Citizens of Kyiv

Photography exhibition Alexander Chekmenev

For the first time, photographer Alexander Chekmenev presents his solo exhibition Citizens of Kyiv in Belgium. The vernissage will take place on Tuesday the 24th of October in De Studio. You can visit the exhibition until Sunday the 12th of November.

Citizens of Kyiv depicts people living through war; a tearful time. They deserve our admiration because of their resilience. Alexander Chekmenev photographed people in Kyiv and listened to their stories. In the exhibition, a personal story of courage and altruism is written down next to each portrait. With this work, Chekmenev demonstrates the impact of war in his country.

Citizens of Kyiv was published and exhibited all over the world (The New York Times, Libération, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Museum Ludwig in Cologne,...).

For over 30 years, Alexander Chekmenev has been documenting the daily lives of Ukrainians who are often ignored and excluded by society. Their individual stories are stigmatised or considered too difficult and complicated. Chekmenev captures them with great stylistic ingenuity and references to classical painting.

On the day of the vernissage of Chekmenev's exhibition, a symposium will take place in The Salon of De Studio between 2pm and 8pm.


The photo exhibition runs from Tuesday 24 October (vernissage) to Sunday 12 November.
Open on weekdays from 2pm to 5pm, before and after screenings and films.

Free, no reservation in advance required.


Tue 24 Oct 23     17u00
De Studio