Janak Kouzel (b. 1985) is a Belarusian photographer and bioinformatician currently based in Bergen, Norway. He graduated from the Faculty of Biology of Belarusian State University (2008) and got PhD in natural sciences from the University of Muenster in Germany (2014). He works as bioinformatician at Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology.
As a photographer, Janak’s focus is on street and documentary photography, which is for him a research tool allowing to immerse and investigate hidden and unique aspects of small communities, personalities or phenomena, but also an approach to express himself and show his own perspective on what matters. Currently he is working independently on several documentary long-term photo projects.
2020 | Ales Pushkin: Belarus idag! Projektum Hjarne, Helsinborg, Sweden
2020 | Patterns of Work | International Poster Project, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, Germany
2018 | Solo exhibition "Mama Rosas Theater", Galerie nEUROPA, Dresden, Germany
2018 | Exercises with stones, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, Germany
2017 | Biennale for contemporary art OSTRALE: 11th International exhibition, Dresden, Germany
2017 | Kupala Art in Bobr, Bobr, Belarus
2015 | Solo exhibition "Dakrananne", Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery, Minsk, Belarus