Oksana Yushko is a Moscow based photographer, visual artist, curator, and educator, currently focused on projects in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region. Her approach combines journalism, sociology, and anthropology, while her practice includes photography, video, and installations. Yushko’s research lies in the intersection of memory and post-trauma, ecology and biopolitics. Her work has been published in the media and exhibited in galleries throughout the world.

News, Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

May 2021
- Arts Residency Atelier Josepha, Germany
(postponed)
- Kronstadt Art Residency, NCCA North-West, Kronstadt, Russia

Selected Personal Exhibitions
2020 'Cast The Net Exhibition', CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia
2019 'In Search of Islands' Exhibition, Museum of The Russian Village, Uchma, Russia
2019 'Grozny: Nine Cities' Project Exhibition, MSF, Paris, France
2018 'Grozny: Nine Cities' Project Exhibition, Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France
2018 'Memory of Trees', Public Art Installation, Peredelkino, Russia
2017 'I want to believe' Project Exhibition, Metenkov's Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2017 'In Search of Islands' Exhibition, Maxim Bogdanovich's Literary Museum, Minsk, Belarus
2016 'Balaklava: The Lost History' Exhibition, Kontupiste Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2015 ‘Familia' Exhibition, Zittau, Germany
2014 'Grozny: Nine Cities' Project Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2013 'Ward Number Laughter' Project Exhibition, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2013 'Soullines' Project Exhibition, Chernigov, Ukraine
2012 'Grozny: Nine Cities' Project Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Awards, Exhibitions and Screenings
2021 Displacement, Intimate Immensity? Peresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2020 Kassel Dummy Award shortlist, Kassel, Germany
2020 Daisy Rivers project, Oslo Fotobook Festival, The Climate Emergency in 50 Rounds, Norway
2020 Apple Spas Installation and Performance, Peredelkino, Russia
2020 HIDE-AND-SEEK Exhibition, Pordenone, Italy
2020 Ear Secret, I want to believe, CCI Fabrica, Moscow, Russia
2020 Equalism exhibition, Inner World, White Room Gallery, Moscow
2019 'In Search Of Islands' Exhibition, PHOTO IS:RAEL festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
2019 'Toilers By The Sea' Exhibition, QR Photogallery, Bologna, Italy
2019 1st place Direct Look Photo Contest with 'In Search of Islands' project, The Compromise category, Moscow, Russia
2019 Das Meer Exhibition, Galerie fur Fotografie in Hannover (GAF), Germany
2019 Shot List Exhibition, New Wing of Gogol House gallery, Moscow, Russia
2018 The Royal Photographic Society's 100 Heroines award and a Margaret Harker Medal
2018 'Beyond91' - Portrait of the Perestroika Generation exhibition, Brussel, Belgium
2018 Here I live, 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project exhibition, State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2018 'Beyond91' - Portrait of the Perestroika Generation exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2017 Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2017, 'Grozny: Nine Cities', Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France
2017 Guerilla Slide Show, 'In Search of Islands' project, Perpignan, France
2017 Exhibition 'In Search of Islands', Photofestival Photoparad in Uglich, Uglich, Russia
2017 LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL, 'Familia' project, Landskrona city center, Sweden
2017 'Les rendez-vous de Juillet' Festival, screening of 'In Search of Islands' project, Autun, France
2017 'New Spread' Book Exhibition, 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
2017 Kassel Dummy Award 2017 shortlist, 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Germany
2017 First Book Award 2017, 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, London, UK
2017 Exhibition 'Beyond91' - Portrait of the Perestroika Generation, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany
2017 Exhibition 'Beyond91' - Portrait of the Perestroika Generation, CLB Berlin, Germany
2017 Exhibition 'Grozny: Nine Cities', Bourse du Talent 2016, National Library, Paris, France
2016 Les Recontres d'Arles, screening of 'Graduates' project, Arles, France
2016 Exhibition 'The City of Roads', Fotografika gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 PVF, exhibition of 'Graduates' project, Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Exhibition 'The way I live' with 'Familia' project, Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2015 FOTOQUAI, exhibition of 'Graduates' project, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France
2015 Fotovisa, exhibition of 'Portrait of a city from archive' project, Krasnodar, Russia
2015 Exhibition of 'Familia' project, Sakharovsky center, Moscow, Russia
2015 1st place in FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography 'Direct Look' photo contest with 'Familia' project, Compromise category, Moscow, Russia
2015 Tbilisi Photofestival, projection of 'Toilers by the sea', Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 The Neisse Film Festival, 'Familia' project exhibition, Germany
2015 Award of Excelence in Magazine Lifestyle Story | National Press Photographers Association Contest with 'Familia' project 2015
2015 DOCUDAYS UA, exhibition and installation of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Kiev, Ukraine
2014 Prix Bayeux Calvados award for web journalism with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Bayeux, France
2014 Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, installation of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Bayeux, France
2014 Fotoistanbul 2014, installation of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Turkey
2014 Tbilisi Photofestival, projection of 'The Batterfly Effect' project, Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 Reminders Photography Stronghold, exhibition of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Tokyo, Japan
2014 The First World WARM Festival, installation of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, National Gallery, Sarajevo
2014 Les Recontres d'Arles, screening of 'Balaklava: The Lost History' project, Arles, France
2014 'Euromaidan: The True Story' group exhibition, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin, Germany
2014 'Legacy' group exhibition with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Side gallery, Newcastle, UK
2014 3d place Magazine Lifestyle Story | National Press Photographers Association Contest with 'Graduates project'
2014 'Euromaidan: The True Story' group exhibition, Kolga Photofestival, Georgia
2014 Exhibition 'Single Story: A Portrait of Middle America' project, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
2014 RPS Wall Grant winner with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Tokio, Japan
2014 'Euromaidan: The True Story' group exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 La Miscelanea Gallery, exhibition "Common Space", Mexico city, Mexico
2013 BURN Emerging Photographer Fund winner with 'Balaklava: The Lost History' project
2013 The Browse Fotofestival Berlin, exhibition and installation of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, STATION, Berlin, Germany
2013 Finalist of Palm Springs Photo Festival, screening of 'Balaklava: The Lost History', USA
2013 Tbilisi Photofestival, exhibition of 'Beslan Identity' and 'Grozny:Nine Cities' projects, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 Tbilisi Photofestival, projection of 'Soullines' and 'Balaklava: The Lost History' projects, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 Open Air Photo Festival, exhibition of 'Soullines' project, Chernigov, Ukraine
2013 Finalist of the 2nd Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase, The 2013 Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival, screening of 'Balaklava: The Lost History', Chiang Mai, Thailand
2012 Athens Photo Festival, screening of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Athens, Greece
2012 Shortlisted for Anthropographia Human Rights Through Visual Storytelling Awards with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project installation
2012 Les Recontres d'Arles, screening of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Arles, France
2012 Winner in the Multimedia Category of the Alexander Efremov Report Photography Competition with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Tyumen, Russia
2012 Shortlisted for the Voies Off Prize with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, France
2012 Group exhibition during the 3d Copenhagen Photo Festival with project 'Kenozero Dreams', Denmark
2012 Tbilisi Photofestival, discussion and projection of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 Group exhibition 'Other Worlds', with project 'Moscow: Inside/Outside', The Gallery at Flannels, Leeds, UK
2012 Finalist of the PDN Photo-Annual Contest with 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project multimedia
2012 1st Biennale of Photography of Lima, screening of 'Grozny: Nine Cities' project, Museo de Fotografia, Lima, Peru
2011 Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Grand Prize Winner in the Multimedia Category with the project 'Grozny:Nine Cities'
2011 1st International Bursa Photography Festival, screening of 'Grozny:Nine Cities' project, Bursa, Turkey
2011 Group exhibition during the 9th International Photo Festival BackLight2011 with the project 'Kenozero Dreams', Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2011 Group exhibition Photographicon:Russia Through the Lens, the University of Wales, Newport, UK
2011 Moving Image Award - People's Choice for multimedia work from 'Grozny:Nine Cities' project, World Photography Organisation, UK
2011 Finalist of The Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation for International Photography Grant with the project 'Grozny:Nine Cities'
2011 Group exhibition 'Provocation' in New York Photo Festival with the project 'Grozny:Nine Cities', New York, US
2011 Palm Springs Photo Festival 2011, screening of 'Grozny:Nine Cities' project, Palm Springs, US
2011 Mapping the Flaneur group installation during FORMAT Festival'11 in Derby, UK
2011 Group exhibition 'Siberian Character', Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2010 One of the three finalists of Conscientious Portfolio Competition
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2010 Finalist of 'The Aftermath Project' with the project 'Grozny, Nine Cities' http://www.theaftermathproject.org
2010 Exhibition of documentary based multimedia 'Projections of Reality' with the multimedia project "Majnum and Rahma' about Tadzhik migrants, Moscow, Red October http://projectionsofreality.org
2010 Group exhibition of young russian photographers ADVANTAGE, Metenkov House Photo Museum, Yekaterinburg
2010 Finalist of the competition Man and Sea, group exhibition during II International Festival of photography PHOTOVISA in Krasnodar
2010 Finalist of the Young Photography competition, exhibition in FotoDepartament Gallery, St.Petersburg
2009 'Visions of reality' exhibition with the multimedia project "Majnum and Rahma' about Tadzhik migrants, Mel Gallery, Moscow
2009 'Foto in motion. Vol.2.' CD release on the subject 'Youth: self-discovery' with the multimedia project "Majnum and Rahma' about Tadzhik migrants, presentation during St. Petersburg Summer Festival of Photography in FotoDepartament Gallery, St. Petersburg
2008 Top-10 winner of the competition 'Young photographers of Russia' with a photostory from Istanbul, group exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2008 Winner of the competition 'Without Barriers' devoted to disabled people, exhibition in FotoSoyuz Gallery, Moscow
2007 People choice award in the Silver Camera competition about Moscow with a series 'Moscow. Rain', exhibition in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
2006 Top-10 winner of the competition 'Young photographers of Russia' with a series 'Frozen souls', group exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2006 Finalist of the Silver Camera competition about Moscow, exhibition in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
2005 Top-10 winner of the competition 'Young photographers of Russia' with a reportage about the Young pioneers in Russia, group exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Books
2020 Daisy Rivers
2018 Grozny:Nine Cities Book
2011 'War is Only Half the Story. Vol 4'/The Aftermath Project

Curatorial work
2020 HIDE-AND-SEEK Experiential Art, Pordenone, Italy
2019 ONE, group exhibition in Fotografika gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2018 Memory Card, group exhibition in Fotografika gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 Bigger than I, exhibition by Olga Bubich, Minsk, Belarus
2017 Time, group exhibition in Fotografika gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 I want to believe, exhibition in Metenkov Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2016 The city of roads, group exhibition in Fotografika gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2013 'Inner City' exhibition, Natavan Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

Art Residencies
2020 Peredelkino Art Recidence, Moscow region, Russia
2019 Museum of History of the Russian Villages, Yaroslavl Region, Russia
2019 Brest Fortress Development Foundation, Brest, Belarus
2018 Peredelkino Writers Village, Moscow region, Russia
2017 Metenkov Museum of Photography in Yekaterinburg, Russia
2014 Paducah Art Alliance, Kentucky, USA

Education
2020/2022 ICA Moscow, Russia
2020/2021 NEMOSKVA Curatorial School
2020/2021 MMOMA, Free Workshops, Moscow, Russia
2020 Philosophy and Art cycle of seminars, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia
2020 Change Groups, Fotodepartament.Istitute, Russia
2018 A Liquid Memorial contemporary art workshop, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
2016 MediaLab, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 FUAM book workshop with Anna Nalecka and Rafal Milach, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Noor-Nikon masterclass in documentary photography, Bucharest, Romania
2008/2010 Objective Reality Foundation online workshops in photography and multimedia
2005/2006 School of journalism 'Izvestia', Moscow, Russia

Selected publications
Russian Reporter, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, MSNBC, Mare (Germany), Financial Times (UK), Le Monde (France), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland), The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Guardian (UK), Stern (Germany), Spiegel (Germany), Die Zeit (Germany), VISION (China), RearViewMirror (Italy), PhotoRAW (Finland), PRIVATE (France), Aftenposten (Norway), 6Mois (France), IODONNA (Italy).

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