About

My name is Valentyn Odnoviun. I am Ukrainian living in Vilnius, Lithuania.

During 2009-2016 my works were presented in Europe and the USA. As a cancer survivor, I held projects and photo auctions in support of children with cancer in Ukraine.

In 2014 I got a scholarship for two years of studies in the Vilnius Art Academy and became a student at the Masters degree on the Photography and Media Arts Faculty and was selected to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland for one semester at the Photography and Media Arts Faculty in 2015.

During the last few years my research has been mostly linked with historical or socially engaged events and problems through the “abstract”-looking image, working with the imagination of the viewer to create more concrete communication with the help of interpretation and conceptual thinking.

Photographs in my latest projects call into question the relation between what we see and what we perceive in advance of the act of recognition. These photographs as patterns and traces emphasize the borders not only of human perception, but the border where the consequences of human action meet reason.

 

 

Exhibitions:

2016 – Winner of “Debiutas 2016” award for Emerging Photographers held by the Union of the Lithuanian Art Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 - Personal exhibition "Traces of Memory," Vilnius Art Academy gallery "Akademija", Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 - 2017 Participator of RUCKA Artist Residency, Cesis, Latvia

2016 - Personal exhibition "Traces of Memory," Academy of Arts, Lodz, Poland

2016 - Shortlisted for “BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD 2016”

2016 - Art exhibition "Meno Celės," Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania

2016 - Exhibition of “Young Emerging Artists” in Parliament of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 - Represented Ukraine at an international photo exhibition at VDNKh, Moscow, Russia

2014 - Full Scholarship from Education Exchanges Support Foundation of Lithuania for Masters studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts