Anton Shebetko is a Ukrainian artist and photographer from Kyiv. He currently lives in Amsterdam. He works closely with LGBTQ + topics, themes of memory, loss of identity, plurality of history, and the role that photography can play in revealing these stories. His extensive research is devoted to the forgotten queer history of Ukraine. His range of projects varies from installations and interventions dedicated to old cruising spots and underground gay resorts in Crimea to more relevant topics such as Ukrainian LGBTQ + soldiers. His works were shown in Foam Museum and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Photo Elysée in Lausanne and Circulation(s) Festival in Paris among others. 


2018-2022 — Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Bachelor of Arts

Solo exhibitions:
2022 — Three Kind Reminders, Okna, Porto, Portugal
2022 — What grows in the heart, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2022 — To Know Us Better, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021 — Ditya Poroka, Noch, Odesa, Ukraine
2019 — It's Not the End of the World, Robert Kananj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2019 — Rituals, Club Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 — We were here, IZOLYATSIA Foundation, Izone, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 — Common People, Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017 — Summer Moved on, Karas Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 — Gospel of Leg, Art Area DK, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Group exhibitions:
2022 — #Ukraine. Images of War, Photo Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2022 — Onbereikbare liefde, 033fotostad, Amersfoort, Netherlands
2022 — Big DaDa, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2022 — Graduation Show, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2022 — Best of Graduates, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2022 — No Dancing Allowed, Frei_raum Q21 Exhibition Space, Wien, Austria
2022 — Never Not Fighting, Hyper Hypo, Athens, Greece
2022 — Slava Ukraini!, Galeria Czwartek, Warsaw, Poland
2022 — Simeiz, Oceanic Imaginaries, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2021 — While We Were Waiting, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021 — Garden after Gods, JUMP Contemporary Art Center, Poltava, Ukraine
2021 — I don't wanna dance, Brave! Factory Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
2021 — Sensitivity, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
2020 — #брюдершафт, Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv
2020 — Standartas, Autarkia, Vilnius, Lithuania
2020 — Of Texture and Structure, Fotografia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2020 — Common People, Circulation(s) Festival, Paris, France
2019 — Disobedient bodies, Kmytiv Museum of Art, Kmytiv, Ukraine
2019 — 32 (part of exhibition from MUHI competition finalists), Taras Shevchenko Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 — UPHA IN DA OFFICE, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 — Formation, Brave! Factory Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 — UPHA: Made in Ukraine, AkT, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 — MIM: A Queer Fundraiser for the Benefit of Refugees, WestergasTheater, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 — Common People, Careful with That Axe, Eugene, AkT, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 — Deep storage, LOLA BAE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 — Pomada Festival, Warsaw, Poland
2017 — Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 — We are Youth, AkT, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 — Call and Response: Art as Resistance, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, USA
2017 — Container Love, MS Dockville, Hamburg, Germany
2016 — Photographic Unconscious, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 — I'm Not There, Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine

Festivals, screenings:
2022 — Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland
2022 — The Queer Archive Festival, Athens, Greece
2020 — Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia
2020 — Circulation(s) Festival, Paris, France
2017 — Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists, organized by Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture

2022 — RM Residency Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 — Finalist, MUHI 2019, Ukraine
2019 — Shortlist, Discovery of the Year, Ukrcontempphoto Awards, Ukraine
2016 — Finalist of Non Stop Media Festival VII, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Residencies, fellowships:
2022 — Artist in residence, Frei_raum Q21 Exhibition Space
2022 — Where Love Is Illegal Fellowship
2022 — Once Upon a Queer, organised by IZOLYATSIA Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 — Coming Out of Isolation, organised by IZOLYATSIA Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine

Lectures, talks:
2023 — On Camouflage, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2022 — Presentation of "A Very Brief and Subjective Queer History of Ukraine", Buchhandlung Walther König at MuseumsQuartier, Wien

2023 — Dik Fagazine (co-edited with Karol Radziszewski)
2022 — A Very Brief and Subjective Queer History of Ukraine, self-published
2021 — Мальчики! (Boys!), self-published

Butt Magazine, Vice, British Journal of Photography, Sleek Mag, De Correspondent, Het Parool, W Magazine, Metropolis M, BBC, Bird in Flight, Calvert Journal, KyivPost, DW Ukrainian, GUP Magazine, Huck Magazine, Don’t Take Fake Magazine