Masha Pryven (born 1988) was raised in Luhansk, Ukraine and studied in Kyiv. A Fulbright Graduate Scholarship recipient, she holds a M.A. degree in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2009-2011). In 2014, she moved to Berlin, Germany, and she has lived and worked there since. She attended Ostkreuz School of Photography in 2018 – 2020.

Masha is an artist, working primarily with photography. In her work, she explores the relationship between the public and the private, and she is interested in the forms of co-authorship and collaboration. She works with different groups of people inviting them to become her co-authors.

Masha began photographing in 2018 and has since had various exhibitions both in institutional settings and non-art contexts. The most recent ones have been at NART, Narva Art Residency (2024), Rathaus Lichtenberg (2024), Immanuel-Kant-School (2023), Berliner BücherTisch (2022), B23 Space in Berlin (2022) and others. She has also participated in group exhibitions, including exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bethanien in Berlin (2020, 2021), GlogauAir Gallery (2022, 2022), Roots Gallery in Pisa (2023) and in 2023 was part of the duo exhibition “double take/побачити” Kateryna Lysovenko, Masha Pryven at Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim. Recently, she received a Cultural Education Project Fund for her project Tell me a Photo ⧉.

Her first photography book The Way to Combray was published by Edition Frölich in Berlin in 2022.

One of her collaborative projects See What I See was published in Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography, edited by Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, and others, Thames and Hudson, UK, 2023.