Selfportrait with Orchestra

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Selfportrait with Orchestra
28x35 cm
The photographer's personal archive
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On the verso side: inscription “SELFPORTRAIT WITH THE BAND (1986)”

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About the artist

Selfportrait with Orchestra

Oleksandr Suprun (born 1945, Berezivka, Kharkiv oblast, Ukraine) — author from the first generation of Kharkiv school of photography. In 1962-1968 studied at the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (the National Technical University ‘Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute’ now) at the department of dynamics and strength of machines; in 1972 received a PhD degree in Technology. Worked at the All-Union institute of mine construction. As a student, in the mid-1960s, he became interested in photography. Enrolled at the regional photoclub at the House of the Amateur Artists of Trade Unions in 1967. Was a member of the Vremia group. His first solo exhibition was organized in 1973, after which the author participated in numerous contests and salons of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). Was awarded with the distinction “Excellence FIAP” (EFIAP) in 1996. If during the first decade of his activity Suprun was concentrated mainly on straight documentary photography, in 1975 he became interested in the collage technique, which gradually replaced ‘pure’ shots. Since 1981 he is the associate professor of the Kharkiv Art and Industry Institute (now the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts).


Photo credit — Valerii Baitoldzhy, 1995.

1973 — Regional House of Amateur artists of Trade Unions, Kharkiv, USSR

1974 — V International “INFOTA” exhibition, Jičín, Czechoslovak Republic

1977 — International photosalon “ZLATNO OKO-77”, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1977 — All-unio exhibition “Фотокинотехніка-77” [Phototechnique-77], Kharkiv, USSR

1981 — Salon in Saint-Thierry, Saint-Thierry, France

1983 — Photosalon in San Sebastián, San Sebastián, Spain

1983 — Exhibition of the Vremia group, House of scientists, Kahrkiv, USSR

1985 — Regional House of Amateur artists of Trade Unions, Kharkiv, USSR

1988 — Photosalon in Southampton, Southampton, Great Britain

1988 — “Alexandr Suprun”, photogallery of the Photographic Union of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; Zaragoza gallery, Zaragoza, Spain\

1989 — Photosalon in Reuss, Reuss, Spain

1989 — “Александр Супрун. Фотографии” [Aleksandr Suprun. Photographs], The Chuvash State Art Museum,

1989 —  Cheboksary, RSFSR

1989 — “Fotografias de Alexandr Suprun”, Photographic group of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain

1990 — Sibiu photosalon, Sibiu, Romania

1990 — “Олександр Супрун. Фотографії” (персональна експозиція до 25-річчя Бурштинської ДРЕС) [Oleksandr Suprun. Photographs (solo exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Bursztynska electrostation)], Transcarpathian regional scientific and methodological centre of folklore art and cultural-educational work, Uzhgorod, USSR

1991 — “Contemporary Soviet Photographers” (together with Gennadiy Maslov and Yevhen Pavlov), Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

1992 — Photosalon in Fabriano, Fabriano, Italy

1992 — Sibiu photosalon, Sibiu, Romania

1993 — “Современные украинские фотографы” [Contemporary Ukrainian photographers], Kharkiv Art Museum, Ukraine

1993 — FIAP biennale  “Nature”, Barcelona, Spain

1994 — “Воспоминания об Америке” [Memories of the USA],  Zodiak photocentre, Pervomaisk, Ukraine

1994 — “Фотографії Олександра Супруна” [Photographs of Oleksandr Suprun], Municipal Palace of Culture, Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine

1995 — “Олександр Супрун. Фотографії” [Oleksandr Suprun, Photographs], exhibition hall of Zaporizhya organization of the Union of photoartists of Ukraine, Zaporizhya, Ukraine

1995 — “Александр Супрун. Фотографии”  [Aleksandr Suprun, Photographs], Kharkiv Art Museum, Ukraine

1995 — “Олександр Супрун. Фотографії” [Oleksandr Suprun, Photographs], Lviv National Museum, Lviv, Ukraine

1997 — “Світлини” [Photographs], Palitra gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

1998 — “Моя Україна” [My Ukraine], Poltava Art Museum, Poltava, Ukraine

1999 — “The photography of Eugene Pavlov and Olexandr Suprun”, Wolf art gallery, Cincinnati, USA

2001 — Trierenberg Super Circuit photosalon, Linz, Austria

2002 — “Монтажний світ Олександра Супруна” [Montage world of Oleksandr Suprun], Bastejs gallery, Riga, Latvia

2004 — “60х40”, Academy gallery, Kharkiv state academy of design and art, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2005 — “Золото” [Gold], Palitra gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2012 — “Харьков в перспективе времени” [Kharkiv through the lens of time], Jewish cultural centre Beit-dan, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2012 — “Поруч” [Near], exhibition space of the art laboratory, Kharkiv state academy of design and art, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2013 — “Заповедник души” [The sanctuary of soul], Kharkiv Art Museum, Ukraine

2014 — “Харьковская школа фотографии: от советской цензуры к новой эстетике” (Kharkiv School of Photography: Soviet Censorship to New Aesthetics 1970-1980s) (part І),  Kharkiv municipal art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (curator — Igor Manko)

2014 — “50х70”, Khmelnitsky museum-studio of photo art, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine

2015 — “Кадры прошлого. Ретроспектива” [The images of the past], Kharkiv municipal art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2019 — “Харківська школа фотографії з колекції сім’ї Гриньових” [Kharkiv school of photography from Grynov family collection], Mironova foundation gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Viktoria Bavykina)

2019 — “Улюблене місто” [The beloved city], exhibition space of the art laboratory, Kharkiv state academy of design and art, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2019 — “Перетинаючи межу” [Crossing lines], PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Björn Geldhof, Martin Kiefer, Alicia Knock)

2019 — “Паралельні світи” [Parallel worlds], COME-IN art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (curator — Sergiy Lebedynskyy)

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