Project Description

Elena Subach

Elena Subach

Ukraine

‘Something should by all means be hidden, at least one undisclosed secret among the exhibited works, something meaningful to you, something only you would know about.’

Urban legend becomes the starting point for Ukrainian photographers Subach exploration of the real and hypothetical spaces of the Polish city of Katowice. Elena says that the fall of the Soviet Union with the following process of post-industrialization, have in her opinion brought about the return of life led by superstition.

Artworks

Project „Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven“, 2018-2019.
Medium: C-print on metallic photo paper 50×75 cm
Edition:1/5 (+2 AP)

Project „Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven“, 2018-2019
Medium: C-print on metallic photo paper 50×75 cm
Edition:1/5 (+2 AP)

Project „Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven“, 2018-2019
Paradise Apple
Medium: C-print on metallic photo paper 50×75 cm
Edition:1/5 (+2 AP)

Project „Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven“, 2018-2019
Stairway to Heaven
Medium: C-print on metallic photo paper 50×75 cm
Edition:1/5 (+2 AP)

Vita

Life

Born in Chervonohrad, Ukraine
Master in Economics (Volyn State University)
Works as Textile & Graphic Designer
Based in Lviv, Ukraine

Personal exhibitions

2020 — posters on walls of Hamburg, Galerie 21 im Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift
2019 — Heroic Trip, Szara gallery (Katowice, Poland)
2019 — City of Gardens, EEP Berlin
2018 — Subach / Poliakov, The Naked Room gallery (Kyiv)
2016 — Taxidermia with Periscope group (Lviv)

2014 — Retablos de Galicia, Dzyga gallery (Lviv)

2020

Selected Exhibitions oder Awards

2020 — Staged Realities, Outdoor Exhibition by OSTLOOK+EEP Berlin. Part of „POSTWEST \\ guess where“ at Transcultural Festival, Volksbühne Berlin
2019 — Woven Matter at Unseen (Amsterdam)
2019 — Between Fire and Fire: Ukrainian Art Now. By Ukrainian Institute at Semperdepot (Wien)
2019 — „Let’s Talk About Modernity“ by Fundacja Tadeusza Kantora at Jam Factory (Lviv)
2019 — „Ukrainian Cross-Section“ (Український Зріз) at Triennale of Contemporary Art (Lviv)
2019 — Inny, Obcy, Swoi at Labirynt gallery (Lublin, Poland)
2019 — Fotofestival Lodz (Poland)
2019 — Fotoart Festival (Bielsko-Biala, Poland)
2019 — II Biennale of Young Ukrainian Art (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
2019 — „How to deal with history“ by Ostlook platform at Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival (Georgia)
2018 — New East Photo Prize exhibition by Calvert Journal (London)
2018 — „Somewhere now“ (Tam gdzie teraz) in Galerię Labirynt (Lublin, Poland)
2018 — Circulations Festival (Paris)
2017 — The Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists at Mysteskyi Arsenal (Kyiv)
2017 — „Knowns-Unknowns. Lviv‘ photography after the year 2000“
Ludwik Zamenhof Centre during Białystok Interphoto Festival (Białystok, Poland)
2017 — Ostrale Biennale (Dresden, Germany)
2017 — EASTStreet 4. Photo festival (Lublin, Poland)
2016 — The Boutographies — Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier, slideshow (France)
2016 — „Elementary Manipulation“ exhibition at Ukrainian Week in Gdansk (Poland)
2016 — „Galicia Cult: Western Ukrainian Art“ at Yetmilov Centre (Kharkiv)