Ukrainian photographers Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven / Synchrodogs’ innovative oeuvre presents us with inventive imagery from the crossover of art and fashion photography, where there‘s room for personal and challengingly eccentric ways of lurid and eroticized self expression.

Functioning in both of these worlds on a high artistic level, the color photography of the internationally active duo presented at SomoS’ Rule 34 and Alter Angle – Berlin Fashion Week Artists’ Spotlight 2013 group shows stem from the artist’s “Misha Koptev Portfolio.” Lovingly depicting the life of fourtysomething down-and-out fashion designer Misha Koptev from the notorious Ukrainian city of Lugansk, together with his friends and models, these classic Synchrodogs images show the full range of the talented artist’s abilities, offering an intimate and challenging Eastern-European vision of tenderness, despair, fierceness and sleazy glamor.

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Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven / Synchrodogs
Ukraine

Solo Exhibitions:

• 2012 Synchrodogs solo show, Public Works gallery, Chicago, USA
• 2012 “Synchrodogs: Semiotics of Predominance”, The Morgue Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK
• 2013 “Demophobia” (with Isolde Woudstra), SBK Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands
• 2013 Synchrodogs show ‘CRYPSIS’ in New Roman gallery (Krakow, Poland) during Krakow Photomonth 2013 Festival (17 may – 17 june, 2013)
• 2013 “Animalism, Naturalism”, (Baltic Biennale of Photography) Sackheim Gate Space, Kaliningrad, Russia
• 2014 “Naturally occurring”, Italy, Venice, Spazio Punch Gallery, Guidecca 800/o

Group exhibitions:

• 2011 Muhi art competition finalists show, Modern Art Research Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
• 2011 “Country of Origin”, Around The World project, Melbourne, Australia
• 2011 Nofound Photofair, Paris, France
• 2012 “Across the Great Divide”, White Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
• 2012 Month of Photography, New Research (III), Los Angeles, USA
• 2012 “200 Faces”, TPA exhibition on tour, UK
• 2012 “Love Ukraine”, I Love Kiev Festival, Lavra Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
• “What’s Next”, Girlcore exhibition, KK Outlet, London, UK
• “Strange Magic”, Ardorous+Rookie, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, USA
• Soiree Graphique #5, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
• The 2012 Vice Photo Shows, (Galerie Nowhere), Montreal, Toronto (Hashtag Gallery), Vancouver (Interurban Gallery), Canada, (Black and White Gallery) New-York
• Paradise, Kulturreich Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
• Photographer of The Year photo competition finalist exhibition, M17 Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
• “The Postcard Exhibition”, curated by Stephanie Gonot, official Month of Photography exhibition, Los Angeles, USA
• Pixyt Contest Winners exhibition in Quai26 Gallery, Lille, France
• “NordArt 2013”, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
• Synchrodogs+Sheriff&Cherry exhibition and showroom, Galerija Kranjcar, Zagreb, Croatia
• The Vice Photo Show in New-York (Superchief Gallery), USA, LA, Japan, Canada
• Chicago Art Fair, Chicago
• “Photo off”, A la Bellevilloise Gallery, Paris Photo Festival, Paris
• Vilnius Art Fair, Galleri Tryffelgrisen

Competitions:

• Winners of “Art photography” award 2011 held by Harpers Bazaar (Ukraine),
• Winners of First prize in Art Rebels x Canon photo contest (Denmark),
• Finalists of Muhi 2011 art competition held by Bottega gallery (Ukraine)
• Finalists of TPA photography contest ‘200 faces’ held by The Photography Angle
• Winners of FOAM Construct 2012, competition held by FOAM magazine (Netherlands)
• Won First Prize in nomination ‘Art Photography’, Photographer of The Year competition, Ukraine
• Shortlisted for ‘In the studio’ category of 2012 Professional Photographer of the Year, UK
• Winners First Prize in Jurier Pixyt Contest held by Gallery Quai26, Pixyt Crew and Light Architect agency, France
• Shortlisted for ‘Golden Camera’ international photo competition, Ukraine
• Shortlisted for Pinchuk Art Centre Prize 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine

Publications:

New York magazine, Dazed and Confused, British Journal of Photography (UK), AnOther magazine (UK), Neon (Germany), Baron magazine (UK), Esquire, Harpers Bazaar (Ukraine), Vision (China), Line magazine (Spain), Vice (UK, USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany), Contributor magazine (France, USA), Zeit Campus magazine (Germany), Novembre magazine (Switzerland), Fuego fanzine (Spain), L’imparfaite magazine (France), Dust magazine (Spain), I LOVE FAKE magazine (UK), Afisha magazine (Russia)

Editions:

• ‘Byzantine’ 2013, Editions du lic, Norway
• ‘Synchrodogs’ 2011, Atem Books, Spain

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