Valentyn Odnoviun. Ukrainian living in Vilnius, Lithuania.


During the last few years researches 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 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.


Member of the Association of Lithuanian Art Photographers



2017 – Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Visual Arts (Erasmus scholarship exchange program)

2014-2016 – Vilnius Academy of Arts, MA in Photography and Media Arts

2015 – Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Visual Arts (Erasmus scholarship exchange program)

2005-2010 – Kharkiv National Pedagogic University, MA in Teacher of English and World Literature


PERSONAL (selected)


The Process, Flandernbunker Museum, curated by Not Vice Versa art concepts. Kiel, Germany


Surveillance, Blütengasse 9 gallery, Vienna, Austria

Surveillance, Cesis New Castle Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

Surveillance, The gallery of the Lithuanian Photographers Association, Vilnius, Lithuania


Traces of Memory, Art gallery Akademija, Vilnius, Lithuania

Traces of Memory, Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland


COLLECTIVE (selected)


Exhibition of the DEBUTS 2018 winners, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

– “The Vivid Unknown,” - Refugee Week Berlin, with project Traces of Memory, Germany

Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2018, with project Surveillance, Tbilisi, Georgia

– “Different Worlds,” with project Surveillance, Photon Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Pavlovka Pinhole Festival, presentation of selected works, Kyiv, Ukraine


World Biennial of Student Photography, with project Surveillance, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Warsaw Photo Days, with project Surveillance, Warsaw, Poland

Different Worlds 2017, Young Contemporary Photography, with project Surveillance, Ljubljana, Slovenia

INTERPHOTO Grand Prix 2017 Festival, with project Surveillance, Bialystok, Poland

Auckland Festival of Photography, with project Traces of Memory, New Zealand

Walter Koschatzky Art Award 2017, with project Surveillance. Exhibition of the finalists at the HOFSTALLUNGEN, by Rotary Club Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Kaunas Gallery Weekend 2017, with project Traces of Memory, Kaunas, Lithuania


Debiutas 2016, with projects Surveillance and Warsaw 1944, photo gallery Prospekto, Vilnius, Lithuania

Meno Celės, with project Investigation, Art gallery Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania

On-Time, exhibition of contemporary young artists, Parliament of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

In the Same Boat, with project Investigation, Academy of Arts, Lodz, Poland



1st place – Krakow Photomonth Portfolio Review, Krakow, Poland

Shortlist - Kolga Photo Award 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia

Winner - DEBUTS 2018, Warsaw, Poland

Shortlist - Galerie Fotografic Open Call 2018-19, Prague, Czech Republic

Honorary Mention - PIC Förderpreis SELECTED 2018, Neuss, Germany

Artist Scholarship Gaude Polonia from National Centre for Culture, Warsaw, Poland


1st prize - World Biennial of Student Photography, Novi Sad, Serbia

Nominee - Riga Photography Biennial Awards 2018, Riga, Latvia

Nominee - Warsaw Photo Days Grand Prix, Warsaw, Poland

Nominee - Different Worlds 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nominee - Photogrvphy Grant London, United Kingdom

Grand Prix Award - Interphoto Grand Prix 2017, Bialystok, Poland

Nominee - Walter Koschatzky Art Award 2017, Vienna, Austria


1st place - Debiutas 2016 award for Emerging Art Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

Shortlist - Baltic Young Artist Award 2016, Riga, Latvia


Full scholarship from Education Exchanges Support Foundation of Lithuania for Masters studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts

2016 – 2017 – Artist-in-Residence, RUCKA Artist Residency, Cesis, Latvia




– Artist Talk – Pix.House Photography Gallery, Poznan, Poland

– Artist Talk - Department of Photography, University of Arts, Poznan, Poland


Artist Talk at Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw, Poland

Artist Talk at Nida Photography Symposium 2017, 40th Anniversary, Nida, Lithuania

Lecture Post-Documentary at the National Academy of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine




- DEBUTS 2018 photo book, Project: Surveillance” Publisher: “Blow Up Press,” Warsaw, Poland

- Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2018, p 294-295, ISBN 978-9941-27-9164, Tbilisi, Georgia

- Agnė Narušytė (Author): „A Single Viewer's Observation,“ Grzegorz Kosmala (Editor), DOC! Magazine, No8 (43), March 19, 2018, Warsaw, Poland


- Natalia Arlauskaitė (Author): „Repression Astronomy: A Monitoring of Distance,“

Fotografija magazine, No2 (34), p16-17, Vilnius, Lithuania

- Alvydas Lukys (Editor): Lithuanian Photography'17 – II Almanac,

Lithuanian Photographers Association Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania

- Jasna Jernejšek (Editor): Different Worlds, fifth edition catalog, p26-27, Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Natalia Arlauskaitė (Author): „Repression Astronomy: A Monitoring of Distance,“

Literatura ir Menas, magazine No23 (3619), Back cover, p3, 20, 22, 31

- Agnė Narušytė (Author): „Violence Observatory,“ 7md art newspaper, Vilnius, Lithuania

- ANDERS Studio E.U., Walter Koschatzky Art Award 2017, p39-41 Vienna, Austria


- Debiutas 2016 catalog, Publisher: Lithuanian Photographers Association, Vilnius, Lithuania

- Jurij Dobriakov (Editor): Meno Celės catalog, p66-67, Vilnius Academy of Arts Publishing House