Valentyn Odnoviun. Ukrainian living in Vilnius, Lithuania.


During the last few years 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 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.

 

 

 

 

Currently, working on PhD dissertation: "Intersections among Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish and Czechoslovak Art Photographers from 1960s to early 1990s"

 

Member of the Association of Lithuanian Art Photographers since 2018

“Artist Creator“ status granted by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
 

 

EDUCATION

2019- till present - Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, PhD in Theory and History of Arts (Lithuania)

2016-2019 - Vilnius Academy of Arts, MA in Theory and History of Arts (Lithuania)

2017-2018 - Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Visual Arts (Germany)

2015-2016 - Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Visual Arts (Poland)

2014-2016 - Vilnius Academy of Arts, MA in Photography and Media Arts (Lithuania)

 

AWARDS

2019.09 - Winner - Photolux Award, Lucca, Italy, Nomination by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

2018.12 - Laureate - Award by the Lithuanian Art Photographers Association, Lithuania

2018.11 - Winner - Panasonic Reader's Choice Award. Bird in Flight Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018.10 - Nominee - Photography Grant, London, Great Britain

2018.06 - 1st place - Krakow Photomonth Portfolio Review, Krakow, Poland

2018.06 - Public Choice Award - “MyEstonia?” Competition, Tallinn, Estonia

2018.05 - Shortlist - Kolga Photo Award 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018.04 - Laureate - DEBUTS 2018, Warsaw, Poland

2018.04 - Nominee - Riga Photography Biennial Awards 2018, Riga, Latvia

2018.03 - Shortlist - Galerie Fotografic Open Call 2018-19, Prague, Czech Republic

2018.02 - Honorary Mention - PIC Förderpreis SELECTED 2018, Neuss, Germany

2017.12 - 1st place - World Biennial of Student Photography, Novi Sad, Serbia

2017.11 - Nominee - Warsaw Photo Days Grand Prix, Warsaw, Poland

2017.11 - Nominee - Different Worlds 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017.10 - Nominee - Photography Grant, London, Great Britain

2017.09 - GRAND PRIX Award - INTERPHOTO Grand Prix 2017, Bialystok, Poland

2017.05 - Nominee - Walter Koschatzky Art Award 2017, Vienna, Austria

2016.12 - 1st place - Debiutas award for Emerging Art Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016.10 - Shortlist - Baltic Young Artist Award 2016, Riga, Latvia

 

GRANTS

2020.06 - Artist Scholarship - Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018.12 - Artist Scholarship - Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018.02 - Artist Scholarship Gaude Polonia - National Centre for Culture, Warsaw, Poland

2014.09 - Scholarship - Education Exchanges Support Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania


PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS (selected)

Upcoming 2020.12 - “Investigation 2016-2020,” KKKC Gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania

2020.10 - “PW44,” Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019.09 - “Horizons,” INTERPHOTO 2019 Festival, Bialystok, Poland

2019.09 - “Architecture of Evidence,” Fotografie Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic

2019.04 - “Surveillance,” SRO Art Gallery of TTU, Lubbock, Texas, USA

2019.02 - “In the Dark,” Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

2018.05 - The Process, Flandernbunker Museum, Kiel, Germany

2017.12 - Surveillance, Cesis New Castle Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

2017.09 - Surveillance, gallery for art photography Stikliu, 4, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016.09 - Traces of Memory, Art gallery Akademija, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2020.09 - Lost Time, Month of Lithuanian Photography in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

2020.09 - 6th Edition of the Photography Festival W Ramach Sopotu, curated by Adam Mazur, Sopot, Poland

2020.08 - Heterotopia, Experimental Visual Practices from Lithuania, EEP Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2019.10 - Museum of Now, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

2019.09 - Unseen Photography Fair, by Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019.09 - Second Biennial of Young Art, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2019.06 - Dub Toasted Time, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019.05 - Final exhibition of the DEBUTS 2018 laureates, Krakow Photo Fringe 2019, Cracow, Poland

2019.02 - NUIT de la PHOTO, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2018.10 - MONUMENTA. The Intelligence of Many, Leipzig, Germany

2018.10 - Exhibition of the DEBUTS 2018 laureates, “Vintage Photo Festival,” Bydgoszcz, Poland

2018.09 - Chronometers, Klaipėda Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda, Lithuania

2018.09 - Exhibition of the DEBUTS 2018 laureates, Festival “W Ramach Sopotu,” Sopot, Poland

2018.07 - Tam Gdzie Teraz, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland

2018.06 - MyEstonia?, ArtVilnius'18 Contemporary Art Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018.06 - Exhibition of the DEBUTS 2018 laureates, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

2018.06 - The Vivid Unknown, - Refugee Week Berlin, Germany

2018.05 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018.05 - Different Worlds, Photon Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2017.11 - World Biennial of Student Photography, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Serbia

2017.11 - Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw, Poland

2017.11 - Different Worlds, Young Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017.09 - INTERPHOTO 2017 Festival, Bialystok, Poland

2017.06 - Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand

2017.05 - Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis. Finalists exhibition at the HOFSTALLUNGEN, by Rotary Club Albertina, Vienna, Austria

2017.05 - Kaunas Gallery Weekend 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania

2016.12 - Debiutas 2016, photo gallery Prospekto, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016.06 - Meno Celės, Art gallery Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

RESIDENCIES

2020.09 - W Ramach Sopotu Photography Residency, Sopot, Poland

2020.08 - ISSP Riga Residency, Riga, Latvia

2018.11 - Docking Station, Photography Residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016 - 2017 - RUCKA Artist Residency, Cesis, Latvia


PUBLIC PERFORMING

2020.09.11 - Artist Talk - Nida Photography Symposium 2020, Nida, Lithuania

2020.08.20 - “Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression” book presentation, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

2020.08.18-21 - Moderator, Speaker - Kharkiv Photo Forum, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2020.08.13 - Artist Talk - ISSP Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2019.12.14 - Artist Talk - Seminar “Art and Holocaust,” Kaunas, Lithuania

2019.11.17 - Open Lecture - Kaunas Art Book Fair, Kaunas, Lithuania

2019.10.31 - Open Lecture - Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2019.10.26 - Open Lecture - Seminar “Path of Egons Spuris,” Ogre, Latvia

2019.03 - Artist Talk - Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

2018.05 - Artist Talk - Pix.House Photography Gallery, Poznan, Poland

2018.05 - Artist Talk - Department of Photography, University of Arts, Poznan, Poland

2017.11 - Artist Talk - Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw, Poland

2017.11 - Artist Talk - Nida Photography Symposium 2017, 40th Anniversary, Nida, Lithuania

2017.03 - Open Lecture Post-Documentary - National Academy of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine

 

PERSONAL PUBLICATIONS

2020.12 - Literatūra ir menas magazine, 3715/21 "Fotografija sovietmečiu: Lietuva-Charkovas" Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.11 - 7md art newspaper, article: “MOLPIK. Lietuvos fotografijos mėnuo Kijeve” Nr. 41 (1362), Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.09 - Artist Book "PW44," self-published, handmade, Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.04 - Authors book: “Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression,” publishers: artprint.lt, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, ISBN 978-609-95181-9-0, Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.01 - 7md art newspaper, article: “Ukrainiečių įniršis Klaipėdoje” Nr. 2 (1323), Vilnius, Lithuania

 

CATALOGS/MAGAZINES

2020.09 - Nuožmi taika: žlugusių režimų fotografija dokumentiniame kine, book by Natalija Arlauskaitė, Vilnius University Press, p37; 130-133, ISBN 978-609-07-0421-9, Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.08 - Kharkiv Photo Forum 2020 catalog, p122-125, Kyiv, Ukraine

2020.06 - Literatūra ir menas magazine, 3706/12 Aistė Grajaustkaitė, interview, “Valentyn Odnoviun: „Didžiausią įtaką darė Lukys, Flusseris, Pollockas ir kriminalistikos ekspertai,“ Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.06 - 7md art newspaper, “Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression” book review, “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Apie Valentyno Odnoviuno knygą „Stebėjimas. Priežasties tipologija,”” Nr. 24 (1345), Vilnius, Lithuania

2020.03 - Outlaws and Spies, book by Conor McCarthy, Edinburgh University Press, cover photo, ISBN 978-14-744559-3-0, Edinburgh, Scotland

2019.11 - European Photography, magazine, No106, p72, ISBN 9-770172-702002, Berlin, Germany

2019.11 - Opera national de Paris, catalog for the 2019-2020 season, p53, Paris, France

2019.11 - Photolux 2019, “New Worlds, magazine, p136-137; 156-157, Lucca, Italy

2019.10 - Museum of Now catalog, p46-49, ISBN 9-783000-640001 Berlin, Germany

2019.10 - Second Biennial of Young Art catalog, p70-73, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2019.09 - INTERPHOTO 2019 catalog, ISBN 978-83-934184-2-8 Bialystok, Poland

2019.02 - NUIT de la PHOTO catalog, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2018.11 - OSMOS Magazine, No16, November 2018, p54-59, New York, USA

2018.11 - HANT Magazine, November 2018, Erfurt, Germany

2018.09 - MONUMENTA. Intelligence of Many catalog, p32-33, September 2018, Leipzig, Germany

2018.06 - DEBUTS 2018 photo book, Project: “Surveillance, Publisher: “Blow Up Press,” Warsaw, Poland

2018.05 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2018 photo book, p 294-295, ISBN 978-9941-27-9164, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018.03 - DOC! Magazine, No8 (43), March 19, 2018, Warsaw, Poland

2017.12 - Fotografija magazine, No2 (34), p16-17, Vilnius, Lithuania

2017.12 - Lithuanian Photography'17 – Part II, Lithuanian Art Photographers Association Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania

2017.11 - Different Worlds, fifth edition catalog, p26-27, Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017.05 - Literatūra ir Menas, magazine No23 (3619), Back cover, p3, 20, 22, 31

2017.05 - 7md art newspaper, article Prievaros observatorija,“ Nr. 20 (1214), Vilnius, Lithuania

2017.05 - Walter Koschatzky Art Award 2017 catalog, p39-41 Vienna, Austria

2016.12 - Debiutas 2016 catalog, Publisher: Lithuanian Art Photographers Association, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016.06 - Meno Celės catalogue, p66-67, Vilnius Academy of Arts Publishing, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

ONLINE ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS (selected)

2020.10.01 - Bird in Flight, "Сліди війни: Зрешечені стіни у проєкті Валентина Однов'юна" by Володимир Коношевич and Олена Ковальчук, link: https://birdinflight.com/uk/nathnenya/project-uk/20201001-sledy-vojny.html

2020.09.04 - Contemporary LYNX, Vera Zborovska, interview "INSIDE VIEW In conversation with Valentyn Odnoviun" link: https://contemporarylynx.co.uk/inside-view-in-conversation-with-valentyn-odnoviun

2020.08 - EEP Berlin Gallery, Katažyna Jankovska, reflection, "Surveillance,"

link: https://eepberlin.org/blogs/news/surveillance-by-valentyn-odnoviun

2020.06.26 - Literatūra ir menas, Aistė Grajauskaitė, interview, “Valentyn Odnoviun: „Didžiausią įtaką darė Lukys, Flusseris, Pollockas ir kriminalistikos ekspertai,“link: https://literaturairmenas.lt/daile/valentyn-odnoviun-didziausia-itaka-dare-lukys-flusseris-pollockas-ir-kriminalistikos-ekspertai

2019.03.06 - Wired Magazine, Laura Mallonee, article, “Think These Are Planets? They're Something Far More Sinister,” link: https://www.wired.com/story/surveillance-photo-gallery/

2019.02.28 - FK Magazine, Arnis Balčus - interview, Seeking scars of the past. Interview with Valentyn Odnoviun,” link: https://fkmagazine.lv/2019/02/28/seeking-scars-of-the-past-interview-with-valentyn-odnoviun/

2019.01.22 - Lensculture.com, Jim Casper, article, “A typology of abstract images leads to a visual meditation about surveillance, control and state security,”

link: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/valentyn-odnoviun-surveillance

2017.05.19 - 7md.lt, Agnė Narušytė, article, Prievartos observatorija,

link: https://www.7md.lt/daile/2017-05-19/Prievartos-observatorija