*born in 1986 in Minsk, Belarus.
He graduated in 2008 with honors from the Belarus State University, specializing in Mathematics.
Since starting to work in Fine Arts photography in 2009 Shlyk has had solo exhibitions in Belarus (Museum of Modern Fine Art, Minsk), Russia (Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, Moscow and Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg), China (Duloun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai) and participated in several international photo festivals (Breda Photo 2016 in Netherlands, Format 2017 in Derby and Belfast Photo Festival the UK). In 2017 his work was shortlisted for Prix Levallois, Shlyk became a laureate of Carte Blanche at Paris Photo and won ArtContest prize together with Ben Van den Berghe.
Today he lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.
'Independence Day', Chongqing Art Museum (group), China.
'Agua del dia', El Quinto Piso (group) Mexico City.
'The Plastic Number', Bâtiment Vanderborght, Brussels.
'The Plastic Number' – Book launch, CASSTL, Antwerp (duo).
.tiff, group exhibition, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam.
'The Plastic Number', duo exhibition with Ben Van den Berghe, KRIEG, Hasselt, Belgium.
'Making Do', Belfast Photo Festival (laureate), UK.
'The Appleseed Necklace', FORMAT 2017 International Photography Festival (laureate), Derby, UK.
'The Appleseed Necklace', Extra City: One Night Only (solo), Antwerp, Belgium
'The Appleseed Necklace', BredaPhoto International Festival 2016, Breda, the Netherlands.
'Lost Stories', Museum Mayer van den Bergh (group)
‘Brain Fashion’, Parallel programme of “Fashion and Style in Photography Festival", 11-12 Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
‘Instagram’, Group International Exhibition for the use of mobile technology in photography “Transition“, Y Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
‘Reconstruction #1’ Museum of Modern Fine Art, Minsk, Belarus.
‘Brain Fashion’, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
‘Brain Fashion’, Shanghai Moganshan Museum of Art, Shanghai, China.
‘Reconstruction #1’, Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, Moscow, Russia.
‘Brain Fashion’, Duloun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.
Laureate, FotoForum Talent 2018, Brasschaat
Winner, Emerging Talents Awards 2017, LensCulture
Winner, ArtContest 2017
Laureate, Paris Photo Carte Blanche Students
Short-listed, PRIX Levallois
Finalist, Emerging Photographer Fund 2017, BURN Magazine
Nominee, Photography Grant 2017
Runner up, BJP Breakthrough Awards, Graduate Series category
Finalist, FestFoto Brazil 2017 Open Call, Portfolio category
Finalist, PRAFOTA Award, Art category
Bronze, Moscow International Photo Awards
Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie Paris
Finalist, Renaissance Photography Prize 2016, Single image
Honorable Mention, International Photography Award, in category People : Lifestyle, Student
Winner, Bachelor 3 Award, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts (KOMASK)
Honorable Mention, Tokyo International Foto Awards, undefined category, student
Shortlisted for PRAFOTO award for Belarusian photographers, art photography
Nominated on the Kuryokhin award for “Best curatorial project” within C/A/C Group.
artpress magazine, November 2017 cover
Paris Photo catalogue 2017
Fisheye magazine #27
.tiff Magazine, published by Fotomuseum of Antwerpen
The Plastic Number, published by KRIEG
FORMAT International Photography Festival catalogue, published by QUAD/FORMAT
British Journal of Photography, magazine
Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 catalogue
BredaPhoto catalogue, published by Stichting BredaPhoto
- 2015 - present time
Masters programme in photography, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerpen, Belgium
Graduation with Distinction in Mathematics, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus