Based in Lviv, Ukraine. Alexander’s art is opening up an independent eternal knowledge, guiding us through an unconscious fantasy and imagination. At the same time giving a viewer enough space to explore their inner selves through thinking and spirituality.
Born in Odesa, Ukraine. Based in Kyiv. Radomska’s photographs explore the concept of absence: its effects on spaces and interpersonal relationships.
Daria Svertilova is a Ukrainian photographer born in Odessa. Through her work Daria aims to show the fragility of a fleeting moment, the beauty and melancholy of human existence – miraculous, inscrutable life. The energies of purity, softness and vulnerability are the ones Daria comes back to over again in her photographs. Svertilova is highly conscious of the environmental issues we face today, which she makes sure to share her voice and opinion to create a bigger awareness.
Born in Mala Vyska, Kirovohrad Oblast, Dima currently resides and works in Kyiv. As a multidisciplinary artist, he has showcased his work in several group exhibitions in cities including Warsaw, Kyiv, Vilnius, and London. Dima's artistry has been featured in renowned journals such as 5.6 (Kyiv) and EEP (Berlin). His primary focus is photography, where he delves into the existing environment influenced by human activity. He reimagines this environment with a personal touch, often capturing the prevailing uncertainty that is a significant aspect of the world order.
Based in Kyiv. In his works, Prutkin searches for an unrealized past. In desolate urban landscapes or surreal scenes of everyday life, his photographs are an attempt to recall scenes and events that never really happened, exploring the notion of memory
Kris Vóitkiv is a Ukraine-based photographer. Beginning in 2017, Vóitkiv focused primarily on documenting the lives of her friends and herself. Her work is highly atmospheric; bright and vibrant tones counter the often sombre mystery of her subjects.
From the mundanity of bathroom rituals in her series “People in Their Bathrooms”, to “Phantom”, Vóitkiv makes use of the naked body as a narrative device. With its root as inherent vulnerability, her oeuvre places it in settings that are surreal, otherworldly, and personal. The result is a depiction of intimacy palpable to the viewer.
Photography, for Podobed, has become a way to overcome shyness and discomfort. It throws into question all social taboos surrounding the naked body, while exploring female identity in an image-driven universe. Almost every girl or woman can remember being taught to look nice, to behave appropriately, to occupy less space. Her photography is striving to dismantle these limitations.
Based in Kyiv. Berezovskiy is a self-taught photographer and cycling enthusiast. He has worked with international media, such as i-D magazine, ZEITmagazine, Monocle, M Le Monde, Dazed and The Calvert Journal. While his photography often depicts tranquil nature, Berezovskiy is known for documenting youth culture and the emerging rave scene in Ukraine. His work can be seen in both commercial and personal projects.
Inspired by the world's hidden corners, Kononov sees analog photography as a means of documenting and preserving the atmosphere of the moment. Nature, which he finds healing and fascinating, often becomes the subject of his works. Among other favorite themes are cemeteries and finding order in the surrounding chaos. Apart from photography, Kononov also creates oil paintings. Born and lives in Odesa.
Bochkaryov was born in Starokonstiantyniv, Ukraine in 1989. Growing up in a post-Soviet industrial “heaven”, photography, for him, felt like a way of shifting responsibility onto the camera.
While dealing with anxiety and adapting to the environment, he has been using the camera as a mechanism of survival. His work is an expression of his environment; varying from anthropological research, and documentation of personal experiences. Mixing fashion and street photography with a dash of gritty realism, Bochkaryov observes society and its ideologies while depicting the present through images. Proving to himself: “I live”.
Born in Kolomyia. Lives and works in Kyiv. An artist and independent photographer. Studied architecture at the Kyiv College of Architecture and Design, and engineering sciences at the Šiauliai State University (Lithuania). Works as a freelance photojournalist for Ukrainian and foreign agencies. Took part in personal and group exhibitions in Ukraine, Great Britain, Latvia, Korea, Poland.
Residing in Kyiv, photographer Roma Moskalenko captures his distinct fascination with the intricate interplay between humanity and the wild. Within his photographic compositions, Roma assigns nature a role akin to that of a human character. This choice generates a compelling juxtaposition that accentuates their presence in each other's lives within the visual narrative. Through his lens, the viewer becomes an immediate observer of the collision between these two forces/characters—whether it's their confrontation or the moments of profound intimacy. In his exploration of the human-to-nature dynamic, Roma captures scenarios where one entity may emerge victorious, concede defeat, or harmoniously coexist with the other.
Touching upon traditional depictions of the female image in Ukrainian mythos, Sana Shahmuradova‘s work blends the figurative with abstractions of a universe both contemporary and archaic. Aesthetic tradition and cultural folklore is loosely embodied in female figures that seem unconfined to the surfaces on which they appear, the boundaries between bodies and lines of motion sensually colliding. Her brushstrokes, unexpected and grounded, express her deep respect for the human form. Her depictions of the women are deeply rooted in the natural world, but unbounded by confines of time and place or any male gaze. Shahmuradova‘s lush, yet unembellished, works welcome the viewer into her own modern mythology.
Born in Simferopol, Crimea. Currently works and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. Graduated from the School of Art & Architecture Academy in Crimea, and has worked in the film production industry since 2008. In 2016, Khudoliy moved to Kyiv to begin a career in journalism. His personal multidisciplinary art projects include visual art, photography, and auteur cinema. In 2016, he published his first photography anthology, entitled, “DREAM”; and during the following year, his film, “Light of the Light” was born.
Since 2018, Khudoliy has been collaborating with the duo Yarema and Himei as a colour corrector. He has worked on documentaries, features, and short films such as: “State Institution” (2017), “To Whom Have You Abandoned Us Our Father” (2018, PinchukArtCentre Award), “New Jerusalem” (2020), “Live Stream” (2020, Main Prize, PinchukArtCentre). Khudoliy also collaborated with the director Mikola Ridniy, with colour correction, in particular, on his films "NO! NO NO!" (2017) and “Temerari” (2020),
During the last few years, his main focus was photography. Khudoliy continues working on a conceptual project entitled, “In Search of Muscularity” due to be presented as an exhibition along with a publication of photographs. Currently, Khudoliy is trying to work and publish independently, bypassing Ukrainian cultural institutions.
Based in Kyiv. In his latest series, he delves into the intricate interplay between human activities and the natural environment. Galanzha's photography offers a poetic contemplation on social communication through dreamlike scenes, subtly alluding to the broader concerns of contemporary realities.
Volodymyr Benedychuk (Zhytomyr, 1993) is a visual and sound artist, ethnographic researcher, and professional mountaineer based between Kyiv and the Western Ukraine. He is also a founder of Basny Rugs, a brand merging Carpathian weaving tradition with a modern visual language. He creates his symbolically and mythologically charged photographs during long backpacking expeditions in the hard-to-reach areas of the Carpathians.
In his ongoing project «Krynichna Storona» (Well Side) the coordinates of images are the cultural landscape, which in addition to the material dimension — is a space of texts and a system of signs.
The images aim at cataloging these texts and sign systems into a landscape portrait.
Yana Kononova is an artist with an academic background in philosophy (PhD). The central topics of an artist's work are nature picturing and performative portraiture. Her subject – a tension between a plot, photographic representation, and an onlooker’s perception. She doesn't interpret her practice as taking photographs of landscape, but rather as the employment of landscape and the related resources of imagination in order to create works of a certain type.
The subject matter of the artist's inquiry in the portrait genre is the relationship between portraiture and fine art conventions more generally. Focusing on performative and conceptual functions of portrait, on the internally motivated bonds of the work with the viewer, she explores different approaches to portraiture and the ways in which it proceeds as a piece of art, transcending its predominantly informative, descriptive and didactic functions.
Working with the medium and large format cameras, the artist prefers receptions of traditional black and white film photography, the darkroom techniques involved in film processing and making prints.
A multidisciplinary artist, her photographic works range from pastoral scenes to candid portraiture, effortlessly composed and often haunting glimpses of her native environment.
Her hand sculpted silver jewelry has the quality of being at once contemporary, yet primordial.
She is also a curator of home decor, a seamless blend of antique and handmade, objects stylized to maximize their decorative, aesthetic potential