visual artist working in the field of photography overlapping with the media of video, audio and text. The key theme of her work is narrative and its various forms. She focuses on human-animal relationships and cultural stereotypes related to the issue. These become the starting point for playing out other contexts, which the author visually sensitively connects into one disturbing message.


Polina was born in Ukraine, but she lives in Czech Republic since her childhood. She completed study at the Ivars Gravlejs’ Photography Studio at the FFA BUT in Brno. She has furthered her education at KASK in Gent, FAMU in Prague and at the FFA’s Studio Environment.

currently based in

Brno, Czech republic

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commercial photography showcase sent upon request

curriculum vitae

group exhibitions
  • Skin and Masks, Galerie TIC, Brno 2023
  • Origin of the Stone, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava 2023
  • Family Affairs, The Július Koller Society, Bratislava 2023
  • Hérakleitův princip / Sto let uhlí v českém umění, Galerie Roudnice, Roudnice nad Labem 2023
  • Little John, Galerie Pragovka, Prague 2023
  • Other Visions, PAF, Olomouc 2022
  • Fire and Hope, Galerie NTK, Prague 2022
  • We Shall Overcome, Moravian Gallery in Brno, Brno 2022
  • Topographic Lessons, GVUN in Náchod, Náchod 2022
  • Escape Dystopia, Galerie XY, Olomouc 2021
  • Here and Now, Brno House of Arts, Brno 2021
  • Black Box, Galerie TIC, Brno 2020
  • Another try for Explanation (But Not Today), GAMU, Prague 2020
solo exhibitions
  • Sirens Making Knots on Guts, Galerie Umakart, Brno 2022
  • From Thumb to Little Finger, Black Box Galerie TIC, Brno 2021
  • That Rings the Bell, City Surfer Office, Prague 2020
  • Offline, Fotograf Gallery, Prague
Ukrainian, Czech
year, place of birth
1995, Dobropillya, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine
qualifications / education
  • 2015–2022 Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology
    • Studio of Environment lead by Barbora Klímová, Matěj Smetana
    • Studio of Photography lead by Ivars Gravlejs, Tomáš Javůrek
  • 2021 Academy of Arts Architecture & Design (UMPRUM)
    • Studio of intermedia lead by Michal Pěchouček, Dominik Gajarský
  • 2019–2020 Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)
    • Department of Photography lead by Markéta Kinterová, Tomáš Hrůza
  • 2017–2018 Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK)
    • Department of Photography lead by Marie Snauwaert
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