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ANDREJ KREMENTSCHOUK

 

Curriculum Vitæ
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Andrej Krementschouk was born in 1973 in Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod), Russia.
After 8th grade he left school and completed an apprenticeship as a restorer of icons and metal objets d'art at the School of Art and Restoration in Suzdal.
From 1991 to 1995 he studied at Vladimir Conservatory, in the Faculty of Musical Ethnology, obtaining a diploma degree as chorus director.
From 1991 to 1997 he worked as a freelance jeweller and restorer of icons.
In 1997 he enrolled in an introductory course in Slavonic Studies and Art Education at the university in Greifswald and then changed to a diploma degree course in Communication Design, with photography as the main subject at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg.
He was one of the winners of the photography competition "Good prospects – young german photography 2007– 2008" with the work "No Direction Home", In September 2009 this work was issued as a book of the same name by the publishing house Kehrerverlag. In 2010 the work "Come bury me" was published as well by Kehrerverlag.
From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of »Ostkreuz«, photographic Agency, Berlin. In 2011 the project "Chernobyl Zone" was finished, including "Chernobyl Zone I", "Chernobyl Zone II" and the book "день как день", which will be published in 2012.
In 2011 started a series of monographs by contemporary photographers from the former Soviet Union with the work "Donbass" by Alexander Chekmenev.

Lives and works in Leipzig.