Katya Lesiv 

Born in 1993 in Khmelnytskyi.
Graduated from Art Academy in Kyiv with a master degree. Works mainly in Kyiv and Khmelnytskyi, participates in all-Ukraine and international exhibitions and residencies. In her work, she touches upon the topics of physicality, emotional and sensory experience, motherhood. She works in various media genres such as artbook, object, installation, photography, drawing, video. Her particular interest is the exhibition of a book as an object in a space. The artbook “Lullaby 1” belongs to the world’s top-100 photobooks “How We See: Photobooks by Women” according to 10×10 Photobooks. Within the “Ukrsuchphoto” (Ukrainian contemporary photography) Award, she was selected a nominee in the category “Discovery of the Year”.

Education 

2011 - 2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv

2015 - 2017

Master of Fine Arts, National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv

2017

author's course of Pavel Makov in IZONE, Kyiv.

Awards 

2015

2017

2017

2018

2018

2018

1 prize in the All-Ukrainian drawing contest in Kiev.

Anatoly Kryvolap Prize winner in the "Graphics" nomination.

winner of the Dummy Award competition at Rodovid Publishing.

3rd place in the 2018 Best Book Design competition in Ukraine.

shortlist of the Ukrainian Young Book Design Award.

shortlist of the National award "Ukrainian Modern Photography" in the nomination "Discovery of the Year".

Exhibitions 

Solo

2018

personal exhibition “LULLABY” in YaGallery in Kyiv.

Group

2016

participation in the exhibition RYSOWAC NATURALNIE in Poland, Torun.

2016

presentation on the Book Arsenal of the SEMENKO100 project, Kyiv

2017

participation in the Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists with the project "Installation" in Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv.

2017

participation in the artistic residence “Borders and boundaries”, Khmelnytskiy.

2017

participation in the exhibition SILVESTROV 80 in Plivka, Kyiv.

2018

project research “What do you want?”(with Katya Libkind) in Port creative hub in Kyiv.

2019

participation in Bienale of  Ukrainian Art with the project "Taras`s garden" in Ermilov Centre in Kharkiv.

2019

participation in the exhibition "(Re) Contexts. Stories" with the project "I love you".

Contact Me

+38 096 658 71 15

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