Elena Subach’s works are the imaginary journey through Zenica’s urban space and it’s herstories. Using visual language specific for her art, she dived in our heroins archives, took walks using old city maps and internet resources to create her own vision of Zenica from female artist perspective. Even though because of pandemic Subach wasn’t able to visit the city in person and meet Sabiha, Meliha, Mara, lejla and Gordana she managed to create a deep relation with them and their stories.
Elena Subach – Ukrainian photographer and artist. Born in Chervonohrad, Ukraine. She works with topics of small cities, religion, mythology and identity and uses photography as a tool for playing with facts and beliefs, mixing documentary, staging, computer editing and handcrafting into her unique andemotional visual language. She obtained Master’s degree in Economics in Volyn State University (Lutsk, Ukraine). She came to photography in 2011.
Personal exhibitions 2020 — posters on walls of Hamburg, Galerie 21 im Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift 2019 — Heroic Trip, Szara gallery (Katowice, Poland) 2019 — City of Gardens, EEP Berlin 2018 — Subach / Poliakov, The Naked Room gallery (Kyiv) 2016 — Taxidermia with Periscope group (Lviv) 2014 — Retablos de Galicia, Dzyga gallery (Lviv)
Awards & Mentions 2019 — Participant of Futures Platform 2019 — Gaude Polonia scholarship by National Centre for Culture Poland 2019 — Shortlisted to Gomma Grant 2019 — Fotofestival Lodz Grand Prix finalist 2016 — New East Photo Prize Bigmag Special Prize and grant winner.