*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 and Shlyk became a laureate of Carte Blanche at Paris Photo.

He is currently enrolled in the master’s program at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp with Bert Danckaert and Geert Goiris.

Today he lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017

.tiff, group exhibition, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL.

'The Plastic Number', duo exhibition with Ben van den Berghe,  KRIEG, Hasselt, Belgium.

'The Appleseed Necklace', Belfast Photo Festival, UK.

'The Appleseed Necklace', FORMAT 2017 International Photography Festival, Derby, UK.

'The Appleseed Necklace', Extra City: One Night Only, solo exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2016

'The Appleseed Necklace', BredaPhoto International Festival 2016, Breda, the Netherlands.

'Lost Stories', Museum Mayer van den Bergh (group)

  • 2015

‘Brain Fashion’, Parallel programme of “Fashion and Style in Photography Festival", 11-12 Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2014

‘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.

  • 2013

‘Brain Fashion’, Shanghai Moganshan Museum of Art, Shanghai, China.

  • 2012

‘Reconstruction #1’, Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, Moscow, Russia.

‘Brain Fashion’, Duloun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.


Awards

  • 2017

Winner, ArtContest 2017

Laureate, Paris Photo Carte Blanche Students

Short-listed, PRIX Levallois

Finalist, Emerging Photographer Fund 2017, BURN Magazine

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

  • 2016

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

  • 2014

Shortlisted for PRAFOTO award for Belarusian photographers, art photography

  • 2011

Nominated on the Kuryokhin award for “Best curatorial project” within C/A/C Group.


Publications

  • 2017

.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

  • 2016

Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 catalogue

BredaPhoto catalogue, published by Stichting BredaPhoto 


Education

  • 2015 - present time

Masters programme in photography, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerpen, Belgium

  • 2008 

Graduation with Distinction in Mathematics, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus

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