Anastasia Babenko (b.1989), is a Ukraine-raised US-based visual artist who works primarily with the mediums of photography and film. She comes from a journalistic background and holds MA in Journalism from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. After working as a news reporter in Ukraine, Germany, and the U.S., Anastasia has gradually shifted to a more reflexive and a long-term approach. She lives and works in Seattle, WA.

 

Grants & Awards

2020 – WeScreenplay Shorts Contest Quarterfinalist 

2020 – FotoFilmic Scholarship Winner, Lucas Foglia Masterclass, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

2020 – 4Culture Grant Awardee, Seattle, WA

2020 – Photographic Center Northwest, Distinction exhibition, honorable mention


Exhibitions / Screenings

2020 – Photographic Center Northwest, Distinction curated by Kris Graves, Seattle, WA 

2020 – Hiawatha Art Club, Deep Affection, Seattle, WA

2019 – Lovecitylove, The Farewell Show, Seattle, WA

2019 – Blue Sky Gallery, Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, OR

2019 – Center on Contemporary Art, Motherland curated by Amanda Manitach, Seattle, WA 

2018 – AkT gallery, R SINoptik, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 – 86 Festival of Film and Urbanism,  national competition, Slavutych, Ukraine, 
2016 – Gogolfest Contemporary Art Festival, short film program, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 – 86 Festival of Film and Urbanism, MyStreetFilms program, Slavutych, Ukraine


Publications

2020 – Photographic Center Northwest, Interview 

2020 – Vanguard Seattle 

2020 – Lenscratch

2020 – Virtual Gallery Tour: PCNW’s 23rd Juried Exhibition, “Distinction”

2019 – Contributor Magazine

2018 – Ukrayinska Pravda
2018 – Bit.ua


Professional Experience

2020– Gala Producer at Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

2020– Programming Assistant at Seattle International Film Festival

2019 – Programmer at Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
2018 – Curatorial Intern at CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), Seattle, WA

Education

2010 – 2012 MA in Journalism, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

2006 – 2010 BA in Linguistics, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine

 © 2020 by Anastasia Babenko.

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