Born in 1996 and raised in Odesa, Ukraine, Daria is currently based between Kyiv, Odesa and Paris
where she is finishing her Master’s at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
Daria’s work is devoted to depicting modern-day Ukraine: she explores connections between past and present,
focusing mainly on young generation of Ukrainians and the cultural context they live in. 
Daria is a member of Women Photograph.

Selected publications:

M Le Monde, i-D, Libération, The Guardian, SLEEK, WUL magazine, The Calvert Journal, Telex.hu, vogue.com, Amuse,
TheOnes2Watch, Buro 24/7, The Opéra, Looking for vision


2023 — When Desire Becomes Home, group exhibtion, Villa in Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
2023 — Parle-leur de batailles, de météores et de caviar d’aubergine, group exhibition, Galerie Le Carré d’Art, Chartres-de-Bretagne, France
2022 — Consequences. Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age, group exhibition, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
2022 — Material Nation, group exhibition, Urania, Berlin, Germany
2022 — Parle-leur de batailles, de météores et de caviar d’aubergine, group exhibition, Stimultania, Strasbourg, France
2022 — Palm* Photo Prize, group exhibition, London, UK
2022 — In Ukraine, group exhibition, The Gallery at Dobbin Mews, New York, USA
2022 — Slava Ukraini, group exhibition, le DOC, Paris, France
2022 — Slava Ukraini!, group exhibition, Galerie Czwartek, Warsaw, Poland
2021 — Chromie photo-fair & group exhibition, Le Consulat, Paris, France
2021 — Sensitivity. Contemporary Ukrainian Photography, group exhibition, Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 — En cas d’urgence briser la glace, group exhibition, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
2019 — Alien She, group exhibition, Jour et Nuit Culture, Paris, France
2019 — Raising the curtain, group exhibition, Stelplaatz, Leuven, Belgium
2018 — The New East Photo Prize, group exhibition, Calvert Gallery, London, UK
2018 — Kuyalnik love-stories project by Join The Cool, Odesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Ukraine

Screenings & Talks:

2022 — New wave of Ukrainian photography, panel talk with photographer Igor Chekachkov, Paris Photo, Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, France
2022 — Ukraine. Guerre et exil, conversation with photographer Melania Avanzato, Le Riza, Villeurbanne, France
2021 — Temporary homes at Bristol Photo Festival, Bristol, UK
2021 — Temporary homes at Odesa Photo Days, Odesa, Ukraine


Finalist of Palm* Photo Prize 2022

Portfolio can be sent on request.

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