Kirill Golovchenko

Kirill Golovchenko was born 1974 in Odessa, Ukraine. From 2002 until 2007 he studied photography at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He was supported in the last two years of his studies by Barbara Klemm.

He got the Award for Documentary Photography by the Wuestenrot Foundation for his work »7km - Field of wonders«. He then received the DAAD Scholarship and VG Bild-Kunst Projekt Scholarship for his new project »The Ukrainian Breakthrough«.

In 2009 the printing of the book »7 km- Field of wonders« by Snoeck Publisher (Germany) was friendly supported by the Stiftung Kunstfonds.

Since 2008 he has been a member of the photographers agency Focus based in Hamburg.

Education
2007 - Diploma »7km - Field of Miracles« by Prof. Barbara Klemm and Dr. Kris Scholz
2002 - 2007 Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, communication design and photography, Honours Diploma
1999 - 2001 Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, academic discipline for foreign languages

Awards, Scholarships
2010
DAAD Scholarship for Art, Ukraine
Prix Pictet 2010, nomination

2009
VG Bild-Kunst Projekt Scholarship for »The Ukrainian Breakthrough«
Descubrimientos PHE09, Photo Espana, Madrid, Finalist

2008
DAAD Scholarship for Art, Ukraine
Promotion of the publication from Foundation Art Fund for photobook »7km - Field of Wonders«
Hasselblad Masters Competition 2008, finalist
Sony World Photography Awards, finalist
German Stipend Photography Portfolio, Photography Forum International, nomination
Young Rheinland-Pfälzer Artists, Emy-Roeder-Price 2008, »7km - Field of Wonders«, finalist
Design Award of the Federal Republic Germany, 2008, nomination

2007
Documentary Photography Award 2007/08, Wuestenrot Foundation and Museum Folkwang
53.TDC Competition
Photo Presse Competition

2006
red dot award: communication design 2006
iF communication design award 2006
37.Berliner Type 2006

Books
2010
LAB EAST, 30 photographic positions from Central and Eastern Europe, blurb bookstore
2009
»7km - Field of Wonders« , Snoeck publisher, Cologne / ISBN-13: 9783940953315
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough«, Documentary Photography Awards 07/08,
Wüstenrot Foundation / ISBN-13: 978-3933249289
2008
Reporters Without Borders, »seams«- Photos for press freedom, catalog / ISBN-13: 978-3937683195
2006
»Blanko«, Sign Communication for Arctic Paper

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions
2011
PLAT(T)FORM 11
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
28th to 30th January 2011
2010
Kirill Golovchenko / Heinrich Völkel
Freelens Galerie; Steinhöft 5, 20459 Hamburg; 26th November 2010 – 14th January 2011
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« Documentary Photography Award 07/08 , Goethe-Institut, Washington
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« Documentary Photography Award 07/08, Städtische Galerie Brunsbüttel
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« Documentary Photography Award 07/08, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
selected views, MesseTurm, Frankfurt am Main
»Laboratory East«, Ewz.selection, Zurich
»7km – Field of Wonders«, The Market, Dortmunder-U, Dortmund
Unterwegs, Klubfoto, Hamburg
Umweltfotofestival Horizonte Zingst, Zingst
»7km – Field of Wonders«, Fotobuchtage, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« by LUMIX, festival for young photojournalism, Hannover
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« Documentary Photography Award 07/08, Photomuseum Braunschweig
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« Documentary Photography Award 07/08, Goethe-Institut, Washington
»7km – Field of Wonders«, Freelens Gallery, Hamburg


2009
Nahtstellen – Fotos für die Pressefreiheit, Reporter ohne Grenzen, Stadthaus Bonn, German-French Cultural Institute, Aachen
Before and After, Ost Gallery, Moscow
Descubrimientos PHE09, Photo España, Madrid
7km – Field of Wonders, Galerie im Rathaus Mainz (s)
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough«, FotoDoks, Bad Albing
7km – Field of Wonders, Galerie Strümpfe, Mannheim (s)
»The Ukrainian Breakthrough« Documentary Photography Award 07/08, Designhaus, Darmstadt
2008
Junge Rheinland-Pfälzer Künstlerinnen und Künstler – Emy-Roeder-Preis 2008, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Reporters Without Borders, »seams«-Photos for press freedom, Photokina, Cologne
7km – Field of Wonders, Photokina, Cologne
Reporters Without Borders, »seams«-Photos for press freedom, Uferhallen, Berlin

2007
Leben mit der kleinen Größe, Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz
7km – Field of Wonders, Designhaus Darmstadt
Die Verdichtung der Wirklichkeit, DTDF Darmstadt International Festival of Photography

2006
Selbstsicht – der Schritt ins Bild, DTDF Darmstadt International Festival of Photography

2004
Leben mit der kleinen Größe, DPA, Berlin