About

SERGEY MELNITCHENKO

Born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine
Member of UPHA - Ukrainian Photographic Alternative

Personal exhibitions
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” – 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” – Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014 • “Les amours imaginaries” – Odessa, Ukraine
2014 • “Les amours imaginaries” – 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
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 of finalists of “Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017” at Voies off festival during 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
2017 • Book signing of “Behind the scenes” book in frames of “Paris Photo 2017” and “Polycopies” – Paris, France
2017 • Artist talk in frames of “Photo Kyiv” Photography Art Fair – Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 • Winner of “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2017” – Berlin, Germany
2017 • Artist talk in frames of “5,6” school of photography – Kyiv, Ukraine
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 (2015/2016) – Dostoevsky Photography Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 • Short-list of Pinchuk Art Centre – Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 • Honorable Mention at “Photo Annual Awards 2015” – Teplice, Czech
2014 • Shortlisted for “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

Galleries representatives and private collections
Grynyov Art Foundation