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lith print
15x30 cm
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On the verso side: inscription “ХШФ” and ” ‘Healing muds’ Arabat Spit 2010 Sergiy Lebedynskyy 2/5 +1 A.P.”, artist’s signature

About the artist

Sergiy Lebedynskyy (1982, Kharkiv, Ukraine) — photographer, curator. As many other Kharkiv authors, he has an engineering education: in 1994-2004 studied at Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University, in 2005-2012 worked as scientist at Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany, where he defended his PhD thesis in 2013. Has been engaged in photography since 2007.  Co-founded of a photographic group Shilo in 2010  together with Vladyslav Krasnoshchok, Vadim Trykoz and Oleksiy Sobolev. Curates photographic exhibitions and collects works of Ukrainian and East-European photography artists since 2017. His collection became the core of the Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP) founded in 2018.  The artist’s manner is defined by the fusion of documentality and variety of technological manipulations and performativity. Resides in Germany.

Photo credit —  Vladyslav Krasnoshchok, 2013.

Solo exhibitions:

2010 — “Консервы” (Conservations), as part of Shilo Group, Kharkiv municipal art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2011 — “Негативи зберігаються” (Storing negatives), as part of Shilo Group, Kharkiv municipal art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2012 — “Побег Тимошенко” as part of Shilo Group, (Timoshenko’s escape)б PHOTOVISA International Photofestival, Krasnodar, Russia

2013 — “Timoshenko’s Escape or the first step to the exhibition on Mars”, as part of Shilo Group, FotoFest’s Biennial 2013, Houston, USA

2013 — “Творческий вечер” (Tvorcheskiy vecher), as part of Shilo Group, Vovatanya gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2013 — “Оздоровительные процедуры” (Health treatments), as part of Shilo Group,  Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014 — “Улица Грушевского / Евромайдан” (Hrushevskoho Street / Euromaidan), as part of Shilo Group, Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014 — “Оконченная диссертация” (Finished Dissertation), as part of Shilo Group, FotoLoft gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014 — “Finished Dissertation”, as part of Shilo Group, Asymetria Galeria, Warsaw, Poland

2014 — “UPA hände hoch”, as part of Shilo Group, Kharkiv municipal art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2015 — “Chronicle”, as part of Shilo Group, BildBand Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2015 — “Discovery Award”, as part of Shilo Group, Les Rencontres d’Arles festival, Arles, France

2015 — “Euromaidan”, as part of Shilo Group, Kaunas Photo, Kaunas, Lithuania

2015 — “Euromaidan”, as part of Shilo Group, National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2015 — “Healing Muds”, OdesaBatumi Photodays, Batumi, Georgia

2015 — “Healing Muds”, Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, Rochester, USA

2016 — “Ukraine — Memory under Revision”, Alma Löv museum, Östra Ämterviks, Sweden

2017 — “Quiet is the Ukrainian Night”, Stolp gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

2019 — “Рідний край” (Homeland), as part of Shilo Group, COME-IN art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine



Group exhibitions:

2010 — “Два взгляда на украинскую фотографию” (Two Views on Ukrainian Photography), Gaidai gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Misha Pedan)

2011 — “SHILO and friends. Photographs from East”, East European Cinema Festival, Haus 23 gallery, Cottbus, Germany

2012 — Celeste Prize 2012, Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini, finalists’ show, Rome, Italy

2012 — “Stop allo 048 degli oggetti”, Le Ciminiere art centre, Catania, Italy

2013 — “Акт неповиновения. Тело как протест в харьковской фотографии 1970-2010 гг.” (Act of Disobedience. Body as a Protest in Kharkiv Photography of 1970s-2010s) , Lumiere brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia (curator – Katerina Zuyeva)

2013 — “International Discoveries IV”, FotoFest, Houston, USA

2013 — “Фотограф року” (Photographer of the Year), 2nd place in “Fine Art Photography” category, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 — “Golden Camera” award, nominees’ exhibition, Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 — “An Ocean of Possibilities”, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2014 — “Прогтяг / Draft”, Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, Georgia (curator — Yaroslava Bondarchuk)

2014 — “Handmade II”, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2014 — “I’m a drop in the ocean”, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (curators — Konstantin Akinsha, Alisa Lozhkina)

2014 — “Publish/Curate”, TJ Boulting, London, Great Britain

2014 — “Форпост военных корреспондентов” (Outpost of War Correspondents), Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, Russia (curators — Irina Alikina, Yaroslva Amelin)

2014 — “Ucraina — La guerra dei freelancers” (Ukraine — The freelancers’ War), the Festival of Ethical Photography, Lodi, Italy (curator — Renata Ferri)

2015 — “In Flux”,  Leonidas Kanellopoulos Cultural Center, Eleusis, Greece (curator — Shoair Mavlian)

2015 — “Love and War in Ukraine”, Panoptikon Fotografins hus, Stockholm, Sweden (curator — Misha Pedan)

2015 — “Young Portfolio Exhibition”, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan

2016 — “Nuit de la Photo”,  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2016 — “Deformation”, Suwon Photo Festival, Suwon, Southern Korea (curator — Katerina Radchenko)

2016 — “Archetypes of my War”, Odesa-Batumi Photodays festival, Odesa Museum of Modern Art, Odesa, Ukraine

2016 — “Flaneúr in Kaunas“, Kaunas, Lithuania

2016 — “Euromaidan: At the Break of Dawn”, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016 — “Stopień zależności”, BWA Contemporary Art gallery, Wroclaw, Poland (curated by The Open Group)

2017 — “In Flux”, Getxophoto Festival, Punta Begoña gallery, Getxo, Spain (curator — Shoair Mavlian)

2017 — “From the Collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts: Beginnings, Forever”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokio, Japan

2018 — “New Chic” screening, Riga Photomonth 2018, Kanepes Culture Centre, Riga, Latvia (curators — Arnis Balčusт and Alnis Stakle)

2019 — “Palette of Pain”, Tbilisi Art Fair 2019, Expo Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia (curator — Roman Pyatkovka)

2019 — “UPHA Made in Ukraine”, AKT art space, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Horbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, art director — Misha Buksha)

2012 Golden Camera International Photo Award (каталог победителей конкурса). Kyiv: Киевская школа фотографии, 2012, 23.

Contemporary Russian Photography (каталог виставки в рамках Fotofest 2012 Biennial). Amsterdam: Schilt Publishing, 2012.

Euromaidan. Spain: Riot Books, 2014.

Feuerhelm, Brad. “Shilo Group’s: From the Fog of the Barricades”. American Suburb X., December 10, 2015. http://www.americansuburbx.com/2015/12/shilo-groups-chronicle-ukraine-from-the-fog-of-the-barricades.html?fbclid=IwAR3G3zOSmCukjjlrQ0T28tJu6PXYTs138cJ3Xdy-6e709yHPiPJBO3jcrYo.

Fotofest 2014 Biennial Catalogue (каталог виставки Fotofest 2014 Biennial). Amsterdam: Schilt Publishing, 2014.

IV Международный фестиваль фотографии Photovisa (каталог выставки). Краснодар, 2012.

Les Recontres de la Photographie (каталог виставки Arles 2015). Arles: Actes Sud.

Noordelicht: An ocean of Possibilities (каталог виставки Noorderlicht Photofestival). Leeuwarden: Aurora Borealis, 2014.

Nuit de la photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds (каталог виставки Nuit de la photo 2016). La Chaux-de-Fonds: Association Nuit de la photo, 2016.

Pantall, Colin. “Chronicle: No Progress, No Photography, Old Country, New Country”. Colin Pantall’s blog, November 13, 2015. http://colinpantall.blogspot.com/2015/11/chronicle-no-progress-no-photography.html.

Pavlova, Tatiana. “The Kharkiv Photography School. The ‘Shilo’ Group (V. Krasnoshchok, S. Lebedynskyy, V. Trykoz)”. Widok, no. 7 (2014). http://pismowidok.org/index.php/one/article/view/236/422.

Reporter ohne Grenzen, Fotos für die Pressefreiheit. Berlin: TAZ Verlags- und Vertriebs GmbH, 2014

“Sergiy Lebedynskyy”. BURN Magazine, 2014. https://www.burnmagazine.org/2014/page/30/.

Somer Cocks, Anna. “Why the Tbilisi art fair should not be afraid of communist-period art”. The Art Newspaper, May 31, 2019. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/review/why-the-tbilisi-art-fair-should-not-be-afraid-of-communist-period-art.

Topol, Sarah A. “Fugue State: The struggle for national identity in wartime Ukraine”. Harper’s Magazine, липень, 2015: 69.

Weber, Donald. “The Rules of Photojournalism Are Keeping Us From the Truth”. Medium, May 17 2015. https://medium.com/vantage/the-rules-of-photojournalism-are-keeping-us-from-the-truth-52c093bb0436.

“Вилы, “Молотов”, слезоточивый газ. Как ‘диктаторские’ законы превратили ‘Евромайдан’ в уличную войну. Фото”. Meduza, November 21, 2014. https://meduza.io/galleries/2014/11/21/vily-molotov-slezotochivyy-gaz.

“Геопатогенная зона”. Русский пионер, no. 31 (2012): 99-116.5.6, 2012.

Грабарская, Анна [Grabarskaya, Anna]. “Где бы ни участвовали, везде все получалось”. Colta, July 6, 2015. https://www.colta.ru/articles/art/7856-gde-by-ni-uchastvovali-vezde-vse-poluchalos.

“Группа Шило”. 5.6. Журнал о фотографии, no. 9-10 (2014): 22-23.

Дудченко, Владимир [Dudchenko, Valdymyr]. “Правда нуждается в союзниках”. В Правда не нуждается в союзниках. Говард Чапник. Saint-Petersburg: Клаудберри, 2014.

Манукян, Юлия [Manukian, Julia]. “По следам Odesa Photo Days 2019: Харьковская школа фотографии. Транзит”. Пространство, May 9, 2019. https://www.prostranstvo.media/po-sledam-odesa-photo-days-harkovskaja-shkola-fotografii-tranzit/.

Манукян, Юлия [Manukian, Julia]. “Харьков 18+: наследие ‘теории удара’ ”. СОУС, 2017. http://coyc.com.ua/post/678.

Павлова, Татьяна [Pavlova, Tatiana]. “Украинская ночь Сергея Лебединского”. Korydor: журнал про сучасну культуру, November 1, 2017.  http://www.korydor.in.ua/ua/context/11657.html.

Павлова, Тетяна [Pavlova, Tatiana]. “Cимметричный жест Михайлову”. Korydor: журнал про сучасну культуру, May 29, 2017. http://www.korydor.in.ua/ua/stories/boris-mikhailov-gruppa-shylo-kharkovskaja-shkola.html.

ПОДВИЖНЫЙ ПЕЙЗАЖ. Искусство Украины между революцией и войной PAYSAGES INSTABLES. Des artistes ukrainiens entre révolution et guerre. Kyiv: Родовід, 2014.

“Преемственность”. 5.6. Журнал о фотографии, no. 7 (2012): 54-61.

Стех [Steh]. “О чем ты вообще будешь говорить кроме Харькова”. ЛЮК, June 14, 2017. http://lyuk.media/city/gruppa-shilo-o-chem-ty-voobshche-budesh-govorit-krome-kharkova.

Хроніка. Germany: dienacht Publishing, 2015

Яковленко, Катерина [Iakovlenko, Katerina]. “Підсумки-2018 у мистецтві: рік можливостей, втрат і авангарду”. Левый берег, December 27, 2018. https://ukr.lb.ua/culture/2018/12/27/415877_pidsumki2018_mistetstvi_rik.html.

“Январь 2014, ‘Евромайдан’ ”. Форпост. Kolomna: Музей органической культуры, 2014, 253-278.


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