Igor Savchenko

Igor Savchenko (born on November 14, 1962, Minsk, BSSR) – artist and photographer. Lives and works in Minsk.

From 1980 to 1985 Savchenko studied at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, graduating with honors in cybernetics and automatic control systems. In 1985-1991 he worked as an engineer. In 1988-1989 Igor got acquainted with the participants of Valeriy Lobko’s workshops of creative photography.

In 1991 he received the “Kodak-Pate Award” at the “International Salon of Photography” in Royan, France. In the same year, his first solo exhibition (Galleri Index / Fotograficentrum) was held in Stockholm.

Since 1994, Igor Savchenko has been writings texts and prose. He is the author of poetic collections: “To You about You”, April 2009, and “Short Breath”, 2010-2014.

In 1997, he announced the refusal to create new photographic works and from 1998 to 2005 worked exclusively with texts and in combined technique. Savchenko returned to photography in the autumn of 2006.

Igor Savchenko’s photographic practice is considered in the context of the phenomenon of the Minsk school of creative photography.

Alphabet of gestures-1     7 pieces           bromide silver print

  • no name / без названия 1989 - 14,5х25 cm

Alphabet of gestures-2     3 pieces           bromide silver print

  • The Sprig, Casting a Shadow on the Breeches / Веточка, бросающая тень на галифе - 1994 - 14х18 cm

Shadows                             4 pieces            bromide silver print

  • no name / без названия - 1994 - 13,5х19 cm

Mysteria-1                          11 pieces            bromide silver print

  • The Line / Линия - 1991 - 14х15 cm

Faceless                              6 pieces            bromide silver print

  • no name / без названия 1990 - 17x10,5 cm

Wir sprechen Deutsch    1 piece            bromide silver print

  • Ich kenne sie - 1991 - 12,5х16,5 cm

Mysteria-2                        3 pieces            bromide silver print

  • Being in Doubts / Подвергаясь сомнениям - 1991 - 12,5х18 cm

Mysteria-3                        2 pieces            bromide silver print

  • The Picture Behind Him / Картина у него за спиной - 1992 - 13,5х15 cm

Mysteria-4                          1 piece            bromide silver print

  • no name / без названия - 1993 - 14х17 cm

Mysteria-6                       9 pieces            bromide silver print

  • The Unidentified #58 / Неопознанный #58 - 1990 - 18х20,5 cm

Hand on shoulder        4 pieces            bromide silver print

  • He Keeping His Hand on One's Shoulder / Держащий руку у него на плече - 1991 - 10х13 cm

About love                     3 pieces            bromide silver print

  • She and He Who Have Never Met Each Other, diptych / Она и он, которые так никогда и не встретились, диптих - 1991 - 17х12 cm

About happiness          2 pieces            bromide silver print

  • no name / без названия - 1993 - 14х16 cm

War                                 1 pieces            bromide silver print

  • The Bilberries Picked Up Still Before the War / Черника, собранная еще до войны - 1993 - 14х17,5 cm

out of series                  4 pieces            bromide silver print

  • no name / без названия 1990 - 12,5x20 cm