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Natalia Baluta was born, lives and works in Moscow, Russia. She had graduated from the Moscow State University of Electronics in 1998. In 2012-2015 she was undertaking the course "Photography as a study" in the FotoDepartament Institute, St. Petersburg. In 2015 she studied at the joint course of Universität Lüneburg and the Goethe Institut "Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management ". Natalia works with photography, collage, installation and the artist's book forms. She also researches and collects the photo books, with focus on Soviet photobooks of 1940-1980s. In 2015 she co-founded ‘Russian Independent Selfpublished’ collective in order to represent books of artists and photographers from Russia at international festivals and fairs. Natalia’s artistic practice is focused on the questions of interconnection and mutual influence of space, time and information, local mythology, decoding and creation of new rituals and myths. In her works Natalia combines the methods of art and science, employs various research methodologies. Natalia's works were included in many group exhibitions and her books are in private and institutional collections and libraries in Russia and abroad, including the library of rare books and manuscripts of Yale University (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University); in the library of Thomas J. Watson Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; in the library of John Flaxman Art Institute of Chicago, etc.