Maryna Shtanko, b. 1992 in Poltava, Ukraine.
Currently based in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany.

2017-2019    Chekachkov Photo Academy, Kharkiv (UA)
2016              film criticism, Academy of Visual Arts, Kharkiv (UA)
2009-2014   School of Foreign Languages at V.N. Karazin University, Kharkiv (UA)

Exhibitions and screenings:
2023     Von Zuhause, Wo lang?, Altenburg, (DE) //  group exhibition
2023     Art is Home, Galerie K55, Heilbronn (DE) // group exhibition
2023     Ukrainian Perspectives: Photography from the 1940s-now, ChaShaMa, New York (US) // group exhibition
2023     Relationships, Im Raum, Vienna (AT) // group exhibition
2022     rûm Issue °V, Oag Kulturraum, Graz (AT) // group exhibition
2022     We No Longer Feel the Future, MUZA - Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (IL) // group exhibition
2022     Heidelberger Fotopreis 2022, Stadtbücherei, Heidelberg (DE) // group exhibition
2022     razom together, Fluc, Vienna (AT) // group exhibition
2022     Breathing Houses, Verzasca Foto Festival, Gordola (CH) // group exhibition
2022     reStart’22, Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius (LT) // group exhibition
2022     Days of Photography, iManaLab, Nova Gorica (SI) // group exhibition
2022     Colored Lenses: Life Among Others, Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv (UA) // online exhibition
2021      Light Conversation: Vol. 2, Small Talk Collective, Portland (US) // screening
2021      Isolation | Freedom, Kranj Foto Fest (SI) // group exhibition
2021      Female Ukrainian Photographers, Odesa Photo Days (UA) // screening
2021      Stories, Ph21 Gallery, Budapest (HU) // group exhibition
2021      The Dreamer, LoosenArt, Rome (IT) // group exhibition
2018      Accommodation, YermilovCentre, Kharkiv (UA) // group exhibition
2018      Kharkiv, how we don`t see it, Parade-Fest, Kharkiv (UA) // group exhibition
2018      Starting point, COME IN, Kharkiv (UA) // group exhibition

Awards, scholarships:
2023      FRESH EYES Talent by GUP Magazine (NL) // shortlist
2023      Urbanautica Institute Awards 2022 (US) // special mention
2022      Heather B. Mattera Opportunity Scholarship, StrudelmediaLive (US) // scholarship
2022      Heidelberger Fotopreis 2022, Heidelberg (DE) // shortlist
2022      reStart’22, Lithuanian Photographers Association, Vilnius (LT) // shortlist
2022      Athens Photo Festival, Athens (GR) // shortlist
2021       Female Ukrainian Photographers, Odesa Photo Days (UA) // finalist

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

Selected publications:
British Journal of Photography, Float Magazine, The Space In Between, Fast Forward,
Conceptual ProjectsF-Stop Magazine, Aint Bad, Incandescent 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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