Olga Chernysheva’s often unwitting subjects are observed negotiating a society in turbulence, where the sense of a common future is rapidly dissolving. Her films, photographs, paintings, drawings and object-based works lyrically investigate the fabric of individuality and self-sufficiency, and meditate upon the role of the artist in a time of flux. Chernysheva has a vital interest in the relations between object and figure, in particular in the ways that people and the spaces they inhabit seem often to co-exist uneasily. Her backgrounds with their fluctuating tonalities and psychological charge vie with her subjects for center stage

Olga Chernysheva (Moscow, Russia, 1962) lives and works in Moscow. She holds a BA from the Moscow Cinema Academy and an MA from the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Selected exhibitions include "Ordered Equivocations,” Kohta, Helsinki (solo) (2018); "Chandeliers in the Forest,” Secession, Vienna, Austria (solo)(2017/18); “Vague Accent,” The Drawing Center, New York, NY (solo); “The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction, Manifesta: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art,” Zurich, Switzerland; “Podróżnicy,” The National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (all 2016); “All the World’s Futures,” Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); “Keeping Sight,” M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium (solo) (2014); “Compossibilities,” Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany (solo) (2013); “In the Middle of Things,” BAK, Utrecht, The Netherlands (solo); “Ostalgia,” New Museum, New York, NY (both 2011.)

Chernysheva’s works are in permanent collections including Chernysheva’s works are in permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; FNAC, Paris; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen; Albertina Museum, Vienna; Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick; Contemporary Art Museum, Avignon; Russian Ministry of Culture, Moscow; and Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul.



Selected Bibliography

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Fateman, Johanna. "Olga Chernysheva,” The New Yorker. 26 Nov. 2018: 16.

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Rosen, Mariana. "Olga Chernysheva’s ‘Autoradio’ an Intricate Evocation of the Universally Mundane: Renowned Russian artist opens an exhibit at Foxy Production in New York.” Fine Art Globe. 30 Oct. 2018. Web.

Blood, Anne. “Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent.” studio international. 1 Nov. 2016. Web.

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Chernysheva, Olga. “Olga Chernysheva in Conversation with Roxana Marcoci.” MoMA. 10 May 2016. Web.

Bird, Robert. "Mundane Virtuosity: Olga Chernysheva's Work on Video." Afterall. Spring 2014.

Degot, Ekaterina. "On the humility of Modern Life: Olga Chernysheva's Notes and Reflections." Afterall. Spring 2014.

Rehberg, Vivian Sky. "Day by Day." Frieze. 142. October 2011: 230-233. Print.

Russeth, Andrew. “East Is Best: Art From the Former Soviet Bloc Is Having a Moment.” The Observer. 19 July. 2011. Web.

Wege, Astrid. ”Olga Chernysheva: BAK, BASIS VOOR ACTUELE KUNST.” Trans. Oliver E. Dreyfuss. Artforum XLIX, 9, May 2011: 300-301.

Sherwin, Skye. “Artist of the week 95: Olga Chernysheva.” The Guardian. 7 July 2010. Web.

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Lange, Christy. "Current Shows: Olga Chernysheva." Frieze Magazine. 12 Oct. 2009. Web.

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Dr Andreeva, Ekaterina. "Urban Studies." Olga Chernysheva: Acquaintances. London: White Space Gallery, 2009: 38-39.

Storr, Robert. "Robert Storr in conversation with Olga Chernysheva." Olga Chernysheva: Acquaintances. London: White Space Gallery, 2009: 52-57.

Wullschlager, Jackie. "Bittersweet Moon." Financial Times. 6-7 Dec. 2008. Print.

Chukhrov, Keti. "Moscow." Artforum. Dec. 2008: 212-214., December 2008

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Terracciano, Emilia. "By The Ground." Contemporary. 92. June. 2007: 40-41.

Schwarting, Jen. “Olga Chernysheva, Isle of Sparks.” The Brooklyn Rail. May. 2007: 28.

Pasulka, Nicole. “On Duty.” The Morning News. 9 Apr. 2007. Web.

Rudick, Nicole. “Olga Chernysheva.” Artforum, Picks, 3 April 2007. Web.

Chernysheva, Olga. “The Overheard March.” Russian Art in Translation, ANTE, 2007.

Reuters, Svetlana. "люди в стаканах." Big City. 2 Feb. 2007: Print. P.30-31

Degot, Ekaterina. "Inhabitants: A Conversation with Olga Chernysheva." World Art Museum. 26. 20 Jan. 2007: 92-93, 116-119.

Groys, Boris. "The Time Closure." The Happiness Zone, 2004: 7-15.

Andreeva, Ekaterina. "Our Time According to Olga Chernysheva." The Happiness Zone, 2004: 17-23.

Abensour, Dominique. "Olga Chernysheva." De Moscou. 2002: 12-21.

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