Danila Tkachenko

Russia, 1989.
Lives and works in Moscow.

Danila Tkachenko

Lost Horizon

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

80 x 80 cm

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Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future. In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Gard Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

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Danila Tkachenko

Lost Horizon: “Friendship” Pension, Crimea

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

80 x 80 cm

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Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future. In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Gard Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

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Danila Tkachenko

Lost Horizon: Model of the rocket which carried the first cosmonaut

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

80 x 80 cm

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Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future. In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Gard Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

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Danila Tkachenko

Lost Horizon: Model of the Headquarters of the Third International. Moscow

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

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Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future. In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Gard Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

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Danila Tkachenko

Lost Horizon: Marx generator for high-energy physics experiments

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

80 x 80 cm

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Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future. In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Gard Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

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Danila Tkachenko

LostHorizon: Monument to the atoms

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

80 x 80 cm

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Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future. In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Gard Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

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Danila Tkachenko

Restricted Areas: Deserted Observatory. Kazakhstan, Almaty region

2015
Ed. 6 + 1 A.P.
Archival pigment print

120 x 100 cm

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Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other. “I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came.” For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete. “Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.”

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Danila Tkachenko

Restricted Area: Monument of the Conquerors of the Space

2015
Ed. 6 + 1 A.P.
Archival pigment print

120 x 100 cm

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Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other. “I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came.” For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete. “Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.”

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Danila Tkachenko

Restricted Areas: Deserted Observatory with the best conditions for space observations.

2015
Ed. 6 + 1 A.P.
Archival pigment print

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Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other. “I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came.” For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete. “Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.”

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Danila Tkachenko

2015
Ed. 6 + 1 A.P.
Archival pigment print

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Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other. “I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came.” For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete. “Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.”

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Danila Tkachenko

2015
Ed. 6 + 1 A.P.
Archival pigment print

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Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other. “I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came.” For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete. “Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.”

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Danila Tkachenko

2015
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Archival pigment print

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Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other. “I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came.” For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete. “Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.”

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Danila Tkachenko

The Last Resident: 01

2014
Ed. 24 + 2 A.P

60 x 70 cm

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The Last Resident (2014) is a study, referring to space exploration utopias and its social background narrating the phenomena of disappearing villages. In Russia, like in other countries, there are hundreds, even thousands of villages and small towns dying off. From 1993 to 2004, 23000 villages and towns were officially closed, while the population of cities is constantly growing. The project’s aesthetics was inspired by painting where light is used to illuminate the nocturnal scenery, such as by Russian landscape painter of Greek descent, Arkhip Kuindzhi.

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Danila Tkachenko

The Last Resident: 02

2014
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60 x 70 cm

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The Last Resident (2014) is a study, referring to space exploration utopias and its social background narrating the phenomena of disappearing villages. In Russia, like in other countries, there are hundreds, even thousands of villages and small towns dying off. From 1993 to 2004, 23000 villages and towns were officially closed, while the population of cities is constantly growing. The project’s aesthetics was inspired by painting where light is used to illuminate the nocturnal scenery, such as by Russian landscape painter of Greek descent, Arkhip Kuindzhi.

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Danila Tkachenko

The Last Resident: 03

2014
Ed. 24 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

60 x 70 cm

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The Last Resident (2014) is a study, referring to space exploration utopias and its social background narrating the phenomena of disappearing villages. In Russia, like in other countries, there are hundreds, even thousands of villages and small towns dying off. From 1993 to 2004, 23000 villages and towns were officially closed, while the population of cities is constantly growing. The project’s aesthetics was inspired by painting where light is used to illuminate the nocturnal scenery, such as by Russian landscape painter of Greek descent, Arkhip Kuindzhi.

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Danila Tkachenko

Exhibition view

Duo show with Mara Sánchez-Renero "The Big Unknown"
2017

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Danila Tkachenko

Exhibition view

Duo show with Mara Sánchez-Renero "The Big Unknown"
2017

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Danila Tkachenko

Exhibition view

Collective show "Jupiter XL"
2016

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Danila Tkachenko

Exhibition view

Zona Maco Foto
2016

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Danila Tkachenko

Russia, 1989.
Lives and works in Moscow.

Danila Tkachenko is one of the most prised young artists working with documentary photography. In the same year of 2014, when he graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, he won the World Press Photo with his project Escape.

In March 2015, he finished the iconic series Restricted Areas which has received numerous international awards by the specialized critique around the world, including the European Publishers Award For Photography, the World Press Photo Netherlands (1st prize in category Staged Portraits9), The LensCulture Exposure (1st prize in category Series), The Voices Off Festival Arles, The Burn Magazing Emerging Photographer Fund Grant, The Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Talent Award, The Center Choice Award, amongst many others.

Restricted Areas series has been included in magazines like BBC Culture, The Guardian, El País, IMA Magazine, GUP Magazine, British Journal of Photography. In 2017, ALMANAQUE presented a successful triptych from this series at PHILLIPS Ultimate auction in London.

 

 

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The Last Resident (2014) is a study referring to space exploration utopias and its social background narrating the phenomena of disappearing villages. In Russia, like in other countries, there are hundreds, even thousands of villages and small towns dying off. From 1993 to 2004, 23000 villages and towns were officially closed, while the population of cities is constantly growing. The project’s aesthetics was inspired by painting where light is used to illuminate the nocturnal scenery, such as by Russian landscape painter of Greek descent, Arkhip Kuindzhi.

 

Restricted Areas (2015) is a series about the utopian strive of humans for technological progress. Better, higher, stronger… Always trying to own ever more this human desire is the source of technical progress including commodities and grandeur as well as the tools of violence that keep power over the other.

“I travel in search of places which used to have great importance for the technical progress and are now deserted. Those places lost their significance together with its utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Secret cities that could not be found on maps, forgotten scientific triumphs and abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic imagery of a future that never came”.  Danila Tkachenko

For Restricted Areas, Tkachenko traveled the former countries part of the former USSR, in search of places that used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology, which is now obsolete.

“Any progress comes to an end sooner or later. It can happen due to different reasons: nuclear war, economic crisis or natural disasters. For me it is interesting to witness what is left after.” DT

 

Lost Horizon (2016). The world promised by the October Revolution had to be not only fair and prosperous, but to also colonise the outer space. Socialism should have been established not only in space, but also in time, aided by technology which would allow to turn time into eternity. But over time, the economical failures had also brought disillusionment about the political utopia and about the promised bright future.

In Lost Horizon, Tkachenko shot objects, which represent the image of the ideal cosmic future. He chose the format 6×6, encapsulating the utopian state projects into the Suprematist form of his fellow compatriot artist founder of the Russian Avant-Garde Kasimir Malevich’s ‘The Black Square’ from 1917, which being a revolutionary art piece, reflects the historical epoch it was conceived in.

DATE

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

LOCATION

2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City
2018
Solo show (to come)
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City
2018
Group show
Belgrade Month of Photography, Belgrade, Serbia
2018
Group show
Fotografia Europea festival, Reggio Emillia, Italy
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
PhotoLondon, London
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
PhotoFairs San Francisco, SFO
2018
"Lost Horizon" - Solo show
„Zamek” Culture Center, Poznan, Poland
2017
Winner
Kandinsky Prize
2017
Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography
Cardiff, UK
2017
FotoFestival Naarden
Naarden, Netherlands
2017
International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2017
Work feature - Publication
Wilderness, Germany (printed)
2017
International Young Artists Project
Daegu, South Korea
2017
Bienale fotografica Bogota
Bogota, Colombia
2017
Work feature - Publication
Fotocult, Italy (printed)
2017
"Lost Horizon" & "Restricted Areas" - Solo show
UP Gallery, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
2017
"Motherland" - Solo show
Kehrer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017
"Lost Horizon" - Solo show
Pechersky Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2017
Ritual series - Duo show
Cembalo gallery, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
2017
Photo Week, Gulf Photo Plus
Dubai, UAE
2017
"The Big Unknown" - Duo show with Mara Sánchez-Renero (MX)
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City
2017
"Restricted Areas" - Solo show
Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna
2016
"Restricted Areas" - Solo show
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin
2016
"Restricted Areas" - Solo show
Skopia art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
2016
"Restricted Areas" - Solo show
Rencontres d'Arles, Fr.
2016
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City
2016
"Jupiter XL" - Group show
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City
2016
New East Photo Prize - Group show
Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016
Shortlist
New East Photo Prize
2016
"Escape" - Solo show
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
2016
Power and Architecture
Calvert 22 Foundation, London
2016
"Restricted Areas" - Solo show
Kehrer Galerie, Berlin
2016
Riga Photography Biennial  National   
Museum of Art's Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga, Letonia
2016
On Disappearing And For Vanishing  
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2016
Festival of Political Photography
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2016
Danila Tkachenko. "Restricted Areas" publication
Peliti Associati, Rome / Dewi Lewis Publishing
2015
Lacritique.org Award (Winner)
Voies Off, Arles, France
2015
Emerging Photographer Fund Grant Burn Magazine
Magnum Photos. London
2015
Foam Talent Award
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
2015
European Publishers Award For Photography
Peliti Associati, Rome / Dewi Lewis Publishing
2015
CENTER Choice Awards
CENTER, Santa Fe. New Mexico. National Endowment for the Arts
2015
LensCulture Exposure Awards  (Winner 1st Place)
LensCulture, Amsterdam
2015
30 Under 30 Award
Magnum Photos, London
2015
"Restricted Areas" - Solo show
Pechersky Gallery, Moscow. Russia
2015
"Storie Sovietiche" - Group show
Galleria del Cembalo, Rome
2015
Forts and fictions in the Lowlands
Fort Nieuwersluis Museum, Netherlands
2015
The Curve
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
2015
Photoparade Uglich
Friendship House, Uglich, Ontario, Canada
2015
The Powers That Be
Station Independent Projects, New York
2015
Athens Photo Festival
Benaki Museum, Athens, Grece
2015
"Escape" - Solo show
Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow. Russia
2015
The Anatomy of Forgiveness
Metropolitan Building, New York
2015
Photomania-2015
Gateway Musseum, Kaliningrad, Russia
2015
I Sought Solitude
South Square Centre, Bradford, United Kingdom
2014
Organ Vida
Lauba Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
2014
World Press Photo Award
World Press Photo Foundation, Amsterdam
2014
An Ocean of Possibilities
Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede, Netherlands
2014
OFF_Festival
Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014
Danila Tkachenko. Escape publication
Peperoni Books, Berlin
2014
VIII exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize Nominees
Udarnik cinema, Moscow. Russia