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Lana Yanovska is a fine art photographer and video artist from Ukraine, based in Frankfurt (Germany) and Vöcklabruck (Austria). She studied Art Education (painting and photography by Klaus Lomnitzer) in Frankfurt am Main.

With the aim of photography and moving film, Yanovska explores the perception of gender and sexuality and challenges the viewer to look closer at her- or himself through her work.

Lana Yanovska is open for collaborations and assignments.


For enqueries please use form below or email directly: info@yanovska.com

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2016           Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Magistra Artium in Art education and Romance philology // Germany
2003           Mykolaiv State Humanitarian University of Petro Mohyla (of complex of Kiev Mohyla’s University), Bachelor of Arts in Ecology // Ukraine


2018           Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards (finalist) // London, United Kindom
2017           Festival ManifestO (laureate) // Toulouse, France
2017           Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (finalist, open category) // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2017           Hellerau Photography Award (finalist) // Dresden, Germany
2016           Pride Photo Award: 1st 'Insiders / Outsiders'; Friends Award; Audience Award // Amsterdam, Netherlands


selected group exhibitions

2018           Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018 // London, United Kindom
2017           Pride Photo Award Exhibition // Skopje, Macedonia
2017           Pride Photo Award Exhibition // Pristina, Kosovo
2017           LGBTI Pride Photo Exhibition // Tirana, Albania
2017           Festival ManifestO // Toulouse, France
2017           Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards Exhibition // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2017           Pride Photo Award Exhibition, SF LGBT Center // San Francisco, USA
2017           "In/Out", iSee, Nhà Sàn Collective // Hanoi, Vietnam
2017           "Photography for Tolerance and Diversity", Erasmus Huis // Jakarta, Indonesia
2017           Portraits - Hellerau Potography Award 2017 // Dresden, Germany
2016           "Out Frames", Gender Bender Festival 2016 // Bologna, Italy
2016           Pride Photo Award 2016 Exhibition // Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016           Jugendkulturtage Bad Nauheim 2016 (video and photography) // Bad Nauheim, Germany
2015           "Where is your home? - Nowhere and everywhere" (photography and video), PENG // Mainz, Germany
2014           "Exkursionenausstellung St. Jean de Fos-Kleinwalsertal" (painting), Institute for Art Education // Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013           Kolmkola Festival // Païdé, Estland
2013           "Rockmarket stellt aus", Rockmarket // Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2012           "Fremd", Galerie Lorsbach Junge Kunst // Frankfurt am Main, Germany

personal exhibitions

2015           Polarity (photography and video). Master exhibition // Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2015           Selective Perception (photography), sankt peter Café // Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013           About Birds (photography), Galerie Mountee // Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013           About India (photography), Verhaltenstherapeutische Ambulanz der Goethe Universität Frankfurt // Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2010           Momente (photography), LesBiSchwules Jugendzentrum KUSS 41 // Frankfurt am Main, Germany

selected publications

2018           Interview for Winter Pride Art Awards: Kezia Davies talks to Art Awards Finalist Lana Yanovska // Blog, Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018
2018           Beyond The Binaries: Winter Pride Art Awards Announce Finalists // http://www.artlyst.com
2017           European Photography 101: "FemGaze: Women on Women" // European Photography 101, September 2017, p. 73
2017           Ukraine's LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds // NBC News
2017           La Depeche: Expos – Photographie. Quand Dupuy s'échappe de la réalité // La Depeche, www.ladepeche.fr
2017           Magazine Mowwgli: La 15ème édition du festival Manifesto à Toulouse //  Magazine Mowwgli, www.mowwgli.com
2017           ManifestO 2017 XV edition // Festival ManifestO Catalogue 2017
2017           Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards. KLPA 2017: Defining Family // KLPA Catalogue 2017, p. 51
2017           Ukrainian LGBTQ Shelter a Home for 'People Who Have Lost Everything' // NBC News
2017           Portraits: Hellerau Photography Award // Katalog 2017
2016           Oekraïense fotograaf wint publieksprijs Pride Photo Award // www.fotoexpositie.nl
2016           Oekraïense fotograaf wint publieksprijs succesvolle editie Pride Photo Award // IHLIA LGBT Heritage, www.ihlia.nl
2016           Winnaar publieksprijs Pride Photo Award // GaySite.nl
2016           Die Inszenierung von Geschlechterrollen // Queer.de
2016           In beeld: Lana Yanovska // Out TV Netherlands
2016           International Photo Contest Highlights LGBTQ Diversity // NBC News
2016           It's all about freedom: Pride Photo Award and exhibition // www.gupmagazine.com
2016           Lust, verdriet en angst: zo leven homo’s en transgenders wereldwijd // www.rtlnieuws.nl
2016           Photo Special: To the world of diverse and free LGBT // www.news.livedoor.com
2016           Newsweek Japan: "Picture Power: Sexual and gender diversity" // Newsweek Japan, August 30, 2016, p. 56-59
2016           Picture Power, Sexual and gender diversity // Newsweek Japan, www.newsweekjapan.jp
2016           Er is zoveel meer dan man en vrouw, erken dat in de wet // NRC, nrc.nl
2016           NRC Next: "Er is zoveel meer dan man en vrouw, erken dat in de wet" // NRC Next, August 08, 2016, p. 26
2016           Man of vrouw? // nrc.nl
2010           100 Women We Love Class of 2010 // GoMag, www.gomag.com