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    Elizabeth Short & Boris Schneider, Co-founders of Shto, Neukölln

    April 1, 2018

    There’s a new cultural platform in town that’s bringing Eastern European art and culture to Berlin. Founded by Saint-Petersburg born Boris Schneider and Elizabeth Short, a native Brit, preparations for ЧТО’s debut are under way ahead of their first event at the beginning of April. Boris was born in Saint-Petersburg – called Leningrad back then – in the late 1980s. When he was around the age of six, his family relocated to Cologne, where he spent most of his adolescence.…

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    Katerina Belkina, Artist, Weissensee

    Introducing Katerina Belkina. The Berlin-based Russian grew up in Samara. With a population of about one million people, Samara is still considered somewhat provincial by Russian standards. By the time Katerina had reached her…

    February 9, 2017
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    Ekaterina Koroleva, Illustrator, Prenzlauer Berg

    Meet the lovely Ekaterina. I first came across the very talented illustrator when COUCH Magazine published a beauty editorial with her illustrations. Being already familiar with her work from Elle and other publications, I…

    January 10, 2016
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    Niina Pechkovskaya, Illustrator, Neukölln

    This is Niina. Yes, Niina with double “i”. Niina was born in Saint Petersburg and when she was only two years old, she moved to Tallinn, Estonia. “The word ‘nina’ in Estonian means ‘nose’,”…

    November 1, 2015
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    Anna Grau, Painter, Prenzlauer Berg

    This is Anna. Anna is a Berlin-based painter who studied art at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee. All her works are oil on canvas in which she concentrates on female archetypes. “Women are more interesting…

    January 14, 2015