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Roman Pyatkovka

Roman Pyatkovka was born in 1955 in Kharkov, where he lives and works today. He graduated from the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute and Kiev National University of Theatre, Film and Television named Karpenko-Karogo. From 1979 to 1984 he worked as a chief designer of the light design at the Theater of Young Spectators. Since 1980 he is interested in photography. The teacher and the mentor for Roman Pyatkovka was Boris Mikhailov – one of the famous photographer in the world. In 1989 he began his exhibition activity, the same year he became a member of the National Union of Photo Artists of Ukraine.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 “Wrong Photo”. Gallery Exit. Odessa, Ukraine.
2008 New Game Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
1999 Kunstverein Nuremberg Kohlenhof e.V. in the Germanic National Museum. Nuremberg, Germany
1995 Artists’ House. Kharkiv, Ukraine
1993 Innensicht Gallery. Nuremberg, Germany
1991 Modern Photography Museum Ken Damy. Bresh, Italy
1991 Fotografier Gallery. Gothenburg , Sweden
1991 UKS Gallery (Unge Kunstneres Samfund Galleri). Oslo, Norway
1991 Roy Boyd Gallery. Chicago, Illinois, USA
1990 Gallery F-4. Cheb, Czech Republic
1990 Gallery Up/Down. Kharkiv, Ukraine

Group Exhibitions

2013 NordArt 2013. Büdelsdorf, Germany
2013 Sony World Photography Awards 2013 exhibition, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
2012 Modern Art Research Institute. Kyiv, Ukraine
2012 Leisure, temporary gallery. London, United Kingdom
2012 The 1-st Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012 Parallel Program. National Academy of Arts of Ukraine and Modern Art Research Institute . Kyiv, Ukraine
2012 The FotoFest. Houston, Texas, USA
2012 Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia
2011 China Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP). Pingyao, China
2011 European Festival of the Nude Photography. Espace van Gogh. Arles, France
2011 Gallery Ya Gallery (Pavlo Gudimov Art Center). Kyiv, Ukraine
2011 Gallery Art-Kvartira (Pavlo Gudimov Art Center). Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
2010 PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art. Perm, Russia
1998 The International Festival of Photography “Les Rencontres d’Arles”. Arles, France
1998 Interim-Gallery. Nuremberg, Germany
1995 Tampa Museum of Art . Tampa, FL, USA
1994 Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, USA
1993 Middfest International Festival. Middletown, USA
1992 Central House of the Artists, Moscow, Russia
1992 Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1991 “Photomanifesto: contemporary photography in the USSR”, Museum for Contemporary Arts. Baltimore, USA
1990 II International Biennale of Photography. Center for photography. Rotterdam, Netherlands
1990 Fotograficentrum. Stockholm, Sweden
1989 “Fotostroika”. New York, USA
1989 “150 Years of Photography”. Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Moscow, Russia
1988 Amos Anderson Art Museum. Helsinki, Finland
1988 Young European Photographers Awards, Deutsche Leasung AG Bad Homburg, Germany
1988 “Inakovidichie” Milan, Italy
1988 “New Soviet Photograph”, Finland, Denmark, Sweden


2013 The Sony World Photography Awards – Conceptual Photographer of the Year title.
2010 Kharkiv Municipal Art Award in the field of artistic photography.

Selected Publications and Interviews


• Aperture (#208 – Fall 2012) New York, USA
• EYEMAZING (#2 – Summer, 2012) Amsterdam, Netherlands
• 5.6 (#7 – May 2012) Kyiv, Ukraine

• Fotografisk Tidskrift (#2-2011) Sweden
• Taide, Finland
• F, Sweden
• ZOOM, Italy
• Art Journal, USA
• Kymengarde (#6 – (1991) 1992) Helsinki, Finland
• l’Arche (1989) Paris, France

Books and catalogs

• Sony World Photography Awards 2013. ISBN: 0957201028. London, UK
• NUDE ART TODAY TOME III 2013. ISBN : 9 782953 254860. Paris, France
• SCHEME – Zine collection N°5(with signed print). ISBN: 979-10-91406-00-0. Paris, France
• Catalogue of the China PINGYAO International Photography Festival – 2011. Pingyao, China
• “Le Portrait Dans L’Art Contemporain – 2011” ISBN 978-2-9532548-4-6 Paris, France
• “Kharkov. Chronicle of the Revolution ” (eng.-“Kharkov. Chronicle of the Revolution”) (2005) ISBN 966-8636-21-X
• Hannu Eerikainenen. Naneli Esckola “Toisin Nakijat” ISBN 951-615-707-6
• “Un Nouveau Pausage Humain” Recontres Internationales de la Photographie.
ISBN 2-7427-1780-3
• Daniela Mrazkova “What is Photography” ISBN 80-7024-004-0
• Yuriy Rybchinsky “Photo relay. From Rodchenko to the Present” ISBN 5-939777-023-1

Art works in privat and museum collections

Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, Russia),

National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) (Moscow, Russia),
Museum of Ken Damy (Bresha, Italy),
Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, USA),
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow, Russia),
The Navigator Foundation (Boston, USA),
ARTOTHEK (Nürnberg, Germany).