About

SERGEY MELNITCHENKO
Born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. Founder and curator of MYPH photography school and collective. Member of UPHA – Ukrainian Photographic Alternative. Started photography in 2009. For 10 years participated in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions around the world. Winner of Ukrainian and International competitions, including “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award” in 2017, “Photographer of the year” in 2012, 2013 and 2016 (Kyiv, Ukraine), “Golden Camera” in 2012 (Kyiv, Ukraine). Shortlists of “Krakow Photomonth” in 2013 and “Pinchuk Art Center Prize” in 2015, etc. Participant of “Paris Photo” in 2017 and “Volta Art Fair” in frames of Art Basel in 2018, 2019, etc. (full list below)

Works in private and public collections
Carothers Family Private Collection – Seattle, Washington, USA
Little Odessa Gallery collection – Paris, France
f22 foto space / f11 Foto Museum collection – Hong Kong
Dirk Vanduffel private collection – Antwerp, Belgium
Artelli Gallery / Schonfeld Gallery Collection – Antwerp/Brussels, Belgium
Tomita Family Private Collection – New York, USA
Grynyov Art Foundation Private Collection – Kyiv, Ukraine
Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography Collection – Kharkiv, Ukraine
Mironova Gallery Collection – Kyiv, Ukraine

Personal Exhibitions
2019 • “From Dusk Till Dawn”, f22 foto space – Hong Kong
2019 • “Schwarzenegger is my idol”, Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography – Kharkiv, Ukraine
2019 • Leica Gallery London – London, UK
2018 • “Behind the scenes”, European Month of Photography, Galéria Michalský dvor – Bratislava, Slovakia
2018 • “Only Now Only Never”, FACE Foundation – Kyiv, Ukraine
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 / Art Fairs / Projections / Festivals
2019 • “The body of propaganda”, Latvian Museum of Photography – Riga, Latvia
2019 • UPHA IN DA OFFICE, Starlight media – Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 • face2face exhibition of Sergey Melnitchenko & MYPH collective – Mykolayiv, Ukraine
2019 • Daring youth – mostra fotografica, Open Art Week, Museo civico di Palazzo della Penna – Perugia, Italy
2019 • Photo Kyiv Fair, presented by Mironova Gallery – Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 • Let us in: together – Paris, France
2019 • “Between Fire and Fire: Ukrainian Art Now”, Semperdepot – Vienna, Austria
2019 • Second Biennale of Young Art – Kharkiv, Ukraine
2019 • “Memory Inversion” Mironova Gallery – Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 • “The Forbidden Image”, a solo exhibition by Boris Mikhailov & Kharkiv School of Photography and the continuation of its attitude and thinking with emerging artists, Pinchuk Art Centre – Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 • UPHA: Made in Ukraine, AKT + BOOKSHA – Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 • VOLTA Art Fair, “Her” series – Basel, Switzerland
2019 • “DEBUTS episode 4” in frames of Krakow Photomonth – Krakow, Poland
2019 • “From Red to Blue and Yellow” auction, Bereznitsky Art Foundation – Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 • Armenia Art Fair “Her” series – Yerevan, Armenia
2019 • TAF “Tbilisi Art Fair” Photo Kyiv Booth, “Her” series – Tbilisi, Georgia
2019 • Political as personal. Personal as public. – Mykolayiv, Ukraine
2018 • “Who’s here?” at PHOTO IS:RAEL – Tel Aviv, Israel
2018 • “Discovery Art Fair” – Frankfurt, Germany
2018 • “Photo Kyiv vol.2” Photography Art Fair – Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 • Night of Photo Projections in Tsekh Gallery – Vilnius, Lithuania
2018 • “So sweet Ukraine” projection at Suwon Photo Festival – Suwon, South Korea
2018 • “DEBUTS episode 3” in frames of Vintag Photo Festival – Bydgoszcz, Poland
2018 • “Off Limits pt.3” in frames of Odesa Photo Days Festival – Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 • Maribor photography festival – Maribor, Slovenia
2018 • “DEBUTS episode 2” in frames of Sopot Photography Festival – Sopot, Poland
2018 • “So sweet Ukraine” projection at International Photography Symposium. NIDA2018 – Nida, Lithuania
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 pt.2” 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 • Millerntor Gallery #8 – Hamburg, Germany
2018 • VOLTA14 art fair in frames of Art Basel – Basel, Switzerland
2018 • Fototeca Siracusana Estate Fotografia 2^ Edizione in frames of Med Photo Fest – Syracuse, Italy
2018 • 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” 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
2019 • Klaipeda Photography Residency Program – Klaipeda, Lithuania
2019 • Shortlist of Second Biennale of Young Art – Kharkiv, Ukraine
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 • Shortlist 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
f22 foto space – Hong Kong
Mironova Gallery – Kyiv, Ukraine