Ekaterina Panikanova was born in 1975 in St. Petersburg, since 2009 she lives and works in Rome, Italy. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg. Her work has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Rome, Venice and New York.
Ekaterina Panikanova: “I like working on old books: I like the way the wear and tear, underlining’s, notes and scribbling’s enable me to perceive the personalities of the people who have read them. Each book has a history, it is the story of its reader. The collection is a research that speaks of private memory consisting of free associations. It is a project that brings my work within the home, within the family where everything started.”