Kirill Golovchenko

Born in 1974 in Odessa.

Ukrainian photographer, a member of the photo agency Focus.
Studied photography at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany. For his thesis “7km – Field of wonders” at Darmstadt University, he got the Documentary Photography Award of the W?stenrot Foundation.
Golovchenko got several scholarships and awards, including Documentary Photography Award, European Publishers Award for Photography, European Photo Exhibition Award and Abisag Tuellmann Prize.
Lives and works in Germany and Ukraine.

Personal exhibitions:

2015 Bitter Honeydew, Bildband Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2015 OTPUSK – Out of the Blue, Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin, Germany
2014 «I am a drop in the ocean», Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
2014 Nonsynchronism, Dymchuk Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 Oh, My Complex / 7km / Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka Croatia
2013 Kachalka. Muscle Beach, Photoville, New York City, Boston, USA
2012 Oh, My Complex, Württembergischen Kunstvereins Stuttgart , Germany
2010 7km – Field of wonders, Freelens Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2010 7km – Field of wonders, The Market, Dortmunder-U, Dortmund, Germany
2009 7km – Field of wonders, Galerie Strümpfe, Mannheim, Germany
2009 7km – Field of wonders, Rathaus Mainz, Germany
2008 7km – Field of wonders, Photokina, Cologne, Germany
2007 7km – Field of wonders, Designhaus Darmstadt, Germany

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Love and War in Ukraine, Panoptikon Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Ex & Post – Eastern Europe under the lens, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2015 THE NEW SOCIAL, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
2015 European Photo Exhibition Award, Deichtorhallen, House der Photography, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Auschwitz Parking, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
2014 European Photo Exhibition Award, The Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Schweden
2014 Leica 10×10, Leica Museum, Wetzlar, Germany
2014 Art ukrainian revolution, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
2014 LeadAwards 2014, Deichtorhallen, House der Photography, Hamburg, Germany
2014 KOLGA Tbilisi Photofestival, Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 Abisag-Tüllmann-Preis 2013, Heussenstamm Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2014 Internation Marianne Brandt Prize, Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany
2014 Fotofestival Lotz, Poland
2014 Angkor Photofestival, Cambodia
2013 MIA | Milan Image Art Fair / PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2013 Le Bal, Paris / 6th Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany
2013 International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2013 Marianne-Brandt-Prize, Industrie Museum Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
2011 Documentary Photography Award 2007/08, Goethe-Institut Paris, France
2010 Fotobuchtage, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2010 LUMIX festival, Hannover, Germany
2009 PHE09 – Photo Espana, Madrid, Spaine
2008 Reporters Without Borders, «Seams» – Photos for press freedom, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany

Awards, Scholarships:

2014 European Publishers Award for Photography
2014 Abisag Tuellmann Prize
2014 Scholarship Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
2013 European Photo Exhibition Award
2013 Dr.Berthold-Roland Photo Art Prize
2013 Dummy Award 2013, shortlisted
2013 n-ost-Reportage Prize 2013, shortlisted
2013 Marianne Brandt Award, shortlisted
2013 FotoVisura Grant 2013, honorable Mention
2013 Prix Pictet 2013, 7km – field of wonders, nomination
2012 Promotion of the publication from Rheinlan-Pfalz Art Foundation for
2012 Robert Bosch Fondation Scholarship for Ball of impetus
2012 1.Prize for The Ukrainian Breakthrough, Organ Vida 4, Photography Festival
2011 Plat(t)form 11, Fotomuseum Winterthur
2011 Sony World Photography Awards 2011, shortlisted
2010 DAAD Scholarship for Art, Ukraine
2010 Prix Pictet 2010, nomination
2009 VG Bild-Kunst Projekt Scholarship for Ukrainian Breakthrough
2009 Descubrimientos PHE09, Photo Espana, Madrid, Finalist
2008 DAAD Scholarship for Art, Ukraine
2008 Promotion of the publication from Art Fund for photobook 7km – Field of Wonders
2008 Hasselblad Masters Competition 2008, finalist
2008 Sony World Photography Awards 2008, shortlisted
2008 Young Rheinland-Pfaelzer Artists, Emy-Roeder-Price 2008, nomination
2007 Documentary Photography Award, Wuestenrot Foundation

Books:

2014 Bitter Honeydew, Kehrer Verlag (Germany), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Actes Sud (France), Blume (Spain), Peliti Associati (Italy)
2014 OTPUSK – out of the blue, Journal, Stockholm
2014 The new social, European Photo Exhibition Award
2014 Oh, My Complex, Hatje Cantz Verlag
2014 Was war uns was ist, Museum Folkwang, Essen
2013 The poetry of the functional, Villa Arte, Chemnitz
2012 KACHALKA – Muscle Beach, Kehrer, Berlin & Heidelberg
2012 Totalniy Futbol – Eine polnisch-ukrainsche Fußballreise, Edition Suhrkamp
2012 Dryblujac przez granice. Polsko-ukrainskie Euro 2012, Gzarne
2011 emerge 011 – Junger Fotojournalismus und Dokumentarfotografie, Emerge
2010 Lab East, photographic positions of central and eastern Europe
2009 7km – Field of wonders, Snoeck publisher, Cologne, Germany
2009 The Ukrainian Breakthrough, Documentary Photography Awards, Wüstenrot Foundation
2008 Reporters Without Borders, »Seams«- Photos for press freedom, catalog
2006 Blanko, Sign Communication for Arctic Paper