OLGA AKSENOVA                    


Вorn in 1991 (Serebryanye Prudy) Lives and works inMoscow.




2022 - School of Contemporary Art “Process “, Moscow Departments: video art, contemporary painting.

2022 - HSE, Contemporary Art courses,, Moscow

2019 - Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture , Moscow 2015 - Moscow State Regional University im. N.K. Krupskaya, Facultyof Fine Arts and Folk Сrafts

specialization: icon painting (Bachelor, Master) Moscow

Personal exhibitions

2024 - Souvenirs, Artichoke gallery,Moscow

Selected and group exhibitions

2024 — Reflection, Vysota gallery, Moscow

2024 — 12 views, Twelve Reasons Hotel, Moscow 2023 — Support points, Artishok gallery, Moscow 2023 — Refined,gallery 15/10, Moscow

2023 — Find the inner Mangolia, Arbuzz gallery, Moscow

2023 — Who is Ophelia, multimedia exhibition, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2023 — Hum, Artmossphere Street Art Biennale, Winzavod, Moscow

2023 — Humanity without a person, Abramova gallery, St. Petersburg 2023 —Curve of Forgetting, Zverev Center for Contemporary Art,Moscow. 2023 — Under the door closer on a hanger, apartment exhibition, London 2022 — Traveler's Mood, Damirov gallery, Moscow

2022 — Art out of time, Cube, Moscow

2022 — Girls,Girls,Girls, Vladey gallery, Moscow

2022 — a-s-t-r-a Open.Vol 1, a-s-t-r-a gallery, CCA Winzavod, Moscow 2022 — From a bird's eye view, Archstoyanie, Nikola-Lenivets art park 2022 — Tochka, IGUMO gallery, Moscow

2021 — Unrestraint, 22 gallery, Moscow

2021 — All-Russian Eco-Art Festival of Intellectual Art, St. Petersburg 2021 — Open exhibition, New Sincerity gallery, Moscow

2021 — Date 6, Zverev Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow 2021 — Notice, Interactive Exhibition, Israel

2021— Quarantine, Kabood Atelier Art gallery, Tabriz, Iran




2022 — resident in the self-organization/gallery "22", Moscow




2023 — The person of February, interview for 1artchannell

2022 — Traditions of the icon-painting school were synthesized in the work of Olga Aksenova, dzen.ru

2022 — Olga Aksenova`s mythical tribe, dzen.ru





I turn to the topic of folklore traditions of various cultures, legends, myths, fairy tales in an attempt to identify the constantly changing collectivity, where it comes from and what types and contexts it can acquire. Such an appeal to archaic forms of collectivity and their imagery is a means to form a new type of hybrid community that will be able to respond to modern reality by transforming along with it. The main method of my workis based on creating communication through interpenetration, collision, and saturation with different cultural contexts and discourses. An interestin other cultures and contexts provides an understanding of how to expand one's views on reality, look at it differently and show possible vanishing points when different cultural paradigms collide. This is how one forms one’s own model of protected existence – from physical deathand time, as well as the search for one’s place as an artist in contemporary art through turning to primary folklore forms. Thanks to the fact that we exist in the world of network structures, a symbiosis of traditional and digital art appears in my practice.


My artistic practice involves a combination of the classical school of icon painting and modern visual language. In the process of working on projects, artifacts are created that refer to transcultural aesthetics - cross-cutting elements inherent in different cultures and performing a similar function. Color is an important formal and compositional tool. Through symbolically loaded artifacts, a certain color and themes, the plot,characters and the action itself are constructed.


WORKS [ Selection ]

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