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Sergey Kozhemyakin (ru)

1956 Born in the USSR
1979 Graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnical Institute (since 1998 - Belarusian Technical University), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Minsk.
1979- 89 Worked as an engineer.
1986- 89 Studied in "Studio-3" for creative photography, leaded by V.Lobko
1989 Started as professional artist with photography
2002 Member of Belarusian Union of Designers
2003 Curator of the Belarusian Public Association "Photoart"
2005 author-compiler of reference book "Photoart and Photo Business in Belarus"
since 2004 teach course of photography in Belarusian State University, Belarusian Art Academy
Lives and works in Minsk, Belarus

Personal exhibition:
2003
Manezh. Minsk
2002
Phantom Sensations. Museum for Contemporary Art. Minsk
2010 The Four Seasons. Alfa Bank. Minsk

Selected group exhibitions:
2010
INTOUCH.Museum for contemporary arts.Minsk
2009 1/6+,Center for contemporary Arts Mars, Moscow
2008 Behind Walls.Easten Europe before and beyond 1989. 15th Noorderlicht festival. Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
2006 Territories. International art exhibition. City gallery,Lublin
2003 proFotoart-Kodak, Museum for Contemporary Art. Minsk
2002 Ephemeral Reality. Museum of History and Culture of Belarus. Minsk.
Saints for a day. Work on Paper by 365 Contemporary Artists. Exhibition and Calendar. Trieste Contemporanea, Italy
2001 DACH=ДАХ(Belarussian Art).Kunsthaus Tacheles.Berlin
Manila.Murnau.Minsk. (50th anniversary Ghoete-Institut). Deutche Historiche Museum , Berlin
goEurope:the caleidoscopic eye. Museum fur Photographie, Braunschweig in cooperation with the magazine European Photography,Germany
International FotoFestival, Herten,Germany
2000 AFTER THE WALL, National Galerie im Hamburger Banhow Museum Fur Gegenwart, Berlin
Ludwig Museum of Contemporary ART, Budapest
Echo of Silence, FotoBiennale Rotterdam,Stichting Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk
1999 AFTER THE WALL, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1998 Past-Future.The point of transition.Contemporary Photography from Minsk.Hasselblad Center.Gotenborg
Quiet pictures. Palais Jalta, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1997 Echo of Silence, international Month of Photography-97, Galeria Duna, Bratislava
Photography and Text. NOVA Gallery, Minsk
1996 Echo of Silence(to 10th anniversary Chernobyl disaster),The National Museum of History and Culture of Belarus, Minsk
The Point of Resistance. The History Museum of St.Petersburg, St.Petersburg
1995 Fotografie aus Minsk. The Sixth Line Gallery, Minsk
1994 Monuments and Memory: Reflections on the Former Soviet Union. The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Art of Contemporary Photography. Russia. Ukraine. Belarus. Central House of Artists, Moscow
Fotografie aus Minsk. ifa-Gallery, Berlin
Nowa Fotografia Bialoruska. Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot
1993 Photography from Belarus. Museum of Independence, Warsaw
1992 International Month of Photography FOTOFEST'92. George R.Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas
Contemporary Photography in the Former USSR. Amersfort
1991 New Wave in Photography of Russia and Byelorussia. Central Museum of Cinema, Moscow
Photo Manifesta:Contemporary Photography in the USSR.Museum for Contemporary Arts,Baltimor,USA
Photo Manifesto: Photography of Perestroika. Fine Arts Gallery Avram Family Gallery, Long Island University, New York
Contemporary Photography in the USSR. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
In the Shadow of Nagasaki. Museet for Fotokunst, Odense
1990 Byelorussian Avant-Garde Photography. Central Museum of Cinema, Moscow
Contemporary Photography from the USSR. Walker, Ursitti & McGinniss Gallery, New York
USSR-Photo. Photographers from Minsk. Fotografisk Gallery, Copenhagen
1989 The Beginning. House of Cinema, Minsk


Selected bibliography:
in magazines:
2004 Phantom Sensations on Silver, by Alina Sergeeva, pARTisan, #2,Minsk 
2003 Gulliver,#7, Italy
2002 Zvezda.(The Star) Interview. #240. 9th Okt.Minsk.
Izvestiya. (News). Projections of Sensations. #60.6th Sept.2002.Minsk
Belarussian Business Journal, Phantom Sensations by Inna Reut. #135.12th.Sept.Minsk
Kultura. (Culture). Interview. #38. 28th  Sept.Minsk
ProDesign. # 6.Minsk
pARTisan, #1,Minsk
2000 European Photography, #68
1999 "East-West", Galina Moscaleva, IMAGO # 7, Bratislava
1997 Echo of Silence, IMAGO #3,Bratislava
Mutual Transition of Time and Space, essay by Nadya Khatson in LITARATURA I
1996 MASTATSTVA (Literature and Art), September 15, Minsk
1995 Photography of Belarus. New Features of the Familiar Faces.' MASTATSTVA, Essay by Nadezhda Korotkina; #2, February 1995, pp.46-53; Minsk
1994 'Creative Photography as a Mirror of Social-Political Analysis?' MASTATSTVA, Article by Igor Savchenko; #9, Minsk
'Neo-Factographie' NEUE BILDENDE KUNST. Essay by Victor Tupitsyn; #3, June-July 1994, Berlin
New Belarusian Photography,Essay by Nadezhda Korotkina in Nowa Fotografia Bialoruska exhibition catalogue,Sopot
'Artistic Photography of Belarus.' Essay by Nadezhda Korotkina in 'Nowa Fotografia Bialoruska' exhibition catalogue, Sopot
1992 MASTATSTVA, Essay by Valery Lobko; portfolio, #9,Minsk
1991 Belarusian Photography: View from the West-, MASTATSTVA (Art), essay by Grant Kester, #9, Minsk
BILDTIDNINGEN #3,Stockholm Photography from Minsk. V.Lobko
KATALOG arg. #1, Odense
FOTO #1, Copenhagen
GLASNOST #13, Copenhagen
Sovetskoye Photo, #11, #12,  Moscow
1989 FOTO #10, Stockholm


in books/catalogues:
2002 Ephemeral Reality. Exhibition Catalogue. Minsk.
2001 DACH(Belarussian Art), exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus Tacheles.Berlin
2000 Vera Bagaliantz, Echo of Silence, Foto Biennale Rotterdam, Nederlands Foto Instituut 
1999 AFTER THE WALL, exhibition catalogue, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1998 Victor Tupitsyn, Communal (Post)Modernism, Victor Tupitsyn, AdMarginem, Moscow
Ivona Sidorovich, Past-Future.The point of transition.Contemporary Photography from Minsk ,exhibition catalogue, Hasselblad Center,Goeteborg,Sweden
1996 gue, Art Collegium Gallery, St.Petersburg
1994 Art of Contemporary Photography. Russia. Ukraine. Belarus. Moscow
Valery Lobko , Fotografie aus Minsk, exhibition catalogue, publ. by Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin 
Monuments and Memory: Reflections on the Former Soviet Union., Essay by Joseph Walker in 'Monuments and Memory...' exhibition catalogue, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
'While Time Is Withdrawn: Retrieving Russian Memory from the Portraits of theLost.' Essay by Michael Rush in Monuments and Memory...
Artistic Photography of Belarus, Essay by Nadezhda Korotkina in 'Nowa Fotografia Bialoruska' exhibition catalogue, Sopot
1992 International Month of Photography FOTOFEST'92, exhibition catalogue, Houston, Texas
1991 Photo Manifesto: Contemporary Photography in the USSR', ed. by Walker, Ursitti McGinniss, publ. by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York
A Western Wiew by Grant Kester.Photo Manifesto:Contemporary photography in the USSR


Works in Collections:
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense
Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, Massachusetts
Zimmerli Voorhees Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Hasselblad Collection, Gothenburg, Sweden
National library of Belarus
Private collections in Belarus, Russia,Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany and USA