Alya Esipovich was born in Leningrad, graduated from the State University of Arts and Culture majoring in Cultural Studies and Art-expertise. Attended the photographic authors course of American photographer Deborah Turbeville and participated in the joint exhibition in the State Museum of History of Saint-Petersburg in 2002.

Alya Esipovich is the prize-winner of the competition “Se-Zam 2002” for the series “Portraits” in “” periodical where she was the head of the photo department in 2000-2004.

2005 Portfolio ”Russian Contemporary photography” for the exhibition ”Russia”, New-York, Guggenheim Museum.
2003 personal exhibition in ”Pervaja Linija” Gallery, Saint-Petersburg
2004 group exhibition ”The Beauty of Darkness”, Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where the works by Roger Ballen, Boris Mikhailov, Nobojshi Araki where also exhibited
2004 ”Photofair”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
group exhibition ”Summer Show”, Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
photographic biennale ”Photokina- 2004”, Mikhael Zaevits Gallery, Cologne, Germany
personal exhibition ”No Comment”, The Marble Palace, The State Russian Museum, Ludwig museum in the State Russian Museum (catalogue)
2004 38th International Forum of Modern Art ”ART-Cologne”, Cologne, Germany.
Within the framework of the project of The State Russian Museum (catalogue)
Exhibition from the collections of The State Russian Museum ”Kandinsky and Russian Soul”, Palazzo
Forti, Verona, Italy (catalogue) 2005 Fourth International Festival of the Moscow House of Photography
”Fashion and Style in Photography”, project ”Sandbox”. Museum of Modern Art in Ermolaevsky per., Moscow (catalogue)
group exhibition, Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Forum ”Art Fair”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Forum ”Cologne Fine Art”, Cologne, Germany
Sixth International Festival of the Moscow House of Photography ”Photobiennale 2006”, project ”Happiness”, Bolshoj Manege, project ”Star of the Scene”, The Central House of Artists, Moscow (catalogue)
personal exhibition, photo-video installation, Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint-Petersburg
participation in the yearly Russian Art Sales, Sotheby’s, New-York; the work from the series ”No Comment” was hammered at a price of $4,600
2006 personal exhibition Kunsthaus Oberkassel, Mikhael Zaevits Gallery, Germany
2006 personal exhibition in Chicago, USA, MAYA POLSKY GALLERY 2006 personal exhibition in Paris, France, Galerie OREL ART 2006 Personal exhibition, LIANZHOU INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL (China)
2007 group exibition, Moscow, exibition “I Believe”, gallery complex “Vin- Zavod”, (preliminary of the upcoming 2 Moscow Biennale) group exibition, Moscow, Central House of Artists, exibition “Artist’s Diary”, (Marat Guelman gallery and preliminary of the upcoming 2 Moscow Biennale) personal exhibition “Sandbox” in New York (USA), Angel Orensanz Center personal exibition
“The Men In My Life”, Fifth International Festival: Fashion and Style in Photography 2007, Moscow, Moscow Museum of Modern Art Nizhniy Novgorod, NNOV, The exhibition “Storytellers”, personal exhibition

The works of Alya Esipovich belong to the collections of The State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, The Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Moscow House of Photography, Fond of Art Kolodzey (USA), as well as private collections in Germany, The Netherlands, The USA