Olga Jürgenson has enjoyed an interesting journey from her Fine Art education focusing on academic traditions of figurative painting in St. Petersburg (Russia), to her current life as a contemporary multidisciplinary artist based in the UK, working and exhibiting internationally. Installation and painting are predominant media for Jürgenson’s practice, she often adopts additional, the most relevant, media for her site-specific works, with the choice depending on theme and context. Jürgenson’s diverse and multi-layered works are social commentaries, the majority of her projects explore the human condition; during the past few years they also look into the visions of future for humankind.
Olga participated in significant group exhibitions globally, including the 56th Venice Biennial, MANIFESTA 10, Liverpool, Moscow and Ural biennials. She was warded numerous grants and awards from several European foundations, in 2011 was nominated for Kandinsky Prize (Moscow, Russia). One of 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 (UK). Olga curated the National Pavilion of Mauritius at the 57th Venice Biennale, she advises on the art programme at Pushkin House in London (UK).
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