Born in 1990 and raised in the capital of Russia, Ksenia Nazarenko, is better known as Sibui and has been modelling professionally since her late teens. During this period she has graced the covers of Marie Claire Italy, Marie Claire Spain, L’Officielle, Elle Russia, Tatler HK, Interview Russia, Elle Japan, Interview Germany, Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Wallpaper and others. In fact, she has become a favourite of editorial photographers all over the world.
Besides her career as a model, Sibui has found the time to study fine art and video art in her hometown of Moscow, where she returns to in-between shoots. As she admits in interviews, during photo shoots, she often imagines herself from the view of the camera rather than the subject of the image, taking inspiration from vintage movies and documentaries. Unsurprisingly, this results in many of her images to be reminiscent of film stills, looking not unlike the heroine of film noir. Sibui has agency representations in most major fashion markets.