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Katya Lesiv 

Born in 1993 in Khmelnytskyi.
Graduated from National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv with a master degree in graphics and illustration. 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”. Artbook “I love you” was shortlisted by Aperture PhotoBooks Award in 2022.

2017 - Master of Fine Arts (National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv).

Awards 

2022 – was shortlisted by Aperture PhotoBooks Award in 2022 with an artbook I love you. 

2021 – finalist of the 2021 Best Book Design competition in Ukraine.

2019 – was shortlisted for the Ukrainian Modern Photography National Award in the Opening of the Year category.

2019 – was shortlisted for the Ukrainian best design award.

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

2017 – winner of the Dummy Award competition at Rodovid Publishing.

2017 – Anatoly Kryvolap Prize winner in the “Graphics” nomination.

2015 – 1 prize in the All-Ukrainian drawing contest in Kiev.

Exhibitions 

Solo

2022  “I am. Rada” in Uusi Kipinä Gallery,  Lahti.

2018  “LULLABY” in YaGallery in Kyiv.

2022 – participation in the exhibition The Splitting and Space Between, Augusta gallery, Suomenlinna. 

2022 – solo exhibition “I am. Rada” in Uusi Kipinä Gallery,  Lahti. 

2021 – participation in the exhibition Not Bliss But Relief (curator - Daria Tuminas) at the festival Photobook Week Aarhus 2021.
2020 – participation in the exhibition Is routine a ritual?, Artsvit Gallery, Dnipro. 

2019 – participation in the exhibition (Re)Context. Stories, Kyiv.

2019 – participation in the Biennale of Young Art in Kharkiv with the project In the Garden of Taras.

2018 – solo exhibition LULLABY in YaGallery,  Kyiv.

2018 – project research What do you want? (with Katya Libkind) in Port creative hub, Kyiv.

2017 – participation in the exhibition SILVESTROV 80 in Plivka, Kyiv.

2017 – participation in the Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists with the project Installation in Mystetskyi Arsenal,  Kyiv.

2016 – presentation on the Book Arsenal of the SEMENKO100 project. 

2016 – participation in the exhibition RYSOWAĆ NATURALNIE in Poland.

2016 – participation in the Triennale Book Design. 

Group

Residencies

2022 – participation in the artistic residence Saari, Finland. 

2021 – participation in the artistic residence SHLAGBAUM, Ukraine/Germany.

2019 – participation in the artistic residence (Re)Context. Stories, Kyiv.

2017 – participation in the artistic residence Borders and boundaries, Khmelnytskiy.

2017 – participation in the author’s course of Pavel Makov in IZONE in Kyiv.

2017 – participation in the artistic residence ArtSchool Biruchiy, Poland.

2015 – participation in the artistic residence Velykiy pereviz. 

Contact Me

+38 096 658 71 15

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