Oleksandr Checkmenev

Oleksandr Checkmenev

Born 1969 in Lugansk, since 1997 he works and lives in Kyiv

1988 - graduated from Lugansk Institute of Machine Building.

1990 - graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Since 1993 he is a member of the Ukrainian Association of Photographers and a member of The Russian Union of Photographers.

Main exhibitions and awards


Winners, within The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012, Mystetskyi Arsenal, curated by David Elliott


BabyBoom, Ya Gallery art centre, Kyiv, Curator - Pavlo Gudimov

Если/Якщо/If, PERMM, Perm, Russia


4х4. Modern Ukrainian Photography, group exhibition, House of Photography, Vilnius

Color, personal exhibition, YA Gallery art centre, Kyiv


Photography, personal exhibition, Ya Gallery art centre, Kyiv


Personal exhibition, Osten, Poland

Personal exhibition, Green Gura, Poland

Personal exhibition, Zamek Gallery, Poznan, Poland

Ukrainian Passport, Personal exhibition, Zurich, Switzerland


Winner of the European Documentary Photography Competition in Ve Vey, Switzerland (Series "Ukrainian Passport")

European Documentary Photography Prize for series "Ukrainian Passport" in Ve Vey, Switzerland

Lilies, solo exhibition, Poprad photo gallery, Ukrainian passport, Poprad, Slovakia


UkrPressPhoto first prize. "New Names" Nomanation, Kyiv

Catalog of the author's works
19.02.2020 – 16.03.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.01.2020 – 17.02.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
11.01.2020 – 16.02.2020
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
03.12.2019 – 09.01.2020
23.10.2019 – 01.12.2019
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
09.10.2019 – 09.12.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
04.09.2019 – 07.10.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
25.07.2019 – 25.08.2019
Exhibition National Folk Decorative Art Museum 9, Lavrska str., building 2, Kyiv
17.07.2019 – 02.09.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
12.06.2019 – 15.07.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.05.2019 – 26.05.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Mystetskyi Arsenal
20.06.2019 – 22.09.2019
Exhibition Lviv Lviv National Art Gallery named Boris Voznitsky
15.05.2019 – 10.06.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery