The interest of Kristina Sergeeva lies in hidden narratives, identity, the landscape, and secrecy. Drawn from personal family stories about the Soviet Era that she has not experienced herself, her work often explores the intricacies of Russian history.
In an attempt to connect with both cultures and understand the meaning of 'home', she explores the notion of belonging as a young Russian woman in the Middle East.
“My parents threw away almost all the things that were left of my grandfather. My first attempt to stay with someone who has been gone for a long time — a box with his things. Since then, I have been interested in the phenomenon of memory, the relationship with the past, its influence on the present.
Memory tends to collect, save letters, keep diaries, and pass stories from hand to hand. A person needs to leave fragments of his life to the future generation in advance and be sure that, that someone would remember him."