Oleksandr Lyapin

Oleksandr Lyapin


I was born near a swamp in a village, 11 years after war finished.
There was a field by my house. Strawbaries. The watcher tried to shoot me.
I was two years old.
That was the time I was inspired by photography.
Father gave me a camera «Smena 2» with charged film, cuz i was unableto do it (charging film into the camera).
And i went to shoot the watcher. Since then I'm photographing.
I dreamed about doing passport photographs. But this dream did not come true.
My granny told me that I have to go to the museum. And she lead me to the museum.
I was scared cuz I had to go by the underground.
The museum guide was lying and I told him that I can do this better by myself. It was 1961. Scine then i talk about art.
That guide got fired.
I was not taken to Komsomol, cuz I played drums too loud.

Selected Exhibitions


Neofolk project, Ya Gallery art center's project within GOGOLFEST 2012, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Catalog of the author's works
20.10.2021 – 27.11.2021
15.09.2021 – 16.10.2021
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