About

SERGEY MELNITCHENKO
b. 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
Founder and curator of MYPH collective & photography school
Member of UPHA – Ukrainian Photographic Alternative

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