Olga Ganzha is a multimedia artist who lives and works in The Netherlands.

Her works range from photography, graphics and artist’s books to texts and audio-visual installations.

olgaganzha@gmail.com


Olga received her MA in Linguistics and Literature from Volgograd state university (RU) and a BA in Graphic Design from St.Joost Art Academy in 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) in 2012. Nowadays Olga works on autonomous projects, balancing on the edge of design and art.

In works she often looks for balance, connecting disjointed elements or elements of different grounds in an interdisciplinary way; ritualizing personal memories of history and culture in ‘art-like’ shapes. She participated in a number of exhibitions and collaborative projects in Europe, Africa and former Soviet countries.



EDUCATION

2008–2012
AKV|St.Joost 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Graphic Design Department (Bachelor degree)

2011–2011
Camberwell College of Arts London, UK. Graphic Design Department (Erasmus exchange program)

1998–2003
Volgograd State University Russia. Department of Philological sciences and Journalistic (Master degree)

1999–2000
University of young journalist of 'Volgogradskaya Pravda' newspaper, Russia




PROJECTS

2021
Co-organizing ‘Motherland and Mother Earth’ exhibition at Museum of Modern Art of Yerevan, AM

2019
(ongoing) Participant of community-art project The Bookstore project 2.0, Amsterdam Geuzenveld, NL

2016-2017
Curator of ‘De Vitrine’ - public art exhibition space, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Co-organizing INSIDEOUT symposium, Amsterdam, NL

2016 Co-founder No Land’s Men Foundation

2015
Co-organizing INSIDEOUT project, a part of a special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, RU

2015
Co-organizing audio-visual performances program ‘Vibrant Island’ for SOTU festival pre-event program, Amsterdam, NL

2013
Co-organizing project NO LAND'S MEN within Dutch-Russian bilateral year, Amsterdam, NL

2011-2017
participant of community-art project The Bookstore, Amsterdam West, NL



RESIDENCIES

2020
Animal Farm residency, Chitungwiza, ZWE

2019
IZOLYATSIA, Kiev, UA

Art-Villa Garikula, Garikula, GE

ACSL, Yerevan, AM

GeoAir, Tbilisi, GE

2018
CassisAIR, Cassis, FR

2016
AGA LAB (Amsterdam Graphical Atelier), Amsterdam, NL

Printmaking Atelier of Oksana Stratiychuk, Kiev, UA

2012-2017
The Bookstore project residency, Amsterdam, NL

2013
Das Schloss Gleina residency, Gleina, DE




GRANTS AND STIPENDS

2020
Mondriaan Fund, project investment grant “My Armed Mothers. Realization”

Wilhelmina E.Jansen Fonds, project grant “My Armed Mothers. Realization”

2019
Mondriaan Fund, project investment grant “My Armed Mothers”

Wilhelmina E.Jansen Fonds, project presentation grant “My Armed Mothers”

iPortunus, mobility grant “My Armed Mothers” project

2018
AFK (Amsterdam Art Fond), project grant “Motherland is calling”

Stichting Stokroos, art-book grant “Motherland is calling”

2017
Wilhelmina E.Jansen Fonds, project grant “Motherland is calling”

2016
AFK (Amsterdam Art Fond), development grant

Stichting Stokroos, project grant “Want to see my etchings?”

AFK (Amsterdam Art Fond), project grant “InsideOut / Наизнанку”

Embassy of The Netherlands in Russian Federation, project grant “InsideOut / Наизнанку”

Stichting Strand Links, project grant “InsideOut / Наизнанку”

Stichting Stokroos, project grant “InsideOut / Наизнанку”

Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, project grant “InsideOut / Наизнанку”

2015
Wilhelmina E.Jansen Fonds, project grant “InsideOut / Наизнанку”

2014
European Cultural Foundation, travel grant, project “Nothing Disappears, Everything transforms”

Wilhelmina E.Jansen Fonds, project grant “Nothing Disappears, Everything transforms”

2013
AFK (Amsterdam Art Fond), project grant  “NO LAND’S MEN”

Embassy of Russia in The Netherlands, project grant “NO LAND’S MEN”

Wilhelmina E.Jansen Fonds, project grant “NO LAND’S MEN”

2012
Stadsdeel West Amsterdam, Experimentele en actuele kunst, project 'Still Time' (Bos en Lommer kunstroute)





TEACHING

2018
Guest teacher at AGA LAB,‘Playing with Etching’ workshop, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Guest teacher at AGA LAB,‘Playing-Etching’ Workshop, Amsterdam, NL

2014
Guest teacher at ROC op MAAT, Video-mapping workshop, Amsterdam, NL

2010
Teacher of Russian language, Russian school Eindhoven, NL

2005/06
Teacher of Russian language and literature, school #686, Moscow, RU





PUBLIC TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2021
Panel Discussion, 'Edible Earth. Solving Hunger through Art and Expansive Research', Harare Conversations, National Gallery of Zimbabwe (online)

2019
Artist talk “‘My Armed Mothers’ and previous projects”// IZOLYATSIA, Kiev, UA

2016
Artist talk ‘Want to see my etchings?’@ Bookstore Space, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Presentation on etchings en mixed media @ AGA LAB, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Discussion with Zhanna Nemcova ‘What is freedom?’(INSIDEOUT project) @ de Balie, Amsterdam, NL

2015
Series of video-mapping workshops for children, OCCII, Amsterdam, NL

2015
Series of video-mapping workshops ‘Nice to map you!’ @ Bonte Kraai, Amsterdam Bijlmer, NL

2014
Artist talk at Cultural night, The Bookstore project gallery space, Amsterdam, NL

2014
Public discussion on artistic practice differences in Russia and The Netherlands, Voronezh, RU

2014
Public participatory workshop with xmas95, Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art, Voronezh, RU

2014
Presentation of the community art projects of The Bookstore, Vostok Forum, Murmansk, RU
















EXHIBITIONS


2022
Pop-up Print Gallery #2, Amsterdam (group)

‘Motherland and Mother Earth’ // Dymchuk gallery, Kiev, UA (duo) [on hold]

‘GAIA’ // PleinKunst, Amsterdam New West, NL (duo)

2021
‘Motherland and Mother Earth’ // Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, AM (group)

‘When Stones Awake’ // POST, Nijmegen, NL (group)

‘MotherHood’ // PleinKunst, Amsterdam New West, NL (duo)

‘Lockdown well’ pop-up exhibition // ‘Family house’ gallery, Chitungwiza, ZWE (group)

2020
‘My Armed Mothers’ interactive storytelling // OKO cultural center, Amsterdam, NL (solo)

2019
‘Motherland is calling’ and ‘My Armed Mothers’ project research presentation // PleinKunst art space opening, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Clothes Memory’ installation // Fest I Nova, contemporary art festival, Garikula, GE (group)

‘Clothes Memory’ exhibition // OKO cultural center, Amsterdam, NL (solo)

‘My Armed Mothers’ project research presentation // Open Studios ateliersWG, Amsterdam (group)

‘My Armed Mothers’ project research presentation // IZOLYATSIA, Kiev, UA (solo)

‘My Armed Mothers’ project research presentation // GeoAir, Tbilisi, GE (solo)

‘My Armed Mothers’ project research presentation // ACSL, Yerevan, AM (solo)

2018
‘Motherland is calling’ art-book presentation // ateliersWG, Amsterdam, NL (duo)

‘Motherland is calling’ art-book presentation // BOUW gallery, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Motherland is calling’ art-book presentation and public program // Corridor PS, Amsterdam, NL (solo)

‘AGA LAB Prints 60 Years’ // AGA LAB gallery space, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2018’ // Côa Museum, Foz Coa, PT (group)

‘Łódź International Print Biennial 2018’ // Łódź, PL (group)

2017
‘3rd Global Print 2017’ // Côa Museum, Foz Coa, PT (group)

2016
'InsideOut' film // Pasirputih Foundation, Lombok, Indonesia (screening)

‘Want to see my etchings?’ // Bookstore Space, Amsterdam, NL (solo)

‘InsideOut’ exhibition // Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘InsideOut’ film // Bookstore Space, Amsterdam, NL (screening)

‘InsideOut’ film presentation and symposium program // Petra Ark Space (PAS), Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘InsideOut’ video-documentation presentation, West Wednesdays // Tetterode, Amsterdam, NL (duo)

‘InsideOut’ film // Stichting De Flat, Amsterdam, NL (screening)

2015
‘InsideOut’, video-documentation presentation, Museum Night, Jugendstiltheater Klagenfurt, AU (duo)

‘InsideOut / Наизнанку, 6th Moscow Biennale, special program, Moscow, RU (duo)

‘Impermanent Spaces’, The Waterhouse cultural space, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Vibrant Island’, M4 in Tetterode for SOTU festival pre-event program, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Secret doctrine', A-Lab, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Secret doctrine', Bookstore project gallery space, Amsterdam, NL (duo)

2014
‘Reflection', Lithuanian/Dutch Art-event, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Between Us, PuntWG gallery, Amsterdam, NL (solo)

‘Secret doctrine', Breda OFF-Foto festival, Breda, NL (duo)

‘Nothing disappears; everything transforms', Voronezh Contemporary Art Center (VCSI), Voronezh, RU (duo)

2013
‘No Land's Men', Russian immigrant artists’ group show, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Bestiary, a group show about angels and beasts’. VCSI, Voronezh, RU (group)

Tag des offenen Denkmals. Das Schloss Gleina residency, DE (group)

‘Goodbye Kulter’, video-mapping installation. ‘Kulter’ Art-space, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Photographic Sculpture’ @ 1000Photos project. ‘Melkweg’ Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘New Beginning’, a group photography exposition. Gallery 'Placa', Sveti Lovreč, HR (group)

‘The First Book’, a work for the art-book show at Tsaritsyno Museum, Moscow, RU (group)

2012
‘Art sells better on a rainy day’, Buurtsuper, a temporary art space, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Static Electricity’, De Slang, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Cow-Pi’, a group show with a subtitle “art from science”. OPEN gallery, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Eten. Spelen. Kunsten.’ The Bookstore and Kulter galleries, Amsterdam West, NL (duo)

‘My priority’, during the Gaudeamus festival. Spectrum, Utrecht, NL (group)

‘Welcome back, Putin!’, De Balie, Amsterdam, NL (group)

‘Smoothy’ @ “Waar blijft de revolutie?” festival. De Balie, Amsterdam, NL (group)

2011 and earlier

Salon Glue Exhibition. Sauna Gallery, London, UK (group)

‘Sloppy Seconds’ @ New Gallery, London, UK (group)

‘Barcelona Arts Libris Fair’, book fair, SP (group)

‘De Uitbraak’, Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, NL (group)

‘Beeld en Geluid’, photo exhibition in TU/e Eindhoven, NL (group)

‘India’, personal photographic exhibition @ Jagannath, Moscow RU (duo)

‘India. 100 years of loneliness’, personal photographic exhibition @ East club, Moscow, RU (duo)




PUBLICATIONS

1984-2019
35 jaar WG open dagen

Open dagen WG terrein 28 en 29 september

Artist Olga Ganzha in residence at IZOLYATSIA

Artist talk: Olga Ganzha (Netherlands-Russia)

Motherland is Calling on Wilhelmina E.Jansen fund’s web-site

AGA LAB Prints expositie Amsterdam

What to see at 6th Moscow Biennale?

6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art: where to go and what’s not to miss – insider’s advises

10 days that VDNH will not forget

Artguide, INSIDEOUT, one of the most unconventional exhibitions...

A giant spider-woman and a bridge over the mud, Main events of the 6th Moscow Biennale

Lithuanian/Dytch art event, Program, 06-12-2014

Tussen Ons, PuntWG exhibition review, 11-2014, Amsterdam, NL (Dutch)

Svik-TV, TV-Report from the opening of 'Nothing disappears; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

TV-Gubernia Interview on a TV program about  'Nothing disapperrs; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

Arguments and Facts Review on the exhibition 'Nothing disappears; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

Ria-Voronezh Review on the exhibition 'Nothing disapperrs; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

Downtown Interview about science and art 05-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)
Voronezh Kurier Review on the exhibition 'Nothing disapperrs; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

Info-Voronezh Review on the exhibition 'Nothing disapperrs; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

7x7-journal Review on the public discussion and the exhibition 'Nothing disapperrs; everything transforms', 07-2014, Voronezh, RU (Russian)

Hier niet en daar ook niet, Metropolis M, Steyn Bergs, 8-12-2013, The Netherlands (Dutch)

180 Amsterdam Curates Contemporary Art Exhibition exploring science and human nature, Hello You Creatives, 22-10-2012

The Cumulus 3: Old School, ssba-salon, 2-05-2014, Amsterdam, NL (Dutch)

No Land's Men, exhibition catalog, DePunt, Amsterdam, NL, 2013





    
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