Maria Bykova

Maria Bykova

Born 1976, lives and works in Kyiv.

Held a camera in her hands for the first time at the age of five.

In 2001 graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Faculty of History), in 2004 - from Victor Marushchenko's Photo School in Kyiv.

Worked as a photographer in "Telegraaf Magazines Ukraine" publishing house - for magazines "What's On", "Domus Design", "Glance", "Panorama", "Liubimaya".

The photographer's favorite objects are architecture and interiors, "the wondrous places where beautiful or horrible things are born with the help of people - sculpture, shoes, paintings, stools, etchings, pots, toys..."

Main Exhibitions


MOSS, together with Andrij Dudchenko, Yurij and Volodymyr Denisenkov, UKU Gallery, Lviv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov


Context, with Igor Yanovych, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov


The Ground, Cherkasy Art Museum, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Context, with Igor Yanovych, Titanikas Exhibition Halls, Vilnius Academy of Arts, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Context, within the project "Independent. New Art of the New Country 1991-2011", Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv


Street, Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv

Context, with Igor Yanovych, within The Week of Contemporary Art 7, Primus Gallery, Lviv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov


Mix, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Sucharch (Modern Architecture), in Curator Cartel project, within International Contemporary Art Festival GOGOLFEST, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

Catastrophe 22, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv


Elite-Glamour, Month of Photography in Kyiv, Irena Gallery


24 Hours of Life in Kyiv, art gallery Ra-photo, Kyiv

Catalog of the author's works
15.09.2021 – 15.10.2021
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
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