Polina Karpova, born in 1992, in Kharkiv, Ukraine. My adventure with photography started in 2009. I graduated Kharkiv state academy of design and arts in 2013 where I learned the history of arts. At present I’m an independent photographer based in Kharkiv and remotely as a costume designer and stylist for musical projects and Ukrainian theatre productions.

Personal exhibitions

2017 — 38 / Izolyatsia art platform, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 — Pretty Ghetto / Petit Paris cafe-patisserie, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2016 — 38 / Plast Art gallery, Chernihiv, Ukraine
2016 — 38 / ComeIn gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2015 — 38 / EastFOTO gallery, Grunweld, Germany
2014 — Sexy Rarity / Gallery “21”, Sumy, Ukraine

Group exhibitions

2017 — Krakow Photo Month : ShowOFF section / Centrum Filmowe Krakow –
Creative Arts Center
2016 — “Polycopies” photo book festival, exhibition of Ukrainian book layouts
by RODOVID / Bateau Concorde-Atlantique, Port de Solferino, Paris
2016 — “Unknown” project / Yermilov-centre, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2016 — Litoralis / “Drukarnya” cultural platform, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
2016 — Odessa//Batumi Photo Days / Museum of modern art, Odessa, Ukraine
2015 — Social Vandalism / Art kvartira gallery, Dnepr, Ukraine
2015 — Fabrika art festival, part II / Yaroslavskaya str. 10. Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 — Art show POPHOUSE / Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014 — Festival TERRA FUTURA / Fabrika shopping mall. Kherson, Ukraine
2014 — SeeMe Takeover / Time Square, NY City (projection on screen)
2014 — Exhibition of ukrainian photographers / ElevenArt gallery, Renn, France
2014 — “After Yesterday” project / Tea Factory gallery, Odessa, Ukraine
2014 — ‘MOTHER’ Exhibition / Doomed gallery, London, UK
2013 — Faceless, part II / Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria (projection on screen)
2013 — Days of apartment exhibitions / Sumskaya street 19, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Residences
2016 — Litoralis / Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Publications

(printed)
2017 — Fotograf magazine (Czech Republic) #29
2016 — Vogue Ukraine (September)
2016 — NYLON Korea (August)
2016 — BRETT magazine (Southern Korea)
2015 — Gedonist newspaper (Russia) #4
2014 — Metropol magazine (Russia) #1

(web)
2017 – DepositPhotos.com (project “Art photographers vs stock cliches”)
2016 — BirdInFlight.com
2015 — Vice (Czech)
2015 — BirdInFlight (Ukraine)
2014 — COMEINTOLAND (UK)
2014 — VOIGHT KAMPFF (UK)
2013 — Organiconcrete (Italy)
2013 — KNEON magazine (Austria) #6
2013 — KOCK magazine (China)

Reviews
2014 — Member of NSPAU (National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine)
2013 — Scholarship nominal photographic grant named Alexey Ivanitskii (Kharkiv)
2011 — Member of UPHA (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative)

Website