Olena Saponova

Biography Artworks

Ukrainian photoartist Olena Saponova was born on august 6th 1984, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1998 went to the pre-training course before entrance for the Faculty of Architecture: drawing, composition, pictorial art, graphic- drafting at the Kiev National University of Сonstruction and Architecture. From 2002 to 2007 years studied at the Vadim Hetman’s Kyiv National Economic University on marketing faculty. From 2011 to 2016 studied at the Lviv National Academy of Art at the faculty of history and theories of culture and art. In 2014 completed the course of Art and photography by Olexandr Lyapin and Documentary photography by Annya Voitenko. In 2014 realized two photo projects in the public space within the Misto-Sad project. In 2016 mastered the skills of work with nude.

The author of the art project #ArtistFromWithinWorkshop, the photo project # UnexpectedMFA and the photo-art project #TheBigStrategy. Photographer of the main events of Mural Social Club’s international festival. Portrait painter of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the author of numerical covers image projects of organization Found of the art and urban art. Live and work at Kyiv.


Selected exhibitions



AfterToday, Premier Vip Lounge Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv



Reforming the Space, M17 Center for Modern Art, Kiev

Undisturbed Silence, Portal 11 Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

Contemporary Ukranian Art of 1985 - 2015 from Private Collection, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv



Unexpected MFA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv

Modern Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv



Artist From Within Workshop, the Diplomatic Academy affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv



Flower Cloud, Ukrainian House, Kyiv




Live Thoughts, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv



ОМ, Ya Gallery, Kyiv


Art fairs




Kyiv Photo Book, IZONE, Kyiv, Ukraine




Kyiv Photo Book, IZONE, Kyiv, Ukraine

Photo Kyiv Fair 2018, Chicago Central House, Kiev, Ukraine




Photo Kyiv Fair 2017, Toronto Business Center, Kyiv, Ukraine