About

Born in 1982 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Dmytro Kupriyan is an artist that work with medium of photography. At the start he work on the topic of tortures and for three years had been doing a project about tortures in ukrainian police (project “TORTURED”, 2013) then he shift to topic of violence in wide meaning of it making a projects about war in Ukraine (projects “Fragments of War” 2016, “Banality of Agression” 2017 and “WHEN THE WAR IS OVER” 2017). In his projects he try to show that the only way to solve the problem and misunderstanding in societies is the dialog in all meaning of it: verbal, subverbal, physical, etc.
Also he is interesting in ukrainian historical shipping and sailing on the chaika (which is a name of an old national Ukrainian boat) SPAS, built in 2007 by a group of national enthusiasts and goes sailing over Black Sea and Dnypro river and made a set of photographs about that.
At the begining of Ukrainian-Russia conflict in Donbass in 2014 he spent a year in Army as officer and now he serve for the second time during Full Scale Invasion of russia in Ukraine and make a documentary and art projects about it.
His photo are at private collections, The Korsaks’ Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art, The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, Territory of Terror Museum.

LIST OF EXHIBITIONS

March 2024 – peronal exhibition “36 view of mount Hoverla” at The Khanenko Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine.
November 2023 – project “WHEN THE WAR IS OVER” at auction “deafeningly silent”, Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
November 2023 – paint by hand photo at Rotlicht Festival, Vienna.
August 2023 – paint by hand photo at auction “deafeningly silent”, NAFA, Kyiv.
June 2023 – group exhibition with project “Corner spirit” at “Cosmogony”, Korsak’s Museum of the Contemporary Art, Lutsk, Ukraine.
March 2023 – group exhibition UKRAINIAN PERSPECTIVES: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE 1940s NOW, New York.
January 2023 – group exhibition “Kyiv Emerging” with project “Kyiv. Panoramas”, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin.
December 2023 – group exhibition with photoserie “36 view of mount Hoverla” at KKKC, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
September 2022 – 1st place in SUGi x NAVA Photo Contest with photo from project “HOME”.
July 2022 – group exhibition “Umso starker schlagt mein Herz” with photoseries “36 view of mount Hoverla”, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen & Tiefparterre gallerie, Switzerland.
May 2022 – group exhibition “Glory to Ukraine!” at KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO festival with project “Fragments of War”, Tbilisi, Georgia.
July 2021 – group project and exhibition #365daysafter with project HOMO, Kyiv, Ukraine.
February 2021 – group exhibition “Visiocracy” with project HOMO at Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
September 2020 – series “36 views of mount Hoverla” represented at “Sheptytsky Biennale” UKU, Lviv, Ukraine.
July 2020 – group exhibition “KREAtive Perspectives” with series “36 views of mount Hoverla” at KF Gallery, Seoul.
June 2020 – project HOME at personal exhibition at NATO Liaison Office (NLO) Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
March 2020 – group exhibition “Environment of existence. MANIFEST 2020” by WWF-Ukraine at Lavra gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.
December 2019 – group exhibition “Alchemy of Motivation” at Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
October 2019 – personal exhibition Fragments of War at EastFotoGallery gallery, Grunvald, Germany.
September 2019 – project HOME at Kyiv Photo Week fair 2019, Kyiv, Ukraine.
September 2019 – personal exhibition “WHEN THE WAR IS OVER”, IZON, Kyiv, Ukraine.
September 2019 – group exhibition “MIRROR LAND” Batumi, Georgia.
May 2019 – group exhibition “Environment Documenta” Rome, Italy.
November 2018 – personal exhibition “Open new sea” in Hetman museum, Kyiv, Ukraine.
April 2018 – group exhibition “Off Limits” during Odesa Photo Days 2018, Odesa.
December 2017 – group exhibition “Personal stories of Revolution of Dignity” in museum “Territory of Terror”, Lviv.
September 2017 – group exhibition “When the War is Over” on GOGOLFEST festival, Kyiv, Ukraine.
February 2017 – personal exhibition MAIDAN in Ministry of Health, Kyiv, Ukraine.
November 2016 – selfmade photobook “Fragments of War” was exhibited at Polycopies Paris Photo 2016.
February 2016 – group exhibition “Moments” in PH21gallery, Budapest.
2013 – shortlisted with project “TORTURED” at Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013.
May 2013 – personal exhibition “TORTURED” during the DOKUDAYS festival, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2012 – shortlisted with project “TORTURED” at Viewbook Photostory 2012.
2012 – honorable mention with project “TORTURED” at FotoVisura Grant 2012.
September 2009 – personal exhibition “TORTURED” at “Lenin” club, Kyiv, Ukraine.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

December 2018 – Arts for Human Rights, American House, Kyiv, Ukraine.
November 2016 – Other voices, other rooms, PhotoCult, Kyiv, Ukraine.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

March 2024 – photobook “Hoverla”, 89books, Palermo, Italy.
September 2023 – project “Fragments of War” in photobook “Ukraine: A War Crime”, spread.
March 2017 – project “Fragments of War” in photobook “.RAW history of changes of ukrainians and army”, spread 170-171.
January 2016 – photobook “Fragments of War”, selfmade.
January 2015 – photobook “MAIDAN”, selfpublish.