Maryna Shtanko is a visual artist, photographer, and bookmaker born in 1992 in Poltava, Ukraine.
In 2009-2022 she lived and worked in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She is currently based in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen,
Germany. In her artistic practice, Maryna questions migration, personal freedom, memory, phobias, and
mythology. She mainly works with analog photography and explores other media like bookmaking, textile,
embroidery, text, and illustration.

- Photography courses, Chekachkov Photo Academy, Kharkiv (UA) //  2017-2019
- M.A. German Language & Literature, V.N. Karazin University, Kharkiv (UA) // 2013-2014
- B.A. German Language & Literature, V.N. Karazin University, Kharkiv (UA) //  2009-2013

- Münzenberg Forum Art Competition, Berlin (DE), 2023 // 1st prize winner
- FRESH EYES Talent by GUP Magazine (NL), 2023 // finalist
- Urbanautica Institute Awards 2022 (US), 2023 // special mention
- Heather B. Mattera Opportunity Scholarship, StrudelmediaLive (US), 2022 // scholarship
- Female Ukrainian Photographers, Odesa Photo Days (UA), 2021 // finalist


- Münzenberg Forum, FMP1, Berlin (DE) // upcoming group exhibition
FRESH EYES 2023, Haute Photographie, Amsterdam (NL) // upcoming group exhibition
Perspectives on War and Belonging, galerie KUB, Leipzig (DE) // group exhibition
Von Zuhause, Wo lang?, Altenburg, (DE) // duo exhibition
Art is Home, Galerie K55, Heilbronn (DE) // group exhibition
Ukrainian Perspectives: Photography from the 1940s-now, ChaShaMa, New York (US) // group exhibition
Relationships, Im Raum, Vienna (AT) // group exhibition

- rûm Issue °V, Oag Kulturraum, Graz (AT) // group exhibition
We No Longer Feel the Future, MUZA - Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (IL) // group exhibition
- Heidelberger Fotopreis 2022, Stadtbücherei, Heidelberg (DE) // group exhibition
- razom together, Fluc, Vienna (AT) // group exhibition
- Breathing Houses, Verzasca Foto Festival, Gordola (CH) // group exhibition
- reStart’22, Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius (LT) // group exhibition
- Days of Photography, iManaLab, Nova Gorica (SI) // group exhibition
- Colored Lenses: Life Among Others, Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv (UA) // online exhibition

- Light Conversation: Vol. 2, Small Talk Collective, Portland (US) // screening
- Isolation | Freedom, Kranj Foto Fest (SI) // group exhibition
- Female Ukrainian Photographers, Odesa Photo Days (UA) // screening
- Stories, Ph21 Gallery, Budapest (HU) // group exhibition
- The Dreamer, LoosenArt, Rome (IT) // group exhibition

- Accommodation, YermilovCentre, Kharkiv (UA) // group exhibition
- Kharkiv, how we don`t see it, Parade-Fest, Kharkiv (UA) // group exhibition
- Starting point, COME IN, Kharkiv (UA) // group exhibition

- Wo lang?. Altenburg (DE), 2023 // scholarship, residence
- pARTner Residenz, Feldkirch (AT), 2022 // residence
- Verzasca Foto Festival, Frasco (CH), 2022 // residence 

- A Time to Plant and a Time to Destroy, edition 30 copies, self-published // 2023
- Escape, edition 30 copies + 2 APs, self-published // 2021

British Journal of Photography, FK Magazine, Fast Forward, Conceptual Projects,
The Space In Between, Float Magazine,  F-Stop Magazine, Aint Bad, Incandescen Zine
(Issue 19)
, rûm (issue °V), Pearl Press, Artdoc Photography Magazine, Kiosk of Democracy,
Don’t Take Pictures, Outlast Journal, DECALOGUE Magazine, The Luna Collective

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