Olga Klimovitskaya

oklimovitskaya(at)gmail(dot)com

Olga Klimovitskaya is a multimedia artist from Kazakhstan, b. 1981. Lives in London. Co-founder and resident of APXIV, art collective and artist-run space.




Selected Group Exhibitions





2022

re:Beuys. The online programme of the Biennale ‘Art for the Future’, The Multimedia Art Museum. Online



2021

re:Beuys. Edel Extra, Nurnberg, Germany
Onion planting evening. DK Rosa, St Petersburg, Russia
Grapho.  ICC, Kaluga, Russia
Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene. Garage, Moscow, Russia

2020

Treasure Hunt. 7th International Public Art Festival Art Prospect, St Petersburg, Russia
Hiding place. Self-storage in Moscow, Russia
I love you, Internet. NCCA, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Peace, Labor, Minecraft. Online
Chilling out. CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia   

2019

SAM FAIR. Street Art Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
New Balance. Exhibition program Winzavod.Open, Moscow, Russia 
Wedding processing. Salon 75, Copenhagen, Denmark
Distributed Bar System. Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
In Your Trace: the Inspirational Forces in Russian and Hungarian Contemporary Art. Mikve Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Tender. Series 2. PromGraphika gallery, Moscow, Russia

2018

APXIV Sales Service. Shopping center Tsvetnoy, Moscow, Russia
Nox Dearum. APXIV, Moscow, Russia
Premiere of the film about the self-organizing nature of contemporary art. Non-commercial program Cosmoscow talks, Moscow, Russia
Immersive Walk. KosMost Festival, Kostroma, Russia
APXIV-24. Parallel program of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
Baikonur now. APXIV, Moscow, Russia

2017

Pleiad of the complementary existences. APXIV, Moscow, Russia
Unheimlich. APXIV, Moscow, Russia
Hidden below. APXIV, Moscow, Russia
AP14. Coordinations/spb. Berthold Center, St Petersburg, Russia
Fred Sandback. APXIV, Moscow, Russia           

2016

It can exist. Rabochii i Kolchoznitsa exhibition centre, MVO Manezj, Moscow, Russia
II. Omelchenko Gallery, Moscow, Russia
An object of power and punishment. CCI Fabrica, Moscow, Russia
Memesis. Ilya Kabakov studio, Moscow, Russia



Curatorial projects


2018

Art on demand. APXIV, Moscow, Russia

2017

III International conference Discourse of Other as jouissance. APXIV, Moscow, Russia






Awards and Residencies


2020

CCI Fabrica Residency. Session VII, Moscow, Russia

2017

Duckley Art Center, Kotor, Montenegro



Education


2018

Iosif Bakshtein Institute of Contemporary Art Winter School in Chekhov

2016

Iosif Bakshtein Institute of Contemporary Art Art Summer School in Vishniy Volochek

2015—2017

Iosif Bakshtein Institute of Contemporary Art , ‘New Methods in Contemporary Art’

2012

St. Petersburg Russian Academy of Arts Summer School

1998—2003

St. Petersburg State University, Department of Journalism, Graphic design and Photography Chair

Short bio

Olga Klimovitskaya is a multimedia artist from Almaty, b. 1981 (Kazakhstan). Lives in London. Graduated from Iosif Bakshtein Institute of Contemporary Art (Russia) in 2017 with a course New Methods in Contemporary Art.

Olga is a co-founder and resident of APXIV, an artist-run art collective and space, based in Moscow. She participated in the Parallel Program of the 6th Moscow International Biennial of Young Art (APXIV, Moscow, 2018), Copenhagen Art Week 2019 (Copenhagen Contemporary, 2019), Postindustrial APXINALLE (A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts of the Urals, Ekaterinburg, 2020), the online programme of the Biennale ‘Art for the Future’ (The Multimedia Art Museum, 2022).

Among the group exhibitions are Land of Musem (PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, 2019), Presence International Festival of Contemporary Photography (Port Sevkabel, St. Petersburg, 2019, 2020), Communities and Spaces (CCA Vinzavod, Moscow, 2019), Support Group (Cube.Moscow, Moscow, 2020), First Altai Biennial of Contemporary Art (Ust-Koksinsk District, Altai, 2020), and the 7th International Public Art Festival Art Prospect (Gaza DK, St. Petersburg, 2020).

Olga works both with traditional media: installations and sculpture, and with digital: 3D, augmented reality, videogames. Her research also includes immersive and procedural practices.