Julia Po

Julia Po (Julia Polunina-But till 2020, 1985, Simferopol) — Ukrainian artist, photographer. Got engaged in photography in 2011. Studied at the Cultural photographic centre “PhotoCult” in the srudio of Oleksandr Liapin. Apart from that, finished Roman Pyatkovka’s course of conceptual photography and the course in history of photography by Viktoriа Myronenko. In 2014 published her “Barricade” book, after which receive the Grand-Prix of “Photographer of the Year-2104” (Ukraine) for the similarly-titled project. Member of Ukrainian Photographic Alternative association (UPHA). Works and resides in Kyiv.

2012 — “Цезура” (“L∞K” collective exhibition), ГогольFEST, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2012 —  “L∞K” collective exhibition, Museum “Kyiv Fortress”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 — “Затишшя Дракона” ( “L∞K” collective exhibiton), home photoexhibiton, Chernihiv, Ukraine.

2013 — “Місто майбутнього”, as a part of“Візії” festival, Museum “Kyiv Fortress”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 — “Украина: Экспроприация”, “Гринберг” gallery, Moscow, Russia (curator — Vasylisa Nezabarom)

2013 — London Analogue Festival, London, Great Britain

2013 — a group exhibition of the International Cinema Festival, House of Moscow, Sevastopol, Ukraine.

2013 — A group exhibition of the finalists of the Sevastopol International Photofestival, Sevastopol Centre of Culture and Art, Sevastopol, Ukraine.

2014 — “INFOCUS Photo Books”, Center for Creative Photography of Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA

2014 — “UPHA в Одессе: Послевчера” (UPHA — Ukrainian Photographic Alternative exhibition), Odesa, Ukraine

2014 — “Вина”, as a part of Non Stop Media VІІ festival, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2014 — “Наше общее личное” (exhibition of “L∞K” collective), as a part of Minsk Photography Festival, Minsk, Belarus

2014 — Tbilisi Book Days, Tbilisi, Georgia

2014 — ГогольFEST, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2014 — “IX ART-KYIV Contemporary” fair, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 — “Decompression”, St. Merry church, Paris, France

2015 — “Love and War in Ukraine”, Panoptikon Fotografins hus, Stockholm, Sweden (curator — Misha Pedan)

2015 — “Контрольно-слідова смуга”, “ГогольFEST”, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2015 — “Майбутнє Майдану”, “Воля” space, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Maksym Demskyi and Daria Koltsova)

2015 — “Межі можливого”, Culture Festival “Ukraińska Wiosna”, Poznan, Poland

2015 — “Проекти в процесі: до і після”, Municipall Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (curator — Anastasia Garrek)

2015 — “ТРЕК 22”, Krakow Photomonth, Krakow, Poland.

2015 — «Фотограф року» contest, Centre for Contemporary Art «М-17», Kyiv, Ukraine.

2015 — International Photofestival “Одеса-Батумі”, Batumi, Georgia

2015 —“ГогольFEST”, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2016 — “Photobookshow Kyiv”, “Я галерея”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 — “Photobookshow Lithuania”, KCCC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania

2016 — “Reconstruction of Memory”, Culture Festival “Ukraińska Wiosna”, Poznan, Poland

2016 — “Апропріація”, Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Roman Pyatkovka)

2016 — “Реконструкція пам’яті”, IZONE, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 — “Реконструкція пам’яті”, Ukraiński Dom, Warsaw, Poland (curators — Liia Dostlieva Andrii Dostliev)

2016 — “Фобії”, Pavlovka Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2016 — International Photofestival “Одеса-Батумі”, Batumi, Georgia

2016 — International Photofestival “Одеса-Батумі”, Odesa, Ukraine.

2017 — “Cosmos”, as a part of “Les Rencontres de la photographie”, Arles, France

2017 — “Reconstruction of Memory”, Centre for Contemporary Art “DOX”, Prague, Czech Republic (curators — Liia Dostlieva Andrii Dostliev)

2018 — “27/7”, art space АКТ, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 — “Exposure”, АКТ art space, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 — “Ukrainian photobooks on Xprint”, Pixhouse Festival, Poznan, Poland.

2018 — “Швидкорозчинний час”, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 — “Я SINоптик”, АКТ art space, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 — “UPHA Made in Ukraine”, AKT art space, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Horbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, art director — Misha Buksha)

2019 — “UPHA in da office” Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Horbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, Misha Buksha)

2019 — “Падаюча тінь ‘Мірії’ над садами Джардіні”, as a part of 58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Pavilion of Ukraine, Arsenale, Venice, Italy (curator — Open group)

2020 — “Sztuczny ból. Współczesna sztuka Ukrainy”, Centre of contemporary art “Znaki Czasu”, Torun, Poland (curators — Krzysztof Białowicz, Nataliia Ivanova)

Бида, Олеся [Bida, Olesia]. “Женскими глазами: украинские фотографки рассказывают истории миру”. Hromadske, March 8, 2020. https://hromadske.ua/ru/posts/zhenskimi-glazami-ukrainskie-fotografki-rasskazyvayut-istorii-miru.

Волынец, Ольга [Volynets, Olga]. “Юлия Полунина-Бут: Молчаливый протест в Крыму продолжается”. QHA Агенство ‘Крымские новости’, December 7, 2016. http://old.qha.com.ua/ru/obschestvo/yuliya-poluninabut-molchalivii-protest-v-krimu-prodoljaetsya/168614/.

Гольдштейн, Леля [Goldshtein, Lelia]. “К тебе или ко мне: ‘Встречи’ на карантине”. Bird in Flight, May 22, 2020. https://birdinflight.com/ru/vdohnovenie/fotoproect/k-tebe-ili-ko-mne-vstrechi-na-karantine.html.

Шебетко, Антон [Shebetko, Anton]. “Победитель конкурса ‘Фотограф года’ Юлия Полунина-Бут: ‘Я искажаю реальность, потому что она мне не нравится’ ”. Bird in Flight, Januart 31, 2017. https://birdinflight.com/ru/vdohnovenie/critika/20170130-photographer-of-the-year-julia-polunina-but.html.

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