Charles Xelot

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Works and lives between Paris and Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Exhibitions (Selection)

2010 "Gallargues-le-Montueux", gallery Cimaise, Geneva, Switzerland

2011 "Forest", Gallery Le Village, Geneva, Switzerland

2012 Museum of the Borusan art collection , Istanbul, Turkey

2013 "Russian Forest", Gallery Cimaise, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 "OIl Terminal" Gallery Cimaise, Geneva, Switzerland

2014 "Etats de mer", 6 j'avais su, Marseille, France

2014 Selected work, Atelier 55, Megève, France

2015 "Tykkylumi", la Cité Radieuse le Corbusier, Marseille, France

2015 "The Holy Abodes of the Russian Soul", Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia

2015 "Tykkylumi", Gallery of the Atelier 55, Megeve, France

2016 "Arctic", Kremlin concert hall, Moscow, Russia

2017 "Arctic", Gallery of the Atelier 55, Megeve, France

2017 "Monasteries", Tverskaya boulevard, Moscow, Russia

2017 "There is Gas Under the Tundra", Gallery FMR, Paris, France

2017 "There is Ga Under the Tundra", PhotoIsrael festival, Te-Aviv, Israel

2018 Arte Laguna, Venezia, Italy

2018 Space for photography gallery, Arles, France

2018 Projection at Voies OFF, Arles, France

2018 Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

2018 Summer selection, Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel


2012 "Living dress", Dress code magazine, Russia

2013 Catalogue of the Borusan art collection, text by Lindsay Ganter

2014 Russian Monasteries, le Figaro Magazine, 11-2014, text by J.C Buisson

2018 Catalogue Arte Laguna Venezia

2018 FotoMagazin XXL, September 2018, Germany


2014 Award in the category "Beaux-Livres" at "La Nuit du Livre", Paris

2017 Shortlisted, Metier Award, Tel Aviv

2017 Winner category environment editorial, IPA

2017 Winner editorial photography, MIFA

2018 Winner editorial photography, TIFA

2018 Discovery award, Encontros da Imagem


Ust Luga Oil Terminal

This special book on the construction of the giant oil terminal on the shores of the Baltic Sea in Russia includes a finely crafted metal cover and is printed in seven colours.

The Holy Abodes of the Russian Soul

This luxurious and limited edition art book includes 120 photographs showcasing over twenty Russian Monasteries. This project was done in cooperation with the Neva Foundation in Geneva.

Valaam Monastery

This large format art book was produced in a limited edition of 200 copies to commemorate the re-opening of this ancient monastery after the end of the Soviet Union.


This book was published in October 2017 by "Les Editions du Cerf" for the 100 years of the Russian Revolution. It commemorates the revival of the Russian Orthodox Church.


This art book includes ten prints of the cycle "Forest". It is handcrafted and available in a limited edition, published by "Editions Phinera".