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Bio

 

Polina Karpova, born in 1992, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

 

I started to make photography in 2009. I graduated Kharkiv state academy of design and arts in 2013 where I learned the history of arts.

 

The essence of my works can be defined as “a synthesis of fashion and social photography”. Using staging and set dressing which are intrinsic to fashion photography as visual aids, I analyze the culture of my time and the place where I grew up and currently live.
I take advantage of the light, the color, and the space where the heroes of the photos reside and use surreal poses of my models as the basic means of artistic expression. As a result, the viewer perceives the story at an intuitive level.
I try to let viewer get saturated with the ordinary and perceive it ironically instead of rejecting it. When creating themes of my works, I analyze the post-Soviet way of life and worldview of my generation.

Group exhibitions

 

2017 — Krakow Photo Month : ShowOFF section

2016 — “Polycopies” photo book festival, exhibition of Ukrainian book layouts
by RODOVID / Bateau Concorde-Atlantique, Port de Solferino, Paris

2016 — “Unknown” project / Yermilov-centre, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2016 — Litoralis / “Drukarnya” cultural platform, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

2016 — Odessa//Batumi Photo Days / Museum of modern art, Odessa, Ukraine

2015 — Social Vandalism / Art kvartira gallery, Dnepr, Ukraine

2015 — Fabrika art festival, part II / Yaroslavskaya str. 10. Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 — Art show POPHOUSE / Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 — Festival TERRA FUTURA / Fabrika shopping mall. Kherson, Ukraine

2014 — SeeMe Takeover / Time Square, NY City (projection on screen)

2014 — Exhibition of ukrainian photographers / ElevenArt gallery, Renn, France

2014 — “After Yesterday” project / Tea Factory gallery, Odessa, Ukraine

2014 — ‘MOTHER’ Exhibition / Doomed gallery, London, UK

2013 — Faceless, part II / Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria (projection on screen)

2013 — Days of apartment exhibitions / Sumskaya street 19, Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Personal exhibitions

 

2017 — Pretty Ghetto / Petit Paris cafe-patisserie, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2016 — 38 / Plast Art gallery, Chernihiv, Ukraine

2016 — 38 / ComeIn gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2015 — 38 / EastFOTO gallery, Grunweld, Germany

2014 — Sexy Rarity / Gallery “21”, Sumy, Ukraine

Residences

 

2016 — Litoralis / Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

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Publications

 

Printed

 

2016 — Vogue Ukraine (September)

2016 — NYLON Korea (August)

2016 — BRETT magazine (Southern Korea)

2015 — Gedonist newspaper (Russia) #4

2014 — Metropol magazine (Russia) #1

 

Web

 

2016 — BirdInFlight (Ukraine)

2015 — Vice (Czech)

2015 — BirdInFlight (Ukraine)

2014 — COMEINTOLAND (UK)

2014 — VOIGHT KAMPFF (UK)

2013 — Organiconcrete (Italy)

2013 — KNEON magazine (Austria) #6

2013 — KOCK magazine (China)

Reviews

 

2014 — Member of NSPAU (National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine)

2013 — Scholarship nominal photographic grant named Alexey Ivanitskii (Kharkiv)

2011 — Member of UPHA (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative)

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