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.



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

2015-2016 – 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)

2017 – Surveillance, Blütengasse 9 gallery, Vienna, Austria

2017 – Surveillance, Cesis New Castle Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

2017 – Surveillance, The gallery of the Lithuanian Photographers Association, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 – Traces of Memory, Art gallery Akademija, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 – Traces of Memory, Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland

COLLECTIVE (selected)


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



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


2017 – Artist Talk at Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw, Poland

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

2017 – Lecture Post-Documentary at the National Academy of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine



- 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