Irina Shkoda is a visual lens-based artist born in Kiev (Ukraine), based in Paris. Graduated from the School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc, Saint-Petersburg, in 2019. Was part of the Herodote program at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2022 — 2023.

   The most important part of her work is dedicated to personal long-term projects that contemplate the notion of the sacred and the associated taboos. The impulse for research on this topic arose as a result of her adolescent experience, when she spent a significant part of her time in a convent.

   Selected awards:


          Belfast Photo Festival 2024 OPEN SUBMISSION (shortlisted)


          Critical Mass (finalist)

          Grand Prix Images Vevey (shortlisted)

          Boutographies festival, jury’s projection 


          Prix Virginia (finalist)

          PhMuseum 2022 Photography Grant  (finalist)


           Boutographies festival, jury’s projection 

           Nikon-Noor academy masterclass participation

           The international photography award Grand Prix Images Vevey (shortlisted)

           Belfast Photo Festival 2021 OPEN SUBMISSION (shortlisted)

           1854 Fast Track selection

           Fotolimo festival official selection 

           Le BOOK “Meet The Unsigned”

           Der Greif “Artist Feature”

           Humble’s Photo For Non-Majors


            Critical Mass merit-based scholarship

            Nikon-Noor scholarship 2021

            Travel grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya

            CRITICAE’s scholarship from PhMuseum 2022



           Fisheye Magazine


           Frankfurter allgemeine Quarterly

           Der Greif

           FK Magazine

           Calvert Journal


           PH Museum

           Paper Journal

           С41 Magazine

           GUP Magazine

           Grandmama’s Print

           Das Magazin



          Art Lab, group exhibition in Beaux Arts de Paris

          Aknoon Art Gallery, online exhibition


          Circulation (s), collective screening 

          Kranj Foto Fest, projection

          Verzasca Photo, projection

          Jakarta International Photo Festival, projection

          PhMuseum Days, projection


          Fotolimo, personal exhibition

          Palm* Photo Prize group exhibition

          Boutographies festival, jury’s projection

          Der Greif online exhibition selected by Mariama Attah 

          Der Greif online exhibition selected by Anika Meier

          PEP New Talents group show