Valentin Sidorenko was born in 1995 in a small town Gornyak, which is situated in Altai Krai on the border of Russia and Kazakhstan. He worked as animator, production designer in films and director of a documentary film.
As an artist, Sidorenko uses such forms of expression and techniques as collage and composite photography. The process of his work combines the act of designing and spontaneity, however, he tries less to seek to intentionally come up with this or that image. Sidorenko is interested in theme of boundaries, choice, game. But ‘time’ is a key theme in his work. He especially interested in the past, memories that are the source of his creativity. Variations of the past, interweaving in oneself, influence on the present and future. Work with this topic can be called research, but for Sidorenko it is a discovery every time. Therefore, his attracted to work with the ‘found archive’. No matter whose photos these are, if they are almost lost — they are interesting.

bio/cv — Valentin Sidorenko

Group exhibitions and screenings

2019. Roots of the heart grow together, OFF Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
2019. Traces, Sauvage gallery, Arles, France
2019. Roots of the heart grow together, Photography Festival Les Nuits Photographiques, Pierrevert, France
2019. Traces, Center of Photography Mart, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2018. Roots of the heart grow together, Millepiani Exhibition Space, The LoosenArt Collection, Rome, Italy
2018. Roots of the heart grow together, Fotografika Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Awards

2020. Special mention, Traces, Urbanautica, Sacred: The experience of beyond
2019. Shortlist, Traces, Photogrvphy Grant
2018. Shortlist, Roots of the heart grow together, Photogrvphy Grant
2018. Shortlist, Roots of the heart grow together, Bird in Flight Prize, Nomination: Panasonic Readers' Choice Award

Publications

2019. Float Photo Magazine, Roots of the heart grow together
2019. epp Vol. 1 Magazine Launch, Roots of the heart grow together
2019. Lenscratch, Roots of the heart grow together
2019. The Eye of Photography, Traces
2019. Birdinflight, Traces
2019. Yogurt Magazine, Traces
2019. Phases Magazine, Roots of the heart grow together
2019. The Eye of Photography, Roots of the heart grow together
2019. F-Stop, Roots of the heart grow together
2018. GUP Magazine, Roots of the heart grow together
2018. Birdinflight, Roots of the heart grow together

Education

2013 — 2019. Russian State Institute of Cinematography, Faculty of Animation and Multimedia
2017 — 2018. Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika 

You can buy any photo in printed format presented on this site
Ask me:

Valenkisidorenko@gmail.com