About

SERGEY MELNITCHENKO
Born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
Member of UPHA – Ukrainian Photographic Alternative.
Started photography in 2009.
Winner of Ukrainian and International competitions, including the “Photographer of the year” 2012, 2013 and 2016 (Kiev, Ukraine), “Golden Camera 2012” (Kyiv, Ukraine), one of 10 finalists of the Showoff section within the month of photography in Krakow 2013, shortlist of “Pinchuk Art Center Prize 2015”. “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2017”. Participant of “Paris Photo 2017″ and “VOLTA14” in frames of Art Basel 2018, etc.

Works in private collections
“Tomita Family” Private Collection – New York, USA
“Grynyov Art Foundation” Private Collection – Kyiv, Ukraine

Personal Exhibitions
2018 • “Loneliness online”, SomoS Art Gallery – Berlin, Germany
2018 • Sztuka w dialogu, “Loneliness online and Polaroids from China”, Piekno Panie Gallery – Lublin, Poland
2018 • “Behind The Scenes”, Claude Samuel Gallery – Paris, France
2017 • “PLAYDAY”, Face Foundation/Mironova Gallery – Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 • “Paris Photo 2017″, ”Behind The Scenes”/Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 – Paris, France
2017 • ”Behind The Scenes” – Mykolayiv, Ukraine
2017 • ”Behind The Scenes”, Trzecie Oko Gallery – Krakow, Poland
2015 • “Les Amours Imaginaries” In Frames Of Landskrona Fotofestival – Landskrona, Sweden
2014 • “Military Commissariat”, Estudio Ñ – Valdivia, Chile
2014 • “Schwarzenegger Is My Idol” In Frames Of “Off_Festival Bratislava 2014” – Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 • Art-Book Presentation In Frames Of Private Residency Program “The Muzychi Expanded History Project” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 • “Schwarzenegger Is My Idol”, Fiebre Galería – Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014 • “Les Amours Imaginaries” Odessa Museum Of Modern Art “Arteria”– Odessa, Ukraine
2014 • “Les Amours Imaginaries”, Closer – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • “Schwarzenegger Is My Idol” – Showoff Section Of Krakow Photomonth Festival – Krakow, Poland
2013 • “Schwarzenegger Is My Idol” – Lviv, Ukraine
2012 • “Nails” – Krivoy Rog, Ukraine

Group Exhibitions
2018 • Batumi Photo Days – Batumi, Georgia
2018 • “Transeúntes” by Fiftydots Gallery, Voies Off 2018 in frames of Les Rencontres de la photographie – Arles, France
2018 • “Off Limits” in frames of Odesa Photo Days Festival – Chernivtsy, Ukraine
2018 • Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 winners exhibition, Galerie Łdk, in frames of Fotofestiwal Lodz – Lodz, Poland
2018 • “DEBUTS episode 1” exhibition and the book “DEBUTS” premiere in frames of Fotofestiwal Lodz – Lodz, Poland
2018 • “Behind the scenes”, Millerntor Gallery #8 – Hamburg, Germany
2018 • “Behind the scenes”, Mironova Gallery at VOLTA14 in frames of Art Basel – Basel, Switzerland
2018 • “Behind the scenes” Fototeca Siracusana Estate Fotografia 2^ Edizione in frames of Med Photo Fest – Syracuse, Italy
2018 • “Behind the scenes”, Alghero Street Photography Awards Festival – Alghero, Italy
2018 • Kyiv Art Week, Artsvit Gallery, “Passengers” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 • Kyiv Art Week, Mironova Gallery, “Behind the scenes” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 • Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2018 – Tbilisi, Georgia
2018 • “Travel, Discovery, Aesthetics and Photography” in frames of INTERNATIONAL İZMİR PHOTO DAYS – Izmir, Turkey
2018 • “Off Limits” in frames of Odesa Photo Days Festival – Odesa, Ukraine
2018 • “Sensitive Surface 2.0”, Vasli Souza Fotogaleri – Malmö, Sweden
2018 • Exhibition Of “Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017” Winners And Finalists, Leica Gallery In Leitz Park – Wetzlar, Germany
2017 • Photolux Festival/The Exhibition Of The Two Winning Projects And All The Finalists Of Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 – Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
2017 • Little Odessa Gallery – Paris, France
2017 • “Photographie Contemporaine D’ukraine”, Centre Culturel D’ukraine En France – Paris, France
2017 • “Photo Kyiv” Photography Art Fair – Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 • Photography On A Postcard Private View – London, UK
2017 • Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winners And Finalists – Berlin, Germany
2017 • Projection “Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017” finalists/Voies Off Festival/Les Rencontres Internacionales De La Photographie – Arles, France
2017 • The Smell Of Dust III – São Paulo, Brazil
2016 • Freierfest – Odessa, Ukraine
2016 • The Smell Of Dust Iii During Les Rencontres Internacionales De La Photographie – Arles, France
2016 • Pasa Página, Days Of The Artist´S Book – Chisinau, Moldova
2016 • Fresh Paint Art Fair In Collaboration With Artbit – Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 • “Mama, I’ve Just Killed A Man” – Berlin, Germany
2015 • Finalists Of Pinchuk Art Centre Prize – Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 • “Game Into Reality” In Frames Of Gogolfest – Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 • “Love And War In Ukraine” In Frames Of Spine – International Photobook Festival – Stockholm, Sweden
2015 • Slideluck Show – Oakland, California, USA
2015 • Winners Of “Photo Annual Awards 2015” – Teplice, Czech
2015 • “Hybrid Reality” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 • Feira Morta V – Lisbon, Portugal
2015 • «Ukrainian Photography: In Progress» In Frames Of “Odessa//Batumi Photo Days 2015” – Odessa, Ukraine
2015 • “Зато Любов” – Kherson, Ukraine
2015 • “Подія” With Andrii Konontsev – Zlin, Czech
2015 • “Part 4” With Roman Pyatkovka – Zaporozhye, Ukraine
2014 • “Inner Ukraine” In Frames Of “Terra Futura Xiii” Festival – Kherson, Ukraine
2014 • “Personal/Political” In Frames Of “Art-Kyiv Contemporary Ix” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 • “Terror Of Small Differences” – Kharkiv, Ukraine
2014 • “Ukrainian Zigafolk” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 • London Analogue Festival – London, UK
2014 • “Guilt” In Frames Of “Non Stop Media Vii” – Kharkiv, Ukraine
2014 • The Aesthetic Of Man – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 • Upha “Аfteryesterday” – Odessa, Ukraine
2014 • “Resistant” In Frames Of Parallel Program Of 4th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art – Moscow, Russia
2014 • “Don’t Even Dream!” In Frames Of Parallel Program Of 4th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art – Moscow, Russia
2014 • Der Greif – “A Process” – Ausburg, Germany
2014 • “Evolution” – Uzhgorod, Ukraine
2014 • “Ukrainian Women Complex” – Odessa, Ukraine
2014 • “Photographer Of The Year 2013” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • “Posterjunkies” Official Launching Event – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 • London Analogue Festival – London, UK
2013 • Ii International Fotokinofestival – Sebastopol, Ukraine
2013 • With “Look” Group – Chernigiv, Ukraine
2013 • “The Urge To Archiving” In Frames Of Vizii Festival – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • “Golden Camera 2012” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • “Photographer Of The Year 2012” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • “Monthly Payment / Idols” – Moscow, Russia
2012 • First International Festival Of Arts – Odessa, Ukraine
2012 • First International Fotokinofestival – Sebastopol, Ukraine
2012 • Upha “Cult Of The Body” – London, UK

Awards and Residences
2018 • Shortlist of Batumi Photodays – Batumi, Georgia
2018 • Shortlist of Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2018 – Tbilisi, Georgia
2018 • Featured in the NEW VISIONS – Cortona On The Move 2018 – Cortona, Italy
2018 • One of 20 winners and jurors’ pick of DEBUTS 2018, the book and travelling exhibition – Warsaw, Poland
2018 • Shortlist of main exhibition “Off Limits” in frames of Odesa Photo Days Festival – Odesa, Ukraine
2017 • Winner Of “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2017” – Berlin, Germany
2017 • 1st Place In The National Awards “Photographer Of The Year 2016”, Street Professional Category – Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 • “Dostoevsky List” The Most Actual Contemporary Photographers From Russia And Ukraine – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 • Short-List Of Pinchuk Art Centre Prize – Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 • Honorable Mention At “Photo Annual Awards 2015” – Teplice, Czech
2014 • Shortlist of “Off_Festival Bratislava 2014” – Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 • Private Residency Program “The Muzychi Expanded History Project” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 • Finalist Of Educational Program For Artists And Festival Of Youth Projects “Non Stop Media VII” – Kharkiv, Ukraine
2014 • II Place In Contest “Photographer Of The Year 2013” In Nomination “Fine Art” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • Shortlisted For “Media Art Festival” – Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2013 • Nomination For The Fifth Cycle Of The Prix Pictet, Consumption – London, UK
2013 • Featured Artist Of London Analogue Festival – London, UK
2013 • One Of 10 Finalists Of Showoff Section In Frames Of Krakow Photomonth Festival – Krakow, Poland
2013 • International Contest “Golden Camera 2012” – 1st Place In Nomination “Conceptual Photography”, Amateur – Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 • Winner Of Contest “Photographer Of The Year 2012” In Nomination “Series Of The Year (Fine Art)” – Kyiv, Ukraine
2012 • Finalist Of 3rd Portfolio Review – Kyiv, Ukraine

Official Galleries Representatives
Mironova Gallery – Kyiv, Ukraine
Fiftydots Gallery – Barcelona, Spain