About

Anton Shebetko is an Ukrainian artist and photographer based in Amsterdam who works closely with LGBTQ-related topics. His project Pleshka, about Kiev’s old cruising spots, was featured in the Festival of Young Ukrainian artists in Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kiev. His project Common People, is a series of altered portraits of and interviews with closeted Ukrainian gays. Latest Anton’s project, We were here is about LGBTQ-soldiers who served in the war at the east of Ukraine. Anton is currently studying at Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

CV:

Education:
2018-now — Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Bachelor of Arts

Personal exhibitions:
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:
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, Mysteckyi 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, awards:
2020 — Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia
2020 — Circulation(s) Festival, Paris, France
2019 — Finalist, MUHI 2019, Ukraine
2019 — Shortlist, Discovery of the Year, Ukrcontempphoto Awards, Ukraine
2017 — Finalist of Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists, organized by Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture
2016 — Finalist of Non Stop Media Festival VII, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Residencies:
2018 — Coming Out of Isolation, organised by IZOLYATSIA Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine