Elena Subach

Was born in Chervonohrad, Ukraine.

Obtained Master's degree in Volyn State University.

Comes to photography in 2012 joining "5x5 / Dzyga" art community in Lviv.


📨 ElenaSubbach@gmail.com

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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)

Selected group exhibitions

2022 — “In Ukraine” at the Gallery at Dobbin Mews (New York)

2022 — ”Slava Ukraini” at Czwartek gallery (Warsaw)

2022 — Unfolding landscapes at Art Centre Silkeborg Bad (Denmark)

2021 — "Sensitivity. Contemporary Ukrainian photography" at Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv)

2022 — Secondary Archive by Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation

2021 — Odesa Photo Days festival, main exhibition “Who is next to you?”, Museum of Odesa Modern Art

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 — "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)

2016 — Odesa-Batumi Photodays festival (Batumi, Georgia; Odesa, Ukraine)

2016 — Group "Group" exhibition at WBA gallery (Wroclaw, Poland)

2016 — "Strolls With Pleasure And Not Without Moral", Group "Group" exhibition at Ya Gallery (Dnipro, Ukraine)

2016 — Performative curatorial exhibition by Lars Willumeit and Der Greif Magazine during Krakow Photomonth Open Weekend (Krakow, Poland)

2016 — "Saving the Bridge" project by Urban SOYC. Photography, installation (Henychesk, Ukraine)

2015 — Gogol Fest (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2015 — "Dnipro Alternative Art Guide" book by SvitArt gallery, photography for publication (Dnipro, Ukraine)

2015 — Project Cell|One|Fication / Paul Celan Festival at Shteinbarg gallery. Performance, video, installation (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

2015 — EASTStreet 3. Photo festival, open call finalists exhibition (Lublin, Poland)

2014 — Terra-Futura festival (Kherson, Ukraine)

2015 — "Stops" exibition (Subach, Cherneha, Poliakov) at Chernihiv Municipal Musem (Chernihiv, Ukraine)

2014 — London Analog Festival, open call finalists exhibition (London, UK)

2014 — "She" project (Maria Voynova, Mariana Klochko, Marta Shwets, Taisiya Raynyk) at Bastion Gallery (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)

Awards & mentions

2019 — Participant of Futures Platform

2019 — Gaude Polonia scholarship by National Centre for Culture Poland

2019 — Shortlisted to Gomma Grant

2019 — Fotofestival Lodz Grand Prix finalist

2016 — New East Photo Prize Bigmag Special Prize and grant winner

Publications

2022 — Weltkunst

2022 — SZ Magazin

2022 — See Zeen

2022 — Lynx Contemporary

2022 — SZ Magazin (DE)

2022 — Vogue Polska

2022 — Der Freitag (DE)

2022 — Guardian (UK)

2022 — FK Magazine (LV)

2021 — Club Sandwich (FR)

2020 — Musee Magazine

2020 — Paper Journal (AU)

2019 — GUP Magazine (NL)

2019 — It's Nice That (UK)

2019 — Support Your Art (UA)

2019 — C41 (IT)

2019 — Knok Magazine (JP)

2019 — K‑Gold Temporary Gallery (GR)

2019 — EEP Berlin Magazine

2019 — Photography in Berlin

2019 — Exberliner

2019 — PH Museum

2019 — Ostlook (DE)

2019 — Ilpost (IT)

2018 — Lensculture (UK)

2018 — The Village Ukraine

2016–17 — Der Greif (DE)

2016 — Bird in Flight (UA)