Olga Klimovitskaya


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


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


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


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   


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


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


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           


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


Art on demand. APXIV, Moscow, Russia


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

Awards and Residencies


CCI Fabrica Residency. Session VII, Moscow, Russia


Duckley Art Center, Kotor, Montenegro



Iosif Bakshtein Institute of Contemporary Art Winter School in Chekhov


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


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


St. Petersburg Russian Academy of Arts Summer School


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.