Andrej Vasilenko (born in 1985) is a Lithuanian documentary photographer living and working in Vilnius. His works have been exhibited in various contemporary art centres including the Whitechapel Gallery in London, as well as the Contemporary Art Centre and MO Museum in Vilnius.
Vasilenko won a creative residency at Diaphane, a photography centre in Beauvais, France, for his project This is Vilnius at the Kaunas Photo Festival 2017. His works were exhibited at the Photaumnales exhibition in Beauvais in 2018 and the Photolux festival in 2019. Vasilenko’s solo exhibition based on This is Vilnius project was held in 2018 at the Kaunas Old Town Library as part of the Kaunas Photo Festival. Another This is Vilnius solo exhibition was also held at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library the same year. In 2019 Andrej released his photography book This is Vilnius. During 2019–2022 Andrej participated in a few other projects, exhibitions and publications, and supervised urban photography workshops with school teenagers at the House of Histories museum. In 2020 his new series "Exhibitions" was exhibited at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. In 2022 Vasilenko created the Lithuanian Soundscapes series for the * as a Journal culture magazine curated by Kotryna Lingiene and Damian Lentini from Haus Der Kunst Munich. Currently, Andrej is working on the concept of his second book in the Vilnius series.
In his commercial work, Andrej uses his documentary approach. Be it architecture, portraits, cinema stills or stories for newspapers and magazines, he brings his documentary and cinematic vision to every project he works on.
Clients: The New York Times, Le Monde, Monocle magazine, Focus magazine, As Journal magazine, Netflix, Ahil, Artbox, M-Films, Magic, Grandma, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Somefilms, Invest Lithuania, Milk Agency, Sons & Daughters agency, TRUTH agency, Not Perfect, Creme de la Creme, AEXN Architects, Studio Hugo Architecture, Love Bar, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Art Vilnius, National Gallery of Art Lithuania, Lithuanian National Drama Theatre.