Sergiy Kochetov

Сергій Кочетов

Sergiy Kochetov (1972, Kharkiv, Ukraine) — representative of Kharkiv school of photography, son of Viktor Kochetov. Sergey has assisted Viktor since he was a teenager. Similar to his father, he dropped out of the Kharkiv Construction Institute, pursuing a career in photojournalism instead. Viktor and Sergey’s first show together was held in 1999 at the Palitra gallery.
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Photo credit — Viktor Kochetov, 1992.

Solo exhibitions

1999 — “Анилиновая меланхолия” (Aniline Melancholy), Palitra gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2018 — “Ані важливого, ані головного, або Все продається окрім піонерської честі” (Neither important, nor main, or Everything can be sold except for the pioneer’s honour), COME-IN art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (curator — Sergiy Lebedynskyy)

2019 — “Транзит” (Transit), together with Alexandr Chekmenev, Odessa State Literature Museum (curator — Sergiy Lebedynskyy, Oleksandra Osadcha, Katerina Radchenko)

2019 — “Kochetov” (the show of “UkrContempPhoto” award winner from BirdInFlight), IZONE, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Alina Sandulyak)

 

Group exhibitions

1999 — “Сarteblanche a Boris Mikhailov”, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

1999 — “Затмение” (Eclipse), Palitra gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

1999 — “Современная Украинская Фотография” (Contemporary Ukrainian Photography), “Est-Ouest” Festival, Die, France

1999 — “Regards sur l’Ukraine”, Passage du Retz, Paris, France

1999 — “Contemporary Photographers of the Ukraine”, Mulhouse, France

1999 — “Photographers from Kharkov”, Kohlenof gallery, Nürnberg, Germany

1999 — Contemporary Russian culture centre, New York, USA

2000 — “Art-Moscow” International Fair, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia

2000 — “Две стороны” (Two sides), Contemporary Art Centre, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2003 — “Фотография 70-х годов” (Photography from 70s), the International Photography Biennale, Honchary gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2006 — “Пляжный роман” (Beach romance), Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2011 — “The Drawing lessons: Ukrainian Photography”, International Photography Festival PIP, Pingyao, China (curators — Misha Pedan, Irina Chmyrova)

2012 — “Perestroika, Liberalization and Experimentation (1980s-2010)”, FotoFest 2012 Biennial, Houston, USA (curators — Irina Chmyrova, Evgeny Berezner, Natalia Tarasova)

2015 — “Харьковская школа фотографии: от советской цензуры к новой эстетике” (Kharkiv School of Photography: Soviet Censorship to New Aesthetics 1970-1980s) (part IІ),  Kharkiv municipal art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (curator — Igor Manko) 

2015 — “Чисте Мистецтво” (Pure art), Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Lidia Lykhach, Petro Honchar)

2017 — “Харків. 18+” (Kharkiv. 18+), Odesa//Batumi Photo Days 2017 festival, Odesa Museum of Modern Art, Odesa, Ukraine (curator — Sergiy Lebedynskyy)

2017 — “Місто ХА. Харків Авангардний: Проект-дослідження” (City of KhA. Avant-garde Kharkiv: Research Project), National Art Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Tetiana Tumasian, Sergiy Bratkov)

2018 — “Ukrainian Photobooks”, Photobooks festival “XPRINT”, Rodriguez gallery, Poznan, Poland

2019 — “Перетинаючи межу” (Crossing lines), PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Björn Geldhof, Martin Kiefer, Alicia Knock)

2019 — “Storytelling from Kharkiv: Singular Voices”, Galerie nomade Alexandra De Viveiros, Paris, France (curator  — Nadiia Kovalchuk)

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