Danila Tkachenko

  1. Danila Tkachenko is a visual artist working with the medium of photography.

    Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

    Solo shows


     Ghostlands, NK Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    • Danila Tkachenko. Fotografische Projekte. Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany.


    • Heroes, Triangle Gallery, Moscow, Russia


    • Danila Tkachenko, Russia, 1989, Almanaque Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

    • Lost Horizon, „Zamek” Culture Center, Poznan, Poland


    Motherland, Kehrer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

    • Lost Horizon & Restricted Areas, UP Gallery, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

    • Ritual (2 artist show, with Davide Monteleone), Galeria del Cembalo, Rome, Italy

    • Lost Horizon, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    • The Big Unknown (2 artist show, with Mara Sanchez Renero), Almanaque Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico


    • Restricted Areas, Skopia Art contemporain, Geneve, Switzerland

    • Restricted Areas, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

    • Restricted Areas, in the framework of European Month of Photography, Berlin. Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany (15 September - 29 October)

    • Escape. Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA

    • Restricted Areas, in the framework of RENCONTRES D'ARLES 2016. Chapelle Saint-Martin du Méjan, Arles, France

    • Restricted Areas. Kehrer Galerie, Berlin, Germany


    • Restricted Areas. Pechersky Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    • Storie Sovietiche (3 artist show). Galleria del Cembalo, Rome, Italy

    • Escape, Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, Russia

    • Escape, in the framework of Baltic Biennale "Photomania-2015", Art Platform "Gateway", Kaliningrad, Russia


    • Escape, in the framework of 6th European Month of Photography. 25books, Berlin, Germany

    Selected group shows


     Athens Photo Festival, The Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

    Time / Photographic Thickness, Topography of Art, Paris, France

     Dealing with Memory, EEP Berlin & Ostlook Plattform, Hamburg, Germany

     Staged Realities, EEP Berlin & Ostlook Plattform, Berlin, Germany

     Just Before, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France

     Festival la Gacilly, Baden, Germany

     Urban Challenge, B-Part Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

    • The Russian Fairy Tale. From Vasnetsov to the Present, Tretyakov gallery, Moscow, Russia

     Restore, Almanaque Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

     Espejismo, Almanaque Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

     Belleze Interiori Festival, Coma, Italy

     Black Coat Festival, Arena, Norilsk, Russia

     Pros and cons, Hodynka, Moscow, Russia

     Portraits Without People, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, USA


    Human Impact – Sicherheit und Gesellschaft, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany

    • Special project "White Sun" in the framework of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, Moscow, Russia

    • Osmoscosmos, Centre de la Photographie Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

    • Athens Photo Festival 2019, Athens, Greece

    • A drill, Winzavod, Moscow

    • Festival photo La Gacilly, La Gacilly, France

    • KOLGA, The Folklore State Centre of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

    • Art in flight. Depictions of flying in art from the 16th to the 21st centuries, Hans Erni Museum, Luzern, Switzerland

    • Civilization The Way We Live Now, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China


    • Qatar Contemporary: Art and Photography, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

    • Civilization: The Way We Live Now, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

    QPN#22, Nantes, France

    Lyon Septembre de la Photographie, the Center of Contemporary Photography "Le bleu du ciel", Lyon, France

    • The space of Сonstitution, Meyerhold Center, Moscow, Russia

    • Nomadic Mountains, Schunk Museum, Heerlen, The Netherlands

    • (anti)thesis of architecture, CCA Zarya, Vladivostok, Russia

    • Belgrade month of photography, Belgrade, Serbia

    • Fotografia Europea festival, Reggio Emillia, Italy


    • International Young Artists Project, Daegu, South Korea

    • XII Krasnoyarsk Bieannale: ''Mir: the village and the world'', the Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk

    • E/T, Skopia Art contemporain, Geneve, Switzerland

    • International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    • FotoFestival Naarden, Naarden, Netherlands

    • Bienale fotografica Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

    • Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography, Cardiff, UK

    • Proyecta 2017, Madrid, Spain


    • New East Photo Prize, Rosphoto, Saint Petersburg, Russia

    • Dialogue: contemporary art from Russia, Kim Bo Sung Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

    • SI FEST, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 

    • Russiantearoom gallery and curating agency, Paris, France 

    • Power and Architecture. Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK

    • Riga Photography Biennial. National Museum of Art's Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia

    • On Disappearing And For Vanishing. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

    • Festival of Political Photography. Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland


    • Foam Talent 2015, l’Atelier Néerlandais, Paris 

    • Delhi Photo Festival, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India

    • IX Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair. Krasnoyarsk, Russia

    • Gimme Shelter - forts and fictions in the Lowlands. Fort Nieuwersluis, Netherlands 

    • The Curve, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, USA

    • Photoparade Uglich. Russia

    • The Powers That Be. Station Independent Projects, New York, USA

    • Athens Photo Festival. Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

    • The Anatomy of Forgiveness, Metropolitan Building, New York, USA

    • I Sought Solitude. South Square Centre, Bradford, UK

    • Lensculture Award exhibition at Photo London. Somerset House, London, UK


    • "An Ocean of Possibilities". Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede, Netherlands

    • “OFF_Festival”. Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

    • VIII exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize nominees. Udarnik cinema, Moscow, Russia

    • “Solitude”, in the framework of 21st Noorderlicht International Photo Festival. Natuurmuseum Fryslân, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

    •  "Twelve Thinking Photographers", parallel event of Manifesta 10. First Cadets’ Corpus, St-Petersburg, Russia


    • "Die Brücke / Most" festival. Slubice, Poland / Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany

    • "On the block". New Holland cultural center, St-Petersburg, Russia


    • “Young Russian photography 2012 2/2. Reality/Decoration”. Center for Art and Music and Library V.V. Mayakovsky, St-Petersburg, Russia

    •  "Student Art PROM". ARTPLAY design center, Moscow, Russia


    • "Person on the move". Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow, Russia 

    • "Young photographer", Fotodepartament, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia 


    • "Steps". Photo Center, Moscow, Russia



    Kandinsky Prize (Finalist)


    • The New East Photo Prize (shortlist)


    • Gabriele Basilico Prize in Architecture and Landscape Photography (Finalist)

    • lacritique.org Award - Voies Off (Winner)

    • Emerging Photographer Fund grant (Winner)

    • Foam Talent (Winner)

    • Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Finalist)

    • PDN Photo Annual (Personal Сategory, Winner)

    • European Publishers Award For Photography (Winner)

    • CENTER Choice Awards (Director's Choice, Winner 1st place)

    • LensCulture Exposure Awards (Winner 1st place Series) 

    • 30 under 30, Magnum photos (Winner)

    •  Photobook Melbourne Image Award, Australia (Finalist)


    • Voies Off, France (Short list / Selections)

    • PHOTOVISA, Russia (Photoseries, 2nd prize)

    • Organ Vida, Croatia (Finalist)

    • Leica Oscar Barnack Award, Germany (Newcomer shortlist)

    • PDN Photo Annual, USA (Student Work, Winner)

    • World Press Photo, Netherlands (Staged Portraits, 1st prize stories)

    • 30 Under 30, Magnum photos (Shortlist)


    • Silver camera, Russia (Faces, Special prize)

    • Young man in the 21st century, Lithuania (Special prize)

    Selected publications

    Kommersant (Russia, printed and online), November 2019

    • Colta.ru (Russia, online), November 2019

    • P3 (Portugal, online), August 2019

    • Metal magazine (Spain, online), September 2019

    • Libération (France, printed), July 2019

    • Polis Magazine (Germany, online), April 2019

    • DETAIL (Germany, online), April 2019

    • Building On The Built (UK, online), March 2019

    • Topos Magazine (international, online), February 2019

    • С41 (Italy, online), February 2019

    Calvert Journal (UK, online), January 2019

    • Gradnja (Serbia, online), January 2019

    • GQ (Russia), January 2019

    • Arch daily / Restricted Areas (international, online), January 2019

    • Arch daily / Monuments (international, online), January 2019

    Fubiz (international, online), November 2019

    • Vostok (Korea, printed), November 2018

    • CNN (UK, online), 2018

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland, printed), December 2017

    Colta.ru (Russia, online), November 2017

    • Wilderness (Germany, printed), May 2017

    • Fotocult (Italy, printed), February 2017

    • Esquire (Russia, printed), February 2017

    • Calvert Journal (UK, online), autumn 2016

    • GQ (France, printed), winter 2016-2017

    • LIFE magazine (China, printed), July 2016

    • RT (online), 30 July 2016 

    • Wired (Japan, online), 25 July 2016

    • Popular Mechanics (online), 21 July 2016

    • BBC In pictures (UK, online), 18 July 2016

    • Wired Photo (online), 24 May 2016

    • The Idea List (Germany, online), 27 April 2016

    • Telegraph Magazine (UK, printed), 12 December 2015

    • Kommersant newspaper (Russia), 15 December 2015

    • NZZ foto-tableau (Switzerland, printed), 14-18 December 2015

    • The National Geographic (printed), December 2015

    • Wired Italia (printed), December 2015

    • Wired UK (printed), November 2015

    • New Scientist (UK, printed), 11 November 2015

    • Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden, online), 11 November 2015

    • BBC Culture (UK), 19 August 2015

    • The Guardian online (UK), 5 June 2015

    • GUP Magazine (Netherlands, printed), May 2015

    • IMA Magazine (Japan, printed), Summer 2015

    • Lenscratch, 22 April 2015

    • Bird In Flight (Russia), 17 April 2015

    • De Morgen (Belgium, printed), 8 April 2015

    • The Washington Post, 4 March 2015

    • Fotografia Magazine, 16 February 2015

    • British Journal of Photography, 7 January 2015

    • Camera Austria 127, 2014

    • CNN Photo Blog (USA), 17 November 2014

    • SPIEGEL ONLINE (Germany), 13 October 2014

    • Hatje Cantz fotoblog (Germany), 6 October 2014

    • Photonews Blogbuch (Germany), 18 September 2014

    • LensCulture, July 2014

    • Коммерсант.ru Weekend (Russia), 16 May 2014

    • La Mula (Peru), 28 April 2014

    • Oitzarisme (Romania), 17 March 2014

    • Darwin Magazine (UK), 15 March 2014

    • Photographer.ru (Russia), 20 February 2014

    • Phases Photography Magazine, 2014

    • The Village (Russia), July 2013


    2011-2014 Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, department of documentary photography (supervisor Valeriy Nistratov). Moscow, Russia

    2013 Workshop with Davide Monteleone. Moscow, Russia

    2012 Workshop "How to turn your project into a great photobook" (Hannes Wanderer, Peperoni Books). Moscow, Russia

    2012 Workshop “From history in pictures to multimedia presentation” (Bas Vroege, Paradox photography). Moscow, Russia

    2009-2010 School of photojournalism "News". Moscow, Russia

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