Elena Rabkina is Belarusian artist focused on photography and interactive art. Activist, her artworks hold social commentary and reflect on agism, social inclusion, urbanism, ecology, mental health, migration.
Left Belarus in 2020 due to the political repressions, lived and worked in Odessa, Ukraine till the beginning of the war, and now moved to Europe
Vitebsk Art School.
Minsk State Linguistic University – Linguist, teacher of English, German, and Rhetoric.
Program on Contemporary Photo Art
by Alexander Velidimovich.
Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University – Master’s degree in psychology.
The Cube”, Photo Intercultural Marathon, Beysehir Konya, Turkey.
“Motion to Emotion”, Photozone,
Concrete Delusion: “Moreless”, SÜDBAHNHOF fotografische Werke, Berlin, Germany.
Concrete Delusion: “Moreless”, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Minsk, Belarus.
Concrete Delusion: “Moreless”, Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia.
"I see you, I miss you”, Week of Sweden
(2nd prize), Minsk, Belarus.
"Black stories”. Photozone, Minsk, Belarus.
“Critics”, Center of Belarusian Dramaturgy, Minsk, Belarus. (solo)
“Youth”, Background, Minsk, Belarus.
“I am Okay”, Exhibition of Art Activist Projects, Artivism&Solidarity, online.
“Her Deed”, main square of Lviv, Lviv Municipal Art Center, Ukraine
“Her Deed”, Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture, Ukraine.
“14 Confessions to the City”, SUPERBUDE, Vienna, Austria. (solo)
“Invisible People”, Transponder, Vienna, Austria. (solo)
“Sea Heals”, Stakkato, Krakow, Poland (upcoming)
2022 - Future Laboratory Art Residence, Portugal, Spain, Poland.
2022 - Transsectoral Summer School Viadrinicum: University in Ruins.
Scaffolding Futures, Germany.
2022 - Question Me & Answer Art Residence, Austria.
2021 - Media Lab Fem Art Residence, Ukraine.
2021 - Artivism & Solidarity Art Residence, CIS, Mixed format.
2022 - Marion Dönhoff Bursary
2021 - Belarus Free Center Fellowship Grant
2022 - Rada of Culture Grant.
2020 - Nantes Forum of Creative Generations Grant.
2015 - CrossCulture
2017 - RADA Awards Nomination for the Best Art Project. Minsk, Belarus.
2017 - 2nd prize at Photo Competition by the Embassy of Sweden.