*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 and Format 2017 in Derby, UK).
He is currently enrolled in the master’s program at the Royal Academy ofFine Arts Antwerp with Geert Goiris and Bert Danckaert.
Today he lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.
'The Plastic Number', duo exhibition with Ben van den Berghe, KRIEG, Hasselt, Belgium.
'The Appleseed Necklace', FORMAT 2017 International Photography Festival, Derby, UK.
'The Appleseed Necklace', Extra City: One Night Only, solo exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium
'The Appleseed Necklace', BredaPhoto International Festival 2016, Breda, the Netherlands.
‘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.
Short-listed, PRIX Levallois
Runner up, BJP Breaktrough Awards, Graduate Series category
Finalist, FestFoto Brazil 2017 Open Call, Portfolio Category
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.
The Plastic Number, published by KRIEG
FORMAT International Photography Festival catalogue, published by QUAD/FORMAT 2017 British Journal of Photography, magazine
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