Yulia Shibirkina

Yulia Shibirkina

yuzhne, odessa region, Ukraine

About Yulia Shibirkina

I am 36 years old
I am an artist and photographer.
• 1984
November 22 in the city of Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Western Ukraine. I was born under very dramatic circumstances without a father, and my mother never told anything about him, I only know that, being pregnant, she corresponded with my father and she chose to hide the fact of my birth from him. My mother is a delicate, vulnerable soul who could not cope with the pain that brought her life. Partly from her - while still in the womb, I adopted the drama that is present in my photographs.
• 1990
I am 6 years old, and I am moving to the city of Surgut, Western Siberia, Russia, with my grandparents who worked on a rotational basis in chemistry. industry. Actually, they were engaged in the upbringing of little Julia. Since my mother was not able to take care of the child, because she was mentally unhealthy.
• 1990-2009
school. school. correspondence course at the Faculty of Law. work in a notary office 2005 - 2009 as an office worker. This is a difficult time for me. Bad personal relationships. Traumatic experiences associated with unsuccessful pregnancies. Brother's grave illness. Wandering, seeking love, fear and pain.
at the age of 25, I meet and fall in love by correspondence with a young man who lives in a small town Yuzhny, Odessa region, Ukraine, and move to him for permanent residence. My environment cannot understand why I am moving. But I am returning to my homeland and striving for my love.
• 2010
I got married and am still married. The relationship with my husband becomes a salvation for me, it helps me to find myself, to shape myself and helps to find a way to express myself - photography. I fell in love with this person so much that I wanted to express this love in art.
• 2011-2015
study at the Faculty of Art and the defense of a diploma in graphic techniques. the topic of the diploma "one day in the life" was a difficult study. Since I entered a higher educational institution without artistic training, and at a fairly adult age of 27 years. The teachers told me that I was not Van Gogh and that it was not worth starting so late. But again, a driving force arises in my life - love - love for art.
• 2015-2020
artistic practice associated with graphic techniques and photography, giving way to periodic insecurity in himself and in his work.
• 2015 collective exhibition of graphics in the Literary Museum of Odessa
2016-2019 participation with graphic works in the festival "Gesheft" in Odessa
2017 small exhibition of graphics in a coffee shop in Yuzhny
2018 - 2019 online publications in personal www.instagram.com/ink.voile
and public Instagram accounts
• 2020 first online exhibition https://photokyivfair.com/en/photo-kyiv-2020-online-2/
• 2021 I want to be engaged exclusively in photography, to study manual techniques of printing photographs and participate in international photo exhibitions.
I've been doing photography since I got a mobile camera since 2008. I began to turn everyday reality into artistic photographs during my studies since 2011, stroking the nature, posing people through the lens of a mobile camera. photographing still lifes under artistic lighting, my taste and techniques began to develop.
Photography has always been an intimate visual poetry for me. Looking at the world around me - I composed images - which are a reflection of personal experiences and diving into myself. Shooting with a mobile camera and editing with a minimal set of tools, I immerse myself in a meditative state that helps me to live and cope with difficulties. I find inspiration everywhere through the photography process. I develop and know myself through photography.
I am grateful to the world for such a magical invention as a camera! And I intend to continue my journey and contribute to the development of the culture and aesthetics of black and white photography!