Olga Chernysheva (born 1962) is an artist who holds a BA from the Moscow Cinema Academy, Moscow (1986), and graduated from the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (1995–1996). Through her paintings, watercolors, objects, videos, and photographs, Chernysheva engages in a complex process of observing, interpreting, and recomposing her surroundings in an exploration of art’s methods of representing reality. She often concentrates on individuals in mundane situations, but in so doing is able to reveal larger meanings about society, marked as it is by the post-communist and neoliberal conditions of the world. Recent publications on her work include: Olga Chernysheva: Works 2000–2008 (2009) and Olga Chernysheva: Acquaintances (2008). Recent exhibitions include: Artes Mundi 4, National Museum, Cardiff, 2010; Over the Counter: Economy in Post-Socialist Art, Műcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, 2010; 6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2010; Olga Chernysheva, Calvert22 Foundation, London, 2010; International Center of Photography Triennial, New York, 2009; and 3rd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, 2009. Chernysheva lives and works in Moscow. [Last updated 2011]
18 March 2011, 20.00
Lecture by David Riff on Olga Chernysheva
17 February 2011, 20.00
How can realism be critical today?
23 January–17 April 2011
Olga Chernysheva: In the Middle of Things
9 January 2011