Eva Rapoport, photographer, cultural anthropologist, journalist; born in the Soviet Union, has spent about seven years living in Southeast Asia, working on the research of spirit possession beliefs and practices in Javanese culture and photography projects documenting traditional performances and festivities.
Eva has published photo series and illustrated articles in various Russian, Indonesian and international printed and online media (Discovery Magazine Russia, L’Officiel Voyage Russia, The Familiar Strange, Eye-Photo Magazine, Bird in Flight, JogjaMag, WowShack Indonesia, etc.) and presented her research at multiple international academic conferences.
EXHIBITIONS
Dec 2023–Jan 2024: Reforum Space, Tbilisi, Georgia 
‘/Imagine Unimaginable’ – the third installment of the AI art exhibition originally displayed in Paris.

Oct-Dec 2023: Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes, Istanbul, Turkey
‘/Imagine Unimaginable’ – the second installment of the AI- art visualizing metaphorical narratives of and about the Russian anti-war emigration.

Jun–Sep 2023: Les Éditeurs Réunis, Paris, France
‘/Imagine Unimaginable’ – an exhibition of AI-generated art aimed to visualize metaphorical narratives of and about the Russian anti-war emigration. Images created with the Midjoujrney AI illustrate the interviews collected during an anthropological study.
Nov 2021–May 2022: Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin, Italy 
‘Embodying Beliefs across Southeast Asia’ – solo photo exhibition showcasing several cases of embodied interactions with the Unseen worlds from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Feb 2020: Rumah Budaya Indonesia, Berlin, Germany
‘Kuda Lumping: Trance and Possession in a Javanese Ceremony’ – a small selection of works depicting the dance, exhibited to accompany public talk and documentary film presentation by Monika Proba.
Sep 2019: BAS Galerie, Berlin, Germany
‘Moveable Feast. Yogyakarta Edition’ – solo photo exhibition showcasing documentation of parades and carnivals in the Yogyakarta region (Java, Indonesia) between 2014 and 2018.
Feb 2019: In the City, Co-working and Co-living,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
‘Chiang Mai Looks’ – photo portrait series exhibition, part of a visual-based study of the unique community of expats and digital nomads that has emerged in the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
Apr 2018: SEA-Junction,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Thailand
‘Living amongst the Dead: Disparity in Manila North Cemetery’ – solo photo exhibition portraying the life of the Philippine cemetery slums.
Feb 2017: SEA-Junction,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Thailand
‘Facing trance’ – solo photo exhibition showcasing the results of then 2-year-long research of jathilan, Javanese trance dance.
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