ArtCult Gallery

Sergiy Melnichenko

Olexiy Ivaniuk

About the artist

Sergiy Melnichenko is a Ukrainian contemporary artist. He was born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. He started practicing photography in 2009. He has participated in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions around the world for the last 10 years. He actively applies the method of staged filming, although there are also documentary ones among the projects. As he was a teenager he was engaged in dancing and performing, particularly in China. There he created a series of episodes, including Backstage (2016), for which he received the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. He is founder and curator of MYPH platform (photography school, collective & gallery), and also a member of UPHA – Ukrainian Photographic Alternative.

  • List of the exhibitions

    2020 – Nomination on Foam Paul Huf Award – Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2018 – One of 20 winners and jurors’ pick of DEBUTS 2018, the book and travelling exhibition – Warsaw, Poland
    2017 – 1st Place In The National Awards “Photographer Of The Year 2016”, Street Professional Category – Kyiv, Ukraine
    2015 – Short-List Of Pinchuk Art Centre Prize – Kyiv, Ukraine
    2014 – II Place In Contest “Photographer Of The Year 2013” In Nomination “Fine Art” – Kyiv, Ukraine
    2013 – Nomination For The Fifth Cycle Of The Prix Pictet, Consumption – London, UK
    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