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Valentyn Odnoviun Emerging artist

Valentyn Odnoviun (born 1987) graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania) in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Photography and Media Arts.

During the last few years his research has been mostly linked with historical or socially engaged events and problems through the “abstract” looking image, working with the imagination of the viewer to create more concrete communication with the help of interpretation and conceptual thinking.

Photographs in his latest projects call into question the relation between what we see and what we perceive in advance of the act of recognition. His photographs as patterns and traces emphasize the borders not only of human perception, but the border where the consequences of human action meet reason.

In 2016 Valentyn was shortlisted for “BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD 2016” and got 1st place at “Debiutas 2016” award for Emerging Art Photographers held by the Union of the Lithuanian Art Photographers.



Walking Yard Door Spyhole. KGB Prison, Vilnius, Lithuania  
73 x 60 cm
Prison Cell Door Spyhole. KGB Prison, Tallinn, Estonia  
73 x 60 cm


Investigation III  
65 x 100 cm