ALENA KAKHANOVICH (1985)

Alena is a photographer and visual artist. She was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She graduated from the Belarusian State University, Faculty of Radiophysics and Electronics in 2008 and finished the Academy of Photography in Warsaw in 2016. Currently, she lives and works in Warsaw (Poland).

Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and international festivals, including the Helsinki Photo Festival in Finland, Kolga Photo Award in Tbilisi (Georgia), Month of Photography in Krakow (Poland). Moreover, she has exhibited her photographs in important art spaces such as the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art (Japan), Center for Contemporary Art (Belarus) and several galleries in Europe. Alena’s works are in the collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art in Japan.

 

Her photos focus on psychology, people and environment relationships. She is also interested in both a memory topic and a mythology in photography. 

AWARDS:

2020 - Winner - OpenWalls Arles 2020 , British Journal of Photography & 1854 Media

2020 - Finalist - Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan

2019 - In the shortlist - “MESH” - Vancouver, Canada

2019 - Finalist - Millennium Images #FotoRoomOPEN, UK

2019 - Finalist - Kolga Photo Award 2019, Georgia

2019 - Finalist - Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan

2018 - Finalist - Critical Mass 2018, Photolucida  - Portland, OR, USA
2018 - Finalist - Helsinki Photo Festival - Helsinki, Finland

2017 - In the summer shortlist - «Fotofilmic 2017» - Vancouver, Canada

2017 - In the longlist - «PRAFOTA» - Minsk, Belarus

2016 - In the summer shortlist - «Fotofilmic 2016» - Vancouver, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 - «Granny’s House», curator - Pawel Bowniccreative space «Belarusian House» -  Warsaw, Poland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2020 - OpenWalls Arles, Galerie Huit Arles, France 

2020 - Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan

2019 - URBAN Photo Awards 2019 - Monastero di Santa Maria in Valle, Cividale del Friuli, Italy

2019 - Kolga Photo Award 2019 - Tbilisi, Georgia

2019 - Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan

2018 - «From Helsinki With Love», curator - Rafael Rybczynski, Helsinki Photo Festival - Helsinki, Finland

2017 - group exhibition of the Academy of Photography within the Month of Photography -  Krakow, Poland

2016 - Best Photography Academy Graduates, curator - Joanna Kinowska, «Gallery officyna art & design» - Warsaw, Poland

2016 - «Crisis? What crisis?», group exhibition of the Academy of Photography within the Month of Photography -  Krakow, Poland

2015 - «Arteria», Center for Contemporary Art - Minsk, Belarus

PUBLICATIONS:

«Неизвестная галерея» («Unknown gallery»), 2020 

«PHmuseum» magazine, 2019

«MAKEOUT» magazine, Minsk 2017

«i-D, VICE», Warsaw, 2017 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (2018, 2019)

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