Olga Kisseleva (France/Russia)

Olga Kisseleva

is one of the most accomplished Russian artists of her generation. Graduated from St. Petersburg University, she belongs to the first generation after Perestroika, which helped to bring down the Berlin Wall and cast aside the iron curtain.

From the beginning of the 90s Olga Kisseleva on the invitation of the Fulbright Foundation found a roof for her work in the research group in the United States which dealt with the development of digital technologies. She mainly stayed on the research laboratories in New York and in California, where she participated in the first adventurous beginnings of Silicon Valley.
In 1996 she is getting her PhD for her theoretical work on the theme of new forms of hybridization and she is invited to the Fine Art Institut of “Hautes Etudes” in Paris. Since then she has been developing original work in which is oscillates between truth and untruth and she is searching for improbable boundaries that separate both. In all of her projects the viewers very much take part, thereby the artists challenges the ability of new media to create a true picture of reality.

The artist’s main exhibitions include: National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Modern Art Museum, Paris, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, KIASMA, Helsinki, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Venice Biennial (1999, 2001, 2003), Istanbul Biennial (2001), Dakar Biennial (2002), La Fondation Cartier for contemporary art, Paris, Center Georges Pompidou Contemporary Art Museum, Paris, CAPC Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux, Machida Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Art Institute, Chicago…

Olga Kisseleva participates in

  • JavaMuseum
  • 1st of Java – Perspectives on New Media