Carte Blanche Collective

Photographers / Alexey Shlyk

*1986, Minsk, Belarus

lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

In 2008 he graduated with honours from the Belarus State University, specializing in Mathematics. In 2018 obtained MA degree in photography at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

Since starting to work in photography in 2009 Shlyk has had solo exhibitions in Belgium, Belarus, Russia, China, and participated in several international photo festivals (Breda Photo, Format, Belfast Photo, Photo Phnom Penh). Since 2016 he is collaborating on multiple projects with Ben van Den Berghe. In 2017 his work was shortlisted for Prix Levallois, Shlyk became a laureate of Carte Blanche at Paris Photo and won ArtContest (Belgium). In 2018 he won Prijs Roger De Conynck and became the Public Winner of ING Unseen Talent Award.

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