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. 

   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:

    2021:

           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

    2022:

          PhMuseum 2022 Photography Grant  (finalist)


   Scholarships:

            Nikon-Noor scholarship 2021

            Travel grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya


   Publications:

           Libération

           Frankfurter allgemeine Quarterly

           Der Greif

           FK Magazine

           Calvert Journal

           BJP

           PH Museum

           Paper Journal

           С41 Magazine

           GUP Magazine

           Grandmama’s Print

           Das Magazin


   Exhibitions:

          Circulation (s) 2022, collective screening 

          Fotolimo 2021, personal exhibition

          Palm* Photo Prize 2021 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 2021 group show

          Kranj Foto Fest 2022 projection

          Verzasca Photo 2022 projection

          Jakarta International Photo Festival 2022 projection

          PhMuseum Days 2022 projection