Born in 1996 in Odesa, Ukraine.
Daria is a lens-based artist currently living and working in Paris and Kyiv.
She graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris (M.A. in Photography & Video) in 2023.
In her artistic practice Daria explores connections between past and present,
focusing mainly on the youth and cultural, social and political context in which young people live.
Using photography as her main tool, Daria aims to create a sincere and subtle portrait of her generation. 
Daria is a finalist of Palm* Photo Prize 2022.

Selected publications:
M Le Monde, i-D, Libération, The Guardian, l’Obs, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin,
SLEEK, WUL magazine, Telex.hu, vogue.com, Vogue Ukraine


Essential Goods, group exhibition, Pavilion of Culture, Kyiv, Ukraine
100%, group exhibition, La Villette, Paris, France
Generations of resilience, group exhibition, Le Hangar, Bruxelles, Belgique
Forever and a Day, group exhibition, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Après Vous, group exhibition, Maison Fraternelle, Paris, France
Ukraine, Photo Days, exhibition of Daria Svertilova & Oksana Nevmerzhytska, Centre Claude Cahun, Nantes, France
Home. Perspectives, group exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
When Desire Becomes Home, group exhibition, Villa in Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
Parle-leur de batailles, de météores et de caviar d’aubergine, group exhibition, Galerie Le Carré d’Art, Chartres-de-Bretagne, France

Consequences. Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age, group exhibition, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
Material Nation, group exhibition, Urania, Berlin, Germany
Parle-leur de batailles, de météores et de caviar d’aubergine, group exhibition, Stimultania, Strasbourg, France
Palm* Photo Prize, group exhibition, London, UK
In Ukraine, group exhibition, The Gallery at Dobbin Mews, New York, USA
Slava Ukraini, group exhibition, le DOC, Paris, France
Slava Ukraini!, group exhibition, Galerie Czwartek, Warsaw, Poland

Chromie photo-fair & group exhibition, Le Consulat, Paris, France
Sensitivity. Contemporary Ukrainian Photography, group exhibition, Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

En cas d’urgence briser la glace, group exhibition, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
Alien She, group exhibition, Jour et Nuit Culture, Paris, France
Raising the curtain, group exhibition, Stelplaatz, Leuven, Belgium

The New East Photo Prize, group exhibition, Calvert Gallery, London, UK
Kuyalnik love-stories project by Join The Cool, Odesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Ukraine

Screenings & Talks:

Temporary Homes, screening at festival Circulations, Paris, France
Temporary Homes, screening at festival Boutographies, Montpellier, France

New wave of Ukrainian photography, panel talk with photographer Igor Chekachkov, Paris Photo, Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, France
Ukraine. Guerre et exil, conversation with photographer Melania Avanzato, Le Riza, Villeurbanne, France

Temporary homes at Bristol Photo Festival, Bristol, UK
Temporary homes at Odesa Photo Days, Odesa, Ukraine

Finalist of Palm* Photo Prize 2022

Portfolio can be sent on request.

All inquiries: d.svertilova@gmail.com
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