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Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg, based in the UK since 2002.

Participant in significant group exhibitions globally, including current 56th Venice Biennial, MANIFESTA 10 (2014), Liverpool, Moscow and Ural biennials. Awarded numerous grants and awards from several European foundations, in 2011 was nominated for Kandinsky Prize. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (2013) and New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, UK (2014).

Olga’s works are in state and private collections across the world, including The State Russian Museum, National Centre for Contemporary Art (Russia), Oulu Art Museum (Finland), The University of Cambridge. Olga is co-curator (with Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN) of the National Pavilion of Mauritius at the current 56th Venice Biennale.

Awards, Prizes

2011
Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia (nominee)
2010
Escalator Visual Arts retreat, Wysing Arts Centre, UK
2009
STEP beyond/ European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kultuurkapital Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2008
Grants For the Arts, Arts Council England, UK
Kultuurkapital Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tallinn
2005
Grants For the Arts, Arts Council England, UK
Mentoring programme bursary, Commissions East, UK
2004
Peterborough Exhibiting Group Prize, UK
2002
Kultuurkapital Cultural Endowment of Estonia
KulturKontakt Vienna, Austria
2000
APEXchanges/ European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kultuurkapital, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
1999
Kultuurkapital, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
1998
KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria
Kultuurkapital, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ida-Virumaa branch
Ida-Virumaa Development Foundation, Estonia
Kultuurkapital, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tallinn
1997
Kultuurkapital, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2016
On Holiday  Pushkin House, London, UK
Porridge Sir!  Liza Savina Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2014
Made of Dust  (with Maaike Leyn) New Hall Art Collection, The University of Cambridge, UK
2013
Fedorov on Holiday  The State Hermitage Museum, Youth Centre, St Petersburg, Russia
2012
Olga Jürgenson. Video  Solyanka State Gallery, 9th Moscow Photobiennale, Russia
2011
We are made of Dust  Freud’s Dreams Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
2010
Glory to Capitalism!  The National Centre for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg, Russia
2009
Dissolving the Floors of Memory  King’s Lynn Arts Centre Galleries, UK
2008
When Estonian Peasant meets Russian Miner or when a Russian Miner meets Estonian Peasant  (With Mare Tralla), City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 – 6
Go West!  Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery,
The Hat Factory Gallery, Luton
2004
Celebration  Part of Compilation Europe 2112m2 Europe project,
Am Hauptplatz gallery; Site-specific work, Vienna Gate, Hainburg, Austria
2001
Selected photographs  Am Brahmsplatz Gallery in the Russian Cultural Institute, Vienna, Austria
2000
In the Kingdom of Ghosts / Voskresnik  Artists’ Studios, Kulturkontakt, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
1999
Natural Geometry  Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (catalogue)
Natural Geometry  Raatuse Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1997
Estonian Art Museum, Jõhvi, Estonia
Narva Museum Art Gallery, Estonia
1994
Kohtla-Järve Museum, Estonia

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015
From One Citizen You Gather an Idea  National Pavilion of Mauritius, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
One minute Volume 8  Lightnight, Liverpool Small Cinema
C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr Art Fair
Bloc Projects, Sheffield
One Minute  Hull Film and Video Festival
Akhmatova. Anrep. Berlin (with Vitaly Pushnitsky)  Pushkin House, London, UK
SALE  MANIFESTA 10, Parallel Programme, St Petersburg, Russia
SALE  Free Zone screening Moscow
One minute Volume 8  Furtherfield Gallery, London, UK
Galleria Art Affairs Gdansk, Poland
Sleepwalkers Short Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Ty Coch Farm Nature Reserve, Caernarfon, part of Helfa Gelf Art Trail, UK
English Breakfast  Rizzodi Foundation, St Petersburg, Russia
Stop The War  Indra&Sammia Gallery, London, UK
Walls  Pushkin House, London, UK
A House in Arcadia  Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Germany
Changing Landscapes  Kunsthalle Gislaved, Sweden (video screening)
2013
The Dinner is Served  The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (catalogue)
Capa Project  Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre, Budapest, Hungary (member of selecting panel)
Kosmos on Earth and in the Sky  Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent, Belgium
New Times of Biopolitics  5th Moscow Biennial, Artplay Centre, Moscow, Russia (catalogue)
Migrants  5th Moscow Biennial, Museum Centre at The University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia (catalogue)
Variable Landscape  video screening, Ca Foscari University,Venice, Italy
Radio Gagarin  Rich Mix Arts Centre, London, UK (performance, video screening)
Kosmos As Presence  Galerie Interiordasein, Berlin, Germany
White Cube Cube  Wilmington Delaware Art Centre, USA (catalogue)
KulturKontakt Austria: 20 years of Artists in Residence Program  Viennafair, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
No Now!  Space Station 65 Gallery, London, UK
2011
Anthropology of the Future  Special project of The 4th Moscow Biennial (catalogue)
Women’s Nano  The Museum Centre of RSUH, Special project of The 4th Moscow Biennial (catalogue)
Kandinsky Prize  2011 The Central Artists House, Moscow (catalogue)
Birth  Clare Hall, The University of Cambridge, UK
2010
Sky in Art  The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (catalogue)
Kunst macht frei  Modern Hungarian Gallery, Pécs, Hungary (catalogue)
Prigov: Point of Assembly  The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (catalogue)
Cyberfest  The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Art Hall POLIGRAF,  St Petersburg, Russia (curator, videoprogramme)(catalogue)
Big Society  Space Station Sixty-Five, London, UK
Visions in the Nunnery  Nunnery Gallery, London, UK
Ural Industrial Biennial  The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia (catalogue)
Performing Presence  The National Centre for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg, Russia (curator, videoprogramme)
2009
Blue-Collar Blues  Kunstihoone / Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Xth Media Forum  31 Moscow International Film Festival, Russia (catalogue)
Visions in the Nunnery  Nunnery Gallery, London, UK
WAC: PERFORMED  Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK thisPLACEd, real, virtual and between City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (catalogue)
2008
Wysing Inside Out  Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
Monument  Akhmatova Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (screening)
3rd Residency  Allianse Francaise, Port Louis, Mauritius
2007
Joking Aside  Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, UK
Edge  King’s Lynn Art Centre, UK
2006
Global Fusion 2006  Palace Porcia, Vienna, Austria
2005
Wind Art  Festival Seoul, Korea (catalogue)
PVA Medialab  Substation, Singapore
Global Fusion 2005 (touring): transport shelters in Melbourne, Australia,
b a s e m e n t art space, Vienna, Austria,
Maroondah art gallery, Ringwood, Australia
2004
Paradise in Bunker  Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany
2003
Art not War  Conway Hall, London, UK
2002
The Good and the Bad MAIS IV, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (catalogue)
Open Doors  Artist’s House Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
Global Fusion 2002  Palace Porcia, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
2001
Europa erweitern  The House of Industry, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
2000
All St Petersburg  Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia (catalogue)
1994
Women Illuminating the Night  slide show projection, Berlin, Germany
1993
Bothnia Art Workshop exhibition  Oulu Art Museum, Finland
Arktinen Gallery  Oulu, Finland

Works in collections

The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Freud’s Dreams Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
Clare Hall Art Collection, Cambridge University, UK
Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Russia
Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Art, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Museum of Political History of Russia, St Petersburg
Narva Museum Art Gallery, Estonia
Eesti Telefon company, Estonia

Private collections in the UK, Russia, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Finland, USA, Australia, Mauritius

Education

St. Petersburg State Academy of Arts, Russia.
Diploma in Graphic Art (higher, comparable to British Masters degree standard)

Ioganson Art School, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Diploma in Fine Art (advanced)

Johvi Art School, Johvi, Estonia.
Diploma in Fine Art (intermediate)

Residencies

2013 – 2014
AA2A Anglia Ruskin School of Art, Cambridge, UK
2009
CYLAND St Petersburg, Russia
King’s Lynn Arts Centre UK
2008
pARTage Flick-en-Flack, Mauritius
2004 – 2005
Peterborough Digital Arts Peterborough, UK
2004
PVA Medialab Institute for Digital Art and Technology, University of Plymouth, UK
2002
Artist’s House St Lucas Ahrenshoop, Germany
2001
KulturKontakt Vienna, Austria
2000
KulturKontakt Vienna, Austria

Symposiums, Talks (presenting)

2010
In Flux Escalator retreat, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
King’s Lynn Arts Centre King’s Lynn, UK
2008
HackFemEast Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Germany
Communities Under Construction Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
2004
3rd PVA Labculture symposium Bridport, UK
Institute for Digital Art and Technology University of Plymouth, UK
2002
Global Fusion 2002 symposium, Vienna, Austria
1993
Bothnia art workshop Oulu, Finland

© Olga Jürgenson