Lena Kovach (1982, Lutsk, Ukraine), visual artist. Since 2002, I have been mainly working on
my own long-term projects, combining photography with other visual media. I am interested in
interdisciplinary forms of photography at its intersection with theater and performance and
fascinated by the subject matter of memory, trauma, and deprivation, which requires working
with vernacular and archival material.


2015 Pilot edition of the photo book “The Wild Field”, Lviv
2020 Gaude Polonia scholarship
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the
Republic of Poland
, project title: “The interdisciplinary role of photography:
reconstruction and interpretation of the play “Dybbuk” of the pre-war Jewish
theater (Gimpel Theater) in Lviv”, Cracow

Participation in Exhibits
2006 International textile exhibition, Ukrainian House, Kyiv
2007 Personal exhibit “Children/Grandfathers”, Nebesa Gallery, Kyiv
2008 Joint exhibit as part of Gogolfest, Mysteckiy Arsenal, Kyiv
2009 Personal exhibit: a blend of photography and textile, Lutsk Gallery of the
Ukrainian Artists’ Association
2011 Personal exhibit combining photography and textile, Krylatskaya Gallery, Moscow
2012 Finalist of the 3rd Portfolio Review, PhotoCult, Kyiv
2013 Joint exhibit as part of the Vizii Photo Festival, Kyiv
2014 Personal exhibit “Wild Field”, Shchos’ Tsikave Gallery, Lviv
2015 Joint exhibit “Collective Unconscious” as part of Gogolfest, WDNH, Kyiv
2016 Joint exhibit “Collective Unconscious” (curator Kateryna Radcрenko), Georgia,
France, Thailand
2016 Photobook Festival, Chișinau (Moldova), Batumi (Georgia)
2017 Special project OdesaPhotoDays: “The Naive Archive” as part of Kyiv PhotoDays,
Kyiv-Toronto Center, Kyiv
2017 Joint exhibit “3”, Dzyga Gallery, Lviv
2018 Personal exhibit “The Snow Maiden”, Dzyga Gallery, Lviv
2018 Participation in OdesaPhotoDays with the project “The Snow Maiden”, Odesa
2018 “Conscious Sensation”, Contemporary Art Laboratory, Mysteckiy Arsenal, Mala
Gallery, Kyiv
2020 Joint exhibit „To nie tak” (“It’s not like that”), MuFo, Cracow
2020 Joint exhibit „A ptaki latają, latają” (“And the birds, they keep flying”), The
Doctor’s House, Zakopane
2020 Personal pandemic home photo exhibit „Zwierzęta w klatce” (“Caged Animals”),
2020 Photo performance „Portret na tle morza Czarnego pod jego nieobecność” (“A
Portrait against the Backdrop of the Black Sea in its Absence", Hel, Kuźnica (in
colaboration with 52Hz Theater)
2021 experimental multimedia performance with elements of photocollage "The Dream
of a Chestnut" – script, direction, performance, Krakow, Poland

2021 collective exhibition of the festival, "Krakers" Krakow, Poland

2021 performance festival "Trzy razy sztuka", photo performance "Mass for a lost home or routes of displaced persons", Gel Peninsula, Poland

2021 "Solvay" festival, screening of the film "Mass for a lost home or routes of displaced persons" Krakow, Poland

2021 exhibition, the final of the All-Ukrainian competition of the MUHI, Kyiv, Ukraine

2021 festival of experimental films EFEMEKA, Paradox cinema, Krakow

2022 photo performance "Do not throw away - the property of the museum", Bochnia, Poland

2022 multimedia performance (video performance) "Bad Games or Swan Song" - LOCH CAMELOT theater, Krakow, Poland

2022 "Solvay" festival, screening of the film "Do not throw away - the property of the museum", Krakow, Poland


2023 exhibition "Mój skrawek - twółj skrawek" ("My piece - your piece"), contemporary art gallery Dom Doktora, Zakopane, Poland

2023  "Venceremos", exhibition of the festival, "Krakers", Rostvorovski Gallery, Krakow, Poland