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Toma Gerzha (b. 2003) grew up in Moscow, Kolchugino, Lukhovitsy, and still speaks Russian language. Her family moved to the Netherlands in 2009.

She has successfully completed her Photography Studies at the Dutch Academy for Visual Creation in 2019. Gerzha first gained public notice on the Internet with her project “.ru” (2023), which included photographic work created using artificial intelligence. Toma has become widely known for her animation-based reels. Currently she studies Art History at the University of Amsterdam.

Her works are in collection of Cultural Association MoCA, University of the Arts London, Saint Petersburg State University (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Farm Cultural Park.

Since 2023, Gerzha is an artist-resident at the creative studio Treehouse, located on the NDSM-Wharf in Amsterdam.

Grants & awards
2023
Finalist, Castelfiorentino Prize for the Arts
Juror’s Pick, OD Photo Prize
Finalist, Paris Photo: Carte Blanche Etudiants
Winner, Fotografia Calabria Award
Finalist, Encontros da Imagem: Discovery Awards
Honorable mention
, CitiesToBe Photo Award
Winner, Rotterdam Photo Festival: Best Exhibition Award
Finalist, TPF: Social Documentary Photography Awards (Series)
Winner, TPF: Social Documentary Photography Awards (Single Image)
Partial Tuition Merit Scholarship, Chico Review
Winner, Arte Laguna Special Prize’17
Finalist, Arte Laguna Prize’17

Residencies
2023 - 2025: Treehouse, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2023: Farm Cultural Park, Mazzarino (Italy)

Lectures, workshops & open studios
2023
OPEN ATELIERS AMSTERDAM-NOORD, Treehouse, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NDSM OPEN, Treehouse, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Artist Talk about ‘Family Tree’ for Inaugural Conferences of Countless Cities, Mazzarino
24H NOORD: OPEN STUDIOS, Treehouse, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Artist Talk about ‘ctrl+r’ project for Rotterdam Photo Festival, Netherlands

Exhibitions, festivals & fairs (selected)
2024
RIETVELD UNCUT, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
MUTANTX, Biennale de l’Image Possible, Liège, Belgium

2023
REGENERATE, Noorderlicht Fotofestival, Groningen, Netherlands
HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia
CASTELFIORENTINO PRIZE, Teatro del Popolo, Castelfiorentino, Italy
OD PHOTO PRIZE, Photobook Café, London, UK
POLYCOPIES, Paris Photo, Paris, France
EI: DISCOVERY AWARDS, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
KVARTIRKA, Upscale Galerie, Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo)
FAMILY TREE, Farm Cultural Park, Mazzarino, Italy (solo)
PAST & PRESENT, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
ART EXPLOSION, Assen, Netherlands
THE LAST BATH, Badhuis Oedipus, Amsterdam, Netherlands
THE CREATIVE LAB, Treehouse, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DOCA, IGUMO, Moscow, Russia
TPF: SOCIAL DOC. PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, Photobook Café, London, UK
ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE’17, Arsenale Nord, Venice, Italy
LIEBEN BELEBT
, Smol Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia
FORMAT23: THE PERFORMING PHOTOBOOK, Derby Museum on The Wardwick, Derby, UK
EXPOSITION DE NOËL, Hilton Hotel, Paris, France
CTRL+R, Rotterdam Photo, Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo)
АДРЕСА(Н)ТЫ, Pentagon, Vorkuta, Russia

2022
SPIEL ALLEIN, Gallery 46, London, UK
8x12, FLOOR_, Seoul, South Korea
ART MONDAY, Monday Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
XSAMEN, Loods 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NAMELESS PEOPLE, NAMELESS COUNTRY, C-LAB, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)

Screenings
2023
THE ADVENT VISUAL ART TOUR, Middelburg, Netherlands
15TO10, TIFF, Toronto, Canada
PAST & PRESENT, ZIRKA, Munich, Germany
REVELA’T: PATHS, Vilassar de Dalt, Spain
BECOMING MONUMENTAL, Autograph’s Gallery, London, UK

Selected publications
Marie Claire Italia, ELLE Korea, RBC, Le Soir, British Journal of Photography, Paris Photo

Education
BA Art History
·      University of Amsterdam, 2026

BA (Hons) Photography
·      Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2026
·      University of Arts London, 2023


Photography Studies
·      Dutch Academy for Visual Creation, 2019