30 January 2018 - 07 March 2018

Boris Mikahilov’s exhibition that is going to be held between the dates of January 30th – March 7 th, 2018 will reflect his ironic yet humorous approach he employed in his photography from 1960s on.  In the aftermath of Soviet Union’s collapse and communist regime, Mikhailov’s work portrays the strife of individual in a provocative perspective and poses as a documentation of this era. His unique technique, the style he puts forward and his conceptual outlook made Mikhailov influential photography artists living today.

Boris Mikhailov was deemed worthy of several distinguished awards, and his works are included in many private and museum collections. The artist continues his work to this day in Ukraine and Germany.

The exhibition where 11 of Mikhailov’s works of photography can be seen in Galeri Artist Gümüşsuyu.



Boris Mikhailov was born in Ukraine in 1938. His challenging and provocative photographs document human casualties in post-communist Eastern Europe after the demise of the Soviet Union. 

Since the mid 1960s, Boris Mikhailov has explored photography’s full range of possibilities and produced an uncompromising yet ironically humorous portrait of his close surroundings. His tireless investigations into photographic techniques and stylistic means, as well as his frequent alternation between conceptual and documentary work have contributed to his position as one of the most influential photographers living today.

Mikhailov is the recipient of the 2015 Goslar Kaiserring Prize, the 2012 Spectrum International Prize for photography, the Citibank 2001 Photography Prize. He represented the Ukrainian Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). He has had exhibitions at major art institutions in Europe and in the United States: Tate Modern (2016); Museo MADRE, Naples; Camera, Italian Centre for Photography, Turin (2015); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2013); Berlinische Galerie (2012); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); and Kunsthalle Wien (2010). Mikhailov's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Foto Museum Winterthur; Kunstmuseum Basel; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Albertina Museum, Vienna.