Irina Shkoda is a visual lens-based artist born in Kiev (Ukraine). 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


   Scholarships:

            Nikon-Noor scholarship 2021

            State scholarship for outstanding figures of culture and art of Russia 2021

            Travel grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya


   Publications:

           Der Greif

           FK Magazine

           Calvert Journal

           BJP

           PH Museum

           Paper Journal

           С41 Magazine

           GUP Magazine

           Grandmama’s Print


   Exhibitions:

          Fotolimo 2021, personal exhibition

          Palm* Photo Prize 2021 group exhibition

          Boutographies festival, jury’s projection

          Der Greif online exhibition selected by Mariama Attah