Yevgenia Belorusets – EN

The artist

Kiew, Ukraine

portr sq Yevgenia Belorusets

Yevgenia Belorusets is an artist and writer. She lives and works in Berlin and Kiew. In 2008 she founded the magazine „Prostor“ for literature, art and politics. Since 2009 she has been a member of the curator group Hudrada. She works with the media photography and video at the interfaces of art, literature, journalism and social commitment.

The work

01 Yevgenia Belorusets DIE-SIEGE-DER-BESIEGTEN

„The victory of the Defeated“

“As readers of the news, we are witnesses to the war, but we hardly see the people who do not abide by its rules. My work aims to counteract media images of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, which mostly dramatize its violence and too seldom portray the experiences of everyday life in a war zone. Military activity is missing from my photos. Instead, they focus on miners and their work situation, like the man, smoking, from Donbas, an industrial region on the frontlines. I want to tell a story about how people who might appear to be the losers in this conflict are able to find means of resistance, without resorting to weapons.”

Belorusets took part in numerous international exhibitions, but also in her home country. Her work at the Ukrainian Pavillon at the Biennale in Venice 2015 caused a sensation internationally.

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