Oleksandr Glyadelov

Oleksandr Glyadelov

Born 1956 in Legnica (Poland). Lives and works in Kyiv since 1974.

Graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute".

Since 1989 - he is an independent professional photojournalist who has worked in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Lithuania and Poland, Czech Republic, France, the United States, Switzerland, Somalia, Kenya, Southern Sudan, Moldova, Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechnya.

Since 1996, the photographer took part in the documentary photo projects and projects dedicated to socially disadvantaged children and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS.

Since 1997 he co-works with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other organisations: HRW, THE GLOBAL FUND, UNAIDS, UNICEF.

Personal exhibitions


Sky without Angels, YA Gallery art centre, Kyiv

From the Darkness, eithin the project of IOM Mission in Ukraine «Devirsity Initiative», Kyiv


Phthisis in jail, National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Mother Africa, Dim Mykoly Gallery, Kyiv

Lopukhov-Brustury, Camera Gallery, Kyiv

Somalia: forgotten humanitarian crisis, 59 and Film, University of Geneva, Locarno, Switzerland


Open doors, exhibition halls of Transcarpathian Regional Museum, Uzhgorod

Not taking a look, A-House Gallery, Kyiv


Yes Ukraine! Mystez Gallery, Kyiv

Human ad Jail, Palfyho Palace, Bratislava

Extra, Drugs and AIDS, Prisoners - Stara Galeria ZPAF, Warsaw Royal Castle


DRUGS, AIDS and Life, Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius

Without the Mask, Dim Mykoly Gallery, Kyiv

Extra, Vilnius photo gallery, Vilnius


Seeking for lost, Red Cross Museum, Geneva, Switzerland


Without a homeland, an oval hall of the newspaper Izvestia, Moscow

Seeking for lost, Ukrainian House, Kyiv

Road, RA Gallery, Kyiv

AIDS, conference room UN, New York, USA

Without the mask, Museum of Fine Arts, Kemerovo, Russia

Extra, Poznan, Poland

Group Exhibitions


Moving Walls: A Documentary Photography exhibition, traveling exhibition of seven photographers


Yes!, Ukrainian Institute, New York, USA

Don't look away, UIMA, Chicago, USA


Chernobyl, festival DONUMENTA4, Regensburg, Germany

Youth enduring: a will to survive, The Fifty Crows Gallery, San Francisco, USA

INVASIO, Central Houdse of Artist, Kyiv

MSF, Gallerian, Stockholm

Pandemik: facing AIDS, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

Moving walls 2002, OSI, New York, USA


Mother Jones Grant 2001 Winner's exhibition, International Documentary Photography Found Friends of Photography house, San Francisco, USA



Moving Walls 2002, Open Society Institute (OSI), New York, USA


Mother Jones 2001 - Medal of Excellence, International Documentary Photography Found, San Francisco, USA


Prix Hasselblad, European Photography Images'98, Vevey, Switzerland


Grand Prix Ukrpresfoto-97, Kyiv

Catalog of the author's works

«Interview with Hope», «Blank-Press» publishing, Kyiv, 2006

«Pandemic AIDS», international photo project, Umbrage Editions pulishing, New York, USA, 2003

«Here and Now», «Blank-Press» publishing, Kyiv, 2000

Documentary Movie

Derriere la page: ENFANTS DES RUES d'UKRAINE, Coup d'oeil/Arte, Metropolis, 7 min., Paris

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