Viktor Marushchenko (1946-2020) — photographer, educator, founder of the Viktor Marushchenko School of Photography, the co-founder of 5.6 magazine and the online gallery 5.6 Store. From 1980 to 1991 he worked as a photojournalist for the “Soviet Culture” newspaper in the Ukrainian SSR. In 1989, temporarily moved to Switzerland and in the 1990s participated in the exhibition "A Hundred Photographers of Eastern Europe", Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. While being based in Switzerland, Marushchenko participated in numerous photography exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, France, the US, Canada, Slovakia, Ukraine, and elsewhere. In 1997, he started to work for the “Day” newspaper, and in 1999 became a freelance photographer. At the invitation of curator Harald Szeemann, in 2001 he participated in the main exhibition of the 49th Venice Biennale. In 2004, Marushchenko represented Ukraine at the 26th São Paulo Art Biennial with the project “Dreamland Donbas”, curated by Jerzy Onuch.

Curators Max Gorbatskyi & Viktoria Bavykina
Date June 2022
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