a choice and to consecrate completely to her photographic practice in order to start creating new projects.

Following this decision Zaida Kersten left Paris to live in a cabin without any modern comfort located in the Island of Lenje, Finland. The purpose of this was to share with the viewer, her daily life in these conditions thanks to a collection of photographs, that seem like a personal diary.

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Expositions personnelles

"My White Desert", Galerie Imagineo, Paris, France
"My White Desert", Espace Saint-Rémi, Bordeaux, France / Festival "Itinéraires des photographes voyageurs"

"My White Desert", Galerie Adorna Coraçoes, Porto, Portugal

"L'étreinte mortelle du tango", Galerie Adorna Coraçoes, Porto, Portugal

"México: Angahuan, magia purhépecha", Centre Cívic Cotxeres Borrell, Barcelona, Espagne
"L'étreinte mortelle du tango", Librairie Le Divan, Paris, France
"La vida es Sueño", Galerie du Centre Iris, Paris, France

"Angahuan, magia purhépecha", Centre Cívic Can Deu, Barcelona, Espagne
" ¡A la Chingada la Muerte! ", Centro Cultural Valentina, Barcelona, Espagne

"Romança Blau", Galerie Bluebook, Paris, France

Expositions collectives

Fotofever Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France / agence révélateur
Salon La Quatrième Image, Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France / agence révélateur
Festival de Fotografía Revela-T, Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona, Espagne

"A(E)ncrages. Galerie Imagineo, Paris, France
"Emulsions", Galerie La Carpe;Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France
"S" petites oeuvres photographiques, Galerie Imagineo, Paris, France

"20 ans! beaucoup, passionnément...", Galerie du Centre Iris, Paris, France
"Je & un autre", L'étoile du Nord, Paris, France

"fotograf:15", 4ème biennale des photographes du 15e. Mairie du 15e, Paris, France
"Le Petit Théâtre du Corps", Galerie du Centre Iris, Paris, France
"Autorretrato",Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexique

"Camera Lucida", Galerie Par-ci par-là, Lyon, France

"Images Fétiches", Galerie Centre Iris, Paris, France

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