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Maxim Sarychau (b. 1987) is a visual artist, lives and works in Minsk, Belarus.

Maxim works on long-term photographic projects where he refers to the topics of violence of various forms and grades, both from totalitarian authorities or within traditional society. Another important topic which concerns Maxim is the living beings’ rights. His attempts to equalize values of life of human beings and animals pushes Maxim’s works into the field of ethics, law, politics and humanity.

Using a variety of artistic approaches (video, experimental photography, multimedia and others), Maxim works on discovering new forms of visual storytelling on the edge of video and photography.

Maxim graduated from various photography educational courses and programs in Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia including CECH (Andrei Polikanov, Yuri Kozyrev, Tatyana Plotnikova, Stanley Greene), ISSP (Adrian Kelterborn, Anna Fox), FotoDepartament (Nadezhda Sheremetova).

Maxim is a member of collective LЁD, group of artists from Belarus that work on projects on intersection of photography, video, art and text.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
latest exhibitions in 2017
"Lunch" video / "Cinema Perpetuum Mobile" International Short Film Festival, Minsk, Belarus
Solo exhibition "Blind Spot" / 17.02.2017 - 08.03.2017 / CECH gallery, Minsk, Belarus
Solo exhibition "Stolen Days" / ... - 12.03.2017 / Museum of Genocide Victims, Vilnius, Lithuania
"404: Not Found" project / Vilnius Photo Circle photo festival / 24.02.2017 - 25.02.2017 / (Lithuania)
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(previous two years)
2016
Vilnius Photo Circle, international photo festival, finalist (Lithuania)
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival, best Belarusian film (Belarus)
2015
Prafota award, Grand-Prix at ART category (Belarus)
Piter Foto Fest photo festival, Grand-Prix in "Multimedia" category (Russia)
Belarus Press Photo contest, Grand-Prix (Belarus)