Sergey Melnitchenko

Born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. Member of UPHA –Ukrainian Photographic Alternative.Started photography in 2009 and for 10 years participated in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions around the world. Founder and curator of “Melnitchenko Photography School” and MYPH collective (Mykolayiv Young Photographers). 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 Volta Art Fair in frames of Art Basel 2018, 2019, etc.

Personal exhibitions

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

Awards and residences

 

2018 • Shortlist of Batumi Photodays –Batumi, Georgia

2018 • Shortlist of KolgaTbilisi 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 InThe 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

Artelli Gallery –Antwerp, Belgium 

Schonfeld Gallery –Brussels, Belgium

Mironova Gallery –Kyiv, Ukrain

 Publications

  • 2018 • Photohraphy Is Art, issue #12 –Hong Kong

  • 2018 • NikLife34 –Ukraine

  • 2018 • PHOTO IS:RAEL Catalogue –Israel

  • 2018 • UPHA BOOK –Ukraine

  • 2018 • European Month of Photography Bratislava Catalogue –Slovakia

  • 2018 • SNOECKS book –Belgium

  • 2018 • Vogue Ukraine October Issue –Ukraine

  • 2018 • Catalogue of Batumi Photo Days 2018 –Georgia

  • 2018 • Doc! Photomagazine Issue 45 –Poland

  • 2018 • “НовоеВремя” 35 under 35 –Ukraine

  • 2018 • Izmir Photo Days Catalogue –Turkey

  • 2018 • Kolga Tbilisi Photo Catalogue –Georgia

  • 2018 • MILLERNTOR GALLERY Catalogue2018 • DEBUTS BOOK –Poland

  • 2018 • Fisheye Book Vol.2 –France

  • 2018 • Art Monday No4, cover –Denmark

  • 2018 • Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine April –Ukraine

  • 2018 • “GUP” Magazine Issue 56 –Netherlands

  • 2018 • “Photography is art”, issue #1 –Hong Kong

  • 2017 • “Paris Photo 2017” Photography Art Fair Catalogue –France

  • 2017 • “Fotocult” #8 –Austria

  • 2017 • “Photo Kyiv” Photography Art Fair Catalogue –Ukraine

  • 2017 • “PiB” Photography in Berlin Guide No14 –Germany

  • 2017 • “Leica Fotografie International” catalogue of winners and finalists of “Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017” –Germany

  • 2017 • “Ukrainian Erotic Photography” book –Ukraine

  • 2017 • “Black+White Photography” magazine August Issue 205 –UK

  • 2017 • “Die Angst” magazine, Issue 3 –Germany

  • 2016 • “We the people” book –USA

  • 2016 •“UNLOCKED” book –Greece

  • 2016 • “Secret Behavior” Issue 03: Exhibitionism –USA2015 • “Новоевремя” –Ukraine

  • 2015 • “Witty Kiwi” #5 –Italy2015 • “zine ouija” #8 –Brazil

  • 2015 • “Find Rangers Camera Club” No.6 : CLOSE TO HOME –USA

  • 2014 • Catalogue of “OFF_festival Bratislava 2014” –Slovakia

  • 2014 • “5,6” Magazine –Ukraine

  • 2014 • THE OPÉRA “Classic & Contemporary Nude Photography” Volume III –Germany

  • 2014 • “Metropol: about woman” #8 –Russia

  • 2014 • Catalogue of finalists “Photographer of the Year 2013” –Ukraine

  • 2013 • Collection of UPHA prints (edition of 100) –Ukraine

  • 2013 • “KALTBLUT”, Collection 5: The Male –Germany

  • 2013 • “Meatness” #2 –Ukraine

  • 2013 • Catalogue of “VIZII” festival –Ukraine

  • 2013 • “Dust” #4 –USA

  • 2013 • “Vignette Photography Magazine” #7 –UK

  • 2013 • Catalogue of finalists “Golden Camera 2012” –Ukraine

  • 2013 • Catalogue of finalists “Photographer of the Year 2012” –Ukraine

  • 2013 • “Kyiv Style” #3 –Ukraine

  • 2013 • “Pixie and Rotter” zine #2 “The Horror Issue!” –UK

  • 2012 • “Foto&Video” magazine #8 –Russia

  • 2012 • “Fotoblur” magazine #13 –USA

  • 2011 • “Fotoblur” magazine #12 –USA

  • 2009 • “Art Portfolio” magazine #1 / cover –Ukraine

Works in private and public collections

“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

Group exhibitions/ Fairs/ Projections

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 • “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, MironovaGallery, “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 OdesaPhoto 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, UK2017 • 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, USA2015 • Winners Of “Photo Annual Awards 2015” –Teplice, Czech

2015 • “Hybrid Reality” –Kyiv, Ukraine2015 • Feira Morta V –Lisbon, Portugal

2015 • «Ukrainian Photography: In Progress» In Frames Of “Odessa//Batumi Photo Days 2015” –Odessa, Ukraine

2015 • “ЗатоЛюбов” –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, Ukraine2014 • “Personal/Political” In FramesOf “Art-Kyiv Contemporary Ix” –Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 • “Terror Of Small Differences” –Kharkiv, Ukraine

2014 • “Ukrainian Zigafolk” –Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 • London Analogue Festival –London, UK2014 • “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, Ukraine2013 • With “Look” Group –Chernigiv, Ukraine

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