A LOCAL – premiere and simultaneously first photo-project by Israeli artist Ilia Yefimovich in Ukraine. Focusing on territorial disputes and Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ilia creates parallel reality and de-automatizes daily structures, by alienating familiar sceneries.
I think that first of all the Kiev venue is very interesting for me specifically because of the hard daily existence that goes over Ukraine. I myself come from a conflict zone, my work based on landscapes that were photographed in abandon military bases, and shooting zone, some in the conflicted Jerusalem and west bank, my work in a way shows the hard reality that I create out of this location that look interesting for me.
Since 2014 – co-founder of The Archive Magazine
Since 2011 – photographer for Getty Images
Selected solo exhibitions:
2015 – Hard To Remember, Art-Villa Gallery, Toscana
2013 - 7 International Arte Laguna Prize, Main Award, Venice
2011 - Photo of the year, Main Award, Hamburg
2011 - Picture of the Year International, Award of Exellence, Washington DC